Having blogged for more than a year I have finally reached the status of renowned, serious blogger. I have carved out my niche, and I have been asked for providing feedback on a book in that particular category. Of course, it is a book of spam poems. Surprise Potatoes in the Soldiers’ Vegetable Soup ... … Continue reading Surprise Potatoes in the Soldiers’ Vegetable Soup!
It has been a while since my last spam poem that was really compliant with the rules. My most recent attempt at Spam Poetry bent the rules. (But it is true - I am usually changing the rules as I go.) Recently I have learned from fellow blogger and spam poet Michelle that there is … Continue reading Impolite and Humiliating Spam and Why We Really Need Tags for Spam Comments More than Time Machines
The title has been provided by this blog's visitors, I guess licensed as Creative Commons. It has been a month since I have posted the last search term poem - here we go again! This time I don't break my own rules - despite of having quoted two intriguing search terms here. But since this … Continue reading Spam Poets Write Weird Things
Don't panic - I have left the lofty heights of political analysis for now! But thanks again for all the fish, commenters, as I had ventured out of my geeky comfort zone quite a bit! But now I am back: to down-to-earth, hands-on, ready-to-use ... Spam Poetry The categories and tags for this blog are … Continue reading I Need More Trivial Content
Yesterday The Curtain Raiser has reminded that a well-versed blogger should celebrate the first blogging anniversary. I hit the Publish button first on March 2012, 24, so I should consider writing something pivotal in three days. But I am not there yet, rather the opposite. Having just announced on Twitter and Google+ that my posts … Continue reading On the Hierarchy of Needs and Needless Things
I am overwhelmed with spam comments such as "You should take part in a contest for one of the greatest blogs on the web!", and I really appreciate thoughtful quote spam as: Perfectly composed articles, appreciate it for entropy. “He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.” by … Continue reading My Zen-ny Search Terms: Where Engineering Meets Art Meets Physics Meets Geekdom. (And Rodents, Sometimes.)
As a spam poet you need to avoid the Ground Hog Day Effect: Spam messages are repeating themselves, so how you do your keep your level of originality as an artist? And spam on blogs is (too) polite these days. You could create tons of flattering poems similar to the following: your website is like an encyclopaedia … Continue reading Turning Flattering Chatty Spam into Postmodern Art
Unfortunately I need to quote myself again and again: Every time I figured I had been very original and creative, The Internet tells me I am not. Others have come before me. I am a lousy historian of geeky art. I have been made aware on Google+ of the fact that there have been other spam … Continue reading Standing on the Shoulders of Giants and Not Recognizing It
[ Spoiler ] I started drafting this post when I has been waiting anxiously for [Spoiler] this blog post [/Spoiler]. In order to set the stage for this I need to let the narrative unfold - the unbelievable story of Search Term Poetry. [ Unnecessary Egocentric Intro Comment ] Actually I once figured I would … Continue reading Spam Poems and Search Terms Poems: Preliminary Results
Regular readers know that I indulge in creating poetry from my blog visitors' search terms. (Non-regular readers should be aware of the fact that this is not at all a serious endeavor). This blog post by Alex Brown (2019: Link broken) and the related discussion has given me a new idea, very avant-garde, leading edge and … Continue reading Taking Crowdsourcing of Art to the Next Level?
What happened? I started blogging here in March. My posts evolved from lengthy walls of text to geeky stuff. Thanks to my readers who follow this blog despite the strange combination of topics covered. But I know: Resistance is futile. I have halted pseudo-blogging to my ancient non-blog sites for some months, but resumed it to write … Continue reading 2012: The Year We Make Contact
Since I had access to the log files of my first hosted web server (in the past millennium) I had been addicted to analyzing my log files - browsing text files with a simple text editor. In particular, search terms submitted to search engines had intrigued me. I know I am not the only one. People (... … Continue reading Crowdsourcing of Art: Poetry from Search Terms
It happened again. It took me four years to cope with, and now I have to start again from day zero. (Insert 2 minutes of silence and grieving here) Any device we use on a daily basis is designed for safety. You find hundreds of little logos near the serial number of the device which tell … Continue reading Microwave Ovens Are Not Rodent-Ready