Archive for May, 2002

New pics

Tuesday, May 14th, 2002

I’ve put up some new pictures. These are of the Passover festivities this March in Cleveland at the Katz’s. I had a wonderful time, I think the mood comes through pretty nicely in the pictures.

Earthlights identified

Tuesday, May 14th, 2002

(Some of these initial posts will draw on thoughts I’ve posted on my E-LIST earlier. This is such a post based on a comment I made in the March 3, 2002 issues of E-LIST.)

A beautiful picture of the Earth has been circulating online for quite a while now. Understandably, people attach notes about their own observations to this message. I have now received several that include geographical errors. I find this unfortunate. I suspect some of this is due to people forwarding on comments they picked up from others. But why not verify information before passing it on? (Hah, if people who send out virus warning hoaxes could learn that then we’d all have less email clutter!)

In any case, to rectify some of the incorrect comments being made about the map, I have created an image that points arrows to specific European cities (where most of the mistakes seem to be focused and where I am most knowledgable about the landscape). There is much more than the specific location of cities to this map, but it would be great if people could at least get those right.


Friday, May 10th, 2002

Hello, welcome to Eszter’s Blog. Finally, coming to you live (well, as live as these things get) from Princesstown, NJ.

A blog or Web log is an online forum usually with one main author/contributor who frequently posts his or her thoughts on just about anything – or a in some cases on the specified topic of the blog (this one is general). For a more detailed introduction to blogs, read Scott Rosenberg’s informative piece on it in Salon. Although he wrote it in 1999, it is still a useful piece as are many of his other writings.

Below in the right hand column, you’ll find a few words on what type of material you are likely to see on E-BLOG and what contents I will not be promoting.

As with my E-LIST, feel free to send me thoughts and suggestions. You can also leave a note right here on E-BLOG by entry. You’ll find people’s comments – and on occasion my response to those comments – by clicking on the Comments link right below an entry. Just to clarify, all the main entries were posted by me. Comments by others are on the separate entry pages.