welcome

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About me This site should serve to present and catalog my reading exploits, some thoughts and opinions, and (be I so bold as to hope—as Bane in scene 90 of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises puts it:

Hope. Every man who has rotted here over the centuries has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to freedom. So simple. So easy. And, like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have died trying. I learned that there can be no true despair without hope.

) connect me with another hooman bean.

I (used to) listen to a lot of music in monsterous fashion, and compose too. In due time, I'll share my works. As for my musical tastes, you can see the provided last.fm page, containing 90–97% of what I've heard over past (as of IW date), say, 9 years. Tersely, technical and/or brutal music: metal, jazz, and classical, I like; myriad artists, bands, genres I've listened to.

I also have interests in various areas of physics and mathematics, but these won't be pumped here; and, lastly, I've interest in software and programming. Growing ever since ms dropped the guillotine on win7 support. You can see what I use, or my try-hard, suboptimal J solutions to online problem sets.

I'm no good with words (or maybe wording?)—music, literature, knowledge, you could say, are passions. But I don't constrain who I am through my relations to others people, objects, or concepts. I am. It doesn't matter if you get my draught, since you should already have an inkling of an accurate feeling on whether you want to invest your time on me. My character should be evident, even if exaggerated, from my writing, so I shan't self-prescribe a shopping scroll of adjectives.

About this site Links and clickables are in orange; underlined text may be hovered over for additional text; small, gray text indicates times of completion of initial text, and that of its last update, 'IW' and 'LU' respectively.

I welcome spelling, punctuation, and wording corrections and suggestions; and even more so, criticism on writing, argumentation, style, or anything really. I like arguing. So hesitate not in commenting or contacting me. All text herein is hereby licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA. Copyright © 2021, 2022 godcock.

