Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Ran across some new sites.

Let's see, there's this one that provides way too much info on properties. And this search site that talks to you. And this message board is the most active board I've ever seen. Hard to keep up with. For no-nonsense help with html coding, see Tizag.com

Been developing this theory that people don't often read to be influenced; that is they don't read these boards with an open mind, a willingness to change, an intellectual honesty. People just want to promote their own views. I must be right. Always. The whole dialogue (polylogue?) taking place on the blogosphere begins to resemble a monologue, with netizens more interested in their own thoughts than those of the people around them. I admit that in this I am not guiltless, but I try.

It might be a cool experiment to insist on publishing a quota, say one a week, of retractions. Make myself admit I can be wrong. I have been wrong. I was wrong. I am sorry. Sorry, I was wrong. I understand that I can be wrong. I don't think I can handle it.

P.S. I'm so proud of myself for correctly forming the word polylogue (an exchange of ideas or information between many individuals or groups). You will likely encounter an alternate form of the word: multilogue. Polylogue is preferred because Greek prefixes are best applied to Greek roots, as opposed to the Latin prefix multi.

And to Brianna, I was too lazy to write this myself so I took it from Eminem.

My tea's gone cold, I'm wondering why I got out of bed
at all
the morning rain clouds up my window and I can't see
at all
And even if I could it'd all be grey, but your picture
on my wall
it reminds me that it's not so bad, it's not so bad

Anyways, I hope you get this bri, hit me back, just to chat
Truly yours, your biggest fan, this is Stan Teddy.

P.P.S. Google just scared the h*ll out of me. I was about to search for "strikethrough html" to learn how to use it, when i accidentally hit (uh oh I feel a tangent coming on: is the key with the right-angle arrow the "enter key" or the "return key"? And should it really be called either of those things? This belongs in a footnote. Maybe footnoting will be tomorrow's html lesson) the aformentioned key (see parentheses) too early and searched for "strikethrough" instead. But Google read my mind and spit out 3 top links on html for strikethrough. Eerie.

In the word eerie with a capital E, it looks like the big E is about to eat the little e. New! Rate this post:

Loved it :
Greek to me :
Still off on the 3rd tangent :
Boring :
Borat :

N.B. The poll doesn't actually work, my programming is not so hot yet.


Aviva said...

Wow. That looks like an awesome message board. :P And I really could have used that tizag site these past ten weeks for my website class. But oh well.

One more thing: A member for a little over a week and already dedicating your blog to Brianna. You move fast.

trixies86 said...

I used to love that song. and your right about everyone just wanting to be read. thats what bloging is all about- putting your opinion out there. if I wanted to just read I could read the newspaper.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, i came across your blog, you seem like a very special person, smart and sensitive. My daughter Brianna is very similar to you, and she also does not like getting up in the morning. I just want you to know that your parents may have their problems, but they love you very much. You can tell them that you love them too, and give them a big hug and kiss. Your parents will always be there for you, no matter what, always remember that. Blood is thicker than water. Lots of luck to you!

brianna said...

Wow, Teddy. I'm very, very flattered. To what do I owe this honor?

Teddy Douglas said...

You impress me with everything you say, Brianna. You have a knack for saying the things that I've been thinking in a very succinct way.