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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Riding Rails: Rails 3.2 RC1: Faster dev mode & routing, explain queries, tagged logger, store http://ping.fm/WpG5E

Monday, December 19, 2011

7 Things Highly Productive People Do | LinkedIn http://ping.fm/x4JYU
The number of language restrictions is limited to %1$d, so only %2$d of the languages selected will be saved.
If you want to add me to AIM, BIM, CIM, DIM, EIM, FIM, GIM . . . TIM, UIM, VIM, WIM, XIM, YIM, or ZIM please send me a private message.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Live Chat: The Higgs Boson at Last? - ScienceNOW http://ping.fm/X0pfD

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Expose the "universe within every tweet." Tweets aren't just 140 characters -- there's also context like retweets and replies, and embedded content like videos, images, and songs. Today, accessing this material still feels like opening a "side drawer," said Costolo.

Read more: http://ping.fm/cIg31

Friday, December 09, 2011

The Microsoft Virus Merry-go-round: is It Time to Get Off? ~ LockerGnome http://ping.fm/zKjvU

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Unable to Find User Profile | meebo http://ping.fm/bb4O1

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

You must log in to see this page.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

I only want to see what's intended for me: Try controlling "suggested friends." I'm being punished for accepting a facebook suggestion.

From Phillytyper.com

From The Haiku Master Nick Virgilio


He types this in a picture on that site:

My spring love affair

The old upright Remington

Wears a new ribbon

Reference: Simplyhaiku.com

Friday, December 02, 2011

Compliance is oft the best form of resistance, particularly when it is unanticipated.
When we are young, we slay the dragon for practice; when we are old, we outwit the mouse out of practicality; in the middle, we succeed.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

That's about two-and-a-third comets!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

If anyone wants to add me to any IM list, send request in another forum first: I'm perpetually pursued by purveyors of pudenda pictures.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Royal Society journal archive made permanently free to access | Royal Society http://ping.fm/Wn1wD
Rosetta Code - Rosetta Code http://ping.fm/KDJ8I

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Communication (1): Facebook Deutschland GmbH — BigBrotherAwards http://ping.fm/Alpx9

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

formspring.me

Ask me questions about moods about questions. http://www.formspring.me/erniecordell

What's your favorite store?

The one in the tree by the lake.

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What holiday traditions do you and your family celebrate?

We put shoes on our heads and try to fetch silverware with wet towels. My shoe is still on my head from last year. I win!

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Code Search Shutdown - Google Labs - Code Search | Google Groups http://ping.fm/mJVUN
Quit whining about people being butthurt and wash that thing.

Why doesn't formspring let me choose about what I wish to receive questions?

Why doesn't formspring let me choose about what I wish to receive questions?

Answer here

formspring.me

Ask me questions about neuroendocrinology. http://www.formspring.me/erniecordell

formspring.me

Ask me questions about shifts and flip-flops. http://www.formspring.me/erniecordell

formspring.me

Ask me questions about murder. http://www.formspring.me/erniecordell

formspring.me

Ask me questions about anything but anything. http://www.formspring.me/erniecordell

formspring.me

Ask me questions about shifts and flip-flops. http://www.formspring.me/erniecordell

What's the nicest thing someone's ever done for you?

Left me alone, I already told you.

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If you could have invented one thing, what would it have been?

What do you mean by "could have," infidel?

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When you want to be alone, where do you go?

My head: While it isn't exactly a hospitable environment, it is a form of escape.

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What's the most unselfish thing you've ever done?

Left someone alone (at least she was at the moment).

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What's the kindest thing someone has ever done for you?

Left me alone.

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What are you looking forward to today?

Very often.

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What's the last funny video you watched online?

"Catvertizing," a YouTube video submitted by Noelle Chun on Guy Kawasaki's "Holy Kaw."

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

I get 2 messages from US media outlets: (1) they want to tell me where men put their dicks; (2) if we don't know we'll make it up.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal http://ping.fm/GFUYa

Monday, November 14, 2011

Do you have an imaginary friend?

I've told you over and over again, HE'S REAL, so stop asking!

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Don't Know Why I Do It

You know that place
Just down the street?
The cozy little diner
Where we used to meet?

I still visit there,
All of the time:
The kids all point,
Like they think it's mine.

I was there again today,
Went in snowblind;
I tracked up the floor,
Waitress said, "I don't mind."

I pretty sure she thinks
I've got a crush on her,
And she's pretty enough
That I feel like a cur.

I never noticed that
The walls in there are grey,
I always thought they were blue
When I knew you were on your way.

I sit and I ask myself
For what I might be waiting:
Then I wonder otherwise
What I might be anticipating.

The people seemed more interesting
When I knew you might be coming,
But I've started that old habit
Where my fingers start drumming.

I remember it as pleasant,
It was cheerful and bright,
Folks lost their sunny dispositions,
All their spirits in a blight.

All the girls used to be pretty,
When they crossed my view,
Now they just try too hard,
To look and act like you.

I got too much sugar in my coffee,
And played with it lukewarm,
I think it made me kinda sick
Or the place has lost its charm.

All the memories that fill the place
Will never make you care,
So I really have to ask myself
Why I keep on going there.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Escaped Attention Earlier

http://ping.fm/K1f3N

Ping is being a spazz about including the music, but I imagine people blew off the original post as history alone.

The term "bourgeoisie" had many meanings in eighteenth–century France, from the most literal sense of "citizens of a city" to a more sociological meaning of talented and cultivated members of the Third Estate. Some eighteenth–century writers also used the term to refer to merchants. However, it did not yet connote upper–middle–class status or adherence to certain dominant social norms, as the term would suggest today. In this passage, from the newspaper Révolutions de Paris, the journalist distinguishes between the "bonne bourgeoisie," who he says are "aristocratic" and "monarchist by instinct" and who fear that any political change will cost money, and the "petite bourgeoisie," who are allied with "the people" and have shown themselves to be patriotic supporters of the Revolution.

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I also recall the reaction of the nobility in "The Red and The Black" by Stendahl.
Deux Homme et Demi http://www.twitter.com

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Monday, November 07, 2011

Cool Tool, Nice Tutorial: Using Valgrind to Find Memory Leaks - Cprogramming.com http://ping.fm/BWF2Y

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Ping.fm / Ping this! - Help http://ping.fm/aXl1b
Note that your MySpace account does not allow for automatic login.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Friday, November 04, 2011

Video DownloadHelper (@DownloadHelper) on Twitter http://ping.fm/7j2Lm

Thursday, October 27, 2011

"As far as the laws of math refer to reality, they are not certain; as far as they are certain, they don't refer to reality." -- Al Einstein

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Down with CAPTCHA! Start a demonstration of the instruments!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Two New Facebook Scams To Watch Out For ~ LockerGnome Craighton's Logic http://ping.fm/gLtBv

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Talking Brains: TB Biography: Harold Goodglass http://ping.fm/SaH5P

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Other Handsome Blog: The Death of the Salesman http://ping.fm/SJwes
Has this been fixed yet?
My Other Handsome Blog: The Death of the Salesman http://ecordell.blogspot.com/2011/10/death-of-salesman.html

The Death of the Salesman

I'm so tired. I hardly feel able to post this rant, and as stories go, it's nothing new. It's the typical bad shopping experience of today's age, deriving its title from both an Arthur Miller play and the notion that customer service in the U.S. has fallen out of style.

