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Newfangled Features

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on June, 2009 by melendwyr

I think I’ll try adding tags to my posts. I’m not sure how useful they actually are, as I’ve never bothered with them either in reading or writing, but some people seem to search for information with them, so presumably there’s a net benefit.

What precisely is the difference between post tags and categories? WordPress is awfully slow about establishing a new post tag…


Working on Style

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on July, 2008 by melendwyr

My writing style, particularly when I’m trying to convey an important idea, is unnecessarily complex and overwrought.

I’m working on it, though.

If you have any suggestions, please feel free to leave them in the comments.

Horror Vacui

Posted in Favorite Words with tags on June, 2008 by melendwyr

Is there anything more frightening than a empty page? As I fill it in, hopefully I’ll find something interesting to say.

See also: the discredited Aristotelian idea that ‘nature abhors a vacuum’, the technique of filling the entire space of an artwork with images, the fear of emptiness (also known as cenophobia), the dread of the ancient Romans of overstepping their bounds, and artist’s block.