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Monday, April 12, 2004

SNAFU!

General: Red Fox, what is your situation? Soldier with the Radio: SNAFU, sir. -- S ituation N ormal, A ll- F ucked U p. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 9, 2004

Bible OR Scriptures?

The word "Bible" connotes a collection of books. This designation for Holy Writ became prominent when the inspired writings began to be published as two collections in one book, as we have them now. "Scriptures" was used to designate the inspired books as taken singly. Thus, during St. Augustine's... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 8, 2004

What Is A Meme?

I've wondered about the meaning of the word since the time I used a MeMeGenerator for one of my blogs. Click on this link for the meaning of the word. One should note that the explanation for "meme" is based on the behavior of viruses that multiply themselves in a host. Transferred to the sphere of... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 6, 2004

The Evolving Idea of Blog and Blogging

I already suggested in a previous article that the idea of blog and blogging is still evolving. The following are links to different articles on the web about blogs and blogging: A Practical Guide to Blogging An Introduction To Blogging and Reading Weblogs A Closer Look At Why People Blog Weblogs: A... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 4, 2004

HTML and Related Words

HTML is an acronym that stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is the language of the web. Your webpage is an HTML document and has the file extension *.html or *.htm* An HTML editor is an ascii text editor that has features for facilitating the coding of webpages. Practically, any ascii text... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 3, 2004

URL and Web Related Terminologies

URL is popularly rendered as "website address." The letters stand for Uniform* Resource Locator. A related acronym is URI which means Uniform Resource Indicator. This latter was introduced some time ago by the W3C, as an alternative for URL, but it hasn't caught on. A URL can be absolute or... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 2, 2004

The Privative "A"

Some English words have the privative "a" as inherited from the Greek words from which they are derived. Here are some examples: a theism - a worldview that does not admit the idea of a Supreme Being; it says: "There is NO God." a gnosticism - a worldview that does not recognize any relationship... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 1, 2004

Biblicistic Rationalism

Biblicistic Rationalism* is an attitude that reduces all things knowable to that which is claimed to be written in the Bible. It is Rationalism because it will accept only what is presented to reason as worth knowing. It is Biblicistic because the primary data that it regards as worth knowing comes... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Karaoke

"Kara" = empty; "oke" =voice The technology is based on "minus one" facilities used by recording artists. It was made accessible to the public through a Filipino invention that allowed people to sing the songs of their favorite singers using "minus one" rendered tapes. A related technology is the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 29, 2004

Reconciliation

In the Philippines today, this is an oft repeated word. I remember when People Power II* (sometime in January 17, 2001) began, Senator Maceda was quick to say this in an interview: "Limang araw lang yan... Pagkatapos niyan, magre-reconcile kami at magpa-party at bati na naman..." "It (the rallies)... Sign in to see full entry.

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