September 20, 2003

Zippy USB Mini-Keyboard

September 20, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

http://directron.com/wk801.html

From debian-laptop: It’s small, has a two-port USB hub, and a bunch of
multimedia keys.

CSS Zen Garden

September 20, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

http://www.csszengarden.com/

Nice demonstration – using CSS to radically alter the look of the site while maintaining the same content.

The Second Coming

September 20, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

[William Butler Yeats (1920, 1921)]

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

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Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

SOLEDAD
by Angela Manalang Gloria

It was a sacrilege, the neighbors cried,
The way she shattered every mullioned pane
To let a firebrand in. They tried in vain
To understand how one so carved from pride
And glassed in dream could have so flung aside
Her graven days, or why she dared profane
The bread and wine of life for some insane
Moment with him. The scandal never died.

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But no one guessed that loveliness would claim
Her soul’s cathedral burned by his desires
Or that he left her aureoled in flame…
And seeing nothing but her blackened spires,
The town condemned this girl who loved too well
and found her heaven in the depths of hell.

e. e. cummings – pity this busy monster,manunkind (XIV)

pity this busy monster,manunkind,

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not. Progress is a comfortable disease:
your victum(death and life safely beyond)

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plays with the bigness of his littleness
-electrons deify one razorblade
into a mountainrange;lenses extend

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unwish through curving wherewhen until unwish
returns on its unself.
A world of made
is not a world of born-pity poor flesh

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and trees,poor stars and stones,but never this
fine specimen of hypermagical

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ultraomnipotence. We doctors know

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a hopeless case if-listen:there’s a hell
of a good universe next door;let’s go

DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT

Do not go gentle into that good night,
        Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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        Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
        Because their words had forked no lightning they
        Do not go gentle into that good night.

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        Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
        Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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        Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
        And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
        Do not go gentle into that good night.

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        Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
        Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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        And you, my father, there on the sad height,
        Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
        Do not go gentle into that good night.
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.