Thanks for the copious feedback on the Flash ad dealie, it has been very
interesting reading, and for all those that have expressed such strong
encouragement and support for what we are doing, consider yourselves
doubly-thanked, as that is what makes all this worthwhile. The latest on the ad,
btw, is that it's back in the "shop" to see if it can be made to stop
showing repeatedly during the same visit to the site.
More on advertising stuff... in the discussions about all this brouhaha, one
of the concepts that's frequently suggested is to get the site
"sponsored," which inspired the brainstorm that adding a text link to
sponsor a days worth of news as a logical way to get rolling with that. I put a
sample of such a link in today's date-bar for the folks at BAWLS... I've managed
to wrangle a couple of free cases of the stuff over time, so we can even
consider this one "paid" for.
If you are interested in sponsoring a days worth of news, contact me. This is
meant for corporate-type sponsors, we appreciate the offers of support from
readers, but individuals should resist any temptation to do this for charity (unless
you're filthy rich, in which case just go nuts), this should be for those with
products or services to offer. Anyway, if you do so, you won't get BAWLS-style
pimpage (that has never had anything to do with advertising, just my own
affection for their product), but it's pretty obvious from reader feedback on
the ads issue that there are enough folks out there that will appreciate the
support you would be providing us with to make this or some variation on it a
very desirable position.
Link of the Day: Our Lady of Toast, Mother of Toasters.
Thanks EvilToast (who else?).
Story of the Day: Child's name offered to highest bidder
(CNN). Thanks Jonathan Ruff. I hope this kid ends up named Anusol Schroeder.
Bonus Story: Dog
Fends Off Alligator, Protects Elderly Woman in Fort Myers. Thanks
theAntiELVIS. And the dog's name is Blue!
Follow-up: Bronze Age 'iceman' killed by arrow
(CNN). He was fragged! Thanks [MP] Wolverine [MP].
Media of the Day: APOD 2001 July 26 - Madagascar Totality.