This page explains the purposes and objectives of this site and how it has been designed to meet them.
This site aims to offer content rather than attitude. On this site you'll find high "keyword density" (the number of times keywords are used on a web page divided by the total number of words on the page).
I put this site together primarily as a “personal notebook” available from any browser wherever I am (so I can can go senile anytime I want).So this site is less of a "blog" (dated transitory streams of consciousness) than a personal repository on the internet that enables me to refine over time the diagrams, flowcharts checklists, and “memory joggers” I develop as I study each topic. For example, as I come across a key date in history, I update my list of historical events This is my way of capturing web wisdom before sites disappear with a dot-bomb meltdown.
The highest level is Evaluation, which is why we construct HTML tables to compare and contrast information.
Unlike many other sites, the art, sounds, and text here are not listed by type of media file but integrated into a multi-media presentation for each subject.
This site is how I experiment on making sense of the incongruous aspects of life, art, technology, science, spirituality, etc. So if my stuff seem complicated or plain wrong, I need your helpful comments.
By making my notes public, I'm taking a risk. I'm exposing how well I've applied, analyzed, synthesized, and evaluated the material I have come across. So I trust you to comment appropriately.
Please also note that this site does not aim to be offer a tutorial such as what you might find from courses people pay money to view. So please don't expect complete dissertations on any subject here. I am not trying to impress you.
But I do hope to occassionally amuse you
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. —Alfred Lord Tennyson
This plaque is in the home of art collector Isabella Stewart Gardner, now a museum in Boston. It is a copy of the white enamel plaque that John Pierpont Morgan (who some call "the Napoleon of Wall Street") had over the mantel in his study. The blue French Provençal script Pense moult, parle peu, écris rien is the English Think Much, Speak Little, Write Nothing.
Obviously, I didn't follow their advice.
A Canute — a person who makes preposterous statements, especially of his own importance and power. Based on a legend of a (misinterpreted) command that the tide not turn by King Canute (of England in 1016, of Denmark in 1018, and of Norway in 1035).
A bore — a non-entity who resents his humble lot in life, and seeks satisfaction for his wounded ego by forcing himself on his betters. — H. L. Mencken
"talking with pretended expertise: displays of sham learning designed to deceive or impress"
"A pretentious attitude of scholarship; superficial knowledgeability. " The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000—
Pleonasm - use of redundant words.
Why? It's all about a community creating plug-ins to WP hooks. Efficient. Modular. Extensible.
WordPress v3.3.1 is installed from the hosting panel, by invoking Fantastico.
WordPress is powered by PHP (like Joomla and Drupal).
Artisteer can be used to edit themes.
Good themes take advantage of the WP Widget system for sidebars.
Good themes take advantage of the 18,00+ WP Plugins to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
Plugins are activated through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
Action init fires after WP is loaded be before display.
Action wp_head fires within the theme's <head> tag.
Filter hooks modify data before an action takes place.
Filter wp_title filters the <title> tag.
Filter the_title filters the title of a post.
Filter the_content filters the content of a post.
Posts are copied from. The ___ plug-in turns them into static pages for caching.
Action publish_post fires when a post is published.
Post pages conform to hNews Microformat, for integration with Google News, Readability, etc.
The remainder of this page describes how we achieve these.
The top menu adjoins the top part of the window rather than floating (such as on Apple.com).
The topic title at the top of each page is clickable to enable users to break free of frames.
It is defined within <H1 tags for SEO.
To minimize distractions, we:
|plays a Real Audio sound message.|
|plays a MIDI audio file.|
|plays an au audio file popular on Unix or Macintosh computers.|
|plays a Microsoft Windows wav sound message.|
|retrieves a document which needs the Adobe PDF reader.|
|creates a new mail window for you to to open a new email screen (with that person's email address already filled in) so you could compose an email message to the person|
|brings up a page with photos (which may take a long time to load).|
To be engaging:
Google page rank: 4?
Constructing Accessible Web Sites by Jim Thatcher and others has screenshots of how various screen readers and alternative browsers interpret various tags and markup. "Also has an amazing chapter on the current state of legal accessibility requirements."
|another section on the same page being viewed.|
|another page on this website.|
|a HTML webpage|
|a screen capture|
|a newsgroup entry|
|a page with valuable content mirrored on our website (to make sure that we have it in case the site goes away). Clicking on this icon instead of the link would get you our mirrored version.|
|an email address.|
|a tool to use for better efficiency|
|a Skype URI for VOIP.|
To get around this site quickly ...
| Top of the current page.
(You can also press Ctrl-Home to do this).
|Up to the previous topic on the same page.|
|Down to the next topic on the same page.|
|Previous topic on this site.|
|Next topic on this site.|
To accommodate a range of connection speeds, we chose FAST over fancy. So we ...
We try to provide a rich resource. So we ...
We like to laugh and have fun when we think, so we:
|a quote of wisdom.|
|a quote from the Bible or other text.|
|a joke to make you smile or maybe even laugh.|
|a warning for you to take heed.|
|a reminder of what to remember.|
|a creative idea for you to try.|
|a tool that you may find useful.|
|a work instruction for you to do.|
People look at websites from small cell phones to HD screens. So this site needs to have a responsive design which adapts (expand and contract appropriately) as screen sizes are scaled larger or smaller: 240, 320, 480, 600, 768, 900, 1200 (1368), 1920 (HD).
We want people feeling safe with their information on our site, so we:
We want to give credit where it's due, so we:
This page was designed to comply with official web design standards and will work in any web browser that is also designed to comply with those standards.
It is not common practice to include these icons from W3C, which can be clicked to run a validation report on the HTML and CSS:
TODO: This site was built on techniques based on
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