Changelog

20221126
  • I am a teapot, short and shout;
    • This is my handle, this is my spout.
  • update
    • lit
      • remarks
        • John Dies at the End: 4 - If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe. Jason Pargin.
        • Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy. William Barrett.
        • Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries. Rick Emerson.
        • The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan. Tom Shone.
        • The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers. James R. Stoner Jr., Donna M. Hughes (ed.).
        • Go Ask Alice. Beatrice Sparks.
        • The Street of Crocodiles. Bruno Schultz.
        • Pickle for the Knowing Ones. Timothy Dexter.
  • fix
    • lit
      • remarks
        • 51. Patrick O'Leary. rewrite of unintelligibles
        • John Dies at the End: 4 - If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe. Jason Pargin. addendum
202211--
  • update
    • scripts finally do correct amount of indentation EBERYGER, yes, spurdo, yes, indeed-y
    • nice-ish blockquotes
    • lit
      • remarks
        • Flicker. Theodore Roszak.
        • My Dark Vanessa. Kate Elizabeth Russel.
        • John Dies at the End: 4 - If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe. Jason Pargin.
20221028
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    • css
      • booklog remarks/reviews scaling on hover, hover bg, and alignment of shit
      • use rem
    • moar books, read more
20221023
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    • lit
      • remarks
        • Dawn of a Nazi Moon: 1. Douglas MacKinnon.
        • Mindreader. David J. Lieberman.
        • A Journey to the Northern Ocean. Samuel Hearne.
        • The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. John Koenig.
        • Burnt Tongues. V.A., Chuck Palahniuk (ed.), Richard Thomas (ed.), Dennis Widmyer (ed.).
20220922
  • new
    • udr
      • 003
  • update
    • lit
      • remarks
        • The Truth About Crypto. Ric Edelman.
        • Digital Minimalism. Cal Newport.
        • Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Infertile. Anthony G. Jay.
        • Surveillance State: Inside China's Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Controll. Josh Chin, Liza Lin.
        • Party Games. Jon Athan.
        • 58 Minutes. Walter Wager.
        • 51. Patrick O'Leary.
20220908
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    • udr
      • 002
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    • lit
      • more book, what else could if fucking be, why in sticky fuck did i actually go through the trouble of writing a script to read and format this changelog, which NOBODY READS< WHY WOULD YOU FUCKING READ THIS, FUCKINGGLOWINTHEDARKCIANIGGERS!!@``#!!!!1
    • pointer
      • css n shit
20220808
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      • lit
        • preamble wording
        • remarks
          • Gotrek and Felix: 06 - Vampireslayer. William King.
          • Reality and Dreams. Muriel Spark.
          • Stick a Flag in It: 1000 Years of Bizarre History from Britain and Beyond. Arran Lomas.
          • Vector Borne. Michael McBride.
          • The Handyman. Bentley Little.
      • pointer
        • project euler solutions
20220724
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      • lit
        • remarks
          • Gotrek and Felix: 01 - Trollslayer William King.
          • Gotrek and Felix: 03 - Daemonslayer William King.
          • Gotrek and Felix: 04 - Dragonslayer William King.
          • Brutal Kunnin. Mike Brooks.
      • pointer
        • sudoku solver code
20220719
  • update
      • lit
        • remarks
          • Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Anthony Bourdain.
          • The Psychology of Totalitarianism Mattias Desmet.
          • The Girl Next Door. Jack Ketchum.
          • Offspring. Jack Ketchum.
          • Atheist Answers: Rational Responses to Religious Questions David G. McAfee.
          • Everybody Is Wrong About God. James A. Lindsay.
20220704
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      • lit
        • remarks
          • Early Retirement Extreme: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Financial Independence. Jacob Lund Fisker.
          • What Is a Woman?: One Man's Journey to Answer the Question of a Generation. Matt Walsh.
20220614
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      • lit
        • remarks
          • Of Goat and Gods. Richard S. Shaver.
          • Leviathan: Ghost Rig. Lucas Pederson.
          • Buried in a Good Book. Tamara Berry.
          • All's Well. Mona Awad.
          • The Men Who Stare at Goats. Jon Ronson.
          • The Phelebotomist. Chris Panatier.
          • Permanent Record. Edward Snowden.
          • Fleisch ist mein Gemüse. Heinz Strunk.
          • Ancient Evenings. Norman Mailer.
20220601
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    • udr
      • low
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      • lit
      • remarks
        • Age of Cage: Four Decades of Hollywood Through One Singular Career. Keith Phipps.
        • Horror in the Woods. Lee Mountford.
        • They're a Weird Mob. John O'Grady, Nino Culotta.
        • From Seas to Stormy Seas. V.A., Lawrence Block (ed.).
        • All the Lonely People. Mike Gayle.
        • The Netherwell Horror. Lee Mountford.
        • Tormented. Lee Mountford.
        • Stringers. Chris Panatier.
        • The Controlled Demolition of the American Empire. Jeff Berwick, Charlie Robinson.
20220517
  • update
    • udr
      • software i use update
    • lit
      • remarks
        • The Jealousy Man and Other Stories. Jo Nesbo.
        • Madness at Madison Mall. Jon Athan.
        • A Biography of the Pixel. Alvy Ray Smith.
        • The Hellbound Heart. Clive Barker.
        • Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline. Robert H. Bork.
        • Can Fish Count?: What Animals Reveal About Our Uniquely Mathematical Minds. Brian Butterworth.
