Oct 16, 2009

Fooey

About to partake in a BarCamp so I decided to do a litte research on them. I eventually ended up reading "RFC 3092: Etymology of 'Foo'".

Page 2, paragraph 3 reads (emphases and misspelling mine),

In 1944-45, the term 'foo fighters' [FF] was in use by radar operators for the kind of mysterious or spurious trace that would later be called a UFO (the older term resurfaced in popular American usage in 1995 via the name of one of teh better grunge-rock bands [BFF]).

Oct 8, 2009

Father of Invention

I saw this in an article (that a misrepresented 10% of my Facebook friends will balk at) about energy and the environment:
Necessity is indeed the mother of invention, but a human creator is the father.
This is what I got out of it: An Inventor impregnates Necessity, therefore, bears Invention.

I see two interpretations (these are not mine): The first reinforces the original adage: "Necessity is the mother of invention"; The second comes from the movie Unbreakable.

Stairway to Heaven (Inverted)

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Oct 6, 2009

Gchat Deception

It sez Kyle is offline and can't receive messages, but I'm chatting with him at that very moment!


Oct 2, 2009

John Adams Quote: I Must Study

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.  -- John Adams
I hate that I'm a blog that publishes a quote as a post. It was too long for Twitter, but it wouldn't really fit as a Tweet for me anyway. Plus, my Tweets feed into Facebook and I'd much rather be the blog that posts quotes than the guy who preaches 300 character proverbs as a status update.

By the way, this John Adam's quote scored a Flesch-Kincaid grade level of 18.1. So, if you don't understand the quote, it's because you haven't received your Master's yet.

Oct 1, 2009

L@@K!

"L@@K!" is just an experiment. Just seeing people's behavior when they see something they can't make a conclusion with on their own. My guess is they'll Google it? But then again, L@@K! surprisingly resembles spam from your email, or an over-hyped Craigslist listing. This resemblance could quell any desire to look further.

Beside this blog, I posted L@@K! on my Twitter and Flickr accounts. Although, I can only boast 1 friend on Flickr with a group of 7 members (2 are me) and 20 followers on Twitter. It's not like I really have the platform to do any sort of "experiments".

If you think this is a dumb idea, you're probably right.