Monday, March 22, 2010

Order (ring theory)

Order (ring theory) is another math concept that makes no sense to almost every human being on this planet. That's weird to think about.

I mean, click that link and read the article. It says things like: "In less formal terms, additively \mathcal{O} should be a free abelian group generated by a basis for R over \mathbb{Q}."

It's weird that some people's brains understand that. On the other hand, even chickens have brains. It's true. You can eat them.

I don't really like onion rings.
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Friday, March 19, 2010

History of programming languages

History of programming languages is interesting. I recommend clicking the link to read about it. They say you can trace the history of programming languages back to 1801, when the Jacquard loom punched holes in cards to represent sewing loom arm movements in order to make decorative patterns automatically.

I love the word loom.

It's so soft.

This is a photo of two books about the C programming language.
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

John Neihardt

John Neihardt was an American author, poet, philosopher and amateur historian and ethnographer. He was born in 1881 and died in 1973. His life, and his works, were centered on life on the Great Plains.

My life, and my works, are centered on random dumb things that no one cares about.

Plains don't get any greater.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Whitley, Coventry

Whitley, Coventry is a suburb of Coventry in England. It looks like a nice place.

Whitley was the name of a character in A Different World, a spinoff of the Cosby Show. Whitley was harsh, yet fair. Pretty, yet tough. She had a southern accent.

Whitley was played by Jasmine Guy. I always liked Jasmine Guy. Maybe I still do, I don't know. I haven't seen her in a while. I like the last name Guy. I also like the first name Guy.

There have been many TV spinoffs. Laverne and Shirley was a spinoff of Happy Days. Empty Nest was a spinoff of The Golden Girls. Frasier was a spinoff of Cheers. I love spinoffs. They make me feel like the TV world is real. Kind of like my life.

Or is it...?

The little girl doesn't know what to think of Jasmine Guy.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Jade Warrior (album)

Jade Warrior (album) was released in 1971 as one of the earlier albums of the psychedelic progressive rock movement. It is the first Wikibloogia in four days that is not directly related to Japan. Though, the album cover is Asian-themed, with Asian writing, and Asian-style mountains and sailboat, so I'm not out of the woods yet.

Jade Warrior was also the name of the band. Jade is a stone. I think it's green.

Jade animals.
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Monday, March 15, 2010

Sanshō (sumo)

Sanshō (sumo) are the three prizes awarded to top division sumo wrestlers at a sumo tournament.

What is going on here? The last three Wikibloogia articles have been about Japan. What are the chances? Of the millions of articles on Wikipedia, I happen to click to three in a row about Japan? What is the universe trying to tell me? If tomorrow's Wikibloogia article is about Japan, I will have no choice but to have Japanese food for lunch.

Actually, I'm not very hungry.
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Friday, March 12, 2010


Kofun are megalithic tombs in Japan. This is the second Japan-related Wikibloogia in a row. Something must be trying to tell me something. Something about Japan. Maybe I should have Japanese food for lunch today. I almost always enjoy Japanese food.

Tombs are places where people bury other people after they die. Then the ground eats them. The ground much prefers eating dead people to eating living people. In fact, even on the rare occasion where a man is buried alive, the ground always waits until after he is dead before eating him.

This is what happens when you die.
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