Publishing A Satirical News Website, It's A Milestone Sorta Like Publishing A NaNoWriMo Novel No One Will Ever Read ... Sorta

I did it. No, not that. No, not that either. I mean I did it. The big one. You know ...

I finally did something with badthinker.com.

It's a satirical news site that no one will ever read. But that's okay. Writing stuff that no one will ever read has never stopped most poets.

  • It gives me a place to write. Short pieces. Fast. 
  • It gives me a place to tinker with code, like adding subtitles to my Joomla articles. Joomla is PHP driven. I don't write code in PHP. I'm more of a Python guy.

Don't let anyone tell you writing code is too hard for you to do. About 7 years ago, back when Silverlight was a thing, I taught myself XAML and C# and wrote an entire project for a major company in it in about 2 months. Silverlight was/is awesome. I even used Silverlight to develop a

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Forgetting The "t" In Several Words Looses The Venom Of A Villainous Grammarian Sparking An Untoward Retort From A Guy Stuck In Pseudo Late 19th Century Writing Mode

image2993The following is a paraphrased retelling of a (not so) heated exchange between an anonymous male and an anonymous female in a community forum. To the best of my recollection this story is both true and accurate (and I may have been one of the participants.)

The setup: Someone (maybe me) posted a comment in which two consecutive words were missing their lower case "t's".

Caused by a sticky key? Perhaps.

An unintentional bungling by a typist who singularly prefers fingering keyboard keys with a single finger? Probably.

In retrospect, a minuscule pea of a mistake bobbing in such a thick porridge of mistakes as to reduce it to largely unworthy of any attention much less a random opining and judgment? Definitely.  

Providing entertainment to break life's daily monotony? Well, yeah.

The exchange:

"Such sloppily edited comments lead one to assume the other cares little about reputation, propriety and, frankly,

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