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Archive for April 2008

"Ghoti" before Shaw

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Now traced back to before he was even born.

MetaFilter's take on the Shakespearean "Pulp Fiction"

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See thou mine own coin-purse? It hath upon it written "Foul Oedipus."

Shakespeare's Pulp Fiction

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JULES presses his knife to BRETT's throat
J: Speak 'What' again! Thou cur, cry 'What' again!
I dare thee utter 'What' again but once!
I dare thee twice and spit upon thy name!
Now, paint for me a portraiture in words,
If thou hast any in thy head but 'What',
Of Marsellus Wallace!
B: He is dark.
J: Aye, and what more?
B: His head is shaven bald.
J: Has he the semblance of a harlot?
B: What?
JULES strikes and BRETT cries out
J: Has he the semblance of a harlot?
B: Nay!
J: Then why didst thou attempt to bed him thus?

By Kevin Pease

Machine Tags @ Flickr

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Saved this link in January 2007 and expected a wave of imitators, but haven't heard much about it since, though I think del.icio.us uses something similar. Interesting, anyway: piggyback on the tag space with system identifiers like "filetype:mp3" or "geo:[lat],[long]" or "user:[username]".

Cookie Monster Searches Deep Within Himself and Asks: Is Me Really Monster?

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Me know. Me have problem.

Me love cookies. Me tend to get out of control when me see cookies. ...

Google App Engine

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Sounds fantastic, plus:

Every Google App Engine application can use up to 500MB of persistent storage and enough bandwidth and CPU for 5 million monthly page views.

This is more CPU than you could expect to get from a cheap Dreamhost account etc., and presumably more reliable.

Inebriate! Audiobook: "Trunk and Disorderly" by Charles Stross

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Fantastic free audio-novelette, like science-fiction Wodehouse as read by the tipsy shade of Vincent Price.

Small things, links and miscellany, sparkling with light. Sam's tumblelog.