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The LJ Meme of the Week

Monday, July 10th, 2006


Take a look at your LJ friends list, then list up to ten things you want to say to ten different LJ friends. DO NOT state who these people are. DO NOT confirm or deny any “comment speculation.”.

  1. Are there any news about that idea, which we discussed few weeks ago?
  2. You accepted a big challenge and were successful in dealing with it.
  3. Thanks again for the URL to that Web site.
  4. Your posts have the quality, which draws out of me creativity in composing comments.
  5. I owe you for those interesting contacts, to which you led me.
  6. Congratulations!

My LJ friends list is relatively short, so I have only six comments.

Perl is not only a programming language but also a religion

Friday, June 30th, 2006

This creates a problem when one wants to discuss the state of worshipping in the context of Perl.
bless is a reserved word in Perl, and it has a specific technical meaning.

Roget’s Thesaurus came to my rescue. It offered me three alternative words: hallow, consecrate, sanctify.

Now we can start hallowing whatever is holy and sacred in the magnificent language Perl.

A future .sig wisecrack

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

You haven’t made an impact on the world before you caused a Debian release to be named after Snufkin.

Are you a single woman?

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

If yes, read What Lies Beyond the Haze of Social Conditioning? about what happens if one expands one’s consciousness and transcends above all the trifling and trivial problems, with which normal people preoccupy themselves.

Then, if the article resonates a chord within you, send me an E-mail message. Maybe you’ll find a soulmate.

At the moment, I am eagerly reading several articles from, in which also the above article appears. I did not feel like this since the time I found Steve Litt’s Troubleshooters.Com Web site, which teaches you everything you need to know to be able to troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment.

The live of scriptwriters will be much more difficult now

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

How to Be a Successful Evil Overlord

One more point which could be added to the list:
- Do not play poker with the hero.
- Do not gamble on the hero’s loss in a sport competition.

Those points would eliminate all the James Bond movies.

A new meme?

Monday, February 13th, 2006

2000 - The Al-Aqsa Intifada
2006 - The Cartoon Intifada

and in Hebrew:

2000 - אינתיפאדת אל-אקצא
2006 - אינתיפאדת הקריקטורה

Do you grok?

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Yet another short Web surf log:

Wikipedia definition
Whatis definition
The Grok Homepage (Grok is an open source natural language processing library)

Grok is a neologism.

One goat kid, one goat kid

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

One who knows?
One I know.
One world.

Two who knows?
Two I know.
Yen and Yang. Fractal duality.

Three who knows?
Three I know.
The basic linguistic concepts of subject, verb and object. The IDF tradition of dividing everything into three parts. The RDF triplet for linking two concepts together.

Four who knows?
Four I do not know.
Four only Arthur Clarke and his story-whispering extraterrestrial ghosts know.

Infinity who knows?
Infinity I know.
Infinite is the world.

When grass/eucalyptus grows in my hands…

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

The coming year will be a year of impossible deeds.
While grass does not grow in my hands, yet, cress has been made to grow in a keyboard.

The art of procrastination

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Paul Graham: Good and Bad Procrastination
Paul Graham resurrecting Richard Hamming’s talk: You and Your Research
Aaron Swartz: HOWTO: Be more productive

Paul Graham would have said that all three above are good procrastinations.
Anyway, at this moment I am procrastinating.