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June 2003’s Top Ten!!

I just updated the “Mail” section with the results for June 2003’s Top Ten email contest.

Top Ten for June 2003

So this month Ivan and Chad manage to claw their way back up onto the top ten, in the process shoving Cynthia and Greg off the bottom. Brandy continues to clean up with more than twice as month as the next competitor. I must admit though, some of that was related to her being my agent as I try to buy my new townhouse. Oh well. That should die down shortly after I close in August. Most of the emails were personal though, so it is legit that she counts.

Other than that though, kind of a slow month. Only two people over 100 messages for the month. Just sort of the usual from everybody. Ron drops back down from his unusually high performance in May to a more normal level. Al and Chris also quiet down a bit. I guess there were no major multi-side conversations on random subjects in June. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.

Brandy Comments

Got an email from Brandy this morning about her having looked at my redesigned site. I had seen her look in at the camera a variety of times, but last night I noticed her go to the front page for the first time since I redid it. At least I think it was… checking the logs real quick…

Yup, before today at 01:49 UTC, the last time Brandy had looked at the home page (at least from her home where I recognize the address) was June 24th. So this was the first time since the redesign. She might have looked another time from work or somewhere, but if so I haven’t learned to recognize that as her yet.

So Brandy becomes the first one from the last year of top tens to look at the new front page and send me an email commenting on it.

But I had said I was excluding Brandy and Greg from my “who will notice first” thing, since both of them knew I was working on the blog software that day and I had recently told Brandy to look at the site to answer a question she asked.

But thought I would mention it anyway. We’ll see who is next.

But right now I think I am going to get up and ready for the day, then perhaps work on counting June’s Top Ten list for a bit before doing the delayed suit shopping with Kelly.

iChatAV

Had my first video chat with the iSight today. Emailed Ivan and told him to install and hook up his video camera. It worked very well. Quite nice. Quite impressive. Now I just need to have more people on my buddy list with Macs and cameras. Right now Ivan is the only one. Jon has audio only but no camera. And that is it. Nobody else multi-media capable yet. Hopefully that will improve over time.

The quality was great though. (Once we put on headphones to eliminate feedback.) Almost as good as a phone call… but with video.