Despite the prevalent definition of weblogs as “links” pages, if one
actually looks around at what's being published on blogs, they will find
not only links and commentary, but news, diaries, photos, poetry, mini-
essays, project updates, even fiction. What's consistent—and unique to the
format—is a simple, approachable, and—with tools such as Blogger, GrokSoup,
Manila, and Pitas—extremely convenient way to publish information to one's
own web space at the “chunk” or paragraph level, versus the page, which
requires much more complexity and overhead.
I've got the creation and manipulation of “chunks” down, it's the
presentation that I'm still working on and is proving to be a
I mean, how do you handle navigation when the user can select an arbitrary
portion of text?
But I'm still working on it.
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or
entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: https://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in
using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
It is assumed that every brand name, slogan, corporate name,
symbol, design element, et cetera mentioned in these pages is a
protected and/or trademarked entity, the sole property of its
owner(s), and acknowledgement of this status is implied.