Search Results: words
4 Nov 2007: Weighted Words 1.2
Meta: plugins, Weighted Words, WordPress · no comments
... made a couple of changes to my Weighted Words plugin for WordPress. It's nothing major - I added an alternate method ... font size so that the cloud isn't dominated by the top few words, and tweaked the default options so it behaves more like the built-in tag ...
31 May 2006: Weighted Words
: · 12 comments
... plugin creates a weighted list of commonly-used words in your blog posts. Works for WordPress versions 1.5 and up. It's not just another keyword cloud, though - it pulls words from the text of your posts to expose your embarassing Valley Girl ...
1 Aug 2005: Words
Uncategorized: guest posts · 1 comment
I meant to write about this earlier! But then I forgot, as I tend to do. Yami, so kindly, sent me two books. Possibly these are books she couldn't otherwise get rid of, but so what? Books! I love books! And I got them, um, a long time ago, and I am looking ...
30 May 2005: Weighted Words v. 1.1
Meta: Weighted Words, WordPress, WordPress plugins · 2 comments
... Words version 1.1 is available! This version will now split words on exclamation points, and contains an option for pretty search URLs. It ...
19 May 2005: Weighted Words Plugin
Meta: blogtinkery, Weighted Words, WordPress plugins · 12 comments
... just completed my first-ever WordPress plugin: Weighted Words. It prints out a paragraph of the most commonly-used words in your blog posts, with the font size scaled to reflect their relative ...
19 Jan 2004: Counting Dirty Words
Human Fuzzies: Congressional shenanigans, swear words · no comments
... word? They're given distinct entries in the list of words you can't broadcast. I'm surprised the bill didn't also address the ...
25 Nov 2003: Pie Is Fightin’ Words
Food, Human Fuzzies: book reviews, Iowa City, pie, pie shakes · 2 comments
"Respect the art of pie" wrote Susan Bright. I wonder what she'd think of the diner in Iowa City I read about in the paper that tosses pie in a blender and calls it a "pie shake." No time to bake pie. No time to sit down and eat it properly with a cold g ...
25 Sep 2001: nonsense words
Aimless: · no comments
Lightningstrike inspiration. I can become more popular by making fun of other bloggers! So for my first post in this newly discovered popularity contest, I will make fun of bloggers who make fun of other bloggers, and then I shall make fun of bloggers who ...
Politics, Science: · 8 comments
... and evacuating was an irrational thing to do. In other words: Six seismologists have been judged guilty of criminally negligent ...
1 Apr 2009: Employed at Last
Whimsy: April fools, wingnuts · 15 comments
... linguistics professors who discuss the number of words that Eskimos have for snow, to advocating for free market policy ...
17 Mar 2009: “Temblor”
Human Fuzzies, Science: earthquakes, synonyms, temblors · 23 comments
... word is repeated in a short space, and/or (b) use short words in headlines to satisfy layout constraints. Am I alone ...
Whimsy: meringue, pie, science parody · 5 comments
... Categories: 1.4.2 [Piesmology]: Statistical Piesmology Keywords: egg media; citrus covariance; flavor factor ...
Politics, Science: Pinatubo, US party politics, volcano monitoring, volcanoes · 32 comments
... glass out to ruin any jet engines it finds). In other words: If the USGS didn't monitor volcanoes, the Defense Department would have ...
6 Oct 2008: Drill, Baby, Drill… for Geothermal!
Aimless: · 11 comments
... plumbing system to help us exploit it. In other words: We are much better at cracking rocks underground than we used to ...
24 Sep 2008: Carnival of Feminists #65
Aimless: · 9 comments
... would not shout. They wouldn't pretend to be speaking the 'words' of fetuses in cruel mocking voices, they wouldn't trivialize rape, they ... a stranger's home could be provoked to kill by some irate words of the householder, the defence is available to men who kill their ...
6 Sep 2008: You Know You’re Marrying a Geologist When…
Aimless: · 22 comments
... the wedding portraits, you keep hearing the words "for scale" Who knew REI had a bridal section? Altar? I thought you said ...
19 Jun 2008: Carnival of Space #59
Links: · 2 comments
... and xanthine -- have a non-terrestrial origin. In other words, the molecules in this meteorite, so crucial for life, were actually ...
