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A collection of the links to pages, articles, websites, pictures and other junk I think worthy of keeping and revisiting.

List of HTML Codes

 

List of HTML Codes

List of HTML Codes
Tag Name
<!– comment
<a- anchor
<b> bold
<big> big (text)
<body> body of HTML document
<br> line break
<center> center
<dd> definition description
<dl> definition list
<dt> definition term
<em> emphasis
  embed object
<font> font
<form> form
<h1>, <h2>,<h3>, <h4>, <h5>, <h6> heading
<head> heading of HTML document
<hr> horizontal rule
<html> hypertext markup language
<i> italic
<img> image
<input> input field
<li> list item
<link> link
<marquee> scrolling text
<menu> menu
<meta> meta
<ol> ordered list
<option> option
<p> paragraph
<small> small
<strike> deleted text
<strong> strong emphasis
<table> table
<td> table data
<th> table header
<title> document title
<tr> table row
<tt> teletype
<u> unordered list
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RhymeZone: character

http://www.rhymezone.com/r/rhyme.cgi?Word=character&org1=syl&org2=l&org3=y&typeofrhyme=rel

I Am – The Human Condition

I found this article interesting enough to shamelessly copy and paste it word for word. I will of course highlight some of my favorite quotes from Mr. Benzel’s article and will be searching for the documentary I AM by Mr. Shadyac. It looks like it’s worth watching. 

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The Theme Beneath the Themes

Quin Benzel
For The Vancouver Voice

In Tom Shadyac’s new documentary, I AM, he begins every interview by asking eminent scholars like Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and Desmond Tutu if they have ever seen Ave Ventura: Pet Detective. They haven’t. “These are people who helped change me,” Shadyac said during a recent Portland visit. If you didn’t know the person but only his movies, it’d be easy to call bullshit. No way the man who made Evan Almighty could make something with actual meaning and intent. Could he? Has he all along?

Turns out Shadyac has more on his mind than an animal sleuth with social issues. “I’d been questioning things in my life for years,” Shadyac says. “As success came my way I started to notice a hypocrisy in my life.” At the film’s end, he gives his wealth to worthy causes, buys a bike and moves into a mobile home in Malibu. Now a teacher of screenwriting at Pepperdine University in California, Shadyac lives a much more deliberate life. But I Am is a tricky movie to describe, and most attempts to do so do not give it justice. It really is as simple as this: It’s about feeling and compassion and how we’re biologically engineered to cooperate and not compete with each other.

But it could also be a sense of closure for Shadyac, who made the movie after a bike accident brought life violently into perspective. “ I thought I was literally going to die. I had post concussion syndrome, and it’s quite torturous. I thought, ‘if I am going to die, is there anything I want to explore or say before I go,’ and that’s how I Am was born.”

However, just wanting to say something is easier than actually saying it. The movie could have easily turned into another hour-and-a-half exploration of why the world is so corrupt, but I Am has magnanimity on its mind. “I love documentaries, but I think for myself I’d moved beyond documentaries pointing out the problem. I wanted to know what we do. This film is very different because it’s very hopeful,” Shadyac says.

And through all the egalitarian themes and good vibrations the movie emits, Shadyac never once forgets who he is. “I’m the guy who directed Ace Ventura, and my sensibilities are in this film, so I think it makes it very accessible. There’s a humor and pace to it.” I Am doesn’t resort to such crude humor as having someone grab their ass cheeks and mimic talking through their butt, but it does display a sly comic tone—all while attempting to relate how we are meaningfully connected to the world around us.

It’s poetry blended with scientific fact. At one point we’re told that the chemical element argon is inert, and that when we breathe it, we’re taking a breath that could have once been inside the lungs of Joan of Arc. This may not be as important to understand as helping your fellow-man, but collectively it works as a means to help come to terms with the most essential parts of life. “Very few people will say ‘it’s [what’s most important in life] because my IRA matured.’ They all tell a very similar story. ‘I was apart of something creative, loving, a family, I grew,’”says Shadyac.

But the man credited for cramming more fart jokes into a dinner scene (The Nutty Professor) than anyone before him is by no means a distant memory. “I look back on all those movies with an incredible fondness. Making someone laugh is a way we connect with each other, and I would do it again,” Shadyac says. “The difference is I would do it differently. I would be much more efficient with the resources. I would do it with a simplified crew, and I wouldn’t be amassing all the wealth myself.”

And even upon a close look, I Am shares uniquely similar traits of the human condition that films like Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor or Patch Adams also did. I Am is the theme below those themes. It’s why we may lie to each other; it’s why we may put another person down. [It] looks at the root cause of the society we’ve built.” And even of his past projects, he says, “I think if somebody’s suffering in the hospital and they see Ave Ventura and it removes them from their pain, that’s a pretty important movie.”

Shadyac tells us that “nothing in nature takes more than it needs.”As humans, we’re the only species really capable of greed or unprovoked, malicious intent.But we’re also very susceptible to change. We can empathize, reason and understand. Shadyac says, “I Am presents a point of view; I’m welcome to other points of view. I just want to start the conversation.”

