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Second Life Product Market Value

Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/sl/sl_market.htmlSecond Life Product Market ValuesGet your Xah Particle Maker today! Xah Lee, 2010-04-24Look at this item: xstreetsl modern house. (be sure to check out all the screenshots)It sells for about $100 USD, and people are buying it. I estimate that it takes about single person 3 weeks to make. If you compare it to software, the ratio of market value over effort is way higher. For example, if you are a game programer, you can code for 3 months, and resulting a product that you can sell maybe $20. And, to be a game programer actually takes a whole lot more training and knowledge than building and scripting in Second Life. Perhaps 5 times as much skill and expertise.My Particle Maker sells for ~$14 USD, and i sell close to 2 per week since i made it in 2009-04. It took me about 3 weeks full time to create. I have not even spend time on marketing for the past 7 months.I think the reason for this is because Second Life is a new market. For…

1984, NewSpeak, and Scientology

Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/bangu/newspeak_scientology.html1984, NewSpeak, and ScientologyXah Lee, 2010-04-21You have probably heard that George Orwell's fiction Nineteen Eighty-Four contains a thought controlling language.If you are not familiar with the fiction, here's a intro from Wikipedia:1984 is a dystopian novel about the totalitarian regime of the Party, an oligarchical collectivist society where life in the Oceanian province of Airstrip One is a world of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance, public mind control, and the voiding of citizens' rights. In the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue), protagonist Winston Smith is a civil servant responsible for perpetuating the Party's propaganda by revising historical records to render the Party omniscient and always correct, yet his meager existence disillusions him into rebellion against Big Brother, which leads to his arrest, torture, and conversion.In the novel, it has a new la…

windows hotkey for changing sound volume

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Most keyboards have a volume key, but very annoying. You press it, and the volume increases by 1%. So, you have to press it 10 times. So, you think you might hold it. But, when you press and hold, the system doesn't respond for a second or two, then all of a sudden went all the way up.I created a little app that fixes this. Press Ctrl and the Plus key on the numberical keypad will increase volume by 10%. With the minus key decrease by 10%. Fantastic!Download it for $2. In the comment field, put “volume change hotkey utility”. I'll email you the download link. Make sure your email address is included and correct.

emacs: editing a file as admin

Another little emacs tip. The tip is about how to edit files that requires admin privilege.Often, you want to edit a file that requires admin privilege. So, either you start another emacs instance as root, or, modify the file's permission first with sudo then edit then modify it back. Both solutions are painful.Starting another emacs instance is slower, and you also need to navigate to the dir path. Edit permission bits is error prone and dangerous.When i was a full time unix sys admin, i usually always keep a instance of emacs as root, with different colored background. But this is also not a optimal solution.Here's one short tip from the web:; from newsgroup gnu.emacs.help, by Richard Riley, 2009-08-02 (defunopen-current-file-as-admin () "Open the current buffer as unix root. This command works on unixes only." (interactive) (when buffer-file-name (find-alternate-file (concat "/sudo:root@localhost:" buffer-file-name)))) PS the a…

a Love Letter from Guinivere Goddess

Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/sex/Guinivere_Goddess.htmla Love Letter from Guinivere GoddessXah Lee, 2010-04-22Today, i received a fan mail. The content is as follows. From: Guinivere Goddess To: xah@xahlee.org Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 3:07 AM Subject: Your willing Gorean sex slave Greetings, o master, if I may call thee such, fully understanding that the "thee" form implied, in bygone times, familiarity but in the present day suggests homage,I humbly beseech thee, on bent knee, with shaved pussy and clit available for thy master's whims, that thou may deign to call me the humblest of thy sex slaves, a willing participant to thy very desires, o goodly and comely master. I present to thee my large 49DDD breasts for thee to use as thou wish, my tight anus and pussy and mouth-cunt are ready to worship thy virile member, as thou wish, and for thy penetration, shouldst thou be so inclined. I long to suck and lick thy penis until thy milk runs over into my …

Microsoft Mail, hotkey to move mail to folder?

If anyone is using Windows Mail ... is there a shortcut so that it put the current mail into a seen/read/processed folder? Precision dragging is getting me tired.Windows Mail is superceded by Windows Live Mail in Windows 7. Is it worth the hassle to upgrade? There's Thunderbird i'm using for Google Mail. It is better than Windows Mail but not that much better. Let me know what you think.

