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Zoos Should Be for Politicans
There Was Giligan, And the Skipper Too
The Regions Exist?
Do You Believe the Media?
What is Russian Feminism?
Russian Music Rocks
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Yest Klooch?
Addicts Are Addictive
Racism in Russia Too
An Education in Russian Politics
Orphans Are Lonely
Making Bliny
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Sick as a Dog
Those Crazy Russians
An Open Road Ahead
Iron Felix
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Education Makes Elections Happen
Ice Cream in Winter
Superstitions Are Sneaky
The Adventures of Flat Jon
Ice Fishing in Sibera
Death is Painful in Any Culture, Anywhere.
Lenin is Alive
Every Thing is Leaking
New Russians
Go Dollar!
Corruption is Endemic
The Joe-Cool Moscow Crew
Taxes Will Find You
I'm Driven Mad
Holidays Last and Last
It's All About Location
Taxies Take You Everywhere
Russian Religion Re-emerges


Russia, July 26, 1999

Happy Times in HTML Hell

The joys of coding HTML in the wilds of Russia

So calm, so clean
When we were innocent
the horror! the horror!
What a little coding will do
The Setup:

Over the past two years, I've changed my website design twice to accommodate the site's continuing content growth and my continuing html education. I have the feeling it is time for me to redo my design again, this time to incorporate two new aspects. First, since I am heading to China and beyond soon, I want to focus the site more on my worldwide travel. Second, since I'm happily retired, I have the time to streamline my site's layout.

The First Request:

In this remont, I'd like you, my audience, to let me know what you want to see. Please send me your likes/dislikes about my site, other sites I should scrounge for ideas, and hints from your own html forays: wayan [at] bellybuttonwindow [dot] com. I've already started to play with a few ideas sent my way recently, but I'm still open to suggestions.

The Second Request:

I'm also changing the name of my site. The "Russian Experience" part isn't too applicable if I'm writing about other countries! An afternoon of beach and Baltika yielded "Wandering Wayan's Website." I like the use of my name in the title (hey, it is my website after all!), though it starts with the fourth to last letter in the alphabet (important for those alpha sorted link lists) and it doesn't have "travel," or "vacation,"(two of the more searched words on the internet, so I am up for suggestions: wayan [at] bellybuttonwindow [dot] com.

The Fabulous Prizes:

To get ya'll interested in helping me, I'll send one (1) CD of your choice from Moscow's very own Fili Park, to the five best recommendations/reviews (ridiculously grandiose compliments don't count but are appreciated) and five (5) CD's of your choice if you can think of a better title. That's right, you could win five funky fresh & free CD's of music, computer software, or Sega games just for emailing me: wayan [at] bellybuttonwindow [dot] com

The Catch:

Woops! This contest was over Monday, August 2, 1999 and you will not see the results until October.

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