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November 2005 links
Links for November 2005 not otherwise collected elsewhere:
- I am a little surprised that I haven't been able to turn up a questionnaire about your beliefs and tells you which is the right heresy for you. It seems like it is a natural.
- On a similar note, here's an item distancing the Catholic church from anti-reason trends in society.
- I like how the false color in the foreground gives the place a fresh golf course look.
- I posted about
RPG archaeology on the
other blog but left out a most
significant pointer to the
That booklet, like the others I mentioned, is no longer in my possession.
This is the original source of the memorable critical hit quote
Dice roll: 100; hit location: head; results: head pulped and splattered over a wide area.
- An unusually Gertrude Steinian
Markov Text (order 3)
generated from the beginning of Jack London's
To Build a Fire:
Day had broken cold and gray, exceedingly cold and gray, exceedingly cold and gray, exceedingly cold and gray, exceedingly cold and gray, exceedingly cold and gray, when the man turned aside from the main Yukon trail and climbed the high earth-bank, where a dim and little-travelled trail led eastward through the fat spruce
- Via Fafblog:
- I didn't remember how messy Roman history was until I saw this list of emperors, or how untidy the succession was until I read some of the entries.
- Via CP:
- I like these interpretations of "universal" pictographs from Homeland Security, and frankly have a hard time coming up with plausible correct interpretations for some of them.
- Via caterina:
- How does a name like Pharahildis ever fall out of fashion?
- Via Metafilter:
- I've got a hankering to make up one of these homemade energy bar and drink recipes, but I'm afraid that it'll go to waste if it doesn't turn out quite right.