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This is the first "blog" of any kind I've ever had, so it's probably not the greatest...

Just a little snippet about me:

I'd like to consider myself relatively tech-savvy; obviously I use Linux (Arch to be precise; K.I.S.S. FTW), and I enjoy learning new things about computers in general (both software and hardware-related).

This blog is mostly just for whenever I feel like telling the world about my experiences with computers/Linux (or just life in general), or just posting for the hell of it.
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The five-letter F word

Posted 12-06-2011 at 03:26 PM by MrCode
Tags awkward, weird

I know it's been forever since I've posted here, but I figure this is something I really need to get off my chest:
  • It's an English word.
  • You type it by striking three keys once and one key twice.
  • As an adjective, it's harmless. As a noun, it has rather…odd connotations amongst the majority. O_o
  • There are entire websites dedicated to the "fad"/"meme"/"subculture"/"whatever-you-want-to-call-it".*
  • It has moderately to do with this post.
...
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"Scientific imperialism" and the proverbial "death" of art in culture

Posted 09-29-2011 at 04:04 PM by MrCode

Yes, this blog has more or less become my angst dump, at least as of recent. I know I should probably take this someplace other than LQ, but a) I feel somewhat "safe" here, and b) I don't know where I would take it even if I did take it elsewhere.

Anyways…I know this is going to sound depressing/cynical, but this is genuinely what I think is going to happen to art/creativity in the not-too-distant future:

I predict that within probably the next 25-30 years,...
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Everything outside "the norm" is a disease/disorder now…

Posted 09-21-2011 at 03:10 PM by MrCode
Updated 09-21-2011 at 03:22 PM by MrCode
Tags awkward, rant, weird

Blargh. Yet another rant. I swear, the "rant" tag in my tag cloud is gonna get so big as to totally obscure the other ones eventually…

Anyways:

I know I probably spend way too much time on and/or put way too much stock into Wikipedia, but I just got done reading the article on "Medicalization", and I must say, that seems to be the way things are going (at least here in the US): basically a pill for everything that "cures what ails...
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Fatalistic poetry…?

Posted 08-30-2011 at 11:40 AM by MrCode
Updated 09-22-2011 at 06:11 PM by MrCode (disclaimer removed; (finally) changed blog category name)

I realize that some people here are a bit tired of me being the nihilistic fatalist all the time when talking about matters of religion and/or philosophy, but this is just a little klutzy piece of "poetry" I threw together that might shed some light on the whole "free will" issue (for me, at least ):

Quote:
If thoughts are just links in a causal chain,
Emotions mere chemicals in one's brain,
If one's actions cause a nation to fall,
Where
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gtsh: how to use Google Translate without touching a web browser

Posted 08-09-2011 at 06:49 PM by MrCode
Updated 08-09-2011 at 06:49 PM by MrCode ("Transhlate"? WTF? :p)

I present "gtsh" (Google Translate for the SHell), a tiny(!) shell script that acts as a frontend to Google Translate:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
if test -z $3; then
	echo "Usage: $0 \"<str>\" <lang1> <lang2>"
	echo "Translates string \"<str>\" from <lang1> to <lang2>"
	echo "(CLI frontend to Google Translate)"
else
	wget -qO- "http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/language/translate?v=1.0&q=$1&langpair=$2|${3:-$3}"
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