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Hi, this is note from me, Deke. Forgive the potentially rough appearance of this newsletter (which is going out as an email to all registered users). But we didn't want to get all slick with our messaging.
I know you have lots of busy stuff going on today. (And from here, it looks like you're doing a great job juggling the, you know, the things that you juggle with the stuff in the air and the things. So kudos for that.) But I wanted to take just a moment of your time to thank you for joining dekeOnline. I am sincerely glad that you've opted into our madcap imaging + graphics + design tea party.
So, yoiks, quite to my surprise, the site has gone through the roof. Over the Bastille Day weekend (July 13th and 14th), Alexa.com claims we entered the ethereal realm of the Top 50,000 sites. (Where's Kasey Kaisim to read it?) Google Analytics shows us trouncing the typical site our size (me blue, them gray, below). And when I say "trounce," I mean it in a kind, Care Bear, loving way.
Meanwhile, as I write this, there are exactly 1650 of us. In just--wait, let me check my calendar--just 4 weeks. That's 1650 divided by 4 of us every week! If you do the math, you'll see, that's more than the 30-people-every-epoch that I originally predicted.
Okay, so enough whatever that's called when you get all self-celebratory. (No, not bragging, I'm thinking of something more nuanced. Like happyfying.) Here's what I really wrote to tell you:
--I have a crush on you. (Wait, that was only supposed to go out to the extra-special members.)
--We have a new episode of dekePod out. It's called "Stealth 'Shop, the Virgin Histogram," and it's all about editing an image so that no one--not even someone with a fine-toothed algorithm--can tell you were there.
So, okay, that's an interesting picture of me. I think we've located John McCain's long lost love child.
Underlying message: Forget politics (sorry I brought 'em up). Watch my video. Feel my undying affection and gratitude for your support. And lemme know what you think!
TIFN. There are lots of new articles in the dekeBlog and dekeStuff sections. And Colleen (my expert editor) and I are hard at work on more. Best of all, it's all unsustainably free. I'm not sure I can keep doing this, but for now, I am.
Have an awesome day!