Post #175

Eric Meyer ate my Robot

20th January 2004, evening time | Comments (12)

On IM:

…the Blue Robot guy
Who is that guy? is he dead?
And Glish
He must be dead as well
Maybe a plane carrying all these CSS guys crashed and they ate each other… and only Eric Meyer survived…
Dave Shea
Nah, not dead. We exchanged emails a while back. Just in hiding
Glish is here —
That company is a talent black hole
You go in, and no one ever hears from you again
I might write up that plane crash story
I think it has movie potential
Dave Shea
Oh fer sure
I know they did it before with the Andes and that school rugby team
But it didn’t have the drama I could do with these guys…

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  1. David House:

    Been wondering that for a while. Such a shame that glish went without a whimper, it was a great site, a great resource.

    Posted 16 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  2. David House:

    Oh, and Eric Costello (glish guy) is a WaSP member (

    Posted 26 minutes after the fact
  3. Zelnox:

    If you write the movie, I want to help out too! ^_^;;;;

    Posted 47 minutes after the fact
  4. Dunstan:

    The reason I thought of this is I still see a few links to both those sites... and yet they're not updated.

    When I was starting out those two sites were linked to from practically _every_ site I visited... so yes, you're right, it's a shame that Eric Costello and Rob Chandanais aren't continuing their inspiration of others.

    I guess Eric's doing great things at

    Posted 2 hours, 28 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ David House
    Inspired: ↓ Sian, ↓ Nicole
  5. Sian:

    I used a Blue Robot template for a while on my blog, taught me a little on positioning at least. Right back to my knobbly lists.

    Posted 2 hours, 46 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Dunstan
  6. Nicole:

    I love the 'About' summarizing line: "The goal is to kick ass."

    And, um, it seems I'm one of those people that hasn't update their links -- I still have a link to in my programming links.

    Posted 6 hours, 2 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Dunstan
  7. Kitta:

    Cannibalism and CSS, now that's a movie!

    Posted 6 hours, 31 minutes after the fact
  8. Cam:

    Dunstan wrote
    > Sure they did it before with the
    > Andes and that school football team

    It was the rugby team, mate. The football team wouldn't have survived ...

    Posted 15 hours, 28 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  9. Dunstan:

    Good point, Cam :op

    The football players would have all died out, bemoaning the loss of their alice bands and Versace luggage.

    Trust the no-nonsense rugby lads to get straight to the point - eat the weakest person first.

    That's the spirit that won us the World Cup! ;o)

    Posted 15 hours, 34 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Cam
  10. Lee:

    The thing is, the plane crash was probably caused by someone using pixels and absolute positions on the air traffic control screen

    A quick resize and they had no idea the planes were so close

    (Note: I've added an extra plane for drama and to allow the two coders to be on different planes and to find each other after the crash, bringing together the two sets of passengers for extra sentimental effect and greater appeal to the female film goers _ was thinking of reuniting Ashton Kutcher & Seann William Scott from Dude, where's my car for the leads, what do you think?)

    Posted 22 hours, 50 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Sparticus
  11. Sparticus:

    No, the crash was caused because God followed the WC3 standard box model when he coded the mountains. However those pesky air traffic controllers were using ie 5.0. Would they listen when Glish told them to upgrade or start using firebird?

    I imagine the opening frame would include something like this:

    <style type="topology/earth" media="universe">
    mountain .general {
    height: 3500m;
    padding: 100m 10m 0m;
    border: 10m snow flaky;
    mountain #crash {
    height: 3600m;
    padding: 250m 10m 0m;
    border: 10m snow flaky;

    Posted 1 day, 17 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Lee
  12. Tcervo:

    I put together a beginning web design course for the teachers in our school district over the summer. In the "resources" section, I link to both Glish: and Blue Robot:

    I'm keeping those links in my upcoming intermediate course, simply because they're still excellent resources. It's a shame there's no *new* content, but the existing content is great for folks to cut their teeth on...Let's hope they don't disappear altogether.


    Posted 1 day, 21 hours after the fact

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