What is this?

5ish is a site and newsletter by M.G. Siegler (that’s me) that aims to serve up five or so links and thoughts a week.

Okay, but what about 500ish?

In a way, 5ish is a counterpart to 500ish, the site where I do the majority of my writing, with an aim towards five hundred or so words in length per piece.

So what will the 5ish links be about?

Whatever I find interesting enough to highlight and/or topics I find the urge to provide commentary about. While the links will undoubtedly be tech-heavy, they certainly won’t all be about tech.

But why the gem icon?

While not an exact replica, it is technically meant to represent a ‘rupee’ which is the coinage used in The Legend of Zelda.

The Legend of Zelda?

Yes, the video game. Once I realized the aim of this site and newsletter was to share links — anyone who knows the game knows where my mind immediately went. And as cool as it would be having a sword or bow & arrow or the Triforce as the logo, I remembered that while the standard rupee (the yellow-ish flashing kind) was worth one in the original game, the blue rupee was worth — wait for it — five.

I also like the notion of finding gems…

Boy, that’s pretty convoluted…

Yeah, I may change it in the future. At first, I was using a clock face pointed to 5pm, but then I realized that I’m probably going to be even more liberal on the 5pm-ish element of this site and newsletter than with the 5-ish links part…

This is all a work in progress. We’ll see what sticks.

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