Song of the Day - Therion - Nightside of Eden

Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2007-05-04 00:59

Somebody very dear to me informed me today that I have no life whatsoever. I am going to prove her right by making one rather pointless post on a daily basis (or I suppose whenever possible), informing the hoi polloi that comprise the audience of this blog of the song that has captured the attention of my picky ears. My listening habits are such that I frequently skip tracks until I find one that suits my mood and repeat it over and over again.

Spiderman 3

Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2007-05-04 00:40

Three cheers for BT and piracy. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly CAMs, preview screeners etc. spread like wild-fire even before the movie has had its première. This has happened with Spiderman 3 as well and I am sure will happen with every movie that gets released regardless of all the security, DRM and all other TLAs that are heaped on.

Initial reviews are very exciting!

A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling

Submitted by Druss on Wed, 2007-04-25 10:36

For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with "i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "g/j" anomali wonse and for all.

Pronunciation of 'cache'

Submitted by Druss on Sun, 2007-04-22 23:15

I have, for years now, always pronounced the word cache as kaysh. I have encountered a few people over the years who pronounced it more like cash or even cashay and worse (catch?), and more often than not, I have brought them into the fold—so to speak—by convincing them that kaysh was correct. However, after something close to an argument with a female grammar Nazi (yes, you know it's true!) colleague, we decided to set the matter at rest by doing some research. Desafortunadamente, (and to my keenly felt embarrassment) I lost :/

Ninja words - an Ajaxxy on-line dictionary

Submitted by Druss on Sat, 2007-04-21 23:09

For those who are already unfamiliar with Ninja words, it's probably best described as a Web Too (sic) on-line dictionary. Fast, no ads, clean interface etc. etc. While the definitions are not the greatest in the world (they are scraped from the Wiktionary project and other free resources), they are good enough for a quick look-up.

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