My experience, today's latest in a series was at Safeway (a grocery store). One annoyance is that their automated checkout system has no routine for deducting the tare weight of an already-present shopping bag from the gross weight of the items scanned later, hence it complains that a bag is an "unexpected item in the bagging area." A bag in the bagging area? How unexpected!

I've been in quite a bit of pain lately from what seems to be a shoulder that did not seat in the joint properly after being dislocated. As it heals, I've tried to institute procedures that will minimize discomfort, but Safeway always seems to be able to undo my efforts with some new policy that would unnerve even a healthy, young athlete.

Today I struggled with the automated checkout and did receive some assistance from a cashier, though it changed no outcome. Nonetheless, it was a charming good-will gesture. Of course, I still have to carry my groceries home (yes, it's still done in the city), so the battle was not over for me.

Nor is it over for me now. I just posted this story plus whatever lines I wrote before and I received a "Posting Error" message. Of course, everything I typed beyond this point was lost, so I have to write it again.

Not having my former youth and vitality and also recently injured, I had decided to bring two canvas bags with the semi-rigid plastic bottoms, one for heavy items and another just for 4 loaves
of bread that I would carry with my bad arm. It was in the lighter bag that I put my receipt for easy retrieval. To my surprise, as I exited, a young lady working in the store requested this very receipt (something which has yet to happen with me in that store).

I extended my arm so that she might see the contents of the lighter bag (4 loaves of bread and 1 receipt, clearly visible) and before even looking she said, "I don't see it."

I told her, "It's in the bag." She looked at me as though I were mad for expecting her to look, but I was already at a walk next to the exit and there were no tables where I could relieve myself of my burden in order to take out the receipt for her. All she held was a clipboard, and she seemed to be young and in excellent shape.

In response to her demeaning glare I asked, "You do want to see it, don't you?" She extended a single fingernail to the edge of the bag as though she might contract a horrible contagion from reaching into it and without positioning herself to look into the bag, she repeated, "I don't see it."

I quickly understood that this wasn't about producing a receipt: It was a matter of a member from the ranks of today's amateur police abusing whatever minuscule power she was given over someone weaker than herself.

Sparing myself and them the pain of raising hell right there and then, I opted to treat the harassment as though it were no more than a fly buzzing about my head and I quite slowly and deliberately walked out of the door and down the street toward the building where I live. I didn't expect anyone to pursue me, but if someone had, I'd have simply offered my receipt again, hopefully to a more cooperative person.

Since I've had little success in lodging a complaint locally in the past, I came to my laptop to report the incident to the website. Naturally, my online account information had been lost. I called the website's customer support facility where an operator noted that my current loyalty card had been in effect since 1999, but there was no sign that I'd ever registered an online account (and I doubt that there is any source that documents my full 35 years of patronage and the vast sums of capital I bestowed upon Safeway in that interim).

He reported the mysterious disappearance of my account to the support staff in their IT department, but somehow I don't think all of this will resolve cleanly.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

C++11 FAQ http://ping.fm/9MAeZ
My Other Handsome Blog: Richard Stallman's comments on Steve Jobs http://ping.fm/L4i37
My Other Handsome Blog: Richard Stallman's comments on Steve Jobs http://ping.fm/9fumA

Richard Stallman's comments on Steve Jobs

I've found articles on this subject twice and tried to post them to facebook. Facebook refused to post them with the "Something went wrong here and we're working on it" message, which has been its clever refrain for a couple weeks now every time I try to post.

I then posted a "note" with the same result and it didn't even have the decency to preserve my copy. Fortunately I saved my original comment that I had expected to post with the article(s) and here it is:

I understand the backward-looking grief over the loss of our techie-dominated black-or-green-screened havens, but making computing accessible to a larger community did not take that away from us. As much as I'd like to blame Bill Gates (who threw over XENIX for CP/M because of big blue dollars), it was unawareness of learning curves, market share-building and even belief in how much people would spend on the 'toys' of the early era of personal computing. I recall engineers laughing at me when I said we'd all have computers on our desks: "If you expect to have any core, your desk better be as big as this building!" They are the true dinosaurs, now, and so is anyone who opines that reaching a larger community has enslaved us: It didn't stop me from writing console code. If you want to say that using a computer as a typewriter is threading a needle with a sledgehammer, fine: But don't disrespect the guy who took the local traffic out of the fast lane.
Dennis Ritchie: 1941-2011 http://ping.fm/hkwyq
(1) Ghostbusters's videos http://ping.fm/GvT1L

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy Birthday, Coot! Facebook won't let me post anything over the last few days, but they're "working on it" until your birthday is over.

Did you know you can now send a link with a question & that we launched 2 new ways to get more questions?

No, but it frightens me no less.

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How did you celebrate your last birthday?

Do I look that bad? I wasn't aware that I had reached it yet.

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What does your dream house look like?

It changes as I walk from room to room.

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It's not that this is fruitless, but I'm pretty sure I don't want that fruit.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

As Ernie coiled slender curls off the plane, he heard the old, chugging № 56 with the rhythm "Акадим Городок." Odd sound, why not "ПУЩИНО?"

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Graduate level pain [flowchart] http://ping.fm/x4vMH
Steve Jobs was not the wizard of all computers: He was the wizard of the non-dictatorial, easy-to-use, affordable personal computer.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Apple co-founder, Chairman Steve Jobs dies | Apple - CNET News http://ping.fm/V7Boa
Persuasion is overvalued: You can peddle enough biscuits to get rich, but if you invent utility itself, you earn nothing until it's sold.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Are You Wasting Your Time on Facebook and Twitter? Business on Main http://ping.fm/HoQM7?voted

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Your ridiculously cool Chevy Bel Air wallpaper is here http://ping.fm/OobfF
theportabletypewriterforum: View Photo: Nathan Leopold's Underwood 1921 http://ping.fm/JNMwM
Twitter's following limits suck.
Repelling Down the Washington Monument | Video - ABC News http://ping.fm/hUJKd
Daredevil Washington Monument inspection starts - Times Union http://ping.fm/1dCBy
Until somebody can tell me how to get pokes out of my notifications, I'm ignoring facebook.

If Mike could teach you how to play your three favorite Incubus songs, what would you choose?

Which will he cure first, the arthritis, or the carpal tunnel?

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Where's your favorite place to hang out?

Kramerbooks & afterwords, _a café_.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

hugobrooksimages.com / Gallery / bethesda-chevy-chase / 101a http://ping.fm/CtEj9

Friday, September 09, 2011

Friday, September 02, 2011

Evanescence | What You Want Lyrics http://ping.fm/hkGWQ

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Legal Repository from VeriSign, Inc. http://ping.fm/Q7yLd

Monday, August 29, 2011

Green Hair Bow Scarf by HandDriedRoses on Etsy http://ping.fm/iqPBt

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Carol Costello (CarolCNN) on Twitter http://ping.fm/wTr2Z
Oh, great: Something's broken again; this is a buffer flush. If you are reading this on your phone, don't.

Friday, August 26, 2011

yelp | Ripoff Report | Complaints Reviews Scams Lawsuits Frauds Reported http://ping.fm/TgbQq

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What’s your favorite Incubus one-liner?

Do you believe in karma?

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Do you believe in karma?

Karma is a very subtle Eastern Religious concept: Suffice it to say that before I converted to Christianity, I was a Buddhist, and if I am a Christian, it is because I am still a Buddhist. Apart from that, I decline to respond for fear that any answer I might give would be diluted by Western approximations of sophisticated interpretations.