19 May 2008: I’d Like to Thank the Academy
Aimless: acknowledgments, gratitude, thanks, writing · 5 comments
... So, while I could make a list of names and add words like "encouragement", "support", and "discussion" at random intervals, ...
25 Apr 2008: The Meaning of Significance
Aimless: · 3 comments
... is one word. For other clients, "ground water" is two words. Don't ask me why, it just ...
2 Apr 2008: Geology Jargon Ripe for Zombie Re-Animation
Aimless: · 26 comments
... accumulated a thick, almost oolitic blanket of jargon, words like "flysch" and "miogeosyncline" that accreted around the nuclei of ...
17 Mar 2008: Stupid Thesis Tricks
Aimless: · 20 comments
... perhaps you could give me some other challenge words to think about? The joy that I get from typing "impute" over and over and ...
27 Jan 2008: Meme Time
Personal, Whimsy: memes, monkeys, national pie day, pie, writing · 5 comments
... style you would like to imitate So here are my words of wisdom: Give yourself permission to write a shitty first draft. You ... you can have a banana or a squirt of water.** Potty words are funny. I tag: Bill Bryson John McPhee Anyone who wants a ...
18 Dec 2007: Grading Codes I Want to Give
Teaching: funny, grading, students say the darndest things · 1 comment
... dumb to be at Berkeley. Sorry. W: Do you even know what words mean? You have handed in a stream of minimally-punctuated gibberish that ...
Politics: affirmative action, anti-racism, feminism, let's all preserve the status quo, white liberals who want cookies · 6 comments
... the racist, sexist, etc.-ist status quo? My copy of What Words Mean must be out of date. NB: I'm not making any specific claims here ...
28 Nov 2007: It’s “That Time” of the Science
Science: goals, the scientific lifestyle, writing · 6 comments
I didn't formally sign up for International Dissertation Writing Month, but I did set myself a couple of goals for November. I'm not sure I've done enough to consider myself an InaDWriMo winner yet (though there's still time!) but I've made more than zero ...
8 Nov 2007: Can You Read Me?
Meta: blogtinkery, datamining, flesch-kincaid, readability, reading level, writing · 2 comments
This little reading level analysis tool is all the rage; I'm fairly happy with my result. But of course, the little badge is just a snapshot - what I really want to know is whether blogging has really helped my writing or not. I found a WordPress plugi ...
Links, Politics, Science: blog carnivals, feminism, gender, impostor syndrome, scientiae, sexism, zombies · 15 comments
... couple of hours on it this weekend, that's good. How many words? Over 9,000?? Wow, where are you going to get the money for the page ... syndrome. And while Amanda doesn't say so in so many words, her inner life sure fits the theme: I tend to infer things behind ...
20 Oct 2007: The Spinning Dancer and the Brain
Science: debunking, neuroscience, optical illusions · 77 comments
... This one, which ostensibly induces your brain to pick out words related to things it has been dwelling on lately, is depressing - I default to hearing the words "no way" repeated over and over. But if I move my speakers around a ...
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: feminism, feminisms, history, psychology, racism, rape, sexism, trashy novels, white studies · 3 comments
... she was searching her cultural grab bag for the rules and words needed to advise a fool who is about to violate a natural law. Shortly, ... But within seconds she came to realize that these simple words represented a profound act of racial sedition. I had betrayed her ...
6 Jul 2007: Friday Links and iTunes iChing
Links, Politics, Science, Whimsy: blog carnivals, feminism, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, poverty · 2 comments
... to prognosticate when so much of my music collection lacks words - or perhaps the oracle is being a cagey politician? I'm going to be ...
18 Mar 2007: Iconic Figures: Energy Release by Earthquakes
Science: earthquakes · 10 comments
... data on a topic that is new and/or controversial. In other words, they're a handy encapsulation of the research zeitgeist. So this is ...
7 Nov 2006: The Last-Minute Ballot
Politics: California ballot propositions, endorsements · no comments
... Betty Yee Judicial offices: I can't read the scret code words that make "apply the law fairly" different from "equal treatment under ...
Links, Science: Bay Area geology, blog carnivals, gender, patents, work vs. family · no comments
... sums up the reasons for the discrepancy in two words: attitudes and networks. "We go all the way back to the 1970s, in the ...
12 Aug 2006: How To Grab Google’s Attention
Meta: search requests · 10 comments
... stuffing my titles and writing with carefully chosen keywords. Most of what I write is useless to the average results-oriented Googler, ...