        • Contact. Carl Sagan.
20220430
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    • lit
      • remarks
        • The Cat Who Saved Books. Sosuke Natsukawa.
        • The Midnight Library. Matt Haig.
        • Old School. Tobias Wolff.
        • Ms. Vengeance. Jon Athan.
        • Possessed. Thomas Allen.
20220417
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    • lit
      • remarks
        • Insulin - The Crooked Timber: A History from Thick Brown Muck to Wall Street Gold. Kersten T. Hall.
        • The Island. Ragnar Jonasson.
        • Anomaly Flats. Clayton Smith.
        • Music for Torching. A.M. Homes.
20220327
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    • lit
      • remarks
        • In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed. Carl Honoré
        • Smashed in the USSR: Fear, Loathing and Vodka on the Steppes. Caroline Walton, Ivan Petrov
        • The Camp of the Saints. Jean Raspail, Norman R. Shapiro (tr.)
20220322
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    • lit
      • remarks
        • Industrial Society and Its Future. Theodore J. Kaczynski
20220306
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    • udr
      • some project euler problem fixed and float nav added
20220227
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    • udr
      • j + programming separated
  • fix
    • html/css
      • booklog remarks on hover
      • right-aligned, vertically centered, all-row-aligned numbering; fu-king fi-nal-ly
20220220
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    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • A Woman in Berlin. Marta Hillers
        • Molloy. Samuel Beckett
        • I Must Betray You. Ruta Sepetys
20220213
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    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • A Place So Wicked. Patrick Reuman - finished the sentence finally :D
        • John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster. Sam Amirante, Danny Broderick
        • Heliogabalus; or, the Crowned Anarchist. Artonin Artaud
        • Chimera. Michael McBride
        • The Power of Body Language:An Ex-FBI Agent's System for Speed-Reading People. Joe Navarro
        • People Who Eat Darkness. Richard Lloyd Parry
        • Cannibal Jungle. Jon Athan
        • To Kill A Droid. Jon Athan
20220206
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    • html/css
      • actually not bad tr highlighting, for once
20220204
  • new
    • lit
      • interesting non-literary reads
20220130
  • new
    • udr
      • compositions
        • there are no nice things - actually uploaded this time, 2 parts/mvmts finished
  • fix
    • html/css
      • colors, somewhat
      • booklog label-checkbox placement for keyboard-only navigation
      • booklog top/bottom anchors
    • lit
      • rating system reworded for clarity
    • udr
      • minor rewording for clarify
      • compositions' scores placement
      • j's pre code overflow (in webkit, at least)
20211221
  • update
    • udr
      • software i use
    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • Tick. Peter Sotos
        • Fatherland. Robert Harris
        • A Place So Wicked. Patrick Reuman
20211119
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    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • Ghost. Piers Anthony
20211107
  • update
    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • The Perfect Police State: An Undercover Odyssey into China's Terrifying Surveillance Dystopia of the Future. Geoffrey Cain
        • Consumed. David Cronenberg
20211029
  • update
    • udr
      • compositions
        • BFP
    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • Under the Volcano. Malcolm Lowry---redone
        • San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities. Michael Shellenberger
20211020
  • update
    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Robert D. Putnam---redone
    • udr
    • udr
        • euler, sudoku solver soon
20211011
  • update
    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • You See the Monster: A Modern Horror Novel. Luke Smitherd
20211004
  • update
    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • The Genetically Engineered Pandemic. Peter Tremblay
        • A State of Fear: How the UK Government Weaponised Fear During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Laura Dodsworth
        • Alien: Isolation. Keith DeCandido
        • The House of a Hundred Whispers. Graham Masterton
        • The October List. Jeffery Deaver
        • The Naked and the Dead. Norman Mailer
        • Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How. Theodore J. Kaczynski---redone
20210927
  • update
    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • Alien: Alien3. Alan Dean Foster
        • Alien: Resurrection. A. C. Crispin
        • Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Robert D. Putnam
        • How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide. Peter Boghossian, James A. Lindsay
    • udr
      • compositions
        • 5 - old, but had forgotten to put it up
20210921
  • update
    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite. William Deresiewicz
        • Enjoy the Decline. Aaron Clarey
20210830
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    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • The Curse of High IQ. Aaron Clarey
        • Alien: 4 - Out of the Shadows. Tim Lebbon
        • Alien: 5 - River of Pain. Christopher Golden
        • Alien: 6 - Sea of Sorrows. James A. Moore
        • How to Solve a Murder: True Stories from a Life in Forensic Medicine. Derek Tremain, Pauline Tremain
        • Arachnoid. Michael Cole
        • The Illuminatus!: 1 - The Eye in the Pyramid. Robert A. Wilson, Robert Shea
    • html/css
      • margin note implementation
      • nav improved
      • hrules to top of article nixed
20210822