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Fwd: [FUCK YELP] Google has totally dropped Yelp reviews from...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I have regional reactions to Earthquakes and their magnitude: In DC, I was startled, but after about 27 seconds, "Good, it's only a quake."
Libyan Rebels Scour Countryside in Search of Fat Lady to Sing for Ghadhafi.
BBC News - Earthquake strikes US east coast http://ping.fm/gX7Iw
CNN: Nuke Plant Near Epicenter Shut Down (using generators to keep spent fuel cool).
I saw reports about a "5.0 in Ontario felt in New York." Is this the same plate or did we feel the Earth move?
My building just shook like a 6.7 -- I've seen nothing on the news.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Is Facebook Blocking Google Plus Invite Links? http://ping.fm/6PDbz
After volunteering much explanation, I finally realized that "Huh?" is the smart-ass remark of the unimaginative.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

i did not receive the coupons. the future is looking bleak :(

http://email.answers.com/q/kFG_t20yZ3jparZ3VvEjXzwNUMV1ngAimS6JrEuPPbJPg6kGJ31MH96fC

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formspring.me

You guys are no good at following instructions. Ask me about shifts and flip-flops. http://formspring.me/erniecordell

Which song do you think we’ll play first in the If Not Now, When? tour kickoff at Red Rocks tomorrow? http://bit.ly/incubuslive (Livestreaming at 7:30 CT so you can find out!)

If Not Now, When?

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What’s the ultimate closing song for tonight’s tour kickoff? Make your guess and see how sharp you are tonight at 7:10 CT: http://bit.ly/incubuslive

If Not Now, When?

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Who is the most important person in your life?

Who can remember that long ago? What are you doing for eternity?

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i dont think i survived my birth. how did YOU get to be the lucky one ?

Birth? You had a birth? I had to materialize on the Pinetree Line. Did you get the coupons?

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Do you have a nickname?

That thing you said when you saw me? It wasn't a coincidence.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

The perfect shot glass for boozehound photographers http://ping.fm/zhA2T

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Instagram http://ping.fm/gRuKU
seMissourian.com: International News: Germans mark wall's 50th anniversary (08/14/11) http://ping.fm/sFwt1

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Media Outlets Examine Unlikely Coincidence That All DC Murders Occur In Same City

Puzzlement and frustration plague this local News Center which wishes to remain anonymous as employees peruse data, looking for a logical connection.

"We simply do not understand," says Kyrgyz intern Hazmat Omoshev, "Sometimes the murders we report in Atlanta really occur in Takoma -- why should the Medlantech region be any different? Is it all the computers?"

Nobody in the press pretends to understand, though many claim they do. But the important and privileged members of the Fourth Estate continue to work hard so that you may reap the rewards of being informed by their illustrious efforts.

Funding for this article is derived strictly from public sources. No embezzlement occurred in order to plagiarize this information.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

9:30 - 815 V ST. N.W. Washington DC http://ping.fm/8FiJl
Interview Questions Open Database - GeekInterview.com http://ping.fm/3ggZz

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Ernie Cordell wanted to share this with you:

The battle may be longer and harder than expected: I've monitored issues in membership and implementations of 'circles' in the Google forum and have also been frustrated by my omission as a test subject.


What MySpace's Tom Anderson Thinks of Google
http://shar.es/HIJwO
Google , the search giant's social network, has just received a strong endorsement from MySpace co-founder Tom Anderson.

Monday, August 08, 2011

A Gentle Introduction to OpenCL | Dr Dobb's Journal http://ping.fm/LIvZj

Sunday, August 07, 2011

How much @Yuengling_Beer SHOULD cost! NoPlaceLikeHome :) on Twitpic http://ping.fm/6zilE

Friday, August 05, 2011

Jobs you may like — Based on your current search settings — change. We couldn't find any jobs for you. Try updating your default job search to something normally done by humans.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

What's your favorite beach to surf on?

I am you; you are ME. You are the waves; I am the ocean. Know this and be free, be divine.

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Do you like horror movies?

Are you guys following me around?

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10 Great Singers Overlooked By Rolling Stone http://ping.fm/JXcpK

Monday, August 01, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday mornings so depressing you won't crack a smile until 11.16am - Telegraph http://ping.fm/BVANq

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Comcast broke my TV Listings!
United States Code: Title 18,3182. Fugitives from State or Territory to State, District, or Territory | LII / Legal Information Institute http://ping.fm/RWA8D

Monday, July 18, 2011

It's Official: Charlie Sheen To Lionsgate Television's 'Anger Management' Sitcom - The Hollywood Reporter http://ping.fm/813HD

Friday, July 15, 2011

Snake Rock - Guitar Instruction - Rock and Roll - Cleveland http://ping.fm/2TpS4

Thursday, July 14, 2011

When I click a link for LinkedIn, I have to sign in and that takes me away from the page, and returning to the page signs me out again. X(

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Rupert Murdoch’s empire - The Washington Post http://ping.fm/TEhfL

Sunday, July 10, 2011

> Link to this post:
> http://ping.fm/4u5eY

> 5:48 pm Rutherny Olga: Almost Got Her

Friday, July 08, 2011

eeopost.pdf (application/pdf Object) http://ping.fm/9zcpA
N’importe où hors du monde http://ping.fm/7RxK9

What's the best way to cool off on a summer day?

Seek the beverages associated with British Colonial Rule: Gin has juniper, which seems to have a cooling influence; maybe quinine is a sort of febrifuge, so you might want to splash a little tonic in that. It is hard to say what herbs may actually lower body temperature: Loss of blood might do it; any bodily fluid that can be released may conduct heat away from the body. Mints have a reputation, and may indeed have a role in the release of sweat. Some anti-inflammatories may have such a mechanism, releasing liquid from swollen tissues. I hate to tell people to consume herbal concoctions that are not generally available because individual chemistries, indications and advisories may vary over time and target population.

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If you could ask a Formspring question to anyone in the world, who and what would you ask?

Why can't I ask a Formspring question to anyone in the world? I'm askin' you, Dude, cough it up!

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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Cool List Of LINQ Examples, Tips and How To's http://ping.fm/MqmKf
Lady Antebellum - Just A Kiss http://vevo.ly/iBM2uO

Monday, July 04, 2011

Can you imagine a DOS Home Premium Edition? Black Screen: If you want letters on it, that'll cost ya.
Army Logistician (Disc Versus Drum Brakes) http://ping.fm/lXDYv

Saturday, July 02, 2011

The gift card can only be used at restaurants that accept online orders and it cannot be combined with cash. -- GrubHub. Huh? That sucks!
Data shows a strong positive correlation between paranormal event sightings and instances of oral sex, but the former was easier to confirm.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Canada Post – epost: Receive and pay bills online http://ping.fm/FUWQB
Herodotus: 7.138-144 http://ping.fm/8HcN3

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What is Serial Storage Architecture (SSA)? - Definition from Whatis.com

I just wish they'd used an acronym that didn't correspond to the Social Security Administration, the Seismological Society of America, among others . . .

From: http://ping.fm/uwzFe
How to Get Over Being Lovesick - wikiHow http://ping.fm/7kyNy

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

NACHA Email Scam Alert http://ping.fm/f2VEC

Today we announced that 25 million people have signed up for Formspring - pretty cool! Of the 25 million, what's your favorite Formspring account and why?

