June 25th, 2012

I’ve been sad that the ScrewTurnWiki project founders are discontinuing development/support as of June, 2012.



However, it turns out the is another open-source.NET wiki: Roadkill wiki.


I did not think it was possible to have a name worse than The Gimp.

June 18th, 2012

A poem constructed from the 100 Scrabble(tm) tiles (using six sets, and assigning the blanks as required), and referencing George Perec’s Life: A User’s Manual.

Which, coincidentally, I was this weekend again thinking about reading (never attempted).

scrabble tile poem

scrabble tile poem

From the write-up, it appears to be manually constructed, not machine-assisted (apart from the machining of the tiles).

found via BoingBoing

June 13th, 2012

June 11th, 2012

I love this for all the wrong reasons — I want to add this to TextMunger.

June 6th, 2012

Mirage, yeah? Yes! Yes! Yes, I think, yes? Yes!
Yes! Yes! Yes I drive through it, no eggs, yes!
Though they have no eggs, nothing, indeed! Yes!
Yes! Ahh in the time the vulgar comes…

From the other side passing by the time…
It’s one of the system, yes! Ahh. So, yes?
Yes! Not there, yes yes and harmless to the
System, a box, with claws, as there, even…

Yes! Time the universe, yes! Aahh. Ahh. Mirage
Cut, even rarer! Yes and harmless
To play on a leash, yes! The words need to
Play on a newspaper! Yes? Yes you, passing

By, yes? Yes! Not there, yes? Yes we’re both there
With poem patterns on, yes. Unleash. Mirage.

HGICH.T’s Tutenchamun, original German lyrics run through Google translate, then processed by jGnoetry, blank sonnet template, with editing.
10% Tzara and 10% Lessig default texts.
Utterly no attempt was made to correct syllables or stresses.

The source video/song/lyrics are so…. abtuse (both obtuse and abstruse) that I wanted to see if I could make anything with them that wasn’t also abtuse.

Show translated lyric source

when the police passing by, yes! yes
I can hold only at times, yes! yes
ne of the participating Ziese box, yes! yes
and harmless to play on scheme f, yes! yes
they have been drinking, yes! yes
The police asked me, yes! yes
I scream out loud, no, yes! yes
I’m thirsty animal, yes! yes
they have taken drugs, yes! yes
but since I have an idea, yes! yes
home on the couch, yes! yes
I’m all there, yes! yes

a cop with a fairy-Ohrn, yes
with this elfin Ohrn he writes on what ..
a cop with a fairy-Ohrn
with this elfin Ohrn he writes on what ..

my name is Garfield, yes! yes
I’ve always been there, yes! yes
and now I’m here, yes! yes
and you are there, yes! yes
we’re both there, yes! yes
together in the universe, yes! yes
together with the police, yes! yes
I tell him what he of sage, yes! yes
eucalyptus and menthol, yes! yes
I’m innocent, yes! yes
manitu like, yes! yes
that’s the killa, yes! yes

a cop with patterns on it, yes
with these patterns on it, he looks good ..
a policeman, with patterns on it so
with these patterns on it, he looks good ..

I’ll help ‘arrested, yes! yes
I just stick it there, yes! yes
shiva help me, help me goa, yes! yes
psytrance help me, yes! yes
goa goa goa mpu, yes! yes
u u u u u goa-dwarf, yes! yes
goa goa goa mpu, yes! yes
u u u u u hara rama, yes! yes
I suddenly lights up a pig, indeed! yes
right in the gob and, yes! yes
too bright the sunshine, yeah! yes
I hurry up to the eyes, yes! yes

a cop with a laser sword, yes
laser-sword with which he writes on this .. ahh
a cop with a laser sword
laser-sword with which he writes on this ..

a smile comes from the heart up, yes! yes
yes one of lächen tuenchamun,! yes
ick tuenchamun am, yes! yes
tut tut tut tut, yes! yes
I paperboard, yes! yes
I’m using the stick to do nothing, yes! yes
tut tut tuenchamun, yes! yes
I’ve found it, yes! yes
Last night in the car, yes! yes
since I’m looking at you, yes! yes
I need urgent help, yes! yes
in the car always runs goa, yes! yes

a cop off with claws, yes
with these claws to it what he stands for ..
a policeman, so off with claws
with these claws to it, so what he stands for ..

