Dried Roses

Sunday cat pix

Sunday Cat Pix returned from Nijmegen only to find Josie in a pail near the Japanese mustard.

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LinkJune 3, 2007 in Cats

Wednesday garden pix

Philosophical Fortnights enjoyed itself in Nijmegen (pdf). But nothing beats cultivating your own garden.

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LinkJune 6, 2007 in Garden

Sunday cat pix

Inspecting the local avians.
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Josie, 6 Jun 2007 (Credit: M)

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LinkJune 10, 2007 in Cats

Sunday cat pix

A cup from a child’s tea set that belonged to my mother. About eighty years old.

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LinkJune 17, 2007 in Cats

Wednesday garden pix

Hollyhock.

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LinkJune 21, 2007 in Garden

Sunday cat pix

Josie owns the stove.

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LinkJune 25, 2007 in Cats

Patterns of the week

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Click the previews to download them.
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LinkJune 26, 2007 in Patterns

Moosa iz in yur brain

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If you spend much time online, you have likely come across “lolcats”, which are this year’s “All your base”.
A lolcat (from ‘LOL’ and ‘cat’) combines a cat picture and a caption. The classic caption has the form “Im in ur X Ying yur Z”, which is based on “Im in ur base killing ur d00ds”, a catchphrase associated with role-playing games like Catch and conquer. The orthography, grammar, and lexicon of Lolcat combine elements from programmers’ jargon, text-messaging, and internet coinages (like “teh” for “the”).
Lolcat is an “image macro”—a cat picture with a caption. Anil Dash (“Cats can has grammar”, 23 Apr 2007) identifies three species: the classic version mentioned above, variants on the Invisible Bike, and “Kitty Pidgin”.
You can find loads of lolcats & lolcat commentary at I Can Has Cheeezeburger. Lots of lolcats at (where else?) Lolcats. Programmers should check out LOLCODE, a programming dialect based on lolcat English.
The lolanimal kingdom expands: here’s a lolparakeet.
Further reading:
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blinkbits blogmarks co.mments feedmelinks LinkaGoGo shadows
im in mai blog, postin’ bout cats: The Cuteness of Grammatical errors”, Linguistic mystic 7 Feb 2007.
im in ur programmz, codin in ur dialect: LOLCode and Feline Dialectology”, Linguistic mystic 29 May 2007.
I can hath cheezburger?”, Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog, 25 May 2007.
Dwight Silverman. 2007. “I’m in ur newspaper writin mah colum” Houston Chronicle, 6 June 2007.

LinkJune 26, 2007 in Cats · Web/Tech

Tags Ahoy

Tags Ahoy is a “bookmark aggregator”. The box below lets you search my tags at various bookmarking sites. Try ‘Descartes’ or ‘topology’.

LinkJune 28, 2007 in Web/Tech

Logoi

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From the author of Tags Ahoy comes Wordie. The idea is dirt simple, so simple I’m surprised that this is its first incarnation. Once you register, you can enter words; you can see other people’s words, along with various massagings of the data such as the most cited lists or the most recently entered words; and you can write comments on words—yours or anyone else’s. Wordie handles unicode nicely, so even if your favorite word is
λόγος
слово
तत्वमसि
or
p prime(1/1 – p –s)
you can still put it on your list. See, for example, .
Meanwhile, in other news: Omitting her quotidian zeugma, the blithe callipygian began to formicate before the bombylious hermit, topsy-turvy and nefarious to a crisp.

LinkJune 29, 2007 in Language · Web/Tech