Assuming you have five senses, which one would you like to keep?

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How to implement a resizable property sheet class that contains a menu bar in Visual C++ 6.0 http://ping.fm/8DKkD
2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methyl-amphetamine (STP): A New Hallucinogenic Drug http://ping.fm/llsMh

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Honour Is Not Seemly For A Fool

King, Prince, Braggart, Thief, Liar, Agitator, Gossip, Sycophant, Egotist, Glutton, Fool, Drunkard, Sluggard, Meddler, Madman, Tattler, Brawler, Misanthrope, Deceiver, Flatterer, Blowhard, Deserter, Perverter, Quibbler, Usurer, Charlatan, Hypocrite, Huckster, Dissembler, Malingerer, Fugitive, Despot, Murderer, Usurper, Tyrant, Miser, Peacock and Coddler are written in the sand at our feet: We deny, bluster, bargain for rank, feel isolated, and either accept or perish.
Welcome to Robot Radio, where we play exactly the same thing every day.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Amazon.com: Supernatural: DVDs, Episodes, Cast, and Streaming Videos http://ping.fm/L0ftI

Is Blogger Down? Post title here...

Vickie Howell
Looks like Blogger's down again. :(
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Ernie Cordell And my buddy looks like it's up. Hmmm . . .
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Song of Solomon 5:4 My lover thrust his hand through the latch-opening; my heart began to pound for him. http://ping.fm/DyfIt

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ryan Conner Comedy | Home http://ping.fm/HyTuL
Ryan Conner http://ping.fm/D1d4I
SIRT6 Promotes DNA Repair Under Stress by Activating PARP1 http://ping.fm/OxGjN
Canada Post – epost: Receive and pay bills online http://ping.fm/G0OWc

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Yelp Shows You The Melons! - Washington DC | Yelp http://ping.fm/n7wuQ

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Unless, of course, "Do you work here?" and "Do you have the time?" means a squad of cheerleaders wanted to hire me for a retail position.
I don't like lying to women, but they seem so sad when I tell them I neither work in Men's Ware nor have any interest in wearing a watch.
Free Tyell Morton http://ping.fm/Z9vmO

Friday, June 10, 2011

World Wide Words: Bated breath

Let's try this again with the commentary that I not only originally intended, but actually wrote:

q1: The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe . . .

q2: For those who know the older spelling or who stop to consider the matter, baited breath evokes an incongruous image; Geoffrey Taylor humorously (and consciously) captured it in verse in his poem Cruel Clever Cat:

Sally, having swallowed cheese,
Directs down holes the scented breeze,
Enticing thus with baited breath
Nice mice to an untimely death.

From: http://ping.fm/JVVIl
World Wide Words: Bated breath http://ping.fm/TrFOk
Bank Not Responsible for Letting Hackers Steal $300K From Customer | Threat Level | Wired.com http://ping.fm/0ZYIK

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Why Facebook's Facial Recognition is Creepy | PCWorld http://ping.fm/Hfnlq
XD Proxy http://ping.fm/TI2Wc
Nicotine Decreases Food Intake Through Activation of POMC Neurons http://ping.fm/sERnt
Burn Notice – Season 5 Preview http://ping.fm/ftrW4
How many knots do you put into a Hen Tie?
AddThis - Share & Bookmark (new) - Chrome Web Store http://ping.fm/zeu77
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Interview With Dennis Ritchie - The Inventor of Unix and C http://ping.fm/pkHBb
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This Day in Music: June 9th http://ping.fm/CLeql
Greek Plan to Shift Debt Was Radical, and Rejected - NYTimes.com http://ping.fm/pAyor

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Here is information about Levante's on Urbanspoon.com:

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YouTube - Same Old Lang Syne ~ Dan Fogelberg http://ping.fm/KmCLM

Shroud of Turin: The Work of a Renaissance Artist?

Italian art historian Luciano Buso has a new and unique theory about the Shroud of Turin, the controversial 14-foot-long cloth in which some people believe Jesus Christ was buried. Rather than dismissing the battered linen relic—which may rank among the world’s most studied artifacts—as a fraud, he has suggested in recent interviews and a book that an authentic version did indeed exist at some point in history. By the early 1300s, however, it had disintegrated so much that the Catholic Church asked the famous Renaissance painter Giotto di Bondone to create a precise replica, according to Buso’s hypothesis. The original, meanwhile, either crumbled into nothingness or was lost or burned.

A full view of the Shroud of Turin.

For centuries, scientists and historians have pored over the mysterious Shroud of Turin, a bloodstained piece of linen that bears the faint outline of a crucified man, hoping to decode what the image represents and how it was created. The first documented reference to the relic dates back to the 14th century, and historical records suggest it changed hands many times until 1578, when it wound up in its current home at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Italy. While the Catholic Church has never taken an official position on the cloth’s authenticity, the Vatican has made statements attesting to its value and arranged for a number of public viewings, most recently in the spring of 2010.

The advent of photography in the late 19th century forever altered the course of the shroud’s history. In 1898, a lawyer named Secondo Pia took the first known photograph of the cloth, and his negative revealed new details, including strikingly clear facial features. Scientific interest in the relic immediately picked up. In 1902, the French anatomist Yves Delage, an agnostic, inspected the photographs and pronounced that the figure on the shroud was indeed Jesus Christ. The first direct examinations of the cloth were conducted in the 1970s, most famously by the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP), a team of scientists led by physicist John P. Jackson of the University of Colorado. The group found that the markings on the cloth were consistent with a crucified body and that the stains were real human blood; they also suggested that the image’s shading patterns contained three-dimensional information. However, they could not explain how the imprint ended up on the fabric in the first place.

In 1988, scientists removed a swatch of the shroud for radiocarbon testing. Three independent laboratories concluded that the material originated between 1260 and 1390, leading some to deem it inauthentic. Since then, however, further studies have called those findings into question, suggesting that the researchers inadvertently tested material grafted onto the original shroud during repairs made in the Middle Ages. Other analyses, many of which proved controversial and yielded conflicting results, have focused on the geographic origin of pollen traces and dirt particles detected on the fabric.


Giotto's "Kiss of Judas" fresco at the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, Italy.

Buso is not the first expert to theorize that the shroud could have been the work of an artist. In May 2010, for instance, the American scientist Gregory S. Paul published a study claiming that the outline’s undersized head and unequal arm lengths were inconsistent with healthy modern humans’ proportions. He hypothesized that an amateurish Gothic artist with poor anatomical knowledge had painted the cloth and passed it off as a genuine relic. In 2009, the American artist Lillian Schwartz made waves when she maintained that Leonardo da Vinci had intentionally faked the Shroud of Turin to fool his contemporaries, using early photographic techniques and a sculpture of his own face to produce the shadowy image.

Buso believes that Giotto, a master painter best known for decorating the elaborate Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, Italy, never intended to dupe believers and even used Jesus’ actual burial shroud as his model. He claims to have detected the artist’s signature and several faint appearances of the number 15—a reference, in his view, to the year in which Giotto created the replica—hidden in the subject’s face and hands. “[Giotto] wasn’t trying to fake anything, which is clear from the fact that he signed it…to authenticate it as his own work from 1315,” Buso told the Daily Mail.

