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Tuesday, September 13, 2021

I just caught Husbands and Wives, and was reminded of Galaxy Craze.

Hard to believe someone with such a far-out name didn’t achieve stardom. Even her writing career didn’t seem to go anywhere.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 09/13/2005 10:54pm
Category: Celebrity
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hot spots, cold spots
Now that I’m selling space around here, I’m reacquainting myself with optimal webpage layout.

The graphic above is a distillation of study results like Poynter’s Eyetrack III. Basically, you place your ads where you know the audience’s eyeballs will linger. Cha-ching.

So I’m posting this info here, mainly for my own future reference. Click those high-heat zones!

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 09/13/2005 10:27pm
Category: Advert./Mktg., Internet
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Early this morning, Dictionary.com was screwed up and unusable. What’s a wordsmith to do?

I reached to my left, and dragged over the 1,800-page backup: The Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus, American Edition (presumably less snooty than the tea-and-crumpets version).

It was quite the nostalgic feeling.

The benchwarmer performed admirably in spot duty. The page-by-page, alphabetically-arranged search function, with tabs (not tags) for quick access, allowed me to hone in on the results I needed within seconds. Not bad for six pounds of dead tree.

And the word I was looking up? “Dint”. Don’t ask.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 09/13/2005 09:57am
Category: Internet
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