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May 7, 2003

And while we’re on the subject of science fiction people with weblogs, it transpires that uber-anthologist and skiffy big-think maven Kathryn Cramer has made it her business to link to all of the SF fans and pros with weblogs that she can find. Kathryn herself is writing a nicely understated and provocative blog; check it out.

I personally have read almost no blogs in the last three weeks. Today is the first day I’ve even made a stab toward getting back into it. I’ve caught up on Avedon, CalPundit, Max Sawicky, Timothy Burke, Kieran Healy, Henry and Maria Farrell, and Soundbitten. Next: the lime-green expanses of Jim Henley. Pray for me.

UPDATE: Okay, it was worth it. “Second-rate online dictionaries have been the cause of more unnecessary grief than all the nation’s Lite Rock stations put together.” How could I have doubted? [08:47 PM]

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Kate Nepveu ::: (view all by) ::: May 07, 2003, 08:58 PM:

In case you hadn't already heard--Dear Raed is back and there's much to catch up on.

Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: May 08, 2003, 01:48 AM:

If you think that's lime green, our monitors have way different color values. Looks more like sage to me. That's all. I have no substantive comment to make. Move along now.

David Wilford ::: (view all by) ::: May 08, 2003, 08:53 AM:

Patrick, be sure to read the latest on Brad De Long's blog. The Ten and Thirteen year olds are making some remarkably erudite comments as of late, and Brad gives them a nice summation about why life is much better now than it was way back when. And Kevin Drum would be at a loss on economic matters without Brad telling him what to think. Me too, of course... ;-)

Ulrika O'Brien ::: (view all by) ::: May 08, 2003, 01:26 PM:

Mary Kay-
It's navy on lime on white on my monitor. The lime is a bit washed out, maybe lime sorbet, but no way is it sage. There's no gray in it at all.
Gee, isn't it great to be back to the deep subjects of Electrolite?

Ulrika O'Brien ::: (view all by) ::: May 08, 2003, 01:28 PM:

Oh, and hey, Patrick. Dude. Good to see you back.


Jim Henley ::: (view all by) ::: May 08, 2003, 04:10 PM:

Sage? I kind of like that. "My blog is sage." However, my eyes work more like Ulrika's than Mary Kay's, which is why I've long considered myself part of the League of Extraordinary Sherbet-Colored Blogs with Ginger Stampley and Avedon Carol.

Yes, it sure is good to have Patrick back, eh? I would say we need a wise and caring federal program to regulate his absences for the good of all the countries working families.

Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: May 08, 2003, 08:17 PM:

Hmmm. The background of Jim's log looks to me like the paler parts of the lower right hand color on this page

Okay, I'll grant no grey in it.

But lime green is more the color of the background here.

Yes, indeed. I do enjoy these lovely meaningful Electrolite discussions. I don't know about a government office to regulate availability though. I mean what's enough for one might be too much for another. Know what I'm saying?

Arthur D. Hlavaty ::: (view all by) ::: May 08, 2003, 08:25 PM:

I'm a guy. It's Some Kinda Green.

David Bilek ::: (view all by) ::: May 08, 2003, 11:18 PM:

Oh, it's quite simple. It's "#CCFF99".

Problem solved.

(Why, yes, I do spend too much time on computers)

Erik V. Olson ::: (view all by) ::: May 09, 2003, 12:25 AM:

Ah. Then it's "Pale Dull Spring", according to the Stand Color Space.

Yeah, right. It's green enough that even I, deuteranomalia inflicted, can dope out that it's green.

Steve ::: (view all by) ::: May 09, 2003, 07:13 PM:

Re: the dictionary complaint, I'll point people at the still-not-up-and-running-but-should-be-soonish Eat More Words, a group formed to get cut-rate access to the online OED by (among others) Judith of 20 Things.

Lisa ::: (view all by) ::: May 10, 2003, 01:54 PM:

Green is one of the colors that is very much affected by local monitor conditions. And, because of gamma differences between Mac and PC monitors, green can look very different on a Mac and a PC.

Bill Higgins ::: (view all by) ::: May 13, 2003, 01:04 PM:

So you're saying it's not that easy being green?