Meta: adsense, search requests · 3 comments
... like cows those who think a whore is not a whore and use words like reject? "The alphabet song" notation hidden meaning shirts i own ...
10 Jul 2006: Sunday, Day of Links
Human Fuzzies, Links, Politics, Science: fascist police states, Joseph Campbell, science studies · 2 comments
... of my products are watching for certain significant passwords, and they're just not coming. Because I'm not seeing the cues, the raised ...
23 Jun 2006: Recently Spammed
: · 1 comment
... to display. Default: 5 $comment_length - the number of words to display as a comment excerpt. Default: 15 $before - text to be ...
17 Jun 2006: Give Me That Old-Fashioned Heterosexual Privilege
Personal: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, wedding-industrial complex · 11 comments
... took a turn for the mushy. Not the kind of mush whose words you ever want to write down, but the kind where language quickly decays ...
2 Jun 2006: Friday Review of Stuff
Human Fuzzies: mac'n'cheez, pop, wordpress themes · 3 comments
... themes with less bloat than competing brands. Swear words: Still completely fucking excellent! Holy ...
31 May 2006: WordPress Plugins
: · no comments
... I do not have time to provide tech support. Weighted Words displays a "tag cloud" made up of commonly-used words from your posts. Is_Googler provides a conditional template tag that ...
13 Mar 2006: The Rhetoric of Patriarchy
Human Fuzzies, Politics: feminism, patriarchy, rhetorical tactics, words · no comments
... has a connotation of structural-level oppression that words like "sexism" lack, but I'm going to concede that one - emphasizing the ... nature of sexism without using special structural words isn't actually that difficult. I still think "patriarchy" connotes ... otherwise seem quite abstract. When talking about what words mean, I think it's most important to look at how they're used in the ...
14 Feb 2006: You Say Patriarchy, I Say Pahtriarchy
Politics: feminisms, patriarchy, rhetorical nit-picking · 4 comments
... tradition's ideas are not persuasive arguments against the words they chose to use. Also, I would dearly love to live in a ...
22 Dec 2005: All I Haven’t Said
Links, Personal, Politics, Teaching: ambition, Caltech, death penalty, liberty, white studies · 3 comments
... there are socioeconomics at play. My relationship to the words "day job" has always been different than that of my peers: I don't ... monologues are more effective when they have lots of swear words). Many On the importance of women carrying sticks. All that needs to ...
14 Nov 2005: Eaten the First Time
Links: anti-racism, Barack Obama, blog carnivals, new holiday, pirates, student parents, women in science, work vs. family · 1 comment
... to those people most directly affected by it. In other words, people who aren't white. Us white folks have the luxury of not thinking ...
9 Sep 2005: Anecdotes
Personal, Politics: academia, co-op living, feminism, rhetorical tactics, sexism · 4 comments
... such a discussion would almost certainly have included the words "FUKKKKK YOU" in black marker. Not only that, but when I playfully bapped ...
14 Aug 2005: Travelogue! Days 13-18
Aimless: denmark, photoblog, Scandinavia, Sweden, travelogue · 7 comments
... deal, with the pictures now and words later, hopefully. Days 13-16: Århus, Copenhagen Days ...
18 May 2005: Autodatamining
Meta: data mining, Weighted Words, WordPress · 5 comments
... I turned the weighted word list script into the Weighted Words ...
12 May 2005: Happy Juror Appreciation Week
Personal: jury duty, utter glee · 6 comments
... to state so much as my place of residence. In other words, the Superior Court's random number generator was my friend (did I ...
4 May 2005: Penis-Talk Redux
Politics: lifestyles of the privileged minority, masculinity · 11 comments
... make you human. I cannot believe I just almost used the words "man meat" in a ...
25 Apr 2005: Anything but That!
Politics: Congressional shenanigans · no comments
... that the Democrats have plans to fight dirty - In other words, they're going to introduce some bills and demand votes on them. Gasp! ...
18 Apr 2005: For Millennia, Google Has Spoken
Human Fuzzies, Whimsy: essay contests, googlefu · 3 comments
... few words of wisdom from Googletalk: For millennia, man has been charged with a ...
27 Feb 2005: More WordPress Babbling
Meta: quizzes · no comments
... are 'growing one's own food'. You are guided by two words: 'Live simply.' You value quality over quantity in most things, and you ...
