This is the kick-off of the blosxom driven weblog. There’s still a few plugins I’d like to get working but for the most part things are functional.
I still can’t figure out how to make it look like the visitor is at spouting.net instead of spouting.net/index.cgi. I left the old syndication feed sitting as is so it doesn’t mess up the CORE front page, but the link to the new index.rss is down there on the left.
Last night sbs world sport wrapped up with some snippets from the special olympics – I didn’t realise it was on. i wish one of the stations would broadcast it, that’d be ace!
I wonder if there’s some committee that borderline cases have to rock up to….?
“We’re sorry sir, you’re just not spazbo enough. You’d have an unfair advantage over the other competitors”.
“But look at my shoe laces!”

Here’s some constructive criticism on that aussie blogs web page. i don’t like the image — firstly it’s too sydney-centric. It’s always been like that and it’s exclusionist. I’m not a whiney Melbournite. If there has to be a landmark then why not use the rock? There’s no webloggers out there – it’s neutral territory.
But I think a cue could be taken from the tourismo industry a la the whole ‘more than a destination, an experience’ propaganda. Landmarks are dead. We know who we are, and I’m fairly confident that the inclusion of the word ‘Australian’ in the main heading would tip off most international web visitors on what the page’s origin is. i think there should be a series of rotational images such as a bundle of fish n’ chips that’s just been opened, a beach scene, a cafe scene etc. Maybe a waterfall in tassie, a cockatoo in mid-flight. That kind of stuff works for me because it’s not like a sledge hammer.
And what’s with the “V2.0”?? — that’s so 1999.

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