May 18th, 2004

beartato phd

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The internet is great place for finding things, such as: (1) interesting people with radically different views from one's own (2) free online textbooks

I was reading Boingboing, reading this entry, and I noticed there was a link with text "Other blogs commenting on this post. I skimmed through the list of them, and one was titled In principio erat Verbum Ην αρχη ην ο Λογος, which was interesting to read. As to (1), he's apparently catholic and clearly quite the linguistic prescriptivist. There are some other entries floating around there that made me kind of squirm in my seat; you can find them yourselves, I imagine. (2) leads from a link from an entry with a latinization of the the word 'blog' to the homepage of this hotshot latinist guy (for all I know, it's how latin "is supposed" to be pronounced these days, but I couldn't stand listening to the recordings of him for more than a few seconds: it sounded to me like a horrible, jarring mush of american english 'r's and italian palatal soft 'c's) which pointed me to textkit, which looks pretty cool. Mmm, grammars.
beartato phd

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John Stewart's commencement speech at W&M is pretty funny.

I ate lunch with tom7 and talked philosophy of history a bit. Played some music with dave mcwherther. Unfortunately the nice piano in CFA now has its low A strike one string of the Bb just above it. Sad. I went over to Ritter's to say hi to whitemage and pals in their attempt to be at a 24-hour diner for 24 hours continuously. I left around the beginning of hour 4 as the waitstaff was beginning to pick up on the fact that something strange was going on.

Oh no. Someone has designed a processor to execute brainfuck natively.