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Webmonkey Blog
Tuesday, 6 January 2004
MacWorld 2004
Mood:  energetic
Now Playing: random keyboard noise and some german greetings
WOW! My first keynote at the annual MacWorld Expo. I missed the keynote last year, so i made sure to get here nice and early this morning. It was a zoo -- lots of pushing and even a few angry verbal exchanges, and that was just in the media pit. We all squeezed in to bask in what's known as the Steve Jobs "Reality Distortion Field"... And my oh my.

New iPods! Mini ones, small little players about as big as a business card. They hold 4GB, they're half an inch thick, they have a really smooth look, and they are priced at $250. Not bad, but I would have liked to have seen them get the price below $200. People were applauding like crazy until Steve mentioned to price... that's what rumors do, i guess. Deflate.

The other big announcement (for me personally) was the release of GarageBand. It's part of the new iLife suite, and it basically turns your mac into a home studio. There are all the standard things like loops, playback controls, and a USB keyboard interface. But they also put in guitar amp models to get a few different sounds, plus the samples are really slick. They did a great job with just about all of the digital instruments, especially the guitars and the drums. Oh man the drums! See, I'm excited. I'm probably smack in the middle of the target audience, too. Oh, and when you're done with your multi-tracked song, just hit "Export to iTunes" and GarageBand dumps the song into a playlist. Suh-weet.

Off to get lunch now and hob nob, then I'm going to stroll the expo floor. Maybe I'll even see some exciting new Web technology (hey now)... More later!

Posted by michael calore at 11:24 AM PST
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Wednesday, 28 January 2004 - 2:38 PM PST

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Sunday, 22 February 2004 - 7:22 PM PST

Name: Dear John

Sleepless nights with over-caffeinated coworkers, in a squeeze to deploy the project by the early hours of the morning, cheesy big hair band songs playing overhead, calling around to see if anyone's delivering food past midnight. Bleary-eyed but clearly thinking, we laugh about politics, inter-office romance, whatever happened to Live and Oasis and Green Day, and all the reality shows. The screen is cluttered with windows, but in the background, Webmonkey was always open; the more advanced the code, for some reason, the more we needed a refresher on the basics.

Goodbye Webmonkey. Thanks for the memories.

Monday, 1 March 2004 - 9:08 AM PST

Name: Eric Frost
Home Page:

Quite sad.. I remember when it was a little project at UIUC. It's what got me interested in web development.


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Wednesday, 3 March 2004 - 8:25 AM PST

Name: Webmonkey fan
Home Page:

Goodby webmonkey, we'll all miss you. As a fledgling webdesigner trying to figure out the basics Webmonkey was an oasis of humor and help. The first time I saw it I knew that here was a place that I could learn from people who really cared about what they did.

Now, many years later I still use webmonkey, even in its abbreviated form to refresh my memory about the basics and to get a few laughs.

Farewell friends!

Sunday, 7 March 2004 - 6:31 AM PST

Name: Dave Karner
Home Page:

I can't believe it. I'm one of those people who optimistically hope that good things can last forever.

Please know that I'm thanking every author at Webmonkey for being responsible for the creation of many new webmasters and Flashmasters. I'm one of them. Without your easy-to-understand articles and tutorials, I would still be on page 574 of a 2,000 page manual on SQL.

I have referred many people to visit Webmonkey and I will miss it. If there is a way for you all to keep alive in some other venue, I'd be there!

Thanks again!

Dave Karner

Sunday, 7 March 2004 - 11:40 AM PST

Home Page:

Will the Webmonkey blog be closing down too, or just the main site? I miss the updates here. :-(

Friday, 12 March 2004 - 2:14 AM PST

Name: kpo
Home Page:

Goodbye fair Webmonkeys!!! I am completely hooked on Webdesign, now, thanks to all of you...grrrr

I was panicked when I heard you guys were going "off the air" I started printing stuff and downloading and it's still going on...

I built a fansite for my sisters band at tripod all thanks to you guys (and gals)!

I love your tutorials, they aren't as dry and "techy" as others online, but thankfully full of enough "geek."

ah well, some of the articles are from 1996, alas, time marches on...but Thanks Web monkey You are the best!

