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Oct 23, 2002: Sick and Tired

Sorry--little Blougage of late--but I'm literally sick (fighting a very nasty cold) and tired (mostly of traveling, which is really wearing me out). Not completely looking forward to spending three of the next four weeks away from home, and have only myself to blame. But hey: I can at least point you to a few odd and ends here and there until I recharge my Blougometer.

  • One is that Christina Wodtke's new book, Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web is finally out! I'm planning on curling up in bed with my copy this afternoon; rest, Echinacea, and the brilliance of the Elegant Hackster ought to revive me.
  • The other tidbit: Amy Warner launched her beauty of a site recently, designed, naturally, by Studio Mobius. Amy's a renowned expert on metadata and thesauri, but, as you'd guess, she's a former cataloger, and people of her ilk aren't the most aggressive self-promoters. So I'll do it myself. Amy was Argus' thesaurus design specialist, and before then was a tenured faculty member at the University of Michigan. Great consultant for all things metadatal and thesaural. Go to her site and check out her presentations and Taxonomy Primer.

Finally, thanks to all of you who jumped into the excellent Bloug discussion regarding "discount" techniques for making the case for user experience. It's still happening if you want to join the scrum.

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Comment: ~brian (Oct 23, 2002)

Hey, I heard that Echinacea isn't very good for you. I'd stick to proven safe things like tea and honey.

Comment: christina (Oct 29, 2002)

Echinacia should not be taken over an extended period of time-- it causes kidney damage. but taken when you ar getting sick is a good idea. once you are sick, zinc is better. or so says my pal-herbologist.

and thanks for the shout, Lou! Hope you like it.

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