October 27, 2004

Today's Prayer

Lord, we need you.
Right now.
The dreams,
those little paper cranes,
are being singed
and some
by the agressive fears of
don't let us sleep.
Don't let us deny you.

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October 21, 2004

Project Gutenberg

I actually found this years ago, but I thought it would be worth blogging about.

Project Gutenberg is an online community project aimed at created electronic versions of public domain works. Daunting task surely, but with the help of hundreds it doesn't seem so terrible.

My wife recently blogged about the woes of a recent translation she started to read. Since the best translations are currently checked out, I figured, like any good web designing husband, to go online to my favorite book resource and see what they had. They actually have four different translations available. There's even one in there by Alexandar Pope.

As a side note: ibiblio is cool.

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NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Special thanks to jrhensle for this lead. :)

The essence of NaNoWriMo (from what I can tell) is to write a novel (50,000 words or more) in a month's time. The writing begins on November 1st and goes through November 30th.

They (obviously) promote quanitity over quality. If you're skeptical, there's a book. If you're interested, you can sign up on the site.

I'm tempted to try, just 'cause. :)

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October 18, 2004

"Everybody"'s having trouble...

It's a very strange day. PayPal, GMail, and GoDaddy have all been having trouble today. PayPal was having trouble over the weekend, but the other two have been fine.

I wonder what's up?

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October 03, 2004

Great Kanji Learning Resource

The Kanji Practice provided by Dartmouth College of Hanover, NH, USA is incredible. It's the best online resource I've seen yet.

There are 300 kanji letters to practive, 3 samples of the letter, a video presentation of the writing of the letter (very important), and generally two sentence examples. Now to make the time to use it. :)

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