Previous investigations have failed to uncover Giotto’s various stamps on the cloth because they were made with cryptic brushstroke patterns nearly invisible to the naked eye, Buso said. He also pointed out that his theory places the origin of the artifact squarely within the window of time pinpointed by the 1988 radiocarbon analysis. Buso’s hypothesis has been met with criticism, including by Bruno Barberis, director of the Holy Shroud Museum in Turin. A firm believer in the artifact’s authenticity, Barberis told the Daily Telegraph that physical and chemical tests have already proven that the shroud is not a painting.

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Saturday, June 04, 2011

SuperTramp - "Goodbye, Stranger" Outta here, folks! http://ping.fm/EqPWk
Главная страница http://www.cfe.ru/

Friday, June 03, 2011

Behind the Drink: the Martini http://ping.fm/5uAOa

Paris Hilton wants to molest your stomach! Lol

This is a question? Internally or externally and with what implements or comestibles?

Ask me about shifts and flip-flops.

Thanks for following me :P

Um, you're welcome. I have, right? LOL!

Ask me about shifts and flip-flops.

If you had your own country, what would you name it?

Justignoria

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This video contains content from UMG and UMPG Publishing, 1^+/whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds. Sorry about that.
5 Secrets of Super Successful People on Shine http://ping.fm/WXr48
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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Sarah Gilbert Fox - ArtTakesLondon http://ping.fm/Pw4Wt
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Garbage collection (computer science) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Garbage collection (computer science) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There's a little more than spilled glue, since this is from whence I came:

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Guitar Gals: The Top 10 Female Guitar Players of All Time http://ping.fm/Btzor
Giant Toaster Made of Toast (stolen from Pee-Wee) http://ping.fm/fGaKc
Stuck http://ping.fm/vvSjm

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

It's kind of a funny story: Improbable Comedy http://ping.fm/hRn2d

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Instagram http://ping.fm/x1tpk
Neurogami - Avant-garage research and development. http://ping.fm/mF8lI
Threads and a Bicycle-built-for-two - CodeProject http://ping.fm/Pt6EA

Monday, May 30, 2011

China admits existence of a cyber-warfare team called “Blue Army” - TNW Asia http://ping.fm/mBerd

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Night of the Living Dead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent black-and-white zombie film directed by George A. Romero. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and was completed on a USD$114,000 budget. After decades of cinematic re-releases, it grossed $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally. Night of the Living Dead was heavily criticized during its release because of its explicit content. However, it eventually received critical acclaim and was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

yfrog -- password: retype new password: Error! Old password does not match. password: retype new password: Error! the passwords are not the same!
Outside Lands - August 12-14, 2011 : Music - Food - Wine - Art http://ping.fm/jSH0O

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Through the Wormhole : Science Channel http://ping.fm/zDzRj

Monday, May 23, 2011

I change the channel every time I see imbeciles trying to perpetrate the fraud of High Definition sunglasses.
Knew I should've remembered that: http://ping.fm/q2Vff

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Google Goggles - Info | Facebook

Check out this website I found at facebook.com

Just in case you happen to be looking for weird yellow phycomycetes and all the pages about it are now defunct. Or something like that.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Infosecurity (UK) - The World’s Dumbest Hackers http://ping.fm/5Q133
Bug, Issue and Project Tracking for Software Development - JIRA http://ping.fm/WtTah

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

$2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps - Yahoo! News http://ping.fm/An21w

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Mind Research Network and Charting Creativity - NYTimes.com

“Creativity is kind of like pornography — you know it when you see it,” said Rex Jung, a research scientist at the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque.

(But wait! There's more . . . . )

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Christina Perri's "Distance"

The sun is filling up the room, and I can hear you dreaming.
Do you feel the way I do? Quiet now.
I wish we would just give up, 'cause the best part is falling.
Call it anything but love.
And I will make sure to keep my distance.
Say I love you, and you're not listening.
And how long can we keep it slow? Oh, oh.
Please don't stand so close to me; I'm having trouble breathing.
I'm afraid of what you'll see right now.
I give you everything I am, all my broken heartbeats, until I know you'll understand.
And I will make sure to keep my distance.
Say I love you, and you're not listening.
And how long can we keep it slow? Oh, oh, oh.

And I keep waiting for you to take me.
You keep waiting to say what we have.

So I'll make sure to keep my distance.
Say I love you, and you're not listening.
And how long can we keep it slow? Oh, oh, oh.

Make sure to keep my distance.
Say I love you, and you're not listening.
How long 'till we call this love, love, love?


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From NPR: A 51st State? Some In Arizona Want A Split - View From Baja Arizona http://ping.fm/ILySU

Monday, May 09, 2011

A biologist’s serenade to dear old Mom [video] http://ping.fm/RcRIx

Mine

Wait a minute I don't want you to know
It's the only way that I might grow
A secret's safe behind a pretty smile
And it's mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine

What's with all the late night liquored phone calls?
I don't think your love likes me at all
A secret's safe behind a pretty smile
But it's mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine

What, what might you do
To find out why I can't love you?
I can't love you!

Who said it was cool to be asking me these questions?
Who, what and when, where and why? I'm making my head spin
When was it an option to put your lips upon my lips?
And how did this happen?
And why are you laughing?
And how do I get back together again?
Ohhhh, ohhh, ohhhh, ohhh, ohhh

What, what might you do?
What, what might you do
To find out why
To find out why
I can't love you?
I can't love you!

More lyrics: http://ping.fm/OHRO7
If you live completely in the 'here and now,' then you can't be all there.
Snapbucket | Snap, Style, and Share http://ping.fm/LrpZ0
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The imprecise use of language can lead us to think that others agree with our vague propositions when they only appreciate our perspective.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

About to go viral ;) http://ping.fm/1XYs5
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. -- Pablo Picasso

Ernie Admits Talking To Someone Called “Um No.”

Right at this time, Ernie Cordell was caught testing a blog tool, as well as having a simultaneous chat with someone:  When asked if he would reveal the identity of this person he said, “Um, No.”  Whether these are first  and last names or a Chinese operative, we are unsure.  We now return this blog to the control of his audience. 

Saturday, May 07, 2011

The Plum Village Online Monastery http://pvom.org/
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@christinaperri @teenvogue what does lovestrong mean to you? lovestrong

formspring.me

You people are really bad about following instructions. Ask me about shifts and flip-flops. http://formspring.me/erniecordell

What historical time period would you most like to visit?

Yesterday, before I broke my time machine.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

He's Done: Let's eat! http://ping.fm/KOEUf
C Programming/History - Wikibooks, open books for an open world http://ping.fm/KDCVl

Monday, May 02, 2011

Abbottabad (poem) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://ping.fm/fUAon(poem)

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Gift coffee oil school professor last cheer football team dream boxers.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Untitled

What's the deal over here?  To what site am I posting?

