I forgave you once

I forgave you once.
I forgave you twice.
And because it rhymes,
I forgave you thrice.

But nothing rhymes
With the word, quadruplet.
So, to forgive again,
I just can’t do it.

You’re on you’re own
From here you lout,
And all because
The rhymes run out.

Markdown the Internet Wordprocessor

What is Markdown

Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).
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Markdown can be written in a basic text editor (don’t use Word) like TextEdit for Mac (save as plain-text) or Notepad on Windows. It’s an easy way to write text that easily translates into HTML. The web is written in HTML, so think of it like quick-start web development tool for content editors. When you write in Markdown, you save the document with the file extension .md. More often than not, you’ll never need to save a Markdown document, because you’ll be using an online tool.
What is Markdown
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NaNoWriMo Starts Now

For those that don’t know, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) started a little over 24 hours ago. NaNoWriMo is the book geek national holiday. All book geeks want one day to be author geeks, and I am no exception. So every year I log back in to the NaNoWriMo site, set up my novel, give it a title and a name, and then start typing. Most years I get nowhere. 1500 maybe 3000 words. But I try. I am trying again this year. The result so far is pasted below. 

The point of NaNoWriMo is writing, not editing, and that is my biggest problem. I am always going back and editing while I write. That is why I get frustrated. I have determined this year not to edit. So I am using a minimalist text editor called WriteMonkey. No spell check, no squiggly underlines, no nothing except a blank screen and me. Maybe that will help.
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New study: Federal workers are overpaid | J.P. Freire | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner

COME ON! It really took a scientific study to determine something that a visit to the DMV would have confirmed? How much did this study cost? And how much of that money was via federal grants? More than $15k I’ll bet.

The idiots conclude that reforms in federal pay would save tax payers billions. I’ve got another way to save billions…stop shelling out tax payer money to fund studies that tell us shit we already know!

New study: Federal workers are overpaid | J.P. Freire | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner

Uberdouche to Get Current.

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Current TV is the perfect place for the Olbermonster to finish his days as a self-proclaimed journalist. It’s a match made in heaven, or at least it’s a match made on mypartner.com. They’ve got low viewership, he’s got low viewership. He can slip out of his straight jacket every evening, slip into his comfy sweater, down a handful of haldol, swig of the finest cognac , and rant to to choir.

Olbermann Said to Be Going to Current TV – NYTimes.com

Facebook Founder Has a Girlfriend! Oh and Something About a Stalker

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has a couple of things the rest of the neck/b/eards will never have: 1 billion dollars, a personal stalker, and a girlfriend named Chan. Not zunechan or anything but still….

The stalker presumably exploited Facebook’s weakass security to collect all Zuckerberg’s personal info, and then tried to Google map a route right into his pocketbook, or man purse, or whatever. 

Mark Zuckerberg — I Fear My Facebook Stalker | TMZ.com

Cock Kills Dickhead

 

Good news everyone! The animals, who have suffered cruelty at the hands of scumbags with more time than sense, have finally begun their revolt. Thirty-five year old Jose Luis Ochoa smelled what the cock was cookin’ after the bird shanked him in the leg with a with one of the metal spurs attached to its leg. Two hours later the cock died. The article doesn’t say what became of the bird.

 

Rooster Kills Man Attending Cockfight « CBS Los Angeles

How to make Windows desktop icons in Gimp 2.6.11

I read a post on lifehacker.com that explained how to create desktop icons for Windows that look kinda like iOS eyecandy. Trouble is the author used Photoshop. Gimp is free, so I adapted the tutorial and thought I’d share.

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Create a new 512×512 pixel document.

Create a new transparent layer, name layer "Background"

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Create a 483×483 rounded-rectangle selection with 80 degree radius

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Fill selection with solid color

Set background color to black

Create new transparent layer, name it "Starburst"

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On "Starburst" layer:
    Filters>Distorts>Blinds
        Verticle, Displacement=70, Segments=46
    Filters>Distorts>Polar Coordinates
        Circle depth 0.00, offset angle 0.00

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On "Background" layer right click, alpha to selection

On "Starburst" layer press Ctrl+I to invert selection, then press delete to remove unwanted portion.

On "Background" layer. Alpha to selection.

Create new transparent layer named "Highlight"

Select>Shrink Selection by 3 pixels

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Select>Border Selection by 1 pixel with feathered selection.

Fill selection with white.

Deselect

Filters>Gaussian Blur by 5 pixels.

New layer named "Gloss"

Drag elipse selection across the top half of the image.

Fill selection with white.

Set layer to 42.2% opacity.

Fliters>Blur>Gaussian Blur at 50%

Aplha select "Background" layer.

Activate "Gloss" layer.

Ctrl+I to invert selection.

Delete unwanted.

Now either save the result as a PNG or from within Gimp save it as an ICO.

Computer Screen Ruler

Having an on screen ruler at hand may be very handy at times. Sure, many design related applications offer their own rulers, but other programs may not. A standalone computer ruler can aid the user in designing a form for a website or software, measuring the exact size of an object on the screen, or if the work requires different scaled rulers.

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A download is offered at Softpedia

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