Learning to network

November 11, 2006

A button for my blog

Filed under: Learning, Social Media, Technologies — Arthur M. Gallagher @ 11:41 pm

Now there’s a sign of the times – I didn’t think people still used 56k dialup connections to the internet, except when they were desperate. Ashish C. however is constantly constrained by this throttled bandwidth. Still, like Cubans (who are generally deprived of what we westerners consider normal modern “necessities”) he has turned this into a creative opportunity, eschewing high bandwidth graphical links for simple yet effective buttons.

He gave me the tip to visit Adam Kalsey’s button maker, and this lurid combination is what I created for myself.

Oh, and of course this was also a handy chance to try linking to an image I have created in the flickr account that Markus Angermeier suggested I set up. Hey, this Web 2.0 meme certainly seems to have a bit of mileage in it!


  1. Wow, Kewl button. Allow me to use it on my blog. Currently using my mobile so can’t comment properly or reply to your email. Will do it when I get back tomorrow. 🙂 (Oh and thanks for forwarding my cause. 7 years of Pc knowhow yet no broadband. 🙂 If I get famous at least I’ll get broadband!)

    Comment by Ashish C. — November 12, 2006 @ 11:48 am

  2. I tend to use Photobucket more for such things and Flickr for Photographs. Photobucket is easier, faster to load and doesn’t have limits. 🙂 (I think so about the limits) Flickr takes anywhere between 15 to 30 minutes to load so I’m pretty bored by that time.

    I’ve always had problems with getting broadband. I always seem to live out of the Broadband area. I had to let go of it for living 10 meters out of their territory once. Now (the place I’m currently in) is a village and there’s no broadband for miles….

    Comment by Ashish C. — November 13, 2006 @ 4:35 am

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