Saturday, December 16, 2006

Snap and Guam

December 16, 2006
I’ve been spending most of time working on my project, but want to turn more attention to this blog. I’d like to develop a list of Guam-focused blogs and other resources.
Since I live in Washington DC, I may focus some of the content on the site to DC-related news and events that affect Guam. I’m also in the position to search for Guam specific material at the Library of Congress. I live about two miles away so really don’t have any excuse.
Check out this new Snap plug-in that is very, very neat. Move your cursor over some of the links to the right and it brings up a fairly sizeable screen shot image.
This is the first time I’ve worked with it. Whether I’ll say the same in a few months remains to be seen. Sometimes new plug-ins brings a initial gush of excitement, and then become problematic.
In this case, I’ll be wondering whether Snap’s popularity – and I suspect it will take off in popularity big time – will slow its ability to serve up its mini-screenshots. And will that affect loading times on the page. No answer, but right now I don’t see a downside to it.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

First post

September 24, 2006
Hello. If anyone finds this, I’ll be surprised. But I’m a reporter for a technology publication. I live in Washington DC, but was stationed on Guam in the mid-1970s, living off the base for most of the time. I returned to the island in 2000 for a short visit and haven’t been back.
Blogging is a hobby. Check out
With Guam Blogs, the goal is to generally post a collection of Guam-specfic blog links as well as things that I come across here in Washington DC that may be of interest.
Why do this? I love the island, the people, the culture and attitude. It’s the perfect place in many respects. My hope is that this blog may be useful – in time – for some people. In any event, it’s just fun for me do.
— Patrick Thibodeau
(I use kob as a display name mostly to try to keep a lower profile on the search engines.)