The Elements of Style is a short style guide for writing clear and understandable English. Or at least, that is what it might have been once. Sure, some of it’s advice is usable today, but since the publication of the first edition in 1918, the English language has evolved in such a way that you… Read more »
Monthly Archives: November 2010
Chapter 28 of Stephen King’s Big Driver (the second novella in Full Dark, No Stars) starts of believable enough: But when [Tess] was in her office with her computer booted up, she only stared at the Apple welcome screen for the first five minutes … but a little while later, she … exited YouTube, Binged… Read more »
Since I installed Ubuntu on my PC, two new versions have been released. Yesterday, I first upgraded to 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) and then to 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat). As the update process went by like a breeze, this post, then, is just for future reference: As my Terratec EWX 24/96 sound card still does not seem… Read more »
I just had a fantastic idea. Someone should build a site where every link reads “click here“.
In the first part of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation-trilogy we learn how the Foundation came to be and rose to power. In the first part of its sequel Foundation and Empire we see how the Foundation overthrows the final remnants of the crumbling Galactic Empire. In the second part the Foundation itself gets overthrown by The… Read more »