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Türkei,Türkiye and WordPress 22nd of August, 2007 POST·MERIDIEM 03:36

Meant to get to this the other day, but yeah, I’m not as fast as I’d like — as Mrs. Tilton passes on, all Wordpress sites are now blocked from Turkey as a result of some blithering idiot who took creationist offence at the following very specific list of Wordpress blogs:


So linking to them far and wide and telling people in Türkiye, Turkey, Türkei that you can read and post to WordPress.com blogs by following the instructions here is a worthwhile use of your time, if you have any sort of blog online.

Word of the day: die Idiotie is German for, you’ve guessed it, idiocy.

Last comment from Aidan Kehoe on the 22nd of August at 15:55
Aaaahhhh, I don’t know if anyone was reading that while I did the editing just there, but I really need to switch to Postgres.

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‘… and eat it with a spoon’ … Your favourite language is irrelevant … Endergonic 12th of August, 2007 POST·MERIDIEM 04:04

For those of you outside of Ireland, Soupy Norman is fantastic, and there’s lots of it available on YouTube. It’s a Polish soap, Pierwsza miłość, dubbed by Irish comedians. When Dave put up his entry I didn’t realise that the series wasn’t Irish (the accents just throw a switch in my head, apparently) and that as such there would be so much awesomeness available since the budget for making it is so low.

I’ve been writing a small bit of PHP lately, and asking questions like ‘what’s PHP for Lisp #’memq? and #’intern?’ on IRC. And then this link comes up on lesinge.org, and it re-inforces a point that’s become very clear to me over the last few years; the programming language doesn’t matter that much. What you write is much, much more important. You can write Lispy PHP (like that link) or Java-oriented PHP, and if it works, the style doesn’t matter. (I was working on some of the latter, and getting around the object orientation took up most of my time; information hiding FTW pain-in-the-аrse).

Je me suis inscrit sous finya.de il y a une semaine, y vendredi une allemande m’a envoyé un message et nous nous sommes amusés une heure en chattant. J’ai suggéré un café dimanche; elle a répondu « oui, à une heure », on s’est dit ‚bis Sonntag.‘ J’étais ponctuel à la Sparkasse près de la gare U-Bahn Eberswalder Straße, écoutant Maria Rita sur mon nouveau portable. Elle avait mon numéro, mais j’ai pas eu le sien. J’attendais là vingt-cinq minutes, sans femme ni appel téléphonique, puis je m’en suis allé.

Quand quelque chose du genre se passe, je essaye toujours de ne pas considérer l’autre comme idiote ou « flake », car un tel dégout ne sert à rien. J’essaye de examiner ce que j’ai fait, et de noter ce qu’il faut mieux faire la prochaine fois. Ce qui est déprimant de cet épisode est la leçon que j’en tiens; fais les choses comme l’on conseille sur sosuave.com, parce que, merde, la personne que je suis ne suffit pas. Je suis charmant, drôle, curieux, intelligent, mon boulot c’est pas dans un Dönerladen, je suis plus ou moins assuré, mais ça ne suffit pas. Merde, encore une fois.

Word of the day; A chemical reaction is endergonic  if it absorbs energy from its surroundings; the antonym to this word is exergonic. 

Last comment from Aidan Kehoe on the 14th of August at 23:11
More of a preëmptive defensive tactic against actual French speakers, should they read this page :-) .

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