It's a relic of the Cold War era. It is black. Once shiny Bakelite became dull. Maybe it was the chemicals. It found shelter in a darkroom. In a research center dismantling its nuclear reactor. There was no future for nuclear science after the iron curtain had crumbled. It was voiceless, robbed of its carbon … Continue reading Lone Black Telephone
My creative process has been evolving gradually in the past year. ~ I am thinking about a little piece of physics, and how it is described with math. ~ Then I am creating a SageMath notebook (plus custom code) that outputs a set of functions as parametric curves in a three-dimensional space. Here, diffraction patterns … Continue reading Creative Process. Evolution.
A poem from googled snippets of text - details on the creative process at the bottom of this post. ~ ~~ ~~~ Have We Changed After All we’re unearthing the biggest questions Why do we have such strong preferences If we think we know better struggling to believe that God will provide traverse this landscape … Continue reading Have We Changed After All?
New game, new rules! I have tried to make the rules tougher! Here is some context and history. Search for your site on Google: site:elkement.wordpress.com Pick the first search result in the language of your site[*] Pick a chain of words, a contiguous snippet from this Google search result (use only the snippet on the … Continue reading The Subtle Power of the Top Snippet. A New Sub-Genre of Google Poetry.
Bing has done so repeatedly: In order to learn more about this fundamental confusion I investigated my Bing search terms. [This blog has now entered the phase of traditionally light summer entertainment.] Rules: Raw material: Search terms shown in Bing Web Master Tools for any of my / our websites. Each line is a search … Continue reading Bing Says We Are Weird. I Prove It. Using Search Term Poetry.
Our self-sufficiency quota for electrical energy is 30%, but what about the garden? Since I haven't smart metered every edible wildflower consumed, I resort to Search Term Poetry and random images. This is a summer blog post, lacking the usual number crunching and investigative tech journalism. Search terms are from WordPress statistics and Google Tools. … Continue reading Self-Sufficiency Poetry
I promised more experimental internet poetry -- here it is! The problem: Spam comments have petered out, their number seems to scale with posting frequency. The quality of search terms for this blog has improved, and most terms are technical and dull. I turned to untapped raw material - finally I know what last year's … Continue reading Blinded by the Light: Links Not Considered Click-Worthy
... via search terms submitted by blog visitors, of course! This is a cross-over of search term poetry and using search terms for serious investigations: A collection of phrases from 2015 WordPress statistics, plus comments [in italics and bold]. As usual, phrases are unedited except from truncations at beginning and end, and I have added … Continue reading What the Internet Asks of Me
This is Search Term Poetry created from terms harvested in the second quarter. I even owe the post's title to a valuable searcher. As usual, all lines are taken from search terms in WordPress Stats - no editing allowed except for truncation at the beginning and the end of phrases. But I could not resist … Continue reading Crowdsourcing Poetry (Again)
Dear Google, you do still encrypt your search results. As a security enthusiast I should like this but I rather suspect you want me to use your AdWords tools. Please stop showing me ads for your "starter package" on all social networks, and give me the raw material for my poetry back. For now I … Continue reading Search Term Poetry – Spring Edition
Times have been rough for search poets since Google has decided to encrypt search results. But you could also argue that search terms should be more non-mainstream, hip, and sophisticated now as submitted by users preferring non-mainstream search engines. So this is Google-less search term poetry, created from terms harvested in Q4 2013. As usual, lines … Continue reading Search Term Poetry Sans Google
This is a break from quantum physics - you deserve it! Based on your questions - no un-follows so far fortunately - I will follow-up with attempting again to pick the right metaphors for 1026 dimensional spaces and tons of enormous vectors. But there is more (enigmatic) to this universe than quantum field theory - such … Continue reading Breaking News on Search Term Poetry (Good, Bad, Ugly)
In the break after the second session on Quantum Field Theory I am showing off light edutainment with a scientific touch. Every quarter I save the search terms as displayed in WordPress Stats for highly sophisticated statistical, psychological and linguistic analysis. That is, I do create a Search Term Poem. Rules are as follows: Every … Continue reading The Science of Search Term Poetry
Due to my time-out from social media search terms submitted in Q2 2013 have not yet seen the light of day. Shareholders, I apologize! Going for a new level of efficiency in creating poetry I try to anticipate your comments and questions. I have announced it several times: I am poeticizing your comments now! I … Continue reading Quarterly Search Term Poetry Results (Overdue!)
Warning: This is a disturbing post - despite the allusion to The Matrix in the title it is - really - about the real world only. Hardly any geekiness included. In order to compensate for that I will craft a short search term poem - this time exclusively from yesterday's search terms: the universe is … Continue reading Welcome to the Real World!
I am inventing a new experimental genre: Header Poetry. I tag this post with Spam Poetry and Search Term Poetry as - theoretically - my headers could show up as search terms or skillfully drafted spam comments. As an innovator in poetry based on recycled material I need to do this - in order to … Continue reading Decoding Myself: Searching for Hidden Clues in My Blog Posts’ Titles
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
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.)
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