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Undisclosed, Unpublished, Unrevealed October 11, 2006 – 7:11 p.m. – Permalink

I spend quite a bit of my time updating Seraphic Zephyr wondering what I should upload and what I should not. I’ve written several entries that have never been approved by the editor, who is, of course, me. Following is a sampling of entries that have never made it past the drawing table, along with a few unknown facts.

Life is hard. Then you die.

Did you know that the working title of “Thoughts on Life and Blogging“ was “A Rant on Life?” Yeah, I know. Cheesy.

A declaration of independent accessibility.

As a result of a typographical error, “Accessibility’s Growing Importance” is currently saved as “Accessibility’s Growing Independence” on my computer; perhaps a result of some social studies homework.

Best of the New Web

October 12, 2005 » “A while ago I found a special report by BusinessWeek about the ‘best of the new Web.’ It had a listing of many sites under categories that struck the editors as part of the evolution into the so-called Web 2.0 (the focus of the last entry).”

Untitled entry.

April 17, 2006 » “The Web. What do we think of when one says those two words that have caused such widespread computer addiction and a renaissance-like burst of creativity? Ask an investor and they might think of how the economy has been affected adversely by the Internet.” This was originally going to be a joint article with my good friend Sam, who maintains his own blog. It was never completed though.

Decode the title bar!

Only my most faithful readers have detected the different title bar messages that I update every month or so. You know, the stuff that comes after “seraphic zephyr : ...” Well, here’s the list of some of the title bar messages I’ve displayed over time, along with motives behind them—at last, the veil lifts.

April 18-28, 2006 — phobos is 404
I was browsing a site with a link to the iTunes Music Store, but a “server not found” error popped up in Firefox, leading me to display that title bar message for a while.
April 30-May 12, 2006 — light candle first
A reminder to light the candle first at the Eagleview NJHS induction ceremony. Only people who participated will know what this is about.
May 13-27, 2006 — break the panorama
A celebratory message for the release of the album Stadium Arcadium by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The song “Dani California” contains a line of lyrics that states with little vocal inflection, “Price you gotta pay when you break the panorama.”
May 30-June 29, 2006 — fructus gravis
Richie and I had just gone to see The Da Vinci Code at a local movie theater. He downloaded the soundtrack off of iTunes and sent the songs to me afterward. “Fructus Gravis” is the name the fourth song on the soundtrack.
June 30-August 20, 2006 — goodbye, mr. ligeti
Revolutionary modern classical composer György Ligeti, who was especially notable for composing much of the music in 2001: A Space Odyssey, had died June 12.
August 22-24, 2006 — vote ceres and charon; August 25-, 2006 - twelve rather than eight
Both of these messages express my views on the entire “twelve planets” controversy generated by the discovery of 2003 UB313 (now called “Eris,” but whatever) and the planet classification debate. I supported Ceres and Charon being made planets rather than Pluto being demoted to dwarf planet. Didn’t happen, though—oh, well.