I Am is now playing at the Fox Tower in Portland

Craigslist offers Whirlpool Duet Dryer WITCH!

While searching Craigslist this morning for a dryer I happened across this little beauty. http://charleston.craigslist.org/app/2255046265.html . I could be wrong but it appears as though there might be a Witch in that dryer? No wonder why the seller wants to get rid of it. lol. 

Wtf is this…

Just after I published my previous post on it simultaniously being National Employees Appreciation Day and Panic Day I got a surprise video pop-up.

Under the video it said: What do you think of this and also said once I see a video pop-up I would never see it again.

Ummmmm, the panic is setting in, seriously, WTF!

Today is…

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Just a thought, today is National Employee Appreciation Day. As wonderful as that is, or at least sounds like it is in theory, it is also… wait for it……. Panic Day! Hmmm, coincidence? I think not. To all you hard working employees out there who may feel the temptation of the National Employee Appreciation Day pulling back to the lounge for an extra slice of cake and coworker banter, you may wanna reconsider as today is also Panic Day. With unemployment rates at all time highs my recommendation would be; go for the smallest sliver of that cake, eat only but half, skip on the coworker holiday banter and back patting and get your overworked, unappreciated yet very replaceable ass back to your desk. “NEAD” is but a mere front for the hidden “NEED” for corporate cutbacks and layoff pink note potentialist. So, last man back to his desk is a rotten egg.

Physical vs. Mental Attractiveness

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Reblog from Mark and Angel Hack life

Well, Angel and I don’t need this because she’s perfect… But for the rest of my friends, here’s a little chart to ease the difficulty of determining whether or not your significant other is worth the extra effort. Enjoy yourselves.

“Google flips Android kill switch, destroys a batch of malicious apps”

Android Market

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Google flips Android kill switch, destroys a batch of malicious apps

By Sean Hollister posted Mar 6th 2011 1:19PM
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/06/google-flips-android-kill-switch-destroys-a-batch-of-malicious/

When 21 rogue apps started siphoning off identifying information from Android phones and installing security holes, Google yanked the lot from Android Market, and called the authorities to boot. But what of the 50,000 copies already downloaded by unwitting users? That’s what Google’s dealing with this week, by utilizing Android’s remote kill switch to delete them over the air. But that’s not all, because this time the company isn’t just removing offending packages, but also installing new code. The “Android Market Security Tool March 2011” will be remotely added to affected handsets to undo the exploit and keep it from sending your data out, as well as make you wonder just how much remote control Google has over our phones. Yes, we welcome our new Search Engine overlords and all that, so long as they’ve got our best interests at heart, but there’s a certain irony in Google removing a backdoor exploit by using a backdoor of its own — even one that (in this case) will email you to report what it’s done.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO……………….

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The “Uncertainty” Effect | Big Questions Online

Evolution
The “Uncertainty” Effect | Big Questions Online.

The “Uncertainty” Effect

Reminding people that they can’t always control the outcomes of situations decreases their belief in Darwinian evolution.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

In his latest blog posting, Tom Rees looks at a recent study that showed how reminding students about their lack of control over life’s outcomes can affect their belief in Darwin’s theory of evolution (with an emphasis on randomness), as well their views on “intelligent design” (which posits a controlling God) and Simon Conway Morris‘ theory of evolution, labeled CMTE (which frames the process as “orderly and predictable,” but without a controlling external agent):

Without the “loss of control” priming, almost none of them approve of ID—or, for that matter, CMTE.
But when primed to feel loss of control, the students were much more likely to prefer either ID or CMTE (although still a large majority accepted evolution).
So the students seem to compensate for their feeling of anxiety and uncertainty induced by their loss of control by turning to theories about life that reassure them that there is some kind of plan in place.
All this may help explain why evolution is unpopular in parts of the world where life is full of uncertainty. And it might help explain why religion and rejection of evolution so often go hand in hand. Both are tools that provide compensatory control.
The researchers have a graph to illustrate the effect:

And they conclude in their paper that:
although it has been argued that science and religion are fundamentally opposed explanations of life … , it seems that they can be deployed interchangeably to restore order … . As we have seen in this study, framing Darwin’s Theory of Evolution as depicting an orderly and predictable process reduced the need to bolster belief in a supernatural agent. In other words, increases in religious belief under threat are nullified when other (even science-based) options to restore order are present. To conclude, because of its emphasis on random processes the theory of evolution in its original form will in all probability continue to spark controversy around the world, especially in uncertain times.
 

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Heather Wax: Science + Religion Today

Heather Wax has been covering issues at the intersection of science and religion since 2003 and spent three years as the features editor of Science & Spirit magazine.

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http://bobgentile.com/Music/Blues/

The UN-Grammafication of America continues

 The UN-Grammafication of America continues and continues to piss off Grandmas everywhere…Psychologically, it is an evolutionary imperative that language will evolve, much like its speakers. The problem is, this phonetic evolution usually leaves the previous generation feeling a bit communicatively chafed. Theres a whole group of Syntax Scorned Seniors shaking a rigid finger at an out of control youth.

I am a rabid word blender on a mission to make my modifications mainstream. I advise everyone to get on board and become their own Grammar Guru.

