Bet you wish you had my job today...
This was back when advertisers told the truth and named their cereals for what they really were. Super Sugar Crisp for cripes sakes rather than Free Range Honey Fiber Blow (now with Graham Twigs!). My favorite cereal was Quisp.
Quisp is a baked paste of corn meal and syrup, identical in overall taste and texture to its sister brand Cap'n Crunch but shaped like flying saucers.
By the late 70's you stopped seeing it in stores but I was pleased to learn that Quisp is actually still available but only over this new fangled internets thingy at Quisp.com. I might just pick up a box and take a trip down memory lane...if I could just remember what else is back there...oh and I'd have to buy a T.V.
They must have used pictures from the security camera.
...in my dreams and then I woke up.
I filled up my F-150 pickup this morning and it only (!!) cost $32 at $1.99/gal. I suppose that's better than the $50/tank it was costing a few weeks ago.
I just want a mini...
I registered for Google's Analytics program and for yucks, instrumented Marquand.net. Here are the first week's statistics in the Executive Summary with 'Geo Map Overlay'. The overlay uses Macromedia so you can zoom in and move the map around to get a clearer picture of where your hits are coming from. There's really not much to look at for a site like this but it is an interesting geeky diversion.
Analytics supports numerous views of the data and all kinds of ways to slice and dice it by returning members, unique visitors, time spent, entry/exit pages, domain listings, etc.
The interface is very AJAX-y with lots of DHTML and things like clickable pie charts with exploding pie segments, moving histograms, etc. So far, I've been happy with it but like most things, my interest in it will wane with the possible exception of the Geo Map Overlay which I find interesting. I'm somewhat surprised that they used a Macromedia implementation instead of their Google-Maps/Google-Earth codebase. Maybe that will come in a future revision.