Saturday, 20 March 2004 - 9:20 AM PST

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Sunday, 21 March 2004 - 7:33 AM PST

Name: Binky Hawkinson
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ThankYou Web Monkey Work Force, If only I had ben "Enlightened" with the existance of your helpful web site Earlier, I struggled through html, Often Making the "Beasty" much worse that it is. I was given this link By Baron Marsch whom often eamiled me with his blogs He is a very considerte fellow, I was later advised of A Begininers Section by A "Lattitudes and Attitudes" subscriber Sailing Publication. I did My web pg by Pg each pg being a lesson at college I love ARtWork I am working On some Dolphins presently for a Writer, I will continue to seel advice from WebMonket Thank You for your dilligence and for posting to this sight

Monday, 26 April 2004 - 12:46 PM PDT

Name: ME

I can't believe this. The end of an era!!! The web monkeys helped me in each of my web development jobs. Still years later, I would refer back to them for the basics and the latest and greatest. Scary, with the way the market is and has been for some time, makes you think if there is a future in this field. We'll miss you Web Monkey's. If you ever re-open let us all know. We'll be there to support you as we always have. sniff sniff...

Tuesday, 18 May 2004 - 7:51 PM PDT

Name: Cyberwoman

Nothing to add--really

Monday, 21 June 2004 - 12:20 PM PDT

Name: Randy W
Home Page:

Ahhhh, but of course, they could not leave us for long!!!!

Today's Monkey Bite
We're totally back! Webmonkey is alive and kicking, serving up new articles all hot-n-fresh like a stack of banana pancakes. With syrup.

Tuesday, 22 June 2004 - 12:58 PM PDT

Name: MonkeyUser

But where are the new articles? The Blog hasn't been updated since January...

I hope the monkey is truly still alive

Tuesday, 22 June 2004 - 11:39 PM PDT

Name: Ed
Home Page: http://www.openspeech,org

so whats it all about?

Wednesday, 23 June 2004 - 6:50 PM PDT

Name: Zach
Home Page:

I didn't know where to email this, so I'll just put it here: I'm so glad Webmonkey is back!

Allow me to say that Webmonkey is rawking and totally cosmo.

Wednesday, 30 June 2004 - 6:56 AM PDT

Name: Greg
Home Page:

Now that Webmonkey is "totally back", can we have the Webmonkey Blog "totally back" too? Pretty please?

Saturday, 3 July 2004 - 4:03 PM PDT

Name: Me
Home Page: http://about:blank

Well, there were already 17 comments so I decided to just post my own too.

Saturday, 30 October 2004 - 6:38 PM PDT

Name: Amy
Home Page:

All right, where are the real Webmonkeys who are "totally back"? I got my education from the real webmonkeys. We are not here to make banana pancakes--and we love the archives of articles we read back in 1996, but come on! Where are your NEW articles about XHTML (I searched XHTML and got a great article from 2000 -- but -- can't Lycos afford to pay article writers?) Lycos needs to fund you, so tell them to do it NOW. You have a great tradition going here, and a fabulous (or even legendary) reputation. Tell Lycos, too, that hiring airheaded teens to pretend to be Webmonkeys will not fool us into thinking the real monkeys are "totally back." The people who wrote the articles that made us come back here know (and knew) their stuff.
Tell Lycos it needs to pay to get a Monkey Bite of the Week EVERY week, not just every six months. Otherwise it's throwing away the great reputation you people have built.


Monday, 22 November 2004 - 5:50 PM PST

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Friday, 14 January 2005 - 8:48 AM PST

Name: Phil
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Came across this blog. Amazing how people comment so many months after the original post. My comment on the iPod mini. For the money I went with the full size iPod. I always seem to load memory up on anything and would have filled the mini in no time. Nutrition & Weight Loss

Thursday, 9 June 2005 - 2:26 PM PDT

Name: Mike
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I have me eyes on the new picture/music Ipod, I believe it's 30gig. Bill Gates announced that he wants to compete in the MP3 arena. Anythoughts there?

Wednesday, 27 July 2005 - 10:06 AM PDT

Name: Translation Service
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wow thats great.. :)

Tuesday, 9 August 2005 - 12:11 AM PDT

Name: Neil
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That's really interesting. Good post!

Tuesday, 27 September 2005 - 3:26 AM PDT

Name: garry
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Hope u got somethin really nice at the expo.

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Monday, 20 February 2006 - 2:46 PM PST

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>>Will the Webmonkey blog be closing down too, or just the
>>main site? I miss the updates here. :-(
Me too

Friday, 7 July 2006 - 11:43 PM PDT

Name: "farzina"
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Friday, 7 July 2006 - 11:49 PM PDT

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Monday, 9 February 2009 - 4:29 PM PST

Name: "Jason Staten"
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To think, it's been 5 years now and people are just as crazed as ever over the ipod

Tuesday, 2 June 2009 - 2:47 PM PDT

Name: "Guy"
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The iPod is one great Apple product that set the pace for modern day mainstream gadgets for all ages.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009 - 10:11 AM PDT

Name: "Frank"
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My god this keyboard is loud!


Monday, 19 October 2009 - 4:49 PM PDT

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