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My New Site … Do U Like It?

I’ve been posting a lot to a new blog. I’ll still be posting here, especially the longer, more thought out entires, but the new blog is for the more spontaneous, funny and Internetical items. (yes, that’s right, I said Internetical ;) Maybe it’ll just be easier for you if you simply consider the new blog my web moleskin.

If you’re reading this in a RSS feed reader, why not subscribe to the new blog’s feed now.

If you’re a tumblr, give it a follow.

“I am basically interested for business reasons”

I think I’m just going to start posting some of the ridiculous email I get. I seem to be a magnet for phishing expeditions and scripted anomalies.

from J***** H*****
to ted@spideysens**.com
date Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 8:44 PM
subject Reminder : An interesting Business Offer.
hide details 8:44 PM (1 hour ago)

Hi Ted Rheingold,

I am basically interested for business reasons. I had written to you about the offer a few days back. Perhaps you never got the mail in the first place. Anyhow, here is the deal. I found your site really enchanting and would like to buy a number of text-links on your site.

Let me know if you would like to hear more of this.

Best regards,


My site serves like 1,000 pages a month. Who could possibly be following up on an email to sell ads on it?

Perhaps I’ll even take this opportunity to write him back.

Hi John,

Thanks for reaching out. I’m not considering placing contextual advertising on my site – nor even replying to you so you can confirm you have my personal info – so there will be no need to send a third email inquiring about the opportunity.

k? thx, bai!

Lovely Animated Video

My good friend Ryan Junell teamed up with Double Triple again to make another beautiful animation for a music video.

This time it’s for The Octopus Projects‘ song An Evening with Rthrtha, which is as lush and full a song as it’s name is difficult to pronounce.

Click thru to see the video full size, or watch a smaller version here:

If you haven’t seen the animation Ryan and Double Triple made for the band Spoon, you’ll definitely enjoy watching it.