October 31, 2005

Seven Minutes In...

Seven minutes in a different place,
footfalls on a foreign street,
the random sounds that make a life,
for another you.

Posted by rory at 11:15 AM

October 28, 2005

IRCsome Iranian

*** Mahmoud (mahmi@theboss.gov.ir) has joined #world
*** BabyServ sets mode: +o Mahmoud
<Mahmoud> Yo!
<Mahmoud> WIPE ISRAEL OFF THE MAP!!!111!!!!
<TonyB>wtf?
<Ch1r4c>OMG d00d!?
<MaD-Diba> *sigh*
<SaebErekat>FFS n00b, you gonna ruin it for all of us!
<B0bMugabs> *mumble* bloody colonialist *grumble* Tony se ma se... *fume*
<Mahmoud>PSYCH! I was only kidding, FFS you fewls get so effing offended
by everything I say, n00bs!


Thanks, Devalicious.

Posted by rory at 12:20 PM

October 27, 2005

muziq.co.za

muziq.co.za is an attempt to turn music into shareware.

Posted by rory at 09:17 AM

October 26, 2005

Bum heat

There are few things more terrible in this world, than sitting down on a seat, that is warm, and that was not warmed by your bottom.

Posted by rory at 01:14 PM

The point of Google Print

"Imagine sitting at your computer and, in less than a second, searching the full text of every book ever written. Imagine an historian being able to instantly find every book that mentions the Battle of Algiers. Imagine a high school student in Bangladesh discovering an out-of-print author held only in a library in Ann Arbor. Imagine one giant electronic card catalog that makes all the world's books discoverable with just a few keystrokes by anyone, anywhere, anytime."

Commentary from Eric Schmidt, on the point of Google Print.

Posted by rory at 12:22 PM

October 24, 2005

Loquacious

Word of the Day for Monday October 24, 2005

loquacious \loh-KWAY-shuhs\, adjective:
1. Very talkative.
2. Full of excessive talk; wordy.

The meeting went on for hours, accommodating loquacious bores who were each allowed their say.
--Andrew Sullivan, "Gay Life, Gay Death," [1]The New Republic, December 17, 1990

In drawing a sharp contrast with the loquacious Ginsburg, her new lawyers appeared for just a few moments and said virtually nothing to reporters before retreating into the building.
--Peter Baker, "Lewinsky Replaces Ginsburg," [2]Washington
Post, June 3, 1998
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Loquacious comes from Latin loquax, "talkative," from loqui, "to speak."

References

1. http://www.thenewrepublic.com/
2. http://www.washingtonpost.com/

Dictionary.com Entry and Pronunciation

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=9&q=loquacious

Posted by rory at 03:40 PM

October 06, 2005

Losing the pig

How to make a pig's ear of defending democracy.

Posted by rory at 01:34 PM

October 03, 2005

Fed

Surf to http://translate.google.com/translate_t and type: my mom is nice and cool.

Translate it from English to Spanish.

Then copy the Spanish translation and translate it from Spanish to English.

Posted by rory at 11:58 AM