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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Mom, What's The Difference Between A Geek and A Nerd?

Now, you can answer that question. Thanks to Wikipedia! Below are the links: Geek in Wikipedia Nerd In Wikipedia Or you can try out this witty phrase: "A geek is a nerd with a real life." (German Wikipedia) Perhaps you can also take the Geek test from this link. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

What Is "FOO"?

When I first encountered this "metasyntactic variable", I thought it meant something like "blah." But here is one document which explains it. Frankly, I think the writer is pulling legs with his programmer-jargon-filled article. But I can be wrong. Check it out: http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3092.html Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 13, 2004

RSS

It is the acronym for Really Simple Syndication. It is a text file (in XML format) that is used for "feeding" updates in one's site to another website or application. More here Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 5, 2004

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Here is a nice explanation of the origin of the song "Twelve Days of Christmas". I got this from the Religion section of About.Com. It is authored by Jessica Steinmetz. But see also this The Twelve Days of Christmas is a very popular Christmas song. Many believed it was actually a song about Roman... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 29, 2004

ASCII

It is the acronym for American Standard Codes for Information Interchange. In other words, this is the code your computer uses for inputting characters on your blogs. Each character has seven pairs of binary digits which you'd be able to see if you have the proper software for it.* ************ This... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 2, 2004

CamelCase

CamelCase is what wiki-people call a WikiWord that when typed on a Wiki automatically becomes a link to a page that does not have any contents yet. It is like on those German words that are formed from two words each beginning with a capital letter that have been strung together without dash or... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Do The WikiWiki!

I am following up on the previous post. I have set up a nice and functioning Wiki site here. If you would like to experience what the Wiki technology is, go here. This Wiki website is for the moment free to be used. Enjoy! Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Wabi-Sabi

"Since wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic system, it is difficult to explain precisely in western terms. According to Leonard Koren, wabi-sabi is the most conspicuous and characteristic feature of what we think of as traditional Japanese beauty and it "occupies... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Wiki

A WWW technology that is fast emerging as a means for web collaboration along side Discussion Forums and Message Boards. "Wiki" is a Hawaiian word for "quick" but in the internet, it is a website whose pages can be edited by its visitors resulting in webpages whose contents are fluid, dynamic and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Vocation

Dictionary.Com yields this meaning for "vocation" If you would notice, there is stress on a nuance that is performative. In other words, the meaning of "vocation" to be found here underlines the concept's relationship with something one does: work, career, etc. vo·ca·tion ( P ) Pronunciation Key (v... Sign in to see full entry.

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