News Break

Well, I’m back to my usual blogging schedule. As many of you will know, I took a break over the holidays. I decided that this year, I would have a stress-free holiday. So I did all my shopping early, I did very little cooking, and I took a break from everything, including my writing and blogging. Continue reading

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April’s Random Sites

Every month I will pick 5 totally random words, put them all together, google them, and post the results. I am doing this for no sane reason – I just thought it might be fun.

This month’s words are: repetition thrust lowering camera breakfast.

This yielded 180,000 results.

Site Number One

The top post on the first page is about a GPS Field Trip to Yellowstone National Park and Surrounding Areas. It is written in blog/diary format and is somewhat interesting to read.

http://www.gps.caltech.edu/MagLab/fieldtrips/yellowstone2005/

Site Number 2

The top post on page number 10 is ‘Gaming Pathology’. This is a blog about computer games. The sub-text states ‘Piles of Games, Copious Free Time, No Standards’.

http://games.multimedia.cx/?s=defunct

Site Number 3

The top post on page 19 is a PDF document entitled ‘The Ojibwa Dance Drum: It’s History and Construction’. Interesting if you’re into that kind of thing.

http://www.sil.si.edu/smithsoniancontributions/Folklife/pdf_lo/SCFS-0002.pdf

Site Number 4

The top post on page 28 ‘Strictly Film School’. The page I landed on was about a New York Film Festival and it was actually quite interesting.

http://www.filmref.com/journal/archives/new_york_film_festival/

Site Number 5

The top post for page 37 is ‘Gentleman Ranters: The Last Pub in Fleet Street’. The page I landed on is from September 2009. This site is quite interesting, and my pick of the month.

http://www.gentlemenranters.com/september_2009_144.html

5 Totally Random Sites

Every month I will pick 5 totally random words, put them all together, google them, and post the results. I am doing this for no sane reason – I just thought it might be fun.

This month’s words are: representation talk par duplicate microwave

This yielded 496,000 results.

Site number 1

The top post on the first page is IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The page I landed on was for a paper appearing in: Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, IEEE. Unfortunately, you have to subscribe to view the full text.

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/login.jsp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fiel5%2F7260%2F25837%2F01146701.pdf%3Farnumber%3D1146701&authDecision=-203

Site number 2

The top post on page 10 seems to be a random list of words in alphabetical order. Anyone with writer’s block may wish to click this link.

http://lcwo.net/misc/words-en.txt

Site number 3

The top post on page 19 is titled Copyfight: The Politics of IP. According to their spiel they are ‘doing the real-world work in the battle to restore traditional balance to intellectual property law–at the front lines of what I’ve been calling “the copyfight.’ A noble cause to be sure. This site is fairly plain, but it is also fairly informative. Worth a look.

http://copyfight.corante.com/donna.shtml

Site number 4

The top post on page 28 is a PDF document entitled ‘Bell’s Law for the Birth and Death
of Computer Classes’ by Gordon Bell. It appears to be a scanned copy of a magazine and might be of interest to those in the industry.

http://www.ieee.org/portal/cms_docs_societies/sscs/PrintEditions/200810.pdf

Site number 5

The top post on page 28 is a personal blog called ‘Inner Diablog’. It covers a range of subjects but seems to have gone moved to blogger in 2004. The posts are long enough to sink your teeth into but not so long that they grind. I have included both links below.

http://www.antigua-guatemala.com/blogs/2004b/

http://innerdiablog.blogspot.com/