Community News For April
Posted on 30 Apr 2002
by Adrian Roselli (aardvark)
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evolt.orgThree interesting tidbits this month about the community you love to parse.Speaking of browsers.evolt.org (keep up already), a big thanks out to Harley Jacoubsen for providing archives of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 through 6.0 for win32, including some service packs. Some of you may recall that we've been trying to get fully-functioning, self-contained versions of those browsers forever. Now we've got 'em. They went up this past weekend, adding some 518MB to the overall browser archive, which now weighs in at just over three solar masses.The final touches have been put on the evolt.org case study to be featured in a book by glasshaus slated for May release titled Usability: The Site Speaks for Itself. Pre-order your copy today and see funny pictures of the authors who wrote about sites like evolt.org, MetaFilter, Google, and others.Lou Rosenfeld and Peter Morville are also in the final touches of the second edition for their O'Reilly book on Information Architecture. In this second edition they are including a case study of evolt.org where Lou presents a very novel and eye opening approach to the Information Architecture of our beloved community. Marlene and mantruc had the chance to read the chapter and give some feedback, and they can tell us that it talks very well of us, so be prepared for a huge troop of new members once it hits the bookstores.
All over the web, people are looking to see what evolters have to say, and sometimes they point their users back to the source. Here are some of the pointers, all noticed this month
- Zeldman.com pointed readers over to Aardvark's End of the free content ride? article
- MartinB's article on Zope blogging got spotted and referenced by compulsive blog evangelist Dave Winer
- Brian King's architect's client metaphor got reposted on Flashkit
- TalkGraphics described thelist as having
many cold fusion people on and are all extremely helpful.
Thanks to the many people who have taken the time to cite evolt.org in their own work
Evolt's directionAs a reminder to all members, feel free to take part in the future (and even current) direction of evolt.org over at theforum. As I write this, there's lots of good discussion going on, and your voices need to be heard.
Duette evolticon in Santiago
Last week, djc visitedjavier in Santiago de Chile. It was very shocking (and relieving) for mantruc to get to meet an evolt.org member in the flesh, and finally have evidence that they (you) all DO exist in real life, outside of his head and monitor. Dan and Jenny were there for a week -which is a very short time to visit such a varied country- but the hosts Pilar and javier managed to have them visit as many places as possible is such a short timeframe, and have them enjoy (in true evolt gluttony stlye) of the local food and wine goods (mainly centered towards seafood, given the visitors' veggie habits) of their country. At arrival they were so exhausted from the 17-hour flight that they slept over a mild-to-considerable earthquake.
After Dan and Jenny toured around the neurotic capitalof the country, where Dan wasn't able to perform his famous traffic-stopping act (they hardly stop at pedestrian crosses), the four adventurers joined for a crazy weekend passing to the winery of Concha y Toro and it's famous Cellar of the Devil (Casillero del Diablo), a flash tour along the central coast, sleeping at the "historical" location of Algarrobo (where mantruc was when the evolt.org name and logo came to life), and the famous port of Valparaiso, where they visited the museum at the house of the Nobel winning poet Neruda, with all his lovely sense of play.
Then the "crazy gringos" headed towards the ever-lovely southerntown of Pucon and enjoyed some hot springs, and yet more food. On their way back they were surveyed for the national census, which takes place every 10 years, and then headed back home to Wisconsin, wow what a ride!
Australian evolter Paul Cowan is the very proud Dad of a shiny new babygirl, the extremely gorgeous Alice Kallista Gemmell Cowan, born on the 7th of March. As only a true evolter could arrange, Paul had built Alice her own website within a week of the birth...
Ben PhillipsInchima have this week secured a contract for the OCS foundation, which is the alumni for all graduates of the US forces training schools. Ben's organization will be supplying them with community tools and consulting.
Dave McLeanOne of our founding members, Dave has landed himself some new work in the Calgary advertising scene. Working for Creative Intelligence Agency (yes, that's CIA) Dave will be responsible for not only developing the company's Web presence, but also developing sites for the agency's clients. Dave will also be involved in advertising design and strategy for CIA's numerous clients.
Hugh BlairHugh (hblair) has recently been elected Chair of the Individual DomainName Owner's Constituency (IDNO: http://www.idno.org). Hugh's involvementwith this organization and over a decade of experience in Internet domainname and web policies contributed to his nomination and election. Hisoutlook on the Internet experience is to involve others in the web policyprocess. To this end, he encourages anyone interested to become involvedin the process at IDNO.
Adrian Roselli (aardvark)Adrian has won an award in his local chapter of the American Advertising Federation for the design of his company site, Algonquin Studios. The award may be a gold or silver, but he won't know until he accepts it in early May. His company also won a design award in the same event for the site for photographer Rhea Anna.
Shirley KaiserIf you're interested in Shirley Kaiser's forthcoming album (not called "Warmly," although that is how Joel says it's performed) Joel Canfield (spinhead) has scribbled a few notes on his musiblog.
Javier Velasco (mantruc)
mantruc changed his job in an upshift move which was amazingly lucky: the weekafter he left, his former employer announced the shut down of its office in Santiago (phew!). His new job is as Information Architect - Web Designer for a big news company. They are working on a very interesting project but he can't disclose more because it's secret.
On April 30, Joshua became a father (for the first time) of a baby girl. 7lb 4oz (3.289 kg). Her name is Jenna Marie. Congratulations from all your friends at evolt.org, Joshua.
Web designer and photographer, Brent Leideritz, an evolter from Adelaide, South Australia, invites everyone to his photographic exhibition to be opened on May 17 2002. The online invitation for the exhibition can be found at the same site where an online gallery can be browsed after the exhibition.
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