Happy motherfucking birthday to Lance’s Glassdog.
Five long years doing the same site. I’m feeling the burden after just two years of MetaFilter, and four years of a somewhat updated personal site, but nothing compares to the labyrinth that is glassdog. I saw pointers to it in 1996, which I followed, and I didn’t get it. In 1997 it came up more and more, and still, it didn’t strike me as all that interesting. Some time in early 1998 I found a smart and funny essay on the site and suddenly it all clicked. I’ve visited near-daily since then, even going back and reading probably every word on the site at least once. It’s always been a source of laughs and inspiration and I look forward to many more years of enjoyment there.