It doesn’t shock me that I’m the only person on 43Things who’s managed to do this. Or wants to do it.
(Okay, I actually know one or two other 43Thingers who’ve managed.)
It’s worth doing. I know it’s unpopular with most people, but it really and truly is a Good Thing.
I’m shocked that I’m the only person on 43Things who has ever gotten online. How’s everyone accessing the site?
I’ve written two Greasemonkey
Two bugs in the latter script:
- The left-margin on each span_element#### is based on your screen width. I’m not sure what I should do to make it right.
- Deleting tags will update the first span_element### rather than the appropriate one (the correct goal is detagged, however). I’ve not bothered trying to fix this yet. It should be a simple fix.
Now if only Firefox would fix bug 241518, I could stop using Opera for 43Things and these would be of use to me again.
Studying philosophy means learning to make all the relevant distinctions possible. Dr. Murphy once explained to us how making distinctions is one of the chief things we do. They’re like walls to stop people from knocking down our theories.
When you get into highly contentious, highly technical aspects of metaphysics (or whatever), you have to be very precise.
Today, my imaginary friend said to me, ‘Hey, want to die?’
I, of course, refused, but he kept on about it. ‘Come on. Just for a little while. What harm can it do?’
But, no, I knew better. If I were to die, someone might cut open my head and eat my brain, and a person with an eaten brain has little chance of living forever.
So, ‘no’, I said. ‘No, I shan’t die. You die!’
And then I stopped thinking about him, and he ceased to exist.
If you want to live forever, you can’t trust anyone. Leastways your imaginary trickster friends. You have to keep on your toes and guard your brain well.
I’ve added this to my list so I can post a few of my own and then say I’m done. I’m a people.
Here are my book photos on Flickr. I’ll pick one or two to post as goal photos.
I’ve don’t panicked many times. Once my head went asplode! because I crammed too much into it, but I just don’t panicked and put it back together more biggerly so it could hold more.
I tied it together with my towel until natural healing glued it into one big piece again.
In 2004, I wasn’t meeting my limit because I refused to abandon all attempts at quality (and Halloween==very tired + the election results == depressed), and in 2005…umm…maybe I didn’t bother trying in 2005. I was going to, but did very little, if anything.
I really do just need to keep writing complete tripe. But if I start out with something promising, I’ll not want to ruin it by adding on junk. Silly, since I can always extract the good scenes and reuse them in a real story.
There’s a chess widget for Opera that’s so bloody unintelligent that I can beat in consistently.
Actually, someone posted how to beat it in four moves, but I didn’t manage to come up with anything quite that fast in my few games on it.
There’s a much smarter CGI chess that’s good enough that I can use it for practice.
(There’s actually a second chess widget for Opera, but I haven’t tried it.)
I’ve done this in that I now have an ‘LKBM (H)’ item on the Tools menu that does an alert saying ‘LKBM’s sampel script.’ But I’m not sure that really counts.
It used to just say ‘LKBM’ next to the status bar, but status bar space is precious.
The nice thing about bathroom graffiti is that most places with it won’t charge you to get in.
Probably, I should tour college towns and visit all the men’s bathrooms. College students suck.
Even if you can’t give them much money, giving them one more person they can say supports their activities will help convince politicians that, yes, there really do exist people who like freedom and human rights and those bothersome things.
I think I may’ve done ninety before, but the most I’ve ever done regularly was eighty.
Three or four sets of eighty each day isn’t bad, but one hundred is psychologically worth a lot more than eighty.
They played this at ECU at least once while I was around, but I never went.
I don’t particularly like the album (it’s okay, but way overrated), but this is a cultural must.
Good film, at any rate.
Not far along. I’ve read:
Of course, I’ve also seen a number of his films/plays.
(Wow. Somehow I skipped all the comedies.)
1. Read more Shakespeare
2. Pick out and memorise several good soliloquies that could come in handy.
3. Go places where there are lots of people who won’t be expected me to recite a Shakespearian soliloquy.
4. This goal.
I suppose step one is somewhat optional, but it’s a goal of mine anyway.
I used Mozilla for my browser between Netscape 4 and Phoenix (Firefox).
I stayed with Netscape 4 for longer than I should have (I was also slow going from Netscape 3->Netscape 4), but I think it was around M18 when I started using it as my primary browser. I’m fairly certain it was before they went to normal versions, anyway, but my brother was using it for a fair bit before I really converted, so it’s hard to remember exactly.
Anyway, I only used it for a couple years before Phoenix came out and I switched again. Then-
I believe after it progressed all the way to Firefox-I went to Elinks and then Galeon and then Elinks and then Firefox, and now Firefox and Opera simultaneously, with Elinks running on my other box, to which I’m ssh’d in.
A reporter did a thing on Habitat for Humanity last year, and photographed us working on the house.
The caption called me ‘Ken’ and called Ken ‘Luca’.
Ken is at least in his fifties. I’m twenty-four.
By saying I’ve done this, I’ve just confessed to ignorance.
I got a late start on this, but I’ve found that the earlier a person starts, the more likely they are to fail. Everyone who took on this goal in the 1700s is dead, as are the vast majority of those who began in the 1800s. As we move further and further into the 1900s, the failure rate keeps dropping. It’s true that people who began in the 2000s do have a slightly better track record than people who-
like me-started in 1982, but it’s only a minor advantage.
Of course, there are people who’ve been working towards this goal for over a hundred years now, so they have more experience, but I believe many of them are facing major difficulties I don’t yet have troubling me. And know this, long-timers: you may have gotten a head start, but any of us who succeed will do so at the same time as all others.