I’ve known this for a long time. Bill says it better than I could have. Enjoy.
brentdanley Skye was the final competitor to approach the microphone for the first round of the spelling bee. She nervously sood in front of a skinny microphone being steadied by her school’s principle, Mrs. Casados. “Display. D-I-S-P-L-A-Y. Display.” She spelled her first word correctly. The audience applauded and cheered as she walked away from the […]
Last week I wrote PHP scripts to generate tag clouds for The Rhetoric’s sidebar. Tag clouds are a specific kind of weighted list in which words are arranged in a continuous list. The words are generally displayed with a weight and/or size that correspond to their frequency. The first cloud I wrote was for my […]
Today I wrote a script to dynamically create a cloud of categories for The Rhetoric’s sidebar. It was fairly simple with PHP, MySQL, and the WordPress libraries. I also moved some things around on the sidebar and brought back the blogroll that’s been missing since the upgrade to WordPress 2.1. Let me know what you […]
I watched an interview of James Randi today on a Bullshit! DVD that came in from Netflix. I had seen Mr. Randi’s picture yesterday while reading the current issue of Skeptic. This lead me to the Skeptic website where I discovered TED. TED–Technology Entertainment Design–is a four day event each year in Monterey, California that […]
Dan Crosbie/Canadian Ice Service The New York Times today reported on the long-awaited report from the hundreds of scientists and reviewers that make up the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The article states the panel’s concluded that “global warming is ‘unequivocal’ and that human activity is the main driver, ‘very likely’ causing most of the […]
I ran across an interesting blog post about the recent scare in Boston perpetrated by the Cartoon Network. It’s embarrassing that in our post 9/11 society people are so afraid and suspicious that the bomb squad would have to be called to remove LED signs and then arrest those who made the signs and posted […]
hi-tekznologik There is an African American Parents Luncheon at the girls’ school February 13. Admittedly I do not know the sponsor or the agenda so I’ll keep that in mind as I rant. Blacks have come a long way in the United States and have endured great persecutions in their struggle for equality and civil […]