Improving on a classical theme?

See that really cool new psychedelic image over there on the left? That is my blogfather's new logo. He has redesigned his whole blog, and while I am not a person who likes change (and I was quite fond of the black, outer-space look he had before), this really works, it is growing on me, and I think it is easier on the eyes.

Jeff does his own web design, thinks his own thoughts, and codes everything by hand. Like Jeff himself, his blog is completely self-made, and an American Original through and through. I wish I had his talent. No matter how you look at it, Alphecca is a far-thinking, far-out dude.

There is no one in the blogosphere who does more to encourage new bloggers than Jeff. Had he not sponsored me, and encouraged me in that critical early stage of blogging when I was sick of baring my soul and wondered whether it was all "worth it," I would probably not have continued blogging.

But, as I am a mere modern mortal, my words are insufficient as praise, so in keeping with the Classical Values theme, I think it is appropriate to quote from the ancients on the influence of Alphecca:

According to Ptolemy it is of the nature of Venus and Mercury, but Alvidas considers it to be like Mars and Mercury. It gives honor, dignity and poetical and artistic ability.
Hey, I didn't say that -- much as I wish I had! But you better believe the above is true! Jeff is a credit to and reflects these ancient attributes (perhaps they anticipated him), and I am really proud to be part of the Alphecca constellation.

Go check out the new Alphecca right now!

posted by Eric on 08.19.03 at 11:28 AM


Jeff Soyer is great. And, yes, he does so much to encourage new bloggers. What he said about me just warms my heart.

Steven Malcolm Anderson   ·  August 22, 2003 7:30 AM

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