17 Feb 2005: Initiative
Politics: dating, feminism, gender, rape · 3 comments
... respond positively if he makes an overture?" In other words, we should be comparing woman-initiated stranger relationships to ...
24 Jan 2005: We’re All Molluscan Pornographers Here
Links, Science: blogular wanking, molluscs · no comments
... territorial. But I didn't want to bring out the dueling-swords without knowing how much mollusc-peddling the Dread Cap'n PZ has ...
14 Jan 2005: Magical Cow Pr0n!
Links, Politics: earworms, feminism, pornography, sex · 2 comments
Point the First: all this talk about pornogroppression! If I could wave my magic feminist wand at the subject and boil away patriarchy, I think we'd be left with a sticky residue described by Brian Ulrich: I don't believe healthy sexuality can exist wit ...
9 Dec 2004: Abortion Post Omega
Politics: abortion, ethics · 7 comments
... really, but at Alas (and subsequently Mousewords) there's been discussion of an essay which attempts to take precisely the ...
6 Dec 2004: An N Things Post: N=2, Politics
Links, Politics: gender, US party politics, USDA · no comments
... meaning to link to two posts as Mousewords on feminism as a frame for the Democratic party: I: bouncing off the ...
11 Oct 2004: Weekend: Music, Injuries
Human Fuzzies, Personal: harmonic numbers, prickly pear jelly, righteous indignation, sugar syrup · 4 comments
... so I got all excited. Of course I forgot that these words mean different things to people not raised by an old-time string band. In ... tunes (and they were fun tunes, a few quite catchy, with words and everything!) but really cried for ornamentation. Had the fiddler and ...
28 Sep 2004: Movies Lately
Human Fuzzies: media politics, movie reviews · 1 comment
... - Does anyone know the number of basic color words in Chinese? The colored scenes were remarkably coincedent with the approved sequence for adding color words to languages. In the absence of a better reason for not having fight ...
7 Sep 2004: Happy Arrival Day!
Politics: booze, cultural appropriation, Judaism · 4 comments
... Jews are welcome to join in the celebration. In the wise words of Ikram Saeed, everyone is Jewish today, just as everyone is Irish on ...
31 Aug 2004: On What Grounds Is This Legal?
Politics: · 2 comments
... In this instance, I imagine it's by chanting the words "Congress shall make no law" while rocking back and forth with your hands ...
8 Apr 2004: In the End, I Still Really Like Maps
Personal: · 2 comments
... barrel of evangelical Christianity, but hey, there's swear words! Two paths: find a job I can really truly love, or find a way to live ...
23 Mar 2004: Imaginary Robot Pathos
Whimsy: · no comments
... up so that duplicates are automatically marked with the words DYSFUNCTIONAL ROBOT at the end of the row, so I can quickly scan for ...
24 Jan 2004: Ha ha
Politics: Internet activism, same-sex marriage · 2 comments
... from the one-stop awful shop. (We should reserve the words Traditional Values for more appropriate organizations, dontcha ...
25 Aug 2003: Someone’s Been Shitting in My Toilet!
Personal: · 3 comments
... with these people; I think I've exchanged possibly three words with them on two separate occasions spread several weeks apart, one of ...
12 Mar 2003: Maxi Pad-Abouts
Links, Personal: craftiness, menstruation · 1 comment
... maxi pad slippers. And hopefully also the last thousand words to a three thousand word ...
10 Jan 2003: Stick Up Your Etiquette
Personal: · 1 comment
... a more formal structure, and puts my favorite informal words in quotes. Dear Yami, Blah blah blah. If this is indeed their "goof" ...
26 Oct 2002: Not Dead Yet
Meta: · 1 comment
... both, if you're in Georgia). In any case, them's fightin' words, mate. which would win in a fight? Fourier or Z-transform? I have no ...
27 Jun 2002: I’m Done! Whee!
Personal, Politics: · 1 comment
... creepyguy paints himself as a sensitive, modern man in words of one syllable or less, all the while referring to me as "girl" or ...
9 Jun 2002: Morbid Fascination
Uncategorized: guest posts · no comments
... personality only makes it all the more inevitable. My last words will likely be "hey, what happens if I do th-". 2. Struck by lightning. ...
3 Apr 2002: Dinosaur Lecture Hall
Personal: · 3 comments
... technical terminology, the emphasis on all the wrong words - especially words like "you should find" and "trivial." Every time I go to one of his ...
