Seven Years Ago on The IslandCam

Here’s a page from site that shows The IslandCam — the “live” online digital camera photo we put in place for the PEI Government website — seven years ago, on March 19, 1997.

The design in place for the site at that point was almost the first one. I think it holds up, albeit in a “Netscape 1.0” sort of way. Here’s the home page that was in place at that point. And what was perhaps my favourite project over the years I worked with the Province: A Bag of Rubber Hammers.


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Lisa Howard on August 31, 2004 - 18:34 Permalink

Re: Rubber Hammers

Here are two expressions from Hungary:
Don’t paint the devil on the wall. It means don’t suggest such a thing or it will surely come to pass.

Don’t drink a toast to the bearskin. Which is essentially like saying don’t count your chickens until they are hatched.

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oliver on September 1, 2004 - 16:35 Permalink

Now you’ve done it! Importing traditional Hungarian expressions to a small island like PEI. This is going to be like the introduction of rabbits to Australia, or Zebra Mussels to the Great Lakes. Ministers will be running on the plank of “Goulash in every pot!” Peter, it’s your blog: Translate those expressions back into something Finno-Ugric quick! Whatever Babelfish spits out will be adequate. This is no time for idiom.

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al on September 2, 2004 - 01:28 Permalink

Oh for the days of content over style… when HTMLdescribe what was in your document, and not how many pixels apart each element should appear… How long has it been since I’ve used the <address> tag?


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Lisa Howard on September 2, 2004 - 19:03 Permalink

Re: expressions breeding like rabbits — sounds like a Philip K. Dick story. Wouldn’t it be interesting if they did breed?

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Lisa Howard on September 2, 2004 - 19:44 Permalink

It might also lend new meaning to things like mixed metaphors.