One of my favorite sites:

http://wordlust.blogspot.com/

http://www.good.is/post/word-blending-linguistic-crossbreeds-from-smog-to-snowverload/

http://muse.dillfrog.com/ambiguous_words.php

Some other links on the subject:

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/linguistics/change.jsp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_change

http://www.pbs.org/speak/words/sezwho/change/

http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/langevol.html

http://www.drgrammar.org/frequently-asked-questions

 

 

 

 

I’m Posting every day in 2011!

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now. I will be posting on this blog once a day / once a week for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.

Signed,

Lilywhitewash

EUREKA! I’ve got an idea.

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EUREKA! I’ve got an idea.

To be cont…

And now for the Cont…

Ok, so i am not the most organized chica I know and, well, neither is my blog. So, I’ve decided the best way of categorizing this sucker would be to title the categories to rhyme with the word IDEA.

Thank God for the Rhyme Dictionary and RhymeZone. I’ve pasted below a list of all the possibilities.  : )

This should be fun.

http://www.rhymezone.com/?loc=bar

http://tinyurl.com/4k72r4k

And then I got sidetracked checking out all the other cool dictionaries.

http://tinyurl.com/4fuzg6r

One last thing to note, is it odd that I wanna spend my time looking up a lot of the words like; 

mear, meir, mere, mir, myhre  …. really, five words that sound the same but have different meanings

schweer …. and don’t even pretend you don’t wanna know what in the world this word means. Im about to find out, I schweer, I would never lie to you, lol.

  Words and phrases that rhyme with dear:   (302 results)
1 syllable:
beare, beer, bere, briere, cheer, clear, cleere, crear, creer, cyr, deer, deere, ear, fear, fier, fleer, frear, freire, frere, gear, geer, gere, gier, giere, grear, greer, jeer, kear, kier, kir, kleer, kneer, lear, mear, meir, mere, mir, myhre, near, neer, nir, peer, pier, queer, rear, schear, scheer, schweer, sear, sere, shear, sheer, shere, smear, sneer, spear, speer, speir, sphere, stear, steer, steere, tear, teer, veer, vere, we’re, wier, year, zerr, zier

2 syllables:
adhere, all clear, alvear, amir, appear, austere, bahir, bashir, bassir, bear’s ear, bebear, birch beer, bock beer, bronx cheer, career, cashier, chachere, church year, chusmir, cohere, come near, dark beer, davir, desir, dornier, draw near, dyneer, each year, emir, first gear, frontier, give ear, great year, guinier, high gear, in gear, kamir, king’s spear, laimbeer, lanier, lazear, leap year, life peer, light beer, light year, low gear, mateer, mclear, mcnear, mcneer, mcteer, menear, minear, minteer, mouse deer, mouse ear, mule deer, musk deer, near beer, olear, o’lear, oneyear, orear, pap smear, per year, plenmeer, premier, premiere, puryear, rainier, red deer, revere, roe deer, root beer, rosevear, sabir, safier, sameer, samir, schenk beer, school year, severe, shamir, sincere, small beer, spruce beer, spur gear, st cyr, sun gear, termeer, third gear, unclear, up here, vanleer, vanliere, veneer, wazir, weiss beer, worm gear, yasir, zahir, zaire, zamfir, zegeer

3 syllables:
auctioneer, bandolier, barking deer, bartle frere, belvedere, bevel gear, bombardier, brigadeer, brigadier, budgeteer, burro deer, casebeer, cavalier, chandelier, charpentier, chevalier, christian year, civil year, commandeer, common year, crochetiere, crystal clear, disappear, domineer, dubilier, edward lear, engineer, exovir, fallow deer, far and near, financier, financiere, fiscal year, fishing gear, ginger beer, gondolier, holy year, inner ear, in one ear, insincere, interfere, lagardere, landing gear, last frontier, lunar year, marketeer, mctier, middle ear, munich beer, mutineer, outer ear, over here, pamphleteer, pelletier, persevere, pioneer, planet gear, porter’s beer, profiteer, racketeer, rayonier, reappear, rensselaer, second gear, solar year, souvenir, stable gear, steering gear, summiteer, time of year, to one ear, volunteer, wagoneer, water deer, whitetail deer, without fear, world premiere

4 syllables:
black marketeer, calendar year, celestial sphere, cervical smear, conventioneer, electioneer, elephant ear, elephant’s ear, every year, external ear, financial year, flight engineer, imagineer, internal ear, japanese deer, jewish new year, pere david’s deer, platonic year, reengineer, tropical year, virginia deer

5 syllables:
academic year, army engineer, bioengineer, cauliflower ear, civil engineer, differential gear, highway engineer, marine engineer, mining engineer, naval engineer, pinion and ring gear, planetary gear, political sphere, railroad engineer, sabbatical year, software engineer

6 syllables:
aerospace engineer, astronomical year, capital of zaire, vestibule of the ear

7 syllables:
automotive engineer, efficiency engineer, elasticity of shear, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, military engineer, military volunteer

8 syllables:
aeronautical engineer, metallurgical engineer

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