Spring Cleaned got “a new paint of coat,” today and I am using one of the (very easy-reading) default WordPress templates until I get the gumption to create my own again.

I keep wanting to post things here but it feels like the world has changed around this slice of the internet. The silos just keep getting bigger and more closed off. I am going to try to “go back” which of course always works out well for everybody.

Even discussing this makes me feel incredibly old. Maybe the indie web still exists. I guess there is only one way to find out…


State of The Extra Future: July 2010

I am Phil Nelson. I make websites. Lately I’ve made the fun Twitter toy [liblr][liblr], which lets your manipulate the public Twitter stream by replacing one word or phrase with another. My personal favorite is [replacing “my iphone” with “this big dildo I found”][replace]. I’ve also been producing [Eliza Gauger’s live art show, Sweatshop][swtshp]. That means I hit things with a hammer until they work how she wants.

[liblr]: “Liblr”
[replace]: “this big dildo i found is the new my iphone | Liblr”
[swtshp]: “Sweatshop”

Last month my tech demo of implementing the famous (and beautiful) [Mega Man II intro sequence in HTML5, CSS and jQuery][mm2] got [linked on Engadget][link] and I’m pretty happy about that.

[mm2]: “Mega Man II Intro”
[link]: “HTML5: seriously, it’s not just for video”

I have active profiles on [Twitter][twit], [][last], [Steam][steam], and my (somewhat outdated) portfolio is on [][port].

[twit]: “Phil on Twitter”
[last]: “Phil on”
[port]: “Phil Nelson’s portfolio”
[steam]: “Phil’s Steam profile”


The Extra Future No-Prize

I am hereby instituting the Extra Future No-Prize, a non-prize awarded to readers and users of my software who spot bugs, omissions, or misspellings. Include a mailing address with your bug report or correction, and you’ll get sent one of [these handsome fellows][link].

You can find more information about [No-Prizes at your local library][prize].

[link]: “The Extra Future NO-PRIZE”
[prize]: “No-Prize”


Comments Are Enabled

For the first time in a long time, the comments are turned on here at Extra Future HQ. You can comment on any post, I imagine I’ll turn comments off on older posts, but we shall see.

Don’t make me regret this.


Status Report

Things are going to be slow around here while I try to squeeze in enough time for [Brütal Legend][link] in-between actual paying work. Should still be able to hit the Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday schedule for [Extra Future Comics][efcomics], though.

[link]: “Brütal Legend”
[efcomics]: “Extra Future Comics”


Introducing “descendo”

Extra Future’s new WordPress theme, descendo, went live today. I’m inserting this into the post archives as a personal reminder. Carry on.


We Now Return To Your Regularly Scheduled Programming

Namely: smut, code, lies, and art in the 21st century. My computer has been in the shop for the past week, so I’ve been doing other things. Non-internet things. I am back, now. In the interim I didn’t enjoy [Fiasco: A History of Hollywood’s Iconic Flops][flops], and did enjoy [Adventures in the Screen Trade][screen].

[flops]: “Buy Fiasco on Amazon”
[screen]: “Buy Adventures in the Screen Trade on Amazon”