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Messing around with Random Oblique Strategies again:

What is the reality of the situation?

and
Just carry on


Very meaningful to me today, for various reasons.
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Is it even better that he's the lead vocalist and guitarist for Nerf Herder?

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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 05:26 pm
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Not building a wall but making a brick
    from Random Oblique Strategies


This strikes me as deeply meaningful, today.
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So, I'm sitting down to do a bit of better-word-bracket removal. One of the first brackets to be removed is [Aubuson], which I needed to check was in fact the word I wanted. Since I remembered it from either Allingham or Sayers (or both), one of the search terms was quite naturally "aubuson peter wimsey". Which led to a quote in a Wikipedia article, which made mention of The Wimsey Papers, which I've not read, which led me unfortunately to a dead link, which led me to a search in turn for a still-active copy, which led me to Wimsey-fic, which led me to what do you mean it's been an hour, I've only looked up one word!

Incidentally, for those who are curious, it's "Aubusson", yes that was the type of carpet I wanted, and there are rough but legible scans of The Wimsey Papers here.

This is why I turn the wifi off when I'm writing.
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Today's Google logo is fabulous!
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I have for some time been wishing for a Dreamwidth comm called "there's a word for that", where writers could babble about all the almost-but-not-quite-right words they've thought of and the giant brain of the Internet would tell them the word they actually want.

Turns out there's a theremustbeawordforit tag at [livejournal.com profile] linguaphiles. It's mostly used for "What's this word in some other language" questions or specific linguistic terminology, but there are posts trying to find just the right word in English, too. Because the other thing about the giant Internet brain is that whatever you're thinking of, it's already thought of it.

404 Findings

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 12:45 pm
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Apropos of nothing (though weirdly relevant to my last post), this has to be one of the best 404 pages ever.

And now, back to figuring out how long it takes to get from Ghazni to Peshawar on horseback....

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