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    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • A History of Heavy Metal. Andrew O'Neill
        • The Power of the Powerless. Vaclav Havel
        • The Curse of High IQ. Aaron Clarey
    • html/css
      • fucking finally got table striping to work with class; how? some-fucking-how people agree to disallowed chaining of :nth-child and class or :not selectors; why? IDUNNO BUT IM ANGRY. last 3h fixing all scripts, and how many more beforehand before I knew this vital piece of information; it's not that I was doing sth wrong, no, it's fucking P E O P L E that ruin everything, FUCKING FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
20210814
  • update
    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • A History of Heavy Metal. Andrew O'Neill
        • Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory. Raphael Bob-Waksberg
        • Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War. Ludwig von Mises
  • fix
    • html/css
      • table jitter was due to content fit, but font size increase on hover fucked shit up; width of most important cell fixed
20210808
  • update
    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • Pop. 1280. Jim Thompson
    • udr
      • j 44 45 46
    • html/css
      • variable column widths, less classes, thicker hr
  • fix
    • spelling!
20210802
  • update
    • lit
      • review/remarks
        • The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump. Mary Jordan
        • Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy. Andy Ngo
        • How to Read and Why. Harold Bloom
        • The North Water. Ian McGuire
    • udr
      • ondiet considered finished
20210726
  • update
    • udr
      • j redid solutions presentation
      • j 100
    • lit
      • carrots... easy on the books
20210719
  • update
    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
        • 127 Hours - Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Aron Ralston
        • Touching the Void: The Harrowing First-Person Account of One Man's Miraculous Survival. Joe Simpson
        • Death in Venice. Thomas Mann, Michael Henry Heim (tr.)
20210712
  • update
    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
        • David Kepesh: 1 - The Breast. Philip Roth
        • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. Mark Manson
        • Alien: 2: Covenant. Alan Dean Foster
20210708
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    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
        • Kill Someone. Luke Smitherd
        • The Overcoat and Other Tales. Nikolai Gogol
    • udr
    • udr
    • index
      • webring participation off'd
20210705
  • update
    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
        • The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party. David Horowitz, Richard Poe
        • Wasp Factory. Iain Banks
        • Robert Hunter: 09 - Gallery of the Dead. Chris Carter
  • fix
    • lit
      • rating system description refined
      • 4. column padding to simulate alignment at decimal point
20210628
  • update
    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
        • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. Christopher Moore
        • Robert Hunter: 06 - An Evil Mind. Chris Carter
        • Version Zero. David Yoon
        • Zeno's Conscience. Italo Svevo
        • Robert Hunter: 07 - I Am Death. Chris Carter
        • Clown World Chronicles: The human primate in the 21st Century. Vince McLeod
20210621
  • update
    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
        • Robert Hunter: 04 - The Death Sculptor. Chris Carter
        • Robert Hunter: 05 - One By One. Chris Carter
        • The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left. Dinesh D'Souza
        • Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction. Philip Tetlock, Dan Gardner
  • fix
    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
        • soooo many typos
20210613
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    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
        • Robert Hunter: 01 - The Crucifix Killer. Chris Carter
        • Robert Hunter: 02 - Executioner. Chris Carter
        • Robert Hunter: 03 - The Night Stalker. Chris Carter
        • The Day of the Donald: Trump Trumps America!. Andrew Shaffer
    • html/css
      • we variables now.
  • fix
    • index
      • wording, spelling
20210609
  • new
    • html/css
      • wrote a script, that 1, sorts references; 2. replaces labels for anchors with proper numbering; biber and bibtex made obsolete
  • update
    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
        • Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment. Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, Cass R. Sunstein
        • Why Do Men Have Nipples? Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini. Mark Leyner, Billy Goldberg
        • Books Do Furnish a Life. Richard Dawkins
        • Devil's Chaplain. Richard Dawkins
        • The Dead Husband. Carter Wilson
        • Antifragile - Things That Gain from Disorder. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
        • Against Nature (Against the Grain). Joris-Karl Huysmans
        • Atomic Habits- An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. James Clear
        • Robert Hunter: 08 - The Caller. Chris Carter
    • udr
      • ondiet
    • html/css
      • booklog focused row and review legibility addressed
20210604
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    • lit
      • review
        • The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success. Rodney Stark
  • fix
    • index
      • lainchan webring link fix
    • html/css
      • details marker colored as clickable
20210601
  • new
    • udr
      • on diet
  • update
    • html/css
      • new and improved nav! now with padding! call 1-800-PADMEDADDY to get yours today
      • book reviews/remarks/remarks now inline, goodbye tooltips..?
      • individually expandable dates for changelog
