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The Trickle - Feb. 16

February 16, 2009 - Brian Ferry

Next up - the Paddock

Nice work, Mork. Soon you will have overtaken everyone but me. I'm pretty sure I'll get to take advantage of some of my movie quotes soon. If your goal is to reach number one on  this list, you have some distance to go. If you simply want to keep me from having more blogs than everyone else on the site combined, you should manage that pretty easily. "I'm not afraid." "Oh, you will be. You will be."

Spellcheck madness

The man from Pencil (Penelec) told me about the fire on the utility pole. It was Credibly Arson (Colbey Larson). Later in my chat with Oval from Pencil (Olivia from Penelec) she mentioned two of my favorite places in Pennsylvania - Allowance and Cheers (Allentown and Chester (County)). Actually, I don't care that much for those place (though I've played volleyball in both), but they have such happy mis-spell-checked names. At Eggs and Issues, the name of an honored Warren County man, Leroy Schneck, came up. I didn't know him, but I've heard nothing but good things. His name shows an appropriately artistic flair in the spellchecker - Lyre Sketch.

Spellcheck madness global

I read a blog recently about this spellcheck thing. Apparently, one of the earliest spell-check programs liked to replace 'cooperation' with 'Cupertino.' It knew the name because it was "born" there. Cupertino is in Silicon Valley and is home to the world headquarters of Apple computer. The Cupertino Effect is the bad things that can happen when someone mindlessly spell-checks and changes everything to the suggestions given by the machine. For those who wondered, yes, I do indiscriminately use 'spellcheck' and spell-check.' Why? Because I don't know which is right and I'm not going to spend the time to find out for this blog.

 
 

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