Xah Lee's Blog Archive 2008-12
Why Not Ruby? (computing; computer language)
HTML Correctness (computing; html; xml; validator)
New star spangled cheerleader photo added to: Star Spangled Cheerleaders.
Added a photo of flag painted submarine to the page Starry Americana.
Some Wikipedia reading notes on zip, tar, gzip, rar, formats, added to the bottom of: ZIP, Open Source, Mother-Son Relationship.
Some Wikipedia readings on Leopard, Jaguar, Cougar. See Cats: physiology, sociology, communication et al..
My brother is buying these items:
- “Acer V223-WBD 22 inch Widescreen TFT LCD Monitor (Black)” amazon
- “Stuhrling Original Men's Lifestyle 'Winchester' Skeleton Automatic Watch” amazon
- “Kenwood KDC-MP438U USB/AAC/WMA/MP3 CD Receiver with Front USB/AUX Inputs” amazon
My brother was using Netflix to watch thru streaming the movie The Collector (1965). I remember that film. It was a great film about a kidnapper who kidnap women and hope they fall in love with him. The film makes a analogy to collecting butterflies. (in the movie, i recall, some women did develop emotional attachment for the guy. This phonemonen the psychologists dubbed Stockholm syndrome). After reading the Wikipedia article on the film, i discovered serial murderers: Leonard Lake and Charles Ng. They kidnapped, raped and tortured, killed tens of women, and made video recordings of it. So, this answers a “Snuff film” to the affirmative. Wow, Wikipedia article on that has quite a lot info now.
Some porn links added to the bottom of: Xah's Porn Outspeak; You Porn!, page 2.
Some personal preferences on office chairs, added to bottom of: Design Stupidities of the Mundane.
Suggestions on Emacs's Line Wrap Commands (computing; tutorial)
A Example of Mathematica's Expressiveness (computing; computer languages)
Architecture Beauties (photography; geometry)
Suggestions on Emacs's mark-word Command (computing; emacs)
Great list of free Mac apps: http://www.opensourcemac.org/
A group of United Kingdom moralists try to censor a image on Wikipedia, saying that it promotes or spread child pornography.
For detail, see bottom of: The Free Lunch of Concerns of Concern of Children.
Annotated short fiction: To Build a Fire by Jack London. A great short story about a human animal, where if his effort in building a fire fails he ceases to be alive.
Added a function template completition to my LSL mode for emacs. See: Linden Scripting Language with Emacs. (computing; emacs; LSL; Second Life)
Process a File line-by-line in Emacs Lisp (computing; tutorial)
Added a Skye Faery Castle screenshot at Exotic Architectures in Second Life.
A Mathematica Optimization Problem. (computing; math; tutorial)
How To Add Alt To Image Tags With Emacs Lisp (computing; emacs; tutorial)
Russell Towle Died (1949 – 2008). (mathematician; Xah Lee)
I bought a monitor last month. It is “LG L227WTG 22-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor”. amazon It has pixel dimension of 1680x1050. Am very happy with it.
A look at today's: Display resolution