Weekend Project: Crash Course in Audio Recording With Ardour DAW | Linux.com http://ping.fm/UpHPJ
The inside of my eyelids is a bad neighborhood, but more often than not, the movies are worth the risk.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

HP Open Source and Linux on HP Integrity servers based on the Intel Itanium Processor 9100 series http://ping.fm/9IqFw

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

PortableApps.com Update Check... http://ping.fm/ptjq1

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

How Intel fended off a social media attack http://ping.fm/eEF49
yfrog Photo : http://yfrog.com/h8xslwmj Shared by AvrilLavigne http://yfrog.com/h8xslwmj?sms_ss=pingfm&at_xt=4db7416fa81fdb6f%2C0
Facebook begins testing social-buying program | Digital Media - CNET News http://ping.fm/b6TML

Monday, April 25, 2011

A Thousand Kisses Deep http://ping.fm/TJZDs
Quotations by the poet: Leonard Cohen - quote quotation saying http://ping.fm/tbujB
the part that stares http://ping.fm/wGf47

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Debunking Five Myths About Tape Storage

Tape is a key component in the enterprise data center, and that will continue to be the case well into the future. If you're investigating new storage technologies for backup and archive needs, it's worth being able to discern fact from myth as you consider your options.

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Microsoft now forcing developers to force customers to upgrade. http://ping.fm/U8BcA
What was it today that encouraged so many nipple piercings?

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Well, if the posts are not going to go through, there's another way to do this . . .

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I'm too freaking tired to do it right.

Brazil closes first quarter with 38.5 million broadband connection

4/20/2011 Digital Convergence - Telecom - Brazil/191-04-1-2011-10:35
Section: Telecom


Brazil closes first quarter with 38.5 million broadband connections



From the Newsroom:

The broadband access providers of fixed and mobile telecommunications services in Brazil reached 38.5 million in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 51.5% compared to the amount at the end of March 2010, according to survey by the Brazilian Association of Telecommunications (Telebrasil). With this figure, Brazil, according to international consultants, sits in eighth position in the global mobile broadband and in ninth place among the countries with the largest number of access lines.

In the fixed broadband access reached 14 million at the end of the quarter, an increase of 20.5% compared to March 2010. Since the mobile broadband connections - which include those offered through modems connecting to the Internet terminals and third generation (3G), such as smartphones - had an increase of 77.7%, jumping from 13.7 million to 24 4 million in the same period.

According to data consolidated by Informa 4G Americas and the organization at the end of 2010 Brazil, where they are connected 25 new broadband connections every minute, has been ranked as the Latin American country with the largest growth in mobile broadband and leading with 59% ranking access to this service in the region, followed by Argentina with 10%, Mexico, Colombia and 6%, 5%. This progress is even more evident when one notes that Brazil has 36% of the total base of mobile phones in Latin America.

The survey also shows that the Telebrasil the fixed broadband access (Multimedia Communication Services) in Brazil with speeds below 1Mbps are in decline. The faster connections over 2Mbps, already represent 20% of access and it is this age that saw the largest growth rate. Several providers are making investments for the introduction of ultravelocidades (high-speed?), with the implementation of projects for FTTH (Fiber to the Home).

The survey calculates that more than eight out of 10 connections in Brazil are in residence. One consequence of this expansion, according to the survey Telebrasil, is that 79% of households already have computers surfing the internet at high speed. The figures include fixed broadband connections and those offered through modems to access the mobile Internet.

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Christina Perri Reveals Sad Story Behind 'The Lonely' -- Exclusive Interview - AOL Music Blog http://ping.fm/FX3iA

Monday, April 18, 2011

You are having the eerie feeling that you've already read this remark in a dream.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Republican Government: Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures

. . . minds of the strongest and most active powers for their proper objects fall below mediocrity and labour without effect, if confined to uncongenial pursuits. And it is thence to be inferred, that the results of human exertion may be immensely increased by diversifying its objects. When all the different kinds of industry obtain in a community, each individual can find his proper element, and can call into activity the whole vigour of his nature. And the community is benefitted by the services of its respective members, in the manner, in which each can serve it with most effect. -- Republican Government: Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures http://bit.ly/gmgjMv

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Saturday, April 09, 2011

Configuration Management should work just like automatic backup.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The firmness became meaningless and indistinguishable, and there was devastation within the chasm.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Facebook http://ping.fm/0sYqw
Adobe Photoshop Elements v.9.0 - 1 User http://ping.fm/kulIM
Do You Think That Facebook Can Be The Cause Of Your Anxiety? « Reflections by Ron Schenone http://ping.fm/WT7bJ

Thursday, March 24, 2011

To Surrealist Party Leaders: (1) "Qadhaffi must go" interprets actions of The Libyan Majority; (2) Fighter jets make an good strait jacket.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The UFO Report: Recent News

In 1952-1953, the CIA formed the Robertson Panel in direct response to President Truman's orders to make recommendations to the Air Force on how to handle the UFO “problem.” The formation of this panel came to later be known as Project Bluebook. The panel was headed by Dr. H. P. Robertson, a physicist of the California Institute of Technology, and included various physicists, meteorologists, and engineers, and one astronomer (Hynek). The Robertson Panel first met on January 14, 1953 in order to formulate a response to the overwhelming public interest in UFOs.

Read more at Suite101: The UFO Report: Recent News http://ping.fm/ynDmE

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Why are Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Eggbutt Snaffle bits so expensive?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Avril Lavigne Bandaids: The Best Damn Avril Lavigne Fansite http://ping.fm/kP2hO

Friday, March 18, 2011

We like to think of ourselves as adventurous, but few realize that settling for safety and comfort is still settling.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I'm everywhere and nowhere: I went to the one in robes who was at the door to get off the circle and he asked, "Don't you live on Mass AV?"

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Microsoft Windows started in September of 1981 with a project named "Interface Manager," shown to a disbelieving public on 10 November 1983.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Freakin' missed Jimmy Kimmel: I can't believe it!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Socnets can't hold my interest today: The feeling is like having bees inside my head.

La petite mort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

female orgasm is associated with decreased blood flow in the orbitofrontal cortex, a part of the brain that is crucial for behavioural control

This was posted on Wikipedia as further clarification (disambiguation) of "la petite morte" in both sexual and non-sexual senses, but I thought it may serve in some way to explain what many women have told me about impulse control and "bonding" in sexual relationships. Some have characterized it with a loss of impulse control, and mention is also made of the role of oxytocin as it relates to orgasm, pair bonding, social recognition, anxiety and maternal behaviors.

Anybody else think that the IRS got Mardi Gras and Easter mixed up?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I can't get my lines right: This isinglass is getting too thick.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Put your arms around me and I'm home ;)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Avril Lavigne Album http://bit.ly/h5uexL
Oh, Baby! I'm feeling the slyness pressure.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Being a hired gun isn't romantic: It's either monotonous, revolting or you're critiqued on style rather than principle. But I love freedom.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Guy Kawasaki: About Guy http://ping.fm/AsJdh
Happy Birthday, International Women! Yes, I know it opens the door . . .

Sunday, March 06, 2011

quickening - Wiktionary http://ping.fm/kksLc
No white picket fence, but they still get a fair trial: http://bit.ly/eWI77c

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Characters Who Say What The Audience Is Thinking

Joss Whedon, in particular, has a great talent for lacing his shows and movies with smart-aleck rebels who provide a running commentary. His characters are often hyper-aware of the weird, outlandish situations they find themselves in.

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In Defense of C.S. Lewis- Beliefnet.com

does having characters say "darkies" make Lewis racist? He was, after all, employing language then in common parlance�and placing it in the mouths of the wicked. "Many older books contain race or gender references discordant to modern ears," John G. West Jr., a co-editor of "The C. S. Lewis Reader's Encyclopedia," told me recently. "We don't stop reading Twain or Darwin because they used racial terms no author uses today."