12 Feb 2002: Haul, boys, Haul!
Politics: · 1 comment
... words "February blahs" have temporarily saved my willpower - you see, whenever ...
2 Feb 2002: I Vanquish You, Laplace Transform!
Personal: money, neuroses · no comments
... huge extent (dude, why am I choosing all the ex- prefixed words today?) and so whenever I spend more than about $10 in one place, it ...
26 Jan 2002: People At My School
Teaching: learning, mathematics, seismology · no comments
... out feeling all enthused and energized and other nice e-words because of it. Of course, it might have been that a week-long slog of ...
24 Jan 2002: Waste of My Time
Whimsy: · no comments
First there was Word Dissociation; now, there's Googlewhacking. I'm not sure which is more fun yet, but googlewhacking seems to have more friendly competition going for it. Both of them have a certain poignant, mayfly beauty - I'm not about to protect the ...
7 Dec 2001: fra natbussen
Personal: · no comments
The first time I ever stayed up all night, I was like 13 or 14 or 12 or something. Maybe you can pin the time period down a little more precisely if I tell you that the driving forces behind this grand success were Sim City 2000 and the soothing rays from ...
3 Dec 2001: My Favorite Geo-Jargon
Human Fuzzies, Personal, Science: etymology, jargon, words · no comments
... of procrastination, here are some of my favorite geology words. Remember that these are all technical terms. clayey - this is used ...
24 Nov 2001: oh no, not the hypothalamus!
Meta, Personal: · no comments
... a couple tumors chopped out of his lung. He is in his own words a "tough old farmer" and is recovering quickly; I just hope the surgeons ...
20 Nov 2001: the 10-crown store
Personal: search requests, socks · no comments
... a picture of a voluptuous disco woman on the top and the words "sool babe" written in yellow across the foot. For 10 crowns, I couldn't ...
17 Nov 2001: jeg var…
Personal: diary, words · no comments
... the old, fermenting emotional garbage leaking out of the words on the page.... Pencil is light, probing without being abstract and ... solace, pathos, bathos, garrulous... I miss tasting words as they fall from my fingertips, little tangy drops from the specialty ...
11 Nov 2001: hey hey I’m a monkee
Meta: · no comments
... Maybe it means I should start using more corporate buzzwords, but I'm so far out of touch with the business world that I'd probably ...
5 Nov 2001: sinful blogging
Meta, Whimsy: · no comments
... feels like trying to be what I'm not. loading entries with words I think will generate funny search engine hits -- naked naked ...
4 Nov 2001: two meme things
Whimsy: memes · no comments
... trilogy random Mercedes Lackey - hooray for pms! two words you have written but never spoken apophatic hierophant two things on ...
28 Oct 2001: speakin’ the heathen chinee
Human Fuzzies: globalization · 1 comment
... ironed out and a few redundancies and random nifty words put in. If my Danish teachers are representative, the word "sibling" will ... bring on the immigrants! More ethnic food and funny words for me! Meanwhile, back Stateside, I'm rooting for the eventual ... of Spanglish, just so my descendants can have swear words that aren't offensive around the world. If I'm not going to be able to ...
27 Sep 2001: good morning.
Links, Personal: · no comments
... I felt like some damn avant garde poet, wanting to spread words all over the page like fingerpaint, because none of them were connected ...
20 Sep 2001: I walked home
Personal: · no comments
... you get when you have smiled at a girl, and spoken a few words of nothing, and watched her vanish liquid into the sea of dancers. Maybe ...
13 Sep 2001: justice
Politics: · no comments
... truly want is for the pictures of a dazed survivor or the words of a fabulous poet to spread gently over the world and into the hearts of ...
9 Sep 2001: verbal thinker
Personal: · no comments
... this seems wrong somehow - I live and breathe in words, automagically giving English life to everyday detail, but the notion of ...
4 Sep 2001: Needle in the Groove
Human Fuzzies: · no comments
... more sugar / I haven't felt this way in ages, caught up by words / like rereading for assonance / like a book was sex / maybe mediocre sex ...
3 Sep 2001: it almost makes sense…
Meta, Personal: · no comments
... It was actually rather exciting: based on important key words like "Hubble" "banded iron formations" and "stromatolites," and also the ... of most of the lecture and even learn a few new Danish words along the way. Useful everyday words, like silicon, carbon dioxide, ...