Parchim get updated very often ne police, yes! yes
I drive only release times, yes! yes
mentally I’m already there, yes! yes
moon by the time the liquid shiva, yes! yes
of the full moon up to the baltic sea, yeah! yes
of the reeperbahn back home, yes! yes
in the hall eingepennt shit, yes! yes
the problem in the system, yes! yes
the system is, yes! yes
the system is the problem, yes! yes
the system has no eggs, yes! yes
the system is in the system, yes! yes
I have no problem, yes! yes
I’m schizophrenic, yes! yes
I am the system, yes! yes

a cop standing there with his parents
with his parents (because) he wants to go home ..
one policeman stands with his parents because aaahhh …
uuuhhh with his parents … He wants to house ..

I’m strapped in, yes! yes
I I I weggeknallt, yes! yes
I have a crush me, yes! yes
I’m not there, yes! yes
ick’m uh .. mirage, yes! yes
all the stupid pig, indeed! yes
All the boring pig, yes! yes
walk on a leash, yes! yes
all the boring pig, indeed! yes
hear no goa, yes! ahh ..
goa goa hhh .. ahh ..
hare hare rama, yes! a.
hare hare goa, yes! aahh ..
hare hare rama, yes! ahh
goa goa hare,

June 6th, 2012

After working on jGnoetry for a few weeks, I finally got write-access (I delayed in asking, and Edde’s been busy), and made my first commit to Edde Addad’s Poetry Generators project on SourceForge.


Given the extant of my changes — although primarily refactoring, not functionality — I probably should have made a new branch.


At any rate, now that I’ve dumped in all of my changes, future additions will be more minimal.



One last note — I’m using an old account on SourceForge, back when I used to use the handle xradiographer as my primary identity. Given that I had never made any contributions to any projects under that account, I should have just opened a new one under my real name.


Which occurred to me about 3 seconds into the commit.

June 5th, 2012

John Baldesarri sings Sol LeWitt

found via A Brief History of John Baldessarri (sung by Tom Waits)

June 5th, 2012

Screwturn Wiki is shutting down.


I have some complaints about Screwturn, but I liked a number of things about it — not the least that it was a non-huge wiki written in C# for ASP.NET.


Despite my (sometimes ranting/frothing complaints), I’m not happy at this news.

June 5th, 2012

A small JavaScript bookmarklet to allow FireFox to easily search the Wayback Machine (if a URL is provided):


  1. var locAppend = '*/';
  2. var locEmpty = '';
  3. var loc = '';
  4. if('%s') {
  5.     loc = locAppend + '%s';
  6. } else {
  7.     loc = locEmpty;
  8. }
  9. location.href=loc;


  1. javascript:{var%20locAppend='*/';var%20locEmpty='';var%20loc='';if('%s'){loc=locAppend+'%s';}else{loc=locEmpty;}location.href=loc;}

June 5th, 2012


June 4th, 2012

daddy play!

Usually, Little Michael is more interested in playing with my keyboard and trackball than me


June 4th, 2012

clown-9 from

I'm changing my name

June 2nd, 2012

In a time when the
American dream for $5.95 intrigued
Political scientists.

His voice cracks as he
Told me some advice that every
President ignores.

I wasn’t smart enough
To convince americans
That you could be ok.

Skepticism grows that
The american dream is
An implicit contract.

With decent pay, and
Optimism about the country,
This country is threatened.

Skepticism grows. This
World where a man is increasingly
Sad. Skepticism grows.

Economic statistics
Validate those images:
People working harder.

Cut out of optimism
And comfortably retire.
Next carefully cut.

Shake successfully.
The economy is not
Just sad decisions.

It was a faith that says: Economic

I don’t think this ordering is the final version. Not everything seems to gel together.

text extracted from American Dream Faces Harsh New Reality
Some additions from the jGnoetry exceprts from Trisztan Tzara and Lawrence Lessig (no Shakespeare).
Haiku template

June 1st, 2012

This post is for viewing/testing the PmWiki Markup plugin I’m working on.


The test-area is bracketed with two wp-geshi blocks, with no intervening spaces in the source-markup. This should allow for top and bottom-border testing.

NOTE: wpautop is turned OFF (as it interferes with the (:markup:)...(:markupend:) output).

NOTE: ordered lists had no default formatting under my blog css

Show WP ordered list
  1. * whatever
    1. ** no, seriously
  2. * second main item
  3. * third
    1. ** indent
      1. *** indent further
    2. ** not as far
  4. * fourth
  1. public void main(string[] args) {
  3.   //TODO: implement
  5. }


Links work fine, but CSS is missing
Also, the (hide) click is missing the javascript, so will not work
hrm, maybe IN THE ORIGINAL it uses JavaScript to even show up
that way, it will degrade to NON-APPEARANCE when the JS is not present (as in the markup extraction)



monospaced text

public void main(string[] args) {

  //TODO: implement




uses Geshi, so similar to raw WP geshi, above
However, the link element fails entirely

(:source lang=csharp:)
public void main(string[] args) {

  //TODO: implement

public void main(string[] args) {

  //TODO: implement




All URLs show up as approved for the markup service, but must still go through approval back in the wiki:



LinkWikiWords ShouldBe Off

[[SpaceWikiWords]] should be off.

