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Surreal it Hurts

For a good laugh (or reason to be even more depressed), check out the so-called “triple-aught-dot-com” domain sale, www.000.com (404 link removed 2014/02/14), which makes no apologies for its blatant capitalistic piggishness. Seriously, it’s no joke when somebody is asking “…$500,000 U.S. (firm) on a first come basis” for a domain name. But then again, “the name itself has an extraordinary advantage in alphabetized site listings,” and after all, “the three zeros makes it an excellent choice to be used as a PDA or WAP portal for the wireless web” — so it’s all good, right? Read more »

Creative Writing Exercise, Part 1

A Hemingway scene1 written in the style of Borges: I noticed the labyrinth of trees on my left, it appeared as a mysterious maze. I watched as the infinite trees erased the endless fields, and marveled at the ancient, unearthed bonsai tree. I imagined the raging storm that had ripped it from the ground, forcing it back into the bamboo grove. I thought about how its roots were now swirling with dirt, each tiny rock a microcosm of solar systems, as conceived by Hung Pham Lu, the great astronomer. I stared blankly as my mind wandered, transforming the multitude of […] Read more »

Creative Writing Exercise, Part 2

A Borges1 scene written in the style of Hemingway: Nick looked for his explanation. He reached into his pack and easily remembered. It felt good. Nick knew the answer. It is not complete. It is not untrue. The answer looked like a big picture of everything, just like Jenkins had said. Nick remembered Jenkins. It had been a long time since he had seen him. Jenkins was not like Bill and John. They said the answer was plain and ordinary. They said the answer was ordinary time. Nick didn’t believe them. He believed Jenkins. Jenkins believed in plenty of different […] Read more »

Pink Floyd Discography

Pink Floyd 2005 Reunion In celebration of the 2005 Reunion, please look back your note: Pink Floyd: Roger Waters David Gilmour Nick Mason Richard Wright Pink Floyd Discography 05/1967 – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Psychedelic soundscapes and lyrical insanity. 06/1968 – A Saucerful of Secrets Experimental psychedelica and more lyrical insanity. 07/1969 – More (Film Score) Intense and contemplative film score. 10/1969 – Ummagumma (2-Disc Set) Electric, flowing live disc and experimental, explorative studio disc. 01/1970 – Zabriskie Point (Film Score) Diverse collection of absolute Floyd treasures. 10/1970 – Atom Heart Mother Orchestrated psychedelica and thematic experimental […] Read more »

PHP Notes Plus

Here are some basic PHP expressions and statements for ez reference.. Common Statements: “\n” = new line “\t” = tab “\r” = carriage return “\$” = dollar sign “\”” = double quote Example usage: “\n\t<category>$category->cat_name</category>” echo ‘<!– Category LiveBookmarks Plugin by Monzilla Media ( monzilla.biz ) –>’ . “\n”; echo “\n\t<!– Pink Floyd ” . ” Meddle –>\n\n”; echo Multiple Lines of Code echo <<<END … line of code … … line of code … … line of code … END; Example usage (this plugin (404 link removed 2013/10/15) code effectively inserts the given CSS rule into the head region […] Read more »

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