This is splorp.

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Category: Wordsmithery

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September 17, 2008

A poem.

Shoot me in the head. Stab me in the eye. Instead of using .Net, I think I’d rather die.

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March 16, 2008

Skinned.

I’ve always thought it rather interesting that the term “skinned” can refer to the removal of something (as in “I skinned the neighbor’s cat.”) as well as the exchanging of one thing for another (as in “I just skinned my browser to look like a deathstar.”) As you may have noticed, the look and feel … Read the rest of this item

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April 24, 2007

If the shit fits.

While catching up on the newsfeeds this weekend, I stumbled across a perfectly wonderful quote by Evan Williams. He pretty much sums up every discussion I’ve ever had on this particular subject, to wit … “I only point to Alexa graphs from now on when they help illustrate my point, since in general it’s full … Read the rest of this item

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March 15, 2007

Wussypants.

The following quote was plucked from a recent web development email. “When building a new [server] farm, create better server names … WUS is like naming a boy Sue.” Here’s the deal … the internal names for Veer’s web servers are prefixed with the acronym ‘WUS’, theoretically representing ‘Web: United States’ or our North American-based … Read the rest of this item

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March 2, 2007

Retrospection.

As a lame attempt at refocusing and reevaluating, I’ve been going back through the blog archives every once in a while. Sweet mother of crap, I used to blather on about an awful lot of really good shit™. My fave ‘out of context’ phrase from nearly six years ago? “… mine has a trackball the … Read the rest of this item

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January 23, 2006

Four things.

I was tagged by the indubitable Mr Hoy to participate in this metadata-gathering meme. Who am I to go against the grain of the in-crowd? Since I haven’t been posting much of anything here of late, and the only other thing on my agenda this evening was casting my ballot, here goes… Four jobs I’ve … Read the rest of this item

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October 21, 2004

I don’t have all the answers.

If I did have all the answers (hell, even a few of them…), perhaps I would be able to address some of the queries impressed upon me in the daily glop of unsolicited email. It’s rather like having a several mini vans worth of babbling pre-schoolers following you around all day, asking why the dog … Read the rest of this item

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October 24, 2003

Party’s in the kitchen.

Received this morning. An email announcing the our upcoming company Christmas holiday year-end party. Spot the typo. Quick note to say Veer’s Holiday Party will be on Thursday, November 27th. Details to follow. Should be good fun. Significant others included. Mark your colanders. I wonder if I should I bring a salad?

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June 2, 2003

Mr (Sorta) Clean.

Submitted by Ira Cary Blanco, an obviously avid splorp aficionado, the latest available domain name of the week is slightlytidy.com. Does this sound like it could describe a familiar state of your domicile? Ira was kind enough to relate his inspiration for the domain this way: “I was cleaning up around the office this morning … Read the rest of this item

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April 8, 2003

Recently spotted.

I found the following statement running along the perforated fold on a rather formidable-looking bank draft. It read, and I quote: “This document is printed on Tonerfuse™ security paper with bleed through MICR and gothic numbering.” Whoa. I’m still deciphering what some of this means, but I’m pretty sure that this little old piece of … Read the rest of this item

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