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September 19, 2006

New Look 9/19/06

To celebrate finishing The Last Colony, I've gone ahead and given the Whatever a visual refresh. If you don't see it immediately, hit refresh a couple of times and you'll see it.

The funny thing is, I've got about a dozen of these sorts of announcements in the archives, and outside their immediate context none of them make sense. Welcome to the crazy world of blogs.

Posted by john at September 19, 2006 11:20 PM

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J | September 19, 2006 11:34 PM

Well done man. Its pretty.

Diatryma | September 19, 2006 11:47 PM

Striking colors, especially the immediate change from the constellations.

marty | September 19, 2006 11:52 PM

Of course, to really play with peoples heads, tell them you changed it ("you may need to refresh a few times")... but don't :)

wil | September 20, 2006 12:30 AM

Pretty . . . but I really liked the nerdy stuff. How about you make the fruits line up to make a constellation, because, you know, it's all about me and what I want to look at.

John Scalzi | September 20, 2006 12:44 AM

Well, as you know, Wil, I live my life by the acronym WWWWW? -- What Would Wil Wheaton Want? I am proud to say it has never once led me astray.

However, I'm still keeping the new background. Because I'm lazy, you see.

Mary | September 20, 2006 01:07 AM

Oh, I love this. Can we keep this around for at least a couple of weeks?

Annalee Flower Horne | September 20, 2006 01:19 AM

hey, pretty!

...that's all I've got.

Carol Elaine | September 20, 2006 01:36 AM

Very pretty, but I too miss the constellations.

But as I have far less pull than Wil Wheaton, I'll just say: Thanks, John, now I'm craving cherry pie. The kind that'll kill ya. And some damn good coffee, and hot.

John League | September 20, 2006 01:41 AM

But they're not cherries, are they? They look like crabapples.

claire | September 20, 2006 03:07 AM

cherries, john? cherries?

... is it your midlife crisis now? is that it?

Renee | September 20, 2006 04:21 AM

Looks very Christmasy. You're either three months early, or nine months late.

Ginny | September 20, 2006 04:26 AM

mmmm. Fruit.

Now I'm starvin'.

John Scalzi | September 20, 2006 07:25 AM

They're crabapples, not cherries.

AliceB | September 20, 2006 09:16 AM

Oooh. Purty.

John H | September 20, 2006 09:21 AM

I take it these crabapple trees are situated somewhere on your vast expanse of land, no?

Nice pics, especially the tight focus shot at the top...

Harry Connolly | September 20, 2006 10:49 AM


And much brighter than the old scheme. Me like.

Chang "The Sebago Scupper" | September 20, 2006 11:23 AM

Pretty. I kind of miss the dog, sunset and Athena. But I like the fruit motif.

Will there be a Halloween special???

Carol Elaine | September 20, 2006 11:57 AM

I'm a city girl. What do I know from crabapples?

(Man, do I need to spend more time in nature or what?)

The top picture really looks like cherries to me, so I just assumed. Obviously. Oops!

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