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let's play follow the reader - no TOC but most people are looking for one of these links - I'm juliannechat on twitter and skype - barely on facebook, OpenSalon & livejournal - 2002 - Jacques Ellul - sig-o-matic - soon: "difficult letters"

Where's Wally? (Julianne)

I have learned that in the English speaking world other than the USA, Where's Waldo? is Where's Wally? and Clue is Cluedo.

My six years in Australia have come to a close. My email addresses are the same, the Newton post box is forwarding snail mail, and twitter direct messages go to the cell phone I am borrowing. (Australians say mobile instead.)

Where's the party?

Some of the perthDAC 2007 papers are online at LEA, here and here. Here is a direct link to mine.


25 August 2005: I wish I could be at my 30th high school reunion, dressed up and smiling (2003 photo by Michele Macrakis). If any of you visit Australia and do not get in touch, even just for travel/surf info, I will be very sad. The page I made for my 2004 college reunion looks pretentious now.

May 2004

21st century story: ten minutes ago, whilst working, far from my backups, on some homework (in progress) for my degree in interactive multimedia at University of Technology Sydney, I accidentally overwrote this home page. I have just restored it by grabbing source from the Google cache (and stripping out the highlighting). *laughs*

September 2003

In honor of my lunch with Dan Bricklin today, I've finally posted My Gastric Bypass: answers to some of the questions you were too polite to ask. Guaranteed diagram-free! Thank you, Dan, for the intense "before and after" pictures!

Trinity 2003

Report from the H-R commencement and reunions: Ernesto Zedillo's speech rocked (sadly the link is now broken). I was also thrilled to hear Margaret Atwood, having just finished her Oryx and Crake, which I found even more chilling than The Handmaid's Tale. For example, its narrator thinks to himself:

He doesn't know which is worse, a past he can't regain or a present that will destroy him if he looks at it too clearly. Then there's the future. Sheer vertigo.
In person Atwood tried to be somewhat cheerful: "Writing is in itself an act of hope. It presupposes a future reader and thus a future." Still, I can't help sensing that she is more than a bit in sympathy with the central argument of Diana Wynne Jones' The Homeward Bounders: one has to give up hope--in fact, learn to persevere without it--before one can get real work done.

I bind unto myself today the strong name of the Trinity...

May 2003

It's time once again for a Digital Arts and Culture conference. Thanks to RMIT for sponsoring this one!

If you found this page from my articles in Journal of Digital Information (now hosted by the Texas Digital Library), welcome! You may be amused by the presumption of Strategies for Creating New Genres (an idea I never followed up) or the (older but more contentful) Usability Techniques for Creators of Eliterature.

February 2003

Since LifeFX Networks ceased operations in 2002, I've been working as a consulting customer advocate. My "julianne@trellix" page is here and my 2002 rants have been archived.

Wagner James Au, quoted in Salon:

...who you are doesn't ultimately depend on your experience or your contacts but on the quality of your mod file. The upload is all.

David Weinberger, writing in JOHO:

The Internet as a technology teaches us one value more deeply than any other: the joy of being connected...which in some parlances is more accurately termed love.

In a nettime post, Julian Assange quoted Antoine de Saint Exupéry as follows:

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood or assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

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