February 13, 2004

Bev and Lauren's New Web Sites

Be sure to check out Bev and Lauren's new web sites that I've set up for them. You can also access these sites by clicking on the tabs at the top of the page. Lauren's site has information about her wedding plans, and they both should be updating their sites with more news, so definitely come back again to read more.

(I know that the tabs at the top are kind of floating a bit; this is a problem with IE on Windows. All other browsers seem to be ok. I'll fix it at some point; in the meantime, you may wish to use a better web browser, such as Mozilla or Safari.)

Posted by steve at 12:17 AM

February 5, 2004

Meta Weblog

I just want to quickly point out that Chris Karr (who works in Academic Technology at Northwestern) has created a blog about blogs around the University (a meta weblog). He's been kind enough to include my site on his list! Now if I could just include some interesting content in my blog, I'll be all set... :)

Chris has a couple blogs of his own: http://aetherial.net/ for technical thoughts, and http://aetherial.nu/ for more random thoughts.

Posted by steve at 11:28 PM | Comments (3)

February 2, 2004

Janet Jackson's Boob -- This is news?

Let me tell you I was shocked, shocked to see Janet Jackson's boob at the SuperBowl Halftime show on Sunday. Ok, no I wasn't shocked. For those of you who don't know, Justin Timberlake removed a piece of Janet Jackson's brassiere at the end of the halftime show, flashing her right breast (see the photo that I managed to screen grab, if you wish to see it).

The truth is, after it happened I didn't think much of it. But somehow the media has been making a big stink about it, CBS says that MTV will no longer be doing the halftime show and apologized at a news conference, the FCC is investigating, the NFL is apologizing, it's all over the news, Jay Leno is cracking jokes at it--it's getting a helluva lot of (undeserved) attention.

If everyone just yawned (as was most people's first reaction, probably) at the boring lip-syncing performers dancing to bad music at the halftime show, no one would have thought twice about it. Instead, a little boob flash has given Janet and Justin all of the media attention they could ever want. Is this culturally significant?

Of course, you may say I'm contributing to this madness by putting this on my site. :P

Posted by steve at 11:48 PM