Sunday, July 27, 2008

The .com(s)

For a while (longer than I'd like to admit), I've had the sumidiot.com domain. I never really got around to doing much with it, besides rarely messing about with how I wanted the menus to look and such. Then at some point I decided 'parallelality' was a cool name, and should have a cool webpage. I found parallelality.com un-occupied, so I figured I might as well keep it from being a stupid ad page or something. It's set up to just redirect to sumidiot.com, but if you can think of a cool use for it, please let me know. I'd be happy to see somebody do something worthwhile with it.

Before you head over there, you should know that make pages look nice is not something I'm good at. I'd be incredibly shocked if there weren't drastic rendering issues depending on your operating system and browser, or even just your default font settings. But I've only got so much time to work on this, and making it look pretty for everybody isn't my top priority. It looks acceptable to me, on my browser, so that'll have to be good enough for now. Don't like it? Make your own page.

Anyway, the news is that there is now, at least a little bit, something to look at there. Namely a large collection of math jokes. If you've got suggestions for how you'd like to interact with a large collection of math jokes, please leave me a comment below, and I'll see about making it happen. In the near future I hope to let you rate jokes, and star your favorites. Then you'll also be able to look at the most popular jokes. I'm also wondering about maybe putting a list of mathy comics up there. I just went through my list and found 3: abstruse goose, brown sharpie, and xkcd (does it have a high enough math/non-math ratio to count?). If you know any others, please leave a comment below.

I wanted to make this post earlier this week, but at one point I accidentally deleted all of the pages - on the server and on my own computer. So that was pretty stupid. But I guess I wanted to do a re-write anyway (that's why I was deleting things to begin with), so besides the time loss, it kinda worked out.

There's still plenty I'd like to do on the page, but probably there's more pressing priorities. I'm going to try to take at least a little time every week to mess about with it though. One of the next things I'd like to do is make a feed on that domain, so that I'm not always posting here about changes made there. Hopefully that'll cut down on the amount of posting here about changes there, though I'll probably still post about big changes here. Something for you to look forward to.

3 comments:

zifnabxar said...
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zifnabxar said...

I'd say xkcd has a high enough math ratio. I think not including it would bother more people than including it.

Edit: arg spelling errors!

sumidiot said...

Today's Brown Sharpie mentioned another comic: Twisted Pencil (twistedpencil.com). So I'll add that to the list.

@zifnabxar You're probably right. It is a crowd favorite.