Friday August 27, 2004
My referrer logs these days are an endless stream of hits on this post, which is at this moment the number one Google hit for "1920 x 1200 wallpaper". That's not a bad thing, although the fact that one computer-related post can swamp all my other traffic goes to show you how tiny a corner of the blogosphere linguistics blogs are. In any case, I've been keeping track of other odd search strings that led people to this site.
"stories of your life" and others ted chiang pdf (that same post is number one): Buy the book, cheapskate!
www.mongoese.com (the one and only hit): Someone looking for "mongoose", maybe? I don't think there are any distance-learning classes for the language of Mongo...
unicode for x-bar (this post is currently number 7): Hmm, interesting problem. There doesn't appear to be a precomposed x-bar, so the best was is probably to use a trusty old ASCII 'X' (Latin Capital Letter X, hex 0058), followed by a Combining Overline (hex 0305), assuming you have a font that includes that character. It looks like this: X̅.
incoming planet X august 20 2004 (Site Meter didn't record an entry page, and I don't see any posts from this blog in the first few pages of the search. Mysterious!): Was there an end-of-the-world scare last week and I missed it?
Finally, my personal favorite:
preventing telepaths from communicating with you (this weekly digest is number four): My first reaction was confusion, but then I realized that that's exactly what this post is about—and thanks to a recent commenter, it even includes a tune for the song you can use to mask your thoughts. So, more power to you, my tinfoil-hatted Google-searching friend!
[Now playing: "Whisper to a Scream" by Icicle Works]
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