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Cool idea with no verbs

From Neatorama’s own post about a story without verbs, inspiration. Otherwise, none at all. Too short a night, too long a day, too empty a mind, too empty a blog post. But, no! 365 days of posts! Yes!

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Hey, that’s MY picture!

Look what I found on I Can Has Cheezburger just now: My “black cat crossing path” photo, now wiff kapshun. So I sent them this e-mail: Hi! This is my photograph. I did let a student use it for a collage, and I guess somebody found it and LOLCatted it (is LOLCat a verb? It […]

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P(h)unny physics

I rediscovered an old favorite, User Friendly, and started poking around in the archives. I came across this: I got the joke/pun and laughed out loud, but then I started wondering what a brane actually was so I went a-lookin’ (using define:”whatever” you need defined without the “” in Google’s search box) and found this […]

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Outstanding origami

Check out Robert J. Lang’s origami sculptures. That’s the best way I have of describing an entire world of figures each made from a single, folded sheet of paper. A couple samples of Lang’s stunning work – a carp and a wasp:

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Bloggie Award winners have been announced

I’m not necessarily in touch with everyone else so I did not pick all the winners. I did pick some winners, though: best web application for weblogs Blogger. best canadian weblog – The Redneck Mommy I enjoy this blog so it’ll continue to be a regular read. best photography of a weblog – I Can […]

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Flatulence in computing

Wondering what to post today (so I stay daily), the Universe Internet gave me this gem: Find and Replace Text with FART Which concluded with: FART is a free download for Windows only. I guess we Mac users have to eat beans. (Not to criticize Lifehacker, where I found the above; my sense of humor […]

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Tossing my name around the ‘net

Go here to see me casually spreading my unique name around the internet. Actually, I wasn’t expecting to see my name in full. Don’t know what I was expecting. At least I won’t mind if and when Google coughs this up when someone searches for “Keera Ann Fox”. And, if you want to see more […]

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The definition of "local"

Paula has noted that widgets suck at local geography. I told her that at least she’s within driving distance of her supposed geographical location. There are widgets that insist I am posting from Oslo’s old airport, Fornebu. Now, I know my ISP (Norway’s largest because that’s the way we did things back in the 90’s […]

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Bloggie Awards

(This is the sort of activity that goes good with a cup of coffee.) It’s the annual Bloggie Awards. I’m not nominated. I happen to know a nominee and so, while voting for her, I have decided to vote in all the categories. I am now checking all the nominees in all the categories, making […]

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Whoops! Learned something!

I read the Bad Astronomy blog, mainly because it’s fun to know the correct thing about something. Like the fact that our planet (Earth, in case you were wondering) is not the only planet to experience solar eclipses. Saturn does, too, by virtue of being so far away, that its moons appear bigger than the […]

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Instead of writing

on my novel, I’ve let myself be distracted by Google sets (via Paula. The trick is to do as Paula did, and ignore Google’s example of a set. I entered “cat” and “angels” and got a list of things that fly, including “cars” (must be the DeLorean) and “Buddha”. (I’m sure cat + angel = […]

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Ack, trivial pursuit!

I’m supposed to be writing a novel. So what happens? My curiosity, as usual, gets the better of me and I end up delightedly poking around in this map and blogpost. So Rivendell was in Norway… That puts an interesting slant on things. And in other news: The Indians almost had a state. I didn’t […]

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Some stuff to think about

Recent surfing that caught my attention: “Married women do more of the housework” Men who are merely living together with their girlfriends, help out more. Studies about what happens after a long-term live-in arrangement becomes marriage have not been done. (Do them!) “Orchids may have been trampled on by T. Rex” (Bad, Rex, bad!) A […]

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More yr

Sravana and I have been having a discussion about using the new Norwegian weather website, yr.no, mentioned in my last post. She noted some oddnesses and I’ve noted them, too, but it is hard to tell if this is intentional or a bug. The site is still in beta. So for those of you who […]

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Cloud and Sun, meet Moon

Norway’s main broadcasting company (wholly government operated) and Norway’s meteorological institute have joined forces and produced a new website, with animated maps and stuff. It’s still in beta, but I’m finding it a rather fascinating alternative to the institute’s own pages. I can search for my own little neck of the woods, Fyllingsdalen. I am […]

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Feeding time

Some of my favorite reads don’t update daily. I don’t, either. I don’t mind the daily checking of blogs that update maybe every 2 or 3 days, but thanks to you guys who let it go a week or more before finally remembering you have a blog and a reader, I have taken the dive […]

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Cleaning out my surf-box

I have a folder in my mail application, labelled “surf” into which goes e-mails containing links to sites to read or explore later. Most of the mails are from myself to myself. Here are some gems worth sharing: It’s not what you plan to do that comes first, it’s what you’re willing to give up […]