Category Archives: Internet & Blogging

Caveat: Typepad broke my heart (and, not incidentally, broke my blog) today.

I found out today that my blog host, Typepad, has altered a functionality upon which I have relied heavily. I have, for the last 4 years, been hosting all my pictures "off-site" relative to the blog. This helps me keep … Continue reading

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Caveat: Old School Blog

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Caveat: rich in entropy

We live in a weird era. Entropy has become a kind of commodity in and of itself. In all this messing around with my new server… with trying out new things and tinkering with it all… well, of course I … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poem #600

my nam yu noalligayturi want tu etea mungki, shur,or stoodents, yum,in ther nise hausbut meenwile thoi lik the maus – This poem is in a completely new form, recently emergent from internet memedom, called "bredlik." In fact it's a pretty … Continue reading

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Caveat: Geofictician

I decided to start a separate blog on my new website. There is a long history of me creating new "blogs" for one specific purpose or another. The longest-lived of my alternate blogs was the one I maintained for my … Continue reading

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Caveat: Logofication

I designed a "logo" for my new website, this morning. The drawing is not really original – it's a free-hand consolidation of several images found online. For all that, I'm moderately pleased with the result, as a first draft. I'm … Continue reading

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Caveat: more hackings

Lately, I feel like I've been "on a roll" with respect to technical undertakings. And meanwhile, my creative efforts have been falling painfully flat. So I've shifted my efforts in my free time from creative work (writing, my geofictions, etc.) … Continue reading

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Caveat: and, but no

This made me laugh, quite a bit. First they came for the verbs, and I said nothing, because verbing weirds languageThen they arrival for the nouns, and I speech nothing, because no verbsThen they for the descriptive, and I silent … Continue reading

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Caveat: Glorious Days of the Internet, Episode 235,654,534

The scene and the problem: We are doing last-minute prep for our talent show. Grace is doing some stage practicing with a group of her students, and she tells me, "I really need a fart sound for this play." The … Continue reading

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Caveat: Post-5000

This is my blog's 5000th post. Do you feel the excitement? It's palpable. Or something. To celebrate, here is a new video from wacky robot-dancer Genki Sudo and his group, World Order. What I'm listening to right now. World Order, … Continue reading

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Caveat: Aan­ga­jaar­naq­tu­li­uq­tu­qa­qat­ta­li­lauq­si­mann­git­ti­am­ma­ri­ru­lung­niq­pal­lii­la­in­nau­ja­qa­tau­na­su­&&­an­naaq­tum­ma­ri­a­luu­va­li­lauq­si­ma­&&a­pik­ka­lu­ar­mi­jun­ga­lit­t

This satirical article at SpeculativeGrammarian explains why twitter is not a good idea for the fine residents of Nunavut. I actually have no idea if the Inuit phrases cited are authentic or instead just satirical inventions. The word/sentence "Aan­ga­jaar­naq­tu­li­uq­tu­qa­qat­ta­li­lauq­si­mann­git­ti­am­ma­ri­ru­lung­niq­pal­lii­la­in­nau­ja­qa­tau­na­su­&&­an­naaq­tum­ma­ri­a­luu­va­li­lauq­si­ma­&&a­pik­ka­lu­ar­mi­jun­ga­lit­tau­ruuq" has … Continue reading

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Caveat: When the rivers freeze and summer ends

I posted this song quite some time ago (more than 5 years). I'm posting again because the video link at the old posting "rotted" (the so-called "link-rot" problem that long-lived blogs have), and anyway I never posted the lyrics in … Continue reading

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Caveat: the shining Big-Cheez-Burger

Apparently Longfellow's poem, "The Song of Hiawatha" has been rewritten in a LOLcat version (LOLcat, for those unaware, is a kind of internet 'meme' – i.e. a faddish and famous complex of behaviors, images and what might be called internet … Continue reading

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Caveat: A piracy of convenience

I have evolved a pattern as far as acquiring new music. I follow leads of things I'm interested in to youtube. Most anything can be found there, uploaded by somebody.  There are free online web services that quickly "grab" the … Continue reading

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Caveat: depanoramification

There once was an online photo-hosting service called Panoramio. I never used it much, but I liked it because it had the ability to link one's photos directly to googlemaps – the photos could be geolocated, and seen by others. … Continue reading

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Caveat: HTML Geekery

This web page is utterly useless, and to most it will seem unimpressive, but it is intriguing from a programmer's point of view, since it is simply a web page and not, strictly speaking, an animation. It is a kind … Continue reading

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Caveat: Facing Your Listeners When You Speak

Sometimes people ask me why I quit being an active user on the facebook. Sometimes I even think to myself about returning, because there definitely are benefits to the platform, and I know I miss some important interactions with friends, … Continue reading

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Caveat: the internet let me down

I had one of my "low tech" Sundays, I guess. I was tired of looking at the internet and tried to avoid it today. What I'm listening to right now. This morning, anyway, when I started to prepare this blog-post, … Continue reading

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Caveat: like God’s own Mentos and Diet Coke

A blogger who blogs under the pseudonym Patrick Non-White recently channeled William S. Burroughs pretending to be Donald Trump. He writes as if Trump had hit upon the idea of running for president while doing bong hits with his friends. … Continue reading

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Caveat: <html>37 years of markup</html>

I had this weird realization, over the weekend, as I did some little thing on my computer, that I have been hacking around with HTML for more than 20 years, now. I was first exposed to HTML in maybe 1994, when … Continue reading

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