That new-book smell

The first copies of Going Offline showed up today! This is my own personal stash, sent just a few days before the official shipping date of next Monday.

I am excite!

To say I was excited when I opened the box of books would be an understatement. I was positively squealing with joy!

Others in the Clearleft office shared in my excitement. Everyone did that inevitable thing, where you take a fresh-out-of-the-box book, open it up and press it against your nose. It’s like the bookworm equivalent of sniffing glue.

Actually, it basically is sniffing glue. I mean, that’s what’s in the book binding. But let’s pretend that we’re breathing in the intoxicating aroma of freshly-minted words.

If you’d like to bury your nose in a collection of my words glued together in a beautifully-designed package, you can pre-order the book now and await delivery of the paperback next week.

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Previously on this day

3 years ago I wrote Designing the Patterns Day site

A design exercise for the Clearleft UI designers.

5 years ago I wrote 100 words 028

Day twenty eight.

10 years ago I wrote Science hack date, science hack place

We have a place and a date for Science Hack Day.

14 years ago I wrote Bite Size Vitamin

Help yourself to a rich serving of web dev resources.

17 years ago I wrote e-Book Review

I was bemused to see that an e-book version of Down And Out In the Magic Kingdom for Microsoft Reader is available for purchase at Amazon.

18 years ago I wrote Abston Church of Christ

Amy Hughes has constructed a 75,000 piece LEGO church.