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Bible - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There is no single Bible, and both the individual books (Biblical canon), their contents and their order vary between denominations. Mainstream Judaism divides the Tanakh into 24 books, while a minority stream of Judaism, the Samaritans, accepts only five. The 24 texts of the Hebrew Bible are divided into 39 books in Christian Old Testaments, and complete Christian Bibles range from the 66 books of the Protestant canon to the 81 books in the Ethiopian Orthodox Bible.[2]

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This is not a good day to choose a funny status. Sorry about your shoes: It's not as though I swallowed them.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

*feels betrayed by the adenoids he saved from many eager scalpels*
*feels betrayed by the adenoids he saved from many eager scalpels*

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Can you decode it? http://bit.ly/flddk3
Save me. Clients want me to work on cam. Regulate Human Resource Departments: There must be a lot of misconduct http://bit.ly/gZngpS
There are entities, places, deeds, fuels and tools that you embrace, those that you reject or discard and some you allow to accumulate.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Posts Aren't Getting Here

I'm trying to send posts to this blog from a variety of sources, but for some reason it's not working.  The curious thing is that it worked before and I've done nothing to change it.  I did notice that some methods 'expired' with the excuse that permissions were no longer set (likely because of cookies, though I haven't checked).  Anyway, I thought I'd try a normal, old-fashioned post to see how it comes out.  

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Violence of Theory and Practice

There are natural forces in the construction of an ideal that influence every belief system, whether that system is religion, political ideology or simply guideline and policy. There must be some form held pure and guided so that there may be a practice, which will invariably mutate into species that will be denounced and rejected by the body of proponency for the original ideal.

The reason for this duality is that some rationale must exist for the formulation of individual components, all of which must unite to form a virtually seamless whole. Both the wholeness and the seamlessness are illusory, a necessary feature that makes the finished product appear as though conceived in completeness as a "brainchild" like a Mozart Symphony. But to the human mind, credibility is a function of this pristine and inviolable condition, the immaculate conception of every great notion.

There will be a form of "practice" in the field, though, that will be gritty and rude, with all the features of a creature that evolves with a need to survive. The ideal will be adapted to match the character of the terrain in which this belief system must live. In arrid climes, it will retain a freshness that soothes the organs and organisms which it supports, where it is cold, it will provide warmth; where there is little stimulation the belief system will produce characteristics that nourish its subscribers.

The guardians of purity will assume one stance, defending the delicate crystalline suspension of frozen time wherein the kernel was originally conceived, and the staunch practitioners will fight for the species whose familiarity and comfort has sustained them through its adaptation to their applications. There will be the variety for the hunter-gatherers and nomads, there will be a form for the agrarian populations and the rooted settlers, there will be a rendition for the maritime cultures and any sufficiently advanced idea will shape itself around all other forms of practice where it can be applied.

In the way of example, if gardening were a religion, in some location where it is respected, there will be a central shrine: The location of this shrine itself may be a contested element because each population will want to own the source of its power, appoint its leaders and create its priesthooods. There will be an inevitable schism between the disparate bodies and the ways in which they communicate, which is also subject to weather and the demands of every cover type.

But let us say that one meditative capital where a gardening shrine is built might be London, where there would likely be an enormous Cathedral where claws, seeders and fertilizers surround a great golden trowel, a symbol in which so much value is invested that armed guards will be assigned to protect it and the social taboos against besmirching it will make hainous crimes of any offense that is an indication of disrespect for the great golden trowel.

The guardians of the ideal will surround the shrine and try to associate themselves with it both physically and intellectually: This is not to say that they are insincere; one must remember that the great golden trowel is not only the bread and butter of the gardening religion. The Great Golden Trowel will be a symbol of purity and goodness, poem and song will laud its virtues in a culture where great works of art are dedicated to it.

But the staunch practitioners will be the gardeners, whose tools are worn and bent, covered in the soil where they labor; this species of thought made pure through labor, this form embued with sanctity through habit and practice; the gardeners will adapt themselves to every conceivable environment where they may cultivate great stems and stalks or protect moss and lichens on some craggy cliff. The rituals will be specific to their needs and considered indispensible and necessary to all practitioners, whether it applies to their form of gardening or not. While the hallowed halls in London are polished to translucence, the implements in Mississippi will endearingly worn by the habits of the hands that manipulate them, filthy with the mud of whatever swamp or bog nourishes the flower of their art.

So when any religion, political ideology or policy grows to its production capacity, there will be a battle between those who tried to preserve its holy original form and those who manage its blessed gritty application. War is often inevitable: Humanity is characteristically poor at seeing its particular individual and social adaptations to the elements which limit them, and far more suited to a glorification of the attributes of its own practice that acknowledge the superiority of its sector of influence over the common "metademands" under which they must grunt and sweat. Their practice may be guided by weather, but it will not be the same weather; their habits may be formed by their terrain, the same Earth, but a different face thereof.

Somewhere in the midst of all this is the problem of communication: Occasionally understanding is achieved, however rare. While a certain basic symbology is agreed upon, there will be many varying interpretations that will confuse both priest and layperson alike: "Why must we examine every detai?" they will ask, "Is the trowel not universal?" The symbols of the discipline, the icon or the word is invested with meaning: With every practitioner, different semantics will be applied to the canon of the gardening religion.

In this struggle between purity and application, between theory and practice, whether acknowledged or denied by the body politic, there will be a point where principle is held above human life, and human life will fare very poorly. First it will be the individual, the sinner, the one who insults the trowel by the manner of his/her grasp, the force applied to the point or even whether there is a point to the trowel. Where there is one violator, there are associates, sympathizers, cohorts, organizers, dissenters and they will all eventually be prosecuted.

Everything is a matter of faith: We are born, we live, die and murder in accordance with our beliefs. For each of us there is a separate metric for purity and corruption but there will be some measures held pure and guided so that there may be a practice, which will invariably mutate into forms that will be denounced and rejected by the body of proponency for the original ideal.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

x22;Cupid" (1998) - IMDb user reviews

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Cancellation a bad move?, 20 July 2006
9/10
Author: Ernie Cordell (ernie.cordell@cdumail.com) from Washington, DC, USA

While I feel that my impressions of this work is generally aligned with the other proponents of its continuation, I would largely omit many of the superlatives praising its art, performance and collection of virtues.

I don't mean to attack the show in my criticism, I'd just like to try the understated defense of that collection of virtues. In doing so, I'd like to try to guess why it was cancelled. Sponsorship strikes me first and foremost: I would guess that whatever it was supposed to be selling, it didn't hit the market demographic or some other equally enlightening pseudoscientific ratings language. This strikes me of the sort of industry error that one might compare to pitching to one person and charging another. If you make a show that a lot of people seem to like, it doesn't make sense to complain that it doesn't sell enough lawn-mowers to the 50+ crowd; or maybe it's just me.

A more legitimate reason might seem to be that the show relied too heavily on the bubbly babbling of the Jeremy Piven character(s). It might seem, from a production viewpoint, that it would be too difficult to sustain that Dolly-Madison-a-la-Streisand tenor over a series of a number of shows. While part of me says, "While the people are still watching, who cares?" but my realistic side says that we do have to predict the future when we write, produce, direct and play in performance art. Further complicating the idea of sustaining the expected tension is the notion of suspending disbelief or finally deciding whether our "Cupid" is a Greek God or someone with a personality disorder.

