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gee dee five

Happy birthday, you old dog. Here's to another year of "useless crap!"


Running a labor-of-love website for five years is an amazing feat. I think even Lance doesn't realize how much he's accomplished. Glassdog has been an inspiration for (and the envy of) so many, it's probably launched a thousand web careers.

If you're not familiar with Glassdog, or if all you've ever read is LanceLog, be sure to check out the rest of the 'dog. There's design tips, pesonal stories, web toys, and all that old stuff hidden in the archives. It's amazing what one guy can make in five years of chaos.

Glassdog's birthday means something special to me, too. Just a few months until {fray} is 5. Ulp.

{ 2:34pm }



» I've certainly enjoyed and drawn inspiration from glassdog since the very beginning, and I've even been overwhelmed at SxSW by the hair of the 'dog, and always, always aspired to be more 'dog-like myself.

TheBrad  { 4.12.01 @ 3:28pm }

» damn shame there's no .org to say this on, so I'll just say it here.

The first time I saw Glassdog was in 97, when I was in a basic web class at Cornell - another student linked to it from his first assignment. I was good at the stuff in the class, but the work I was doing was nothing special. I saw Glassdog, the interface with the fancy buttons over on the left, and something clicked. I was inspired. I made a site that was, at the time anyway, pretty damn impressive, and ended up getting an A+ in the class.

Maybe I would have been similarly inspired by something else eventually, but I'd say that I'm definitely one of those thousands whose web careers were launched indirectly by Lance's work.

Thanks! And Happy Birthday Glassdog!

Dave  { 4.12.01 @ 4:14pm }

» I first saw the ol' Dog back in 1999, and I thought it was great.

When I went freelance, I joined Glassdog.Club, which sadly, is no longer in existence. It was one of the outlets I had to other people when I was at the computer. I miss it a lot.

Tom Cosgrave  { 4.12.01 @ 5:35pm }


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