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October 31, 2008
October 27, 2008
October 23, 2008
There has been quite a bit of chatter about Ray on the metaserver and it seems he is quickly becoming the most popular person in the community. Or at least the most talked about. I could write something about him, but why don’t I just let the community speak for itself.
October 17, 2008
October 13, 2008
It took me long enough. Part of the issue I had was that I have my own domain now, and I was too lazy to move the IRC-related stuff to my new site. So here we go: this month’s stats are located right next to the all-time stats and everything else.
This transition also obviously indicates that the original spylog is now located at the new and protected irc.jonirons.net.
October 10, 2008
October 2, 2008
This article has set up a Vichy government. What’s the word behind all the hatred against the French? Arrogance. Do you see where I’m going with this?
Ryoko: He has taken Marathon gaming by storm ever since he started playing and mapping. He reigns like a king over us all. He was born on Pfhorums, but his real goal is just over the Channel (no pun intended) and he will soon take over ESB. I introduce to you William the Conqueror.
Treellama: If one of us were to ask André Gide who the greatest Aleph One programmer was, he would think back to Victor Hugo and say, “Treellama, hélas!”
W’rkncacnter: This fine dandy decided one day to rebel against Marathon, to use his boredom as the source of his art. He wasn’t afraid to breach taboo subjects. He recorded the babblings of the whore, the histrion, and the beggar, and he has cultivated the flowers of evil. When he addresses me, he might as well call me “mon semblable, mon frère.” He has the honor of being Charles Baudelaire.
Thermoplyae: [AN: Screw math, this is my article.] I admire Thermo. In his every endeavor, he uses his subconscious to guide him to new, often religious, heights. It was in creating his greatest work (Smithy) that he rejoined with his CLIQUE faith, and learned to 4GET. His insistence on using ML for anything but half-wit mathematical proofs borders on 19th-century-style Decadence. Who else could he be but the reincarnation of Huysmans?
Ray: Such jovial wit, such expressiveness, such an eye for comedy. Ray breathes, craps, and thinks of his hot sister in rhyming couplets. With all the cigarettes, he can’t tell his cough really comes from tuberculosis. He is Molière.
Irons: Let’s delay the inevitable (hot sister). Instead, let’s focus on my strict adherence to the rules, only to bend them back and forth; I come so close to perfection, so close—and I veer away. I know that Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard. Do you? There’s one other man who can say such a thing: Stéphane Mallarmé.
October 1, 2008
The Pfhorums have sucked so much lately there was not going to be one this month until Irons came through with only a couple days left. Not only is the worst topic on the pfhorums now dead, he was able to kill it with some style. I’ll post the unedited version which is superior to the current Pfhorums post.
(Try to read between the lines a little bit more)
There is a Buddhist scripture, referred to in English as the one-letter prajnaparamita, that (as one might expect) consists of a single letter:
This Sanskrit character is pronounced as ‘a’ and is cognate in Indoeuropean languages to the prefixes ‘an,’ ‘in,’ and ‘un,’ as in ‘unthinking,’ ‘undo,’ ‘involuntary’ — that is, it acts as a negation particle. अ could then be equally well translated as ‘no.’ Speaking somewhat loosely, the Buddhist intention of the script is to say that nothing you could possibly say or write would be at all accurate or correct in the context of meaningful discussion of Buddhism, Nirvana, the nature of reality, etc., etc.
I will let you draw your own conclusions.