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Tuesday, March 19 2002

From the "Thinking Out Loud" department : forbidden searches.

One interesting thing to do with searchable RSS would be to poll one or more sites of your choosing for an automagic "see also" list based on whatever; categories, for instance. Something along the lines of :

# If you really are publishing query results as RSS

# you could just as easily use LWP::Simple, but let's

# do it this way instead!

my $client = XMLRPC::Lite->new();



   # must...add...multi-catergory...searches...



Which would, again, be many many many times more fun than just googling something.

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Me : 0.6.2

Added support for the UserLand metaWeblog API in the RadioUserLand engine. I might even get around to uploading this to the CPAN as Net::Blogger tonight, but don't hold your breath.

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The random word of the day is : squalorship

The living conditions available to a student who has been issued a student loan from the Federal or Provincial governments; also the living conditions available once the collection agencies start looking for the loans to be paid back.
ex. My OSAP squalorship was just enough to motivate me to work at the 7-11.

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The dictified word of the day is : levity

Levity \Lev"i*ty\ (l[e^]v"[i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. levitas, fr. levis light in weight; akin to levare to raise. See {Lever}, n.] 1. The quality of weighing less than something else of equal bulk; relative lightness, especially as shown by rising through, or floating upon, a contiguous substance; buoyancy; -- opposed to {gravity}. He gave the form of levity to that which ascended; to that which descended, the form of gravity. --Sir. W. Raleigh. This bubble by reason of its comparative levity to the fluidity that incloses it, would ascend to the top. --Bentley. 2. Lack of gravity and earnestness in deportment or character; trifling gayety; frivolity; sportiveness; vanity. `` A spirit of levity and libertinism.'' --Atterbury. He never employed his omnipotence out of levity. --Calamy. 3. Lack of steadiness or constancy; disposition to change; fickleness; volatility. The levity that is fatigued and disgusted with everything of which it is in possession. --Burke. Syn: Inconstancy; thoughtlessness; unsteadiness; inconsideration; volatility; flightiness. Usage: {Levity}, {Volatility}, {Flightiness}. All these words relate to outward conduct. Levity springs from a lightness of mind which produces a disregard of the proprieties of time and place.Volatility is a degree of levity which causes the thoughts to fly from one object to another, without resting on any for a moment. Flightiness is volatility carried to an extreme which often betrays its subject into gross impropriety or weakness. Levity of deportment, of conduct, of remark; volatility of temper, of spirits; flightiness of mind or disposition. web1913
levity n 1: feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness [ant: {gravity}] 2: lightness of manner wn

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