Year 2 begins with a fresh opportunity to abuse the
<sarcasm> tag I earlier proposed:
When you hit 9 subscribers, with Youtube Partnership staring you in the face, you do funny things. You realize, dang, I’ve got this. This is my thing. The sycophants are lined up and ready to eat Google-dispensed ads right out of my hands. All to get a glimpse of my cubing genius. Let me strap myself onto this bucking bronco and see where it takes me. No financial investment is too big, no amount of time is too large — this blog stands as the mystical entranceway to the next big zeitgeist.
Or, you just do something completely self-absorbed and beyond rationalization, such as investing $50 in developing branded video bumpers…. Continue reading
PROLOGUE: We can make type look like HEADLINES or fine print; emphasize the important parts with color, boldfacing, italics, or highlight; use superscript or subscript notation;
strike-through to show edits,
blockquote (like this) to draw focus,
switch to fixed-width to show code. But there is no neat, and tidy way to indicate “hey, I’m about to get all facetious and sardonic on you.”
I hereby propose Comic Sans as the official signal of sarcasm on the internet.And, even if you never read another word on my blog again, I’ll be ok — as long as you promise to read this McSweeney’s opus: “I’m Comic Sans, A**hole.” So. Friggin. Good.
My Zhanchi died last Thursday. FUBAR. In the middle of learning the N Perm, it locked up on me. And not just an align-better-and-proceed lock up (à la Rubik’s brand cubes). Jammed. Stuck. No bueno. With some elbow grease, I eventually got it unstuck, by which I mean that the yellow-green-orange corner and yellow-orange edge each violently ejected. The corner piece was gnarled and twisted so badly that, even after straightening it by hand, the cube would barely turn when I replaced the pieces. Open heart surgery — some heat, crazy glue, counter-twisting, etc. — barely helped. The re-assembled cube just didn’t want to turn any longer. I pronounced the cube dead a few minutes later. Continue reading