      • table column width fixed
      • right-align booklog counter - finally
    • lit
      • extra paragraph pertaining to rating system used
      • reviews/remarks
        • Stop Saving the Planet!: An Environmentalist Manifesto. Jenny Price
        • Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media's Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption. Alex Marlow
        • Blood Sugar. Daniel Kraus
  • fix
    • index
      • lainchan webring link fix
20210526
  • update
    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
        • A Man. Keichiro Hirano
        • Fears of a Setting Sun The Disillusionment of America's Founders. Dennis C. Rasmussen
    • html/css
      • updatelog
      • dates up to push squeezed
      • reverting to div: article reduces header sizes for some reason
    • index
      • lainchan webring links added
  • fix
    • udr
      • realizingyou
        • improve wording, clarify
20210525
  • new
    • udr
      • realizing you...
    • html/css
      • initial work/initially written datetime combined with last-updated element
      • orphan and widow settings included
      • transitions on hover - unconvincingly groping for shit to fill this shit day with instead of finishing the begun article
  • update
    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
      • The Troop. Nick Cutter
      • Dirty Thirty. Asa Akira
      • The Only Good Indians. Dennis C. Rasmussen
      • books
    • udr
    • udr
  • fix
    • html/css
      • license link fix
20210522
  • new
    • index
      • expandable, inline, sure-to-fucking-work changelog; that damn fucking script, fuck me i hate sed; hail zsh and printf
  • update
    • udr
      • compositions
        • score pdf's
    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
        • Mirrorshades. Bruce Sterling
        • Children of Time. Adrian Tchaikovsky
        • An Ancient Enemy. Olan Thorensen
  • fix
    • index
      • redirection working again
    • links to sites
    • css
      • actually, fuck your stupid html5 u tag specs
  • soon
    • better-sounding, up-to-date composition exports
20210518
  • fix
    • udr
      • compositions
        • licensing text
    • index
      • licensing text
  • update
    • udr
    • udr
        • solutions
    • index
      • inline changelog
    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
        • confederacy of dunces
20210516
  • update
    • udr
    • udr
      • compositions
        • for klara text
    • html/css
      • classes and less inline styling
      • u and s deprecrated - what the fuck, tidy?
      • slightly better hyphenation
    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
        • The Family Next Door: The Heartbreaking Imprisonment of the Thirteen Turpin Siblings and Their Extraordinary Rescue. John Glatt
        • Certainty. Victor Bevine
        • Empire of the Sun. J. G. Ballard
        • Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch. Jim Norton
        • Ego Is the Enemy. Ryan Holiday
        • Dark Fantasies. Chris Morgan (ed.)
    • index
      • wording
    • udr
      • oncontext
        • first par wording
20210514
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    • udr
      • depression
  • fix
    • spelling, punctuation
20210513
  • new
    • udr
      • compositions
    • html/css
      • license
20210512
  • new
    • udr
      • onmydepression
  • update
    • udr
      • softwareiuse
      • whatiplay
    • lit
      • books
      • reviews/remarks
20210511
  • new
    • udr
      • oneoffs
      • whatiplay
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    • udr
      • oncontext
      • softwareiuse
    • html/css
      • inline headers
20210508
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    • udr
    • index
    • html/css
      • font loading this time actually should be working, ffs; last-updated tags added; en-US actually not an HTML ISO language code: at least text is tight now
20210505
  • new
    • udr
    • udr
  • update
    • udr
      • softwareiuse
      • oncontext
    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
        • american gods
    • html/css
      • better top button
      • bottom rules now link to top of article
      • colors
20210501
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    • udr
      • oncontext
  • update
    • lit
      • preamble
    • udr
      • softwareiuse
20210429
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    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
20210427
  • update
    • lit
      • preamble
      • reviews/remarks
        • American Gods
    • udr
      • text
20210426
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    • index
    • lit
      • reviews/remarks
        • The Art of Literature
    • udr
      • onappreciation another par, still unfinished?
    • html/css
      • crude #top span added
20210424
  • new
    • udr
      • softwareiuse
      • onappreciation
  • update
    • index
      • embedded updatelog
      • text
    • html/css
      • header
      • lang add for hyphenation to work
      • booklog
      • 3.col interletter spacing
      • 4.col alignment at .
      • margins, padding, colors redone; misc
20210422
  • update
    • lit
      • html+css-only unread filter also regarding current filter value reviews/remarks
    • html/css
      • tweek
20210421
  • update
    • lit
      • more reviews/remarks
    • html/css
      • hyphenation
      • text justification
      • right-align on css counters vertiginously bothersome to get right
20210420
  • new
    • lit
      • reviews/remarks are finally up; after toil, soil, toil, break down cry and roil - fuck perl, fuck sed, fuck awk - all fucking hail zsh
20210419
  • new
    • js
      • table filter, unread toggle
  • update
    • html/css
      • polish
20210418
  • html/css
    • started the site, made the table, (re)wrote scripts to sculpt .tex files into html table

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