LinkWikiWords ShouldBe Off


SpaceWikiWords? should be off.

NOTE: that’s also an example of a wiki-link to an unknown (and probably non-existent) page/group





This is an example header !!

sub-header !!!

level three !!!!

level four !!!!!


Unordered list

* whatever
** no, seriously
* second main item
* third
** indent
*** indent further
** not as far
* fourth
  • whatever
    • no, seriously
  • second main item
  • third
    • indent
      • indent further
    • not as far
  • fourth



Ordered list

# whatever
## no, seriously
# second main item
# third
## indent
### indent further
## not as far
# fourth
  1. whatever
    1. no, seriously
  2. second main item
  3. third
    1. indent
      1. indent further
    2. not as far
  4. fourth



link test






this  is a random slashmark
this is a slashmark in singlequotes: ‘’
this is a double-slash in singlequote: ‘\’


this is strong while this is emphasized


clip lrindent

>>clip lrindent<<
This is some clip text

This is some clip text



comment and include test

requires admin permissions, so should not appear

(:comment the below is not rendered due to lack of permissions. hooray!:)
(:include SiteAdmin/AuthUser:)

Hopefully you saw nothing, since the include requires admin permission on the Pmwiki side to view — so it should NOT render

no strange permissions, should appear

(:include PrantedMutter/Ort:)

orts are small and smaller than warts which they are not no not warts are orts.


not big, not large, not by half nor in half, less than tiny or small, decidedly not tall, not at all.

  1. public void main(string[] args) {
  3.   //TODO: implement
  5. }
Ironically, tables are rendered correctly in a normal WP post with wp-autop I’m going to have to look at how the text is returned inside the plugin to keep working on this… It might have to do with plugin priority? The below code was ganked from the source of a render in pmwiki; it should look almost identical to some code above, unles wpatuop is turned on. In which case, the below will be correct, and the above will be a mess.

clip lrindent

>>clip lrindent<< This is some clip text >><< 

This is some clip text



below is the HTML generated by the conflict of Wp-Pmwiki-Markup and wpautop:
  1. wpautop is turned on:
  3. <h2>
  4. <a id="toc10" name="toc10"></a>
  5. clip lrindent
  6. </h2>
  7. <td<br>
  8. class=’markup2′ valign=’top’&gt;
  9. <div class="clip lrindent">
  10. <p>This is some clip text </p>
  11. </div>
  12. </td<br>
  13. <table class="markup vert" align="center">
  14. <tbody>
  15. <tr>
  16. <td class="markup1" valign="top">
  17. <pre>&gt;&gt;clip lrindent&lt;&lt; This is some clip text &gt;&gt;&lt;&lt;

June 1st, 2012

The typewriter
Sensibility existed
In the opposite.

The most magnificient
Symmetry of opposite
Perfection. 1-midday.

The time cube though = vertical
Edge word god, inflicts static
Non pulsating opposite.

Copy to make. Opposites
Are created via opposites.

Everybody. Word.
Earth. Only of universal
Opposites compose.

Everybody. Word.
Earth. Singularity. Snobs.
Hemispheres. You.

Everybody. Word.
Earth. Earth quarters a baby.
A fictitious word.

Everybody. Word.
Earth. Academic institutions,
Internet of opposites.

Everybody. Word.
Earth. Permission of evil. The
Way of the 2 poles.

A satellite enslavement
Ever concocted by earth’s
Cubic knowledge. Life.

A bag mind, criticizing
And you. God, kodak, the cross.
There’s no god created.

I asked an odd escape
They applied within the highest
Order of other.

A single rotation
Of wisdom debunks singularity.
I believe that corrupts.

A single rotation
Of wisdom debunks singularity.
You can’t escape population.

A single rotation
Of wisdom debunks singularity.
Place 4 days in a zero.

A single rotation
Of wisdom debunks singularity.
I will indict them.

The old dead sons predict
The time that place 4 infinitely:
All creation occurs.

Text from TimeCube run through jGnoetry
Some additions from default Tristan Tzara and Lawrence Lessig, no Shakespeare.
Haiku template, syllables not edited for enforcement.

Again, this is a rough draft

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