2012-01-28

Xah Offend Show

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Xah Offend Show

for US American Audience.

ok, am creating a “Xah Offend Show” stream. So that, norps (a term i just learned; thanks to the internet age!) don't have to be offended. While those depraved, can enjoy the show fully, and i would be relieved of fearing offending friends.

haven't decided what the name will be. Am thinking “Xah Offends” or “Xah Offend Show”. What do you think?

the new g+ stream (possibly with a dedicated twitter and blogger account) will host all the usual sensitive materials from my mouth; of topics such as {politics, religion, sex}, and in the streak of Xah mind, the analysis and dissection of young girls (but only the attractive young white female ones will i be concerned with, just like American!).

actually, i've been struggling whether my writings and thoughts should be subjected to such segregation.

In my mind, such is a ingratiating move, a mellowing of truth, lessening of integrity, the mark of marketing, a compromise for the ignorant mass.

You know? imagine those former assholes such as Gandhi or martin luther king jr or such, like, starting such a segregation, so that when they open their offensive mouths such as the glorification of niggers and gay yesterday or transexuals today, they would only broadcast it in their Saturday Nights channel, so their dedicated followers can get a good laugh, while, not offend the masses.

LOL

been thinking about this for a while. It seems to me, to hold non-mainstream opinions is really a uphill struggle. One out of a million, you might be successful and be admired while you are alive (but bear death threats or assassination). But most of the time, you'll be just a stupid ass, with the slight possibility that a hundred years after you are dead you might be mentioned in history books.

there are many angles to this. In one view, it can be thought of as a matter of effectiveness in spreading views. For example, if you are a atheist and went to a church and shout blasphemy, you would probably be stoned to death on the spot, legal too! So, that's very ineffective (e.g. comparable to that of Hypathia or Socrates). On the other hand, you could be one greasy shrew, kinda like a diplomat and politician. Or, somewhere middle like the recent New Atheism movement fellows…

gah, i babble too much. To separate or not to separate, that is the question a la Shakespeare.

(xah's edu corner of the day: did you know the words “gah”, “gawd”, “golly”, “gee”, are all euphemisms derived from “god” or “jesus”?)

g+

2012-01-27

Emacs on G+ is Useful!

Google+ is actually quite useful. Blogs is going the ways of dinosaur. In social networks, you can write, interact with people, immediately, post pictures, hangout (real-time text chat, voice chat, video chat). And it's all much easier than running a blog. If you follow web tech communities (e.g. TechCrunch, etc.), you know that death of blogs have been written on the wall for a few years. With few exceptions, such as professional blogger. (for a fun intro of g+, see: What is Google Plus and Google+ Songs (humor).)

Anyway, i wanted to say that running a emacs page on g+ have already been useful to me, even just after a few days. I learned emacs tips. Here's today's post.

Some slightly advanced emacs tips.

① I just learned about Keyboard Macro Ring today after 10+ years emacs using. (Thanks to Jorge A Alfaro Murillo.)

② A info doc node in emacs can be referenced by a elisp expression. For example: (info "(emacs) Keyboard Macro Ring"). Put cursor at end of paren then call “eval-last-sexp” 【Ctrl+x Ctrl+e】. That'll take you to the emacs doc. The argument to “info” is string of the node's name.

③ When browsing emacs info doc inside emacs, you can get the node's name by calling “Info-copy-current-node-name” 【c】.

keyboard macro is a time saver. If you don't know the basics, see: Emacs Keyboard Macro and Examples.

My emacs g+ and Twitter pages can be found at: Xah Lee Feeds. Please Subscribe! I will still write blogs. But it's more for heavy weight tutorials, and will be focused on elisp. (because, after a few years, all emacs tips all seem to be repetitions) Brief practical daily tips goes to @ErgoEmacs Twitter and ErgoEmacs g+. Thank you for reading.

2012-01-25

math: Zonohedrons, by Russell Towle.

zonohedrons by Russell Towle zonohedron krishna by Russell Towle
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zonohedron 2 by Russell Towle zonohedron 3 by Russell Towle
Zonohedrons, by Russell Towle.

Perm URL with updates: Russell Towle Died (1949‒2008)

web dev: border for images inside link

As of 2012-01-25, images inside link are not rendered with border now. So, you don't have to add CSS such as a.img {border:none}.

This is true for {Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari}, except Internet Explorer 9. LOL.

Test your browser at http://xahlee.org/js/image_link_no_border.html

2012-01-23

Xah Lee Online Feeds

For Twitter users, now all my emacs related tweets will be from @ErgoEmacs. This way, those who just want emacs tips can stay focused.

For Google+ users, you might join g+ emacs page. There, i post one or two short emacs tip a day.

For a complete list of feeds of available topics, please see: Subscribe to XahLee.org Site Feed.

Thank you very much for reading!

ErgoEmacs Logo and Mascot

ErgoEmacs mascot
ErgoEmacs mascot.

drawing by David Capello.

detail at http://xahlee.org/emacs/ErgoEmacs_logo.html

Gorgeous Chinese Dragon relief

Be sure to click on big image link to view in full screen.

Chinese Dragon relief
Chinese Dragon relief. At Fuzhou, Fujian, China. (旗山萬佛寺, 福州, 福建, 中國). Photo by Source www.flickr.com

For a short description of Chinese dragon, see: http://wordy-english.blogspot.com/2012/01/auspicious-legendary-serpentine-potent.html.