Grigori Perelman and Money

Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/math/Grigori_Perelman.htmlGrigori Perelman and Money: Will you decline 1 million to make a statement?Xah Lee, 2010-04-20One of the Millennium Prize Problems is solved, by Grigori Perelman.The Millennium problem is a award of 1 million dollars for solving any one of the 7 most important math problems, proposed by the Clay Math Institute. The institute announced it here: Prize For Resolution of the Poincaré Conjecture Awarded to Dr. Grigoriy Perelman (2010-03-18), at Source.Who is Grigori Perelman? This guy, lives in poverty (like me), and solved the problem in 2003. He is awarded the Fields Medal in 2006, which is highest recognized award for math, comes with $15k USD, but he declined. This behavior i very much understand, and is something i'd do too. $15k? what a peanut. I can sell my website for 15k. That's barely enough for 1 year's subsistence in most developed countries.For recognition of achievement, one needs not these stinkin…

The Bimbo from Alaska: Sarah Palin

Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/Sarah_Palin.htmlThe Bimbo from Alaska: Sarah PalinXah Lee, 2010-04-132008-11-08 CBS Exclusive: Sarah Palin interviewed by Katie Couric, 2008-10-31. Today, i watched a bunch of videos on Sarah Palin. What a dumb bimbo. One of the interview is by Katie Couric. What a hottie! She's so sharp. If she'd be the vice president, that'd be 10 times better.2009-07-07 Sarah Palin bimbo resigns.Sarah Palin Resigns. Speech. Confused, rambling babble. What a fucking bimbo. Offend my eyes. Go home.One has to wonder, what kinda idiots are Alaskans, that would elect such a bimbo as governor? Similarly, which idiots American, that allowed George motherfucker Bush to became president? The citizens must share some of these responsibilities.Email Hacking Incident2010-04-13 In 2008-09, Sarah Palin's email account is hacked. It was hacked by David Kernell, son of Democratic Tennessee State Representative Mike Kernell. The trial is still…

scientology

2010-04-20 Discovered that my essay on scientology has been translated into Chinese, here: Source.Over the past 10 years, i've discovered few of my other writings have been translated to other langs.Emacs Lisp Idioms in Japanese: 武蔵の日記 (Musashi's Diary) (2009-01-18), By 武蔵, at SourceEmacs Lisp Basics in Chinese: [elisp]EmacsLisp 基础 (2010-01-31), By laihj, at SourceAlso for perhaps 5 years around 2000, my Great Math Programs page been translated to i think Polish. I don't remember the url now since i havn't seen the site in my weblog's referral, but i can still find the url in old web log.

Second Life Keyboard military poster artwork

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2010-04-19 A poster artwork made by Mayra Roffo, leader of the Chthonic Syndicate military. See also: Second Life Military.

weblog ip address censored?

2010-04-19 I noticed today my webhosting company truncates IP address in the weekly weblog.For example, in daily log, a entry would look like this:196.12.236.55 - - [17/Apr/2010:00:00:00 -0400] "GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1" 200 217 www.xahlee.org "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 Creative ZENcast v2.01.01" "-"But when they generate the weekly log by combining the past 7 daily logs, they replace the last part of ip address by “x”, so it looks like “196.12.236.x”.Not sure why they are doing that. It wasn't so before. My webhoster is 1and1.com.Anyone knows why? it's not by law is it?

The Writing Style on XahLee.org

Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/bangu/xah_style.htmlThe Writing Style on XahLee.orgXah Lee, 2010-04-18... my writing is razor blades in hot buns to grammarians, chocking dagger to mouthing moralists, logic bomb to irreflecting morons, eye opener to epochal theorists, immaculate calculus to logicians, euphoric oxygen to English masters, orgasmic honey to poetic chicks. That is to say, when i wanna be on the right occasion, too.you see, English under me is like a love slave. I say jump and she jumps, I say kiss and she kisses. And when i need to vent, she bends double and pleads cum. Of course, it is not to say my theories are unerring or i'm impeccable or sans foibles and grammatical trespassings. But all things considered...– Xah Lee, 2005-06This page is a preliminary essay that describes the writing style of Xah Lee (me) on XahLee.org. The style is roughly based on simplicity of logic with respect to computer parsing and human readability for writings…

find link graph of a website

Discovered that Wolfram Alpha generates a link graph for your site. See for example: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=xahlee.org.This is quite useful when you need to know quickly a site's link topology. Am pretty sure there are better sites that generates a better link graph. If you know, please let me know.