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The Webzine
December 26, 2005 — 12:05 am

This entry is long overdue. My pal David M. Brown has been busy making me famous over at The Webzine, “The Internet Magazine for the Better Sort of Person.” And I helped! You’ll see me listed at the bottom of most of The Webzine’s pages as “Web Consultant,” since I’ve helped clean up the automatically-generated HTML in lotsa places. It’s not my design, but it’s always a fun challenge to work within someone else’s design, making the code jump through hoops instead of just sitting there, looking pretty (pretty, that is, as long as you only glimpse its “good side”). It’s also a good excuse to put new coding skills to use, since I rarely have the motivation to update code on my own sites. There are a bajillion things I’d do differently if I ever got around to recoding this blog.

But not only is my name plastered all over the bottoms of The Webzine‘s pages, David has also been reprinting stuff from this very blog. So now I have articles published alongside pieces by the likes of J. Neil Schulman, Jim Powell, Claire Wolfe, the Brandens, even Mark Twain and Ayn Rand. Fun fun fun.

Go read all about My Five Days of Next-Day DHL Hell, revisit Tricky Wiki; Or, Wrong in the Name of Right, and try Playing the Free-Market Card. You may have read them here first, but that’s no reason to skip them in republished form — you’d be missing out on David’s excellent editorial oversight. You know how a film editor will trim a second here, or briefly cut to another take there, in order to fine-tune the comedic impact of a particular scene? Well, David does that kinda thing, only with words and punctuation. He’s made some good calls. And I’ve even gone so far as to write entire paragraphs of new material to spice up this stuff for a new audience.

So check it out.

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