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and so does the ‘down’ which posts after it’s peak

the ‘up’ posts a link in the body content

The ‘hunt for cool’ is based on a actual job-description where designer influencers actively visit a particular sub-culture to see what is ‘in’ for brands marketing trying to predict the next big thing. With this as a prime directive i wondered how somebody say Cayce Pollard relentless minimalism would handle a site or feed, if at all.

Assuming she would have, it’s probably a minimal affair. Probably using, in just plain black and white arrows, direct links to something that’s become ‘in’. With automatically do the same for something that’s on it’s way out. This of course with lots of articles on any these if it seems worthwhile to speak up. It’s completely meta.

One thing i added were thumbnails because it shows up in most of the services it pings each time a message gets added. These are the main-content. The articles are but filler to put images into context. Images, by the way, that have their own dedicated slot on the server.

“Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a futuristic setting that tends to focus on a “combination of lowlife and high tech”[1] featuring advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics, juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.”

Notice the differentiation with Cypherpunk:

“Not to be confused with Cypherpunk.”

When you spend most of your day on any machine, controlling what it does and how it does it becomes a very important thing. So important i spend several years experimenting with all kinds of, often outlandish, layouts and designs before settling on the current setup.

…the classic approach’s benefits is that every section can have its own little theme without losing the overall framework. By simply swapping the ‘images’ folder for a clone for example ’images-halloween’ you can ‘skin’ the layout. It’s so simple i can write up a new one over a cup of coffee. If you stick to using clones you can never mess up the connected pages. It’s fun for example the journal. Please note that these ‘specials’ are just bits and pieces of wordpress which don’t affect the original.


There’s a particular monochrome-type atmosphere that occurs when you screen multiple images that combined with the right amount and shades of grey give just the right atmosphere.

It’s just the novelty of having multiple dedicated headers for different sections. Practically it’s used for hanging Christmas-balls around the end of the year.

Hello World?
‘Hello, World.’ was the first message posted using the ‘C’ programming language. Like Armstrong’s ‘leap for mankind’, only electronic.

Unfortunately, the legend himself can’t definitely pinpoint when or why he chose the words “Hello, World.” When asked what sparked the idea for the name “Hello, World” in interview with Forbes India, he said his memory’s dim. “What I do remember is that I had seen a cartoon that showed an egg and a chick and the chick was saying, “Hello, World.”
It’s pretty fitting, considering “Hello, World” represents the birth of computer programming as a widespread phenomenon for the masses.

Having ‘Hello, World.’ on a page generated and managed by a CMS was obligatory element of the final project. Doing so extra 10pts.