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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 Arduin Grimoire. 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:
Originally published: 2005/12/01 22:50:16
Previously published: Thu Dec 1 22:52:54 2005