Well, everybody’s heard about the bird

Mister Snitch! is not pleased:

Chaz at Dustbury updates his site design and publishing platform. His is one of the oldest blogs (from before there WERE blogs, really) on the ‘net. But why oh why did he have to change his bird?

It’s like this, he says:

Old bird: Elegant, iconic, clean, mysterious, alert, streamlined.

New bird: Fuzzy, gray, scanned-looking, birdbrained, sleepy.

One wonders what he thought of an even older bird:

Version 6 bird

If enough people complain, maybe I’ll reinstate the bird you know and/or love. Or maybe not.


  1. Mister Snitch »

    11 September 2008 · 8:56 pm

    “One wonders what he thought of an even older bird”

    It’s charming, if your six-year-old is setting up a site. You have to use that “kids writing” font with the backwards “e” and “s” for the full effect, though.

    Hmm. Maybe I’d better move along and insult someone else for awhile.

  2. Rob »

    12 September 2008 · 6:42 am

    Please, bring back the bird – and that nice, restful, easy-on-the-eye, vaguely beige-y background if possible. The new one looks kinda… industrial, somehow. All IMHO, of course.

  3. fillyjonk »

    12 September 2008 · 7:16 am

    So your original site mascot was a Carolina chickadee instead of a goldfinch? At least that’s what that bird looks like to me.

  4. CGHill »

    12 September 2008 · 8:07 am

    Closest I could find in the Big Disk (1.44 MB!) O’ Clip Art.

  5. Stacy »

    12 September 2008 · 8:59 am

    Or point out the ice cream is still frickin’ free and they should, oh maybe, mind their own beeswax.

  6. Mark Alger »

    12 September 2008 · 9:06 am

    I actually like the old bird better, too.

    But more to the point, I noticed that your JPEGging of it (or your source’s) left quite a bunch of disturbing artifacts — all those zitty-looking things are from over-compression.


  7. CGHill »

    12 September 2008 · 9:08 am

    As the excuse goes, it was that way when I got it.

  8. CT »

    12 September 2008 · 9:22 am

    And now I see the standard birdie is back in place…

  9. robohara »

    12 September 2008 · 7:39 pm

    Call me a stickler for details, I s’pose. I didn’t notice the bird had changed. As for the critics Chaz, give ’em what they want.

    Give ’em the bird.

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