By user12607856 on Sep 14, 2005
The anal retentive part of me wouldn't let me finish this series without providing a summary, so here 'tis.
I've been looking for links. Stuff that interests me (and hopefully others). For each one, I've tried to summarise the post in ten words or less (with minimal personal commentary from me). Sometimes I just used the post heading from the BoingBoing poster. I tried to provide enough of a summary so that people know what it's about without having to click on the link. Sometimes that's impossible, so I've just given the name of the site, and you'll have to go look for yourself, to find out what it's all about.
I've tried to keep it at a G or a PG rating (so about 30% of Xeni's posts weren't eligible, even though some of them were fascinating - love those Kama Sutra cookies). I mostly ignored the ephemeral posts. I tried not to blog about the many unfortunate disasters and mishaps (natural, political, social or of a more personal nature) that occured during this period. Or the rants. I also left the self-promotions alone.
This still left lots and lots of fascinating posts. I found that most of the links from the "early days" (circa 2000-2001) no longer work, so those monthly summaries tended to be a lot shorter. As we proceed towards the present, the Web is still intact and my monthly summary got a lot longer (both to process - those BoingBoing'ers are also getting very prolific nowadays - and in the amount of interesting links found).
What would be another fun exercise is to redo this effort and use the WayBack Machine to try to link to some of those broken links. In hindsight, I should have kept a folder of them, but I didn't think about this until I was about half way through.
I also found lots of sites that I want to explore further. For now, I've just bookmarked them. I'll probably check them out at some future date and do several posts related to them.
Here's the links to each of the monthly summaries. Or you can just read all the posts to my BoingBoing category.
2004 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2003 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2002 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2001 Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
And who knows. Maybe I'll be doing another of these posts in five years time.