Archive for the 'plagarism' Category

Before a bath

‍‍כ״ט שבט ה׳ תשע״ג - Friday, February 8th, 2013

What then is the value of a dialectic of intertextual reference?  Pretension, maybe, certainly true at times, but usually a charge from the illiterate egoist.  Validation, (either or both) establishing the credentials (of entry, consideration, engagement) of the author and a guarded gate in the name of esotericism – only the chapter headings, and not before anyone save the rare meritorious ear.  Perhaps it is the popular version of the latter; a method of revered scholars as emulated by followers, granted prestige as dialect, but stripped of its mysterious functionality, or at least lowered to code switching of a sort – putatively “Number 34″; “You didn’t tell it right” or conversely(!), a popular register – “at Tanagra” – that the cautious scholar imbued with new functionality to suit his exclusionary purpose.  In all of these, it could merely be the value of time vs. space, the efficacy of a cultural lookup table, or (perhaps as exactly here) where there is no common understanding as drawing upon diversity in basic references from often mutually exclusive groupings.  If then, if me(?), then a smattering of all, and Google and critical notes and if kind and of a popular mindset, href, remedies much.


‍‍כ״ט תשרי ה׳ תשע״ב - Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

A bit of fun in LEGO blocks. Old, but I wanted the original site (I hope it is) to get the link.

The dumbing of ‘merica.

‍‍י״ד טבת ה׳ תשס״ט - Friday, January 9th, 2009

For fuck’s sake, it’s bad enough you wreck the KJV, but seriously?
I mean, Jews go through the bother of making these wonderful texts, some nice goyim translate them reasonably well, and then the evil goyishe masses have to ruin them.

Well maybe Prussian Blue can put it in song form. Oh, wait…

Writing for the sake of writing.

‍‍כ״ט כסלו ה׳ תשס״ט - Friday, December 26th, 2008

Recently, it seems that I’ve been bitten by the writing bug once more – not that you’d know from the dearth of posts or the cliched metaphor in this very sentence.  Be that as it may, I find myself writing once more, and often prefer a computer to pen and paper as I am given to editing in place.   It’s just my way.

I’ve been looking at editors geared to little distraction for a while and considered the obvious – the obvious to me – such as lyx and vim but neither seemed to turn my Ubuntu running EeePC 701 into the full screen editor / typewriter emulator I was looking for.  I remembered a recent Slashdot thread – recent being almost a year ago(!) – inspired by a New York Times article discussing this very problem.  Amongst the recommendations was a program called Writeroom, a stripped down full screen editor presented in green on black glory. Writeroom, however, is an OS/X program, which meant I was still without a solution.

Apparently, in the time between that story and my latest bout of scrivenery inclinations, an enterprising and kind soul released an open source Python based clone: PyRoom.  Even better, he maintains Fedora and Ubuntu repositories, sparing me from the annoying maintenance involved with tarballed binaries.  I’m just putting the program through its paces, but it looks to be precisely what I was looking for – a simple full screen keyboard oriented writing implement designed to minimize  distractions and maximize writing.

If you have been looking for a solution to the same problem, it is worth the few minutes it takes to add the repo and install.

Historical Piracy Warning Parody

‍‍י״ז אב ה׳ תשס״ח - Sunday, August 17th, 2008