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April 14, 2004

Caterina told me to

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

The Best American Science Writing 2003

We descend the Bodingo peninsula, an elevated ridge of land south of the park's border that runs down into Likouala aux Herbes swamps.

Posted by peterme at April 14, 2004 08:58 PM


Mutineers by Jonathan Neale

"And when we return to port and she's plying her trade on another ship, what will you do then?"

Posted by: Chris McEvoy at April 15, 2004 01:58 AM

haha, well, i'm in the living room where i have no books really. this one i found in my mother's house after she died. i had to keep it cuz the author's photo in the back is priceless. plus it descibes his as the "people's philosopher" of the 70s.

Book: "looking out for #1" by robert j. ringer

this incomprehensible disparity helps me keep the roadblocks in my life cut down to more realistic size, making them much easier to deal with.

Posted by: irina at April 15, 2004 10:59 AM

of course i had to google robert j. ringer


Posted by: irina at April 15, 2004 11:02 AM

Is this a game? If so, I'll bite:

Barry Farber, "How To Learn Any Language", p23 line5:
"As knowledge grows, it throws off pleasure to its possessor, much like an interest-bearing account throws off money."

... hold it, didn't The Amazing Kreskin do something like this years ago, or maybe it was an old Joe Dunninger routine...?

Posted by: John Dowdell at April 15, 2004 02:39 PM

The counterculture revolution that marked the wide dispersion of the generation was embodied in the 7-up ad campaign that billed the drink as the 'uncola.'

Corporate Cults, by Dave Arnott.

Posted by: Paul Trumble at April 16, 2004 10:11 AM

Best of all, you can edit the elements inside the envelope.

Adobe Illustrator 10, User Guide

Posted by: Dover at April 16, 2004 11:18 AM

It was one of those quite arbitrary emotions, like jumping off a cliff or falling in love.

From The Man Who Was Thursday, by G.K. Chesterton

Posted by: Dorothy at April 16, 2004 01:08 PM

"'There were confusing reports about him, and at one time he seemed to be part of a different organization altogether; but now it appears that he is only a linguist, employed to deal with Turkish and Arabic documents, and that he must soon go back to his university.'"

Treason's Harbour by Patrick O'Brian

Posted by: Natalie at April 16, 2004 01:20 PM

"I shall show you some worked-out protein structures presently that will give you an idea of the complexity."

Horace Freeland Judson, "The Eighth Day of Creation"

Posted by: chris at April 16, 2004 02:19 PM

"Integrity Selling" by Ron Wellingham (a textbook for my excruciating new insurance sales position).

"As you practice my suggestions,you'll be amazed at how well you relate to people." p. 23 (last sentence of chapter 1)

Posted by: Brett at April 16, 2004 02:21 PM

"And that Corinth was injuring us is clear."

The Landmark Thucydides (a comprehensive guide to the peloponnesian war) Edited by Robert B Strassler

Posted by: Bryan at April 17, 2004 10:49 PM

"However, during organization or any other step in producing a draft, the writer may discover gaps in the information gathered so far."

The Professional Writer: A Guide for Advanced Technical Writing. Alred, Oliu, & Brusaw

Posted by: joe at April 19, 2004 09:54 AM

"Formulering og valg af systemdefinition foregår i den tredie delaktivitet."

"Objekt Orienteret Analyse & Design", Mathiassen et al., 3. edt., Marko 2001.

Posted by: chris at April 20, 2004 03:35 AM

This 'game'(or 'thing' or whatever) have reached here, where Korean(R.O.K.)bloggers are. Juz wanted to notice.

Posted by: ar at April 21, 2004 12:39 AM

"See PERLDSC for a compendium on Perl data structures."

All I had nearby was Web Programming with Perl 5.

Posted by: Jeremy Anderson at April 22, 2004 04:09 PM

[Not counting the table at the top of the page...]

"You can convert between data types with unpack()."

PHP Cookbook, David Sklar & Adam Trachtenberg

Posted by: amber at April 23, 2004 04:25 PM

"Modern measuring intruments such as oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers incorporate microprocessors or microcontrollers to provide accuracy and flexibility in measuments."

[The Motorola MC68000 Microprocessor Family: Assembly Language, Interface Design and System Design, Second Edition, by Harman and Hein]

Posted by: Jon at April 23, 2004 09:55 PM

Destiny's Shield, by Eric Flint and David Drake

"Which, indeed, he did."

We're not moving toward the Great American Novel, now are we?

Posted by: Will Parker at April 24, 2004 01:48 AM

"I have fallen into a trap, but there is no need to panic," Cao Xiu exlaimed, and he ordered General Zhang Pu to lead the vanguard into battle against the southern army.

- Three Kingdoms, Volume III (Foreign Language Press, Beijing)

Posted by: nanpanman at April 24, 2004 09:14 AM

"Figure 2-2D and Figure 2-4 show a single terminal window with a shell prompt ($)."

- Learning the UNIX operating system (O'Reilly)

Posted by: Alex H. at April 24, 2004 10:59 AM

Book: "Macromedia Flash MX 2004: Game Programming"

- When the playhead gets to the end of the movie, it stops.

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- http://gustavo.homelinux.or/rss/

from there i jump to read about "Google bombing" at:
- http://barrapunto.com/article.pl?sid=04/04/29/1129215

from there i jump to read about "The web as an organized memory" at:


and from there I meet, for the very first time, this cool site:



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