I just love blink. And In reading, I am very sensitive to annoyances, since I drink a lot of coffee. Also, I am a bit of a perfectionist. Yet, I have found it to be a very handy signifier for something of particular importance on a web page, that the viewer needs to know is there. This is usually a nav link. But it can be an announcement, a warning, etc. If placed on the page with politeness and forethought, it is a usability aid. Or at least it was :)
Well, that's it for me, at least for a while. I'm traveling with no computer. Using portable apps on a thumb drive. And this morning I discovered that my thumb drive has been stolen in a library for the 4th time! Lost most of my work each time. I can't do much without it. I'm tired and moving on.
Thanks everyone for everything. Hope I get back on the web with some new hardware someday, but I'm giving up today. Going to spend some time watchimg the sunsets and maybe eat some ice cream. Ciao for now...