Bulleted List PoetryJanuary 25, 2013
- Crisp air
- Ground covered in salt
- Bitter cold reflects my soul
- Spring far away
- Life in ambiguity
- Never again
So called "good" dreams are actually bad dreams and "bad" dreams are actaully good dreams.
End of the Workday
Anybody who knows me is aware that I’m a total The Economist fanboy. It’s just the best way to keep current on world happenings, politics, business, and finance. They have recently re-posted their Style Guide - a fantastic reference for tricky usage situations, commonly misspelled words, and general rules-of-thumb to keep your writing concise. From the introduction:
Keep in mind George Orwell's six elementary rules ("Politics and the English Language", 1946):
- Never use a Metaphor, simile or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
- Never use a long word where a short one will do (see Short words).
- If it is possible to cut out a word, always cut it out (see Unnecessary words).
- Never use the Passive where you can use the active.
- Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or a Jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
- Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous (see Iconoclasm).
Now if only I didn’t hate writing...
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Computer Generated Art and stuff
The idea is pretty simple: click the gum enough times to gain a spot on the leaderboard. Bonus chews are awarded for clicking other high score holders, AND for sharing the site on facebook, twitter, digg, and reddit. But even a "simple" game such as this was no small task to implement! What follows is an overview of the architecture of I Love Chew.
dopula server-side scripting language used for page generation, database interaction, back-end scripts for session management and scorboard logic
MySQL is an open-source database, which is how I Love Chew stores usernames, user URLs, chew scores for active users, and historical scoreboards.
Over at Mortalpowers.com Stephen has written up a technical analysis which should give a potential hacker everything he'd need to cheat the system.
You may notice that Computerscare loads at basically the exact same speed, behaves identically, and seems no different than it has ever been. Well you are SOOOO wrong!!! I switched hosts to RackSpace so that I can get a little bit sicker. Love you.
During a classic interesting conversation with soon-to-be-ex-roomate Cat (over it - I mean 2 years is nothing in the grand scheme of things...), the subject of ants came up (of course). Specifically, their ability to build complicated colonies was considered to be quite out of its mind. The question "is there some sort of guiding entity (ant or not) helping these ants along to build for instance complex ventelation sytems?" was posed. I am of the opinion that the ants just do these things without any 'boss' telling them what to do, just like the human body grow bones and veins without any boss telling them which direction to go or when to stop. There are so many orders and instructions, that when looked at from afar it seems to be guided by some sort of master. Feel free to discuss in the comments section that doesn't exist, or share via the facebook,twitter,etc links that aren't there. jjj.
Chat with a prisoner from a random maximum-security prison somewhere in the United States!
This is the only time in my life I have truly been "in the zone"
I have been fetting on a web-based way to
Did you see how far Andy threw that baseball?!?!?!?!?
Did you hear how loud Saul was chewing at dinner?!?!
Did you smell Emily's potroast? I can't wait to dig in!
Did you _________ (new word here!) how long it took Paul to tie his shoes?
Did you _________ (new word here!) how fast Trish ran to her car?
People generally use the words 'see','hear' (usually not 'smell') to describe this, but there is something missing. You could hear that a football player had a very fast run to the endzone, or you could see the player actually doing this, but there is no exact word to describe the experience of differing amounts of time. What gives?
I propose tempra as the word to fill this void. Tell your friends.