Archive for February, 2010

Herrrrrre’s Johnny!

I’ve been glued to the telly since the Vancouver Olympics began. So far my favorite event has been men’s figure skating. I’m a huge Johnny Weir fan. Medal or no medal, he’s a true performer — even off the ice!

Here's Johnny!

[Credit: Getty Images via Dlisted]

But remember the Battle of the Brians? Or the Nancy Kerrigan / Tonya Harding drama? Oh, and you can’t forget Torvill & Dean!

Ice skating in general is much more tame now, with the exception of a Plush blow-up here and there. Boo.

I also enjoyed the backstories behind skiers (and medal winners) Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso.

Will this next week be as exciting as the first? Probably not … unless you’re into curling.

Winter wonder-what-the-hell-just-happened-land

Today was sunny, and temperatures hit the mid-40’s. I even ventured outside to do 100-meter sprints on the American University track in the afternoon. It was sweet. But two weeks ago D.C. looked like this:

D.C. blizzard of '10

Then the aftermath:

D.C. blizzard of '10

 

D.C. blizzard of '10

 

D.C. blizzard of '10

We all hope it never does look like this again. Ever.

Passwords

I am so sick of having so many passwords for so many Web sites. Does anyone have a remedy for this problem without compromising security? Perhaps I am behind on this particular issue — wouldn’t be the first time, and it won’t be the last.

Meanwhile, an oldie but a goodie:

I saw ‘Valentine’s Day’ when it was called ‘Love Actually.’

I checked out The Blind Side (three-word review: fantastic family film) last night. Before it started though, a trailer for Valentine’s Day rolled out. I think it opens this Friday. Anyway, it stars a bunch of out-of-work actors like Jamie Foxx, Jessica Alba, Ashton Kutcher … I could go on and on. Anyway, this flick rips off Love Actually, which I did see and enjoyed at face value on DVD several years ago. The presumably lame U.S. version even has Julia Roberts too.

Here are both trailers for the two films. You decide.

 

1997 called. It wants its Web site back.

What the ...

This example comes complete with music upon entry. I warned you. (But it’s on Twitter, which is, like, so hot right now.) [FBAA Web site]

Why Web Design Rewind?

Good question.

This will basically serve as a place where I start documenting the history of the World Wide Web. Sometimes it’s fun — for me, anyways — to see how design and online human behavior has changed over the last couple of decades.

Yet there are some aspects of the World Wide Web that have not changed. I will point these out too. (An example? Photos. Everyone loves photos.)

Also, I enjoy online media and writing in general. I will probably explore a variety of topics because, like most people, I have many interests.

My goal is to post several times a week. Can I keep up? We’ll see.