Maybe one of the things that the show failed to accomplish is its intent that was reflected in an episode of the series "Bewitched" about a witch, in this case, who conjures up Benjamin Franklin. Evidently the disbelieving public of that imaginary world were ready to commit poor Benny until witch Samantha Stevens steps in to defend Franklin's antics as "reminders of Benjamin Franklin's great deeds" whether he were a counterfeit Benjamin or not. While difficult to sustain throughout a series, a previous incarnation of "Relationship Rescue" might be to pay attention to a present-day interpretation of another, possibly slower-moving civilization's attitudes toward love and romance.

Whether a real "Cupid" or "Eros" would espouse the sanitized semi-serious sitcom alternative to pop psychology relationship advice is rather immaterial. After all, it is not a serious contrast of 20th century head-shrinking against Golden-Age Grecian attitudes on romance, it is an appeal to look at issues we consider agonizingly complex and idealize them into a simplicity we can digest. An irony that may have been lost on a big part of the audience is that this is both a goal of "science" and the more "holistic" approaches reflected in the modernized presentation of a Greek God's practical common sense.

Was it a bad move to cancel the show? I believe it was -- not so much because it was such stunningly good art -- but maybe because it could have been if effort were given to sustaining the mood and supporting the premise. If I might make a bad and clichéd comparison, it is as though the advice on romance were wholly missed by those who originally promoted it: They loved it enough to commit in the beginning, but they lacked the perspicacity to dedicate time and effort to solving the problems that may have plagued it in some projected future.

The pathology reminds me of current publishing policies: A good story told well isn't enough; we want the name recognition up front so that we don't have to cultivate a good thing.

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Monday, February 07, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal

As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. USA.gov also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Too Freud to Rock'n'Roll, Too Jung to Care

A living part of me is encoded herein to be embedded in the collective unconscious as the archetype which builds tunnels between our dreams.

I'm Only Following Orders

Wordle: The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, 6.18-6.53

Monday, January 17, 2011

What Happened To Abstraction Of Lower-Level Function?

I keep running into "system-dependent" operations in programming languages.

I can understand if some "high-level assemblers" want to maintain a direct hardware approach to coding, but those that have carried the misnomer "third-generation language" should be based on standards which make common native operations accessible to the "higher level" programming languages.

It seems reasonable to me that what is often called a "hardware abstraction layer" have common functions within it for a more complete control of what might otherwise be considered a "low-level operation." It makes no sense to have different software platforms behaving differently, using different functions to control functions common to all platforms. We still plan to have keyboards, pointer devices, displays, etc., don't we?

If we are going to let a hardware abstraction layer intervene between the program and the disk-drive device, where did the notion go that would have us derive a data-storage device from a generic device that could have a form that would be a disk? What of the idea that it should make no difference to the higher-level language program code whether the data sink were a disk, memory or some network device? Why should this be true of a disk, but not of a keyboard, display or pointer?

Are we just giving up on principles of modelling so that we can continue to bicker about the superiority of one operating system or another? So the flame wars based on behavior we insist on continuing can continue, blaming one chip manufacturer or another for what we have imposed at higher levels of design?

Hey, I'm just askin' here, yanno?

Monday, January 10, 2011

You Might Want To Read This via @Karen Long

A friend posted this on another site. Normally I don't care so much about privacy issues, but this one I took the time to remove myself from.

There's a site called spokeo.com that's a new online USA phone book w/personal information: everything from pics you've posted on FB or web, your approx credit score, home value, income, age. Remove yourself by searching your name, find the URL of your page, then go to the bottom right corner of the page and click on the Privacy button to remove yourself. Copy & re-post so your FB friends are aware.

I went to check this out. This is the real deal. I removed my two main email accounts. Its scary. My main account showed a birds eye view of my house. This is an open blog. Share this with your friends. You need to know.
To remove your self.
1.Go to the website. www.spokeo.com
2.Type in your email address.
3. Copy the URL at the top of the page.
4. Scroll to the bottom and hit privacy.
5. Paste the URL you just copied into the box and type in the security code.
6. It will give you instructios to go to your email to complete removal. YOU MUST DO THIS!!!

Once you have clicked to finish removal your email will be removed from the site as well as your personal information. If you have more than one email you had better do them all.

More info - http://ping.fm/MdzJk

You Might Want To Read This via @Karen Long

A friend posted this on another site. Normally I don't care so much about privacy issues, but this one I took the time to remove myself from.

There's a site called spokeo.com that's a new online USA phone book w/personal information: everything from pics you've posted on FB or web, your approx credit score, home value, income, age. Remove yourself by searching your name, find the URL of your page, then go to the bottom right corner of the page and click on the Privacy button to remove yourself. Copy & re-post so your FB friends are aware.

I went to check this out. This is the real deal. I removed my two main email accounts. Its scary. My main account showed a birds eye view of my house. This is an open blog. Share this with your friends. You need to know.
To remove your self.
1.Go to the website. www.spokeo.com
2.Type in your email address.
3. Copy the URL at the top of the page.
4. Scroll to the bottom and hit privacy.
5. Paste the URL you just copied into the box and type in the security code.
6. It will give you instructios to go to your email to complete removal. YOU MUST DO THIS!!!

Once you have clicked to finish removal your email will be removed from the site as well as your personal information. If you have more than one email you had better do them all.

More info - http://ping.fm/MdzJk

You Might Want To Read This via @Karen Long

A friend posted this on another site. Normally I don't care so much about privacy issues, but this one I took the time to remove myself from.

There's a site called spokeo.com that's a new online USA phone book w/personal information: everything from pics you've posted on FB or web, your approx credit score, home value, income, age. Remove yourself by searching your name, find the URL of your page, then go to the bottom right corner of the page and click on the Privacy button to remove yourself. Copy & re-post so your FB friends are aware.

I went to check this out. This is the real deal. I removed my two main email accounts. Its scary. My main account showed a birds eye view of my house. This is an open blog. Share this with your friends. You need to know.
To remove your self.
1.Go to the website. www.spokeo.com
2.Type in your email address.
3. Copy the URL at the top of the page.
4. Scroll to the bottom and hit privacy.
5. Paste the URL you just copied into the box and type in the security code.
6. It will give you instructios to go to your email to complete removal. YOU MUST DO THIS!!!

Once you have clicked to finish removal your email will be removed from the site as well as your personal information. If you have more than one email you had better do them all.

More info - http://ping.fm/NjjUh

You Might Want To Read This via @Karen Long

A friend posted this on another site. Normally I don't care so much about privacy issues, but this one I took the time to remove myself from.

There's a site called spokeo.com that's a new online USA phone book w/personal information: everything from pics you've posted on FB or web, your approx credit score, home value, income, age. Remove yourself by searching your name, find the URL of your page, then go to the bottom right corner of the page and click on the Privacy button to remove yourself. Copy & re-post so your FB friends are aware.

I went to check this out. This is the real deal. I removed my two main email accounts. Its scary. My main account showed a birds eye view of my house. This is an open blog. Share this with your friends. You need to know.
To remove your self.
1.Go to the website. www.spokeo.com
2.Type in your email address.
3. Copy the URL at the top of the page.
4. Scroll to the bottom and hit privacy.
5. Paste the URL you just copied into the box and type in the security code.
6. It will give you instructios to go to your email to complete removal. YOU MUST DO THIS!!!

Once you have clicked to finish removal your email will be removed from the site as well as your personal information. If you have more than one email you had better do them all.

More info - http://ping.fm/NjjUh