You may have noticed something weird in these pages over the past few days. When you roll your mouse cursor over a link to an external web page, a thumbnail preview of the page pops up like a thought balloon. For example, try it with This Link. If any of you have strong opinions about this sort of thing, one way or the other, I’d be grateful to hear them. Myself, I’m undecided.
Note: As far as I know, the previews will appear only if you’re reading these pages with an ordinary web browser, not with an RSS reader.
Update 2006-12-08: The verdict is in. Bit-player is unsnapped. While I’m at it, I’m also turning off the little quiz that greets commenters. At some point the quiz may come back, but I’m looking at other ways to deal with the problem of comment-spam.