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Wed Mar 7 2001 at 03:19:00 (16.7 years ago )
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Mon Dec 13 2010 at 06:28:14 (6.9 years ago )
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mission drive within everything
To contribute while avoiding the dark path toward NFN (but I have less than 12852 xp 'till godhead!).
specialties
I *wish* my specialties were governments, intentional community (which includes but is not limited to communes), software, what to do with that extra million dollars that just sitting in my checking account. You know, that sort of thing.
school/company
(not relevant to my presence here)
motto
People are not likely to listen to your truth while you're shouting it at them.
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Scott would like to think that he can think deep and write well but he is out of practice after submitting to wage-slavery and relying on Borland compilers to catch all his grammar errors. The trouble is that he can't find a decent compiler or lint utility for English. He is a SparkMatch Boy Scout and, for the most part, agrees with the assessment. This puts him in good company on E2. He rarely speaks of himself in the third person.

Enough of that.

I've been through the Everything FAQ and am most of the way through Everything University. I've found a mentor in artemeis entreri.

Nodes to check every day

Everything I-Ching -
Food for thought (nodes I must study harder)
Fluffragette - Chaos manipulation - applied luck - Sex Laws in the Fifty States - The Riddles of Existence--Part I - How Did You Die - A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - The Co-Emergent Nature of Time, Entropy, and Cognition - Playground Rhymes for Grownups -
Nodes I must write or add to
Questions for those who don't like capitalism - Eponymous constants - words that do not describe themselves (if only I could think of some) - intentional community - Jonas Salk (for dotc) - Everything Restaurant Reviews - Kerry Thornly - Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park (link to ashfall) - fuck what other people think - homeschool - If You Could Re-Write The Ten Commandments, What Would They Be? - Rest assured - Family Bed - Proof by Blatant Assertion, a simplification of argument from authority -
Favorite Noders
(Don't worry. I just haven't gotten around to adding you, yet. /msg me and I'll add you.)
liveforever - momomom - artemeis entreri C!'d me - anotherone - mcc - Kouros - witchiepoo C!'d me - kamamer C!'d me - dmd - yam - Pike - eldritch C!'d me - Senso C!'d me - factgirl - themusic - siouxsie - Chihuahua Grub who quotes me on his homenode! - Illumina - Igloowhite - Quizro - prole - Trina -
Sport Nodes
Aikido - Fencing - Martial Arts Metanode - Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu -
Computer Nodes
Revolution OS - The Programmer's Stone -
Nodes on the Human Condition
Gender: a treatise - unaware of my gender - ambiphilic - gynephilic - androphilic - Sex Reassignment Surgery - berdache - polyamory - dysgraphia - hypnagogic state - human nature - dyslexia - Democracy - home school - the customer is always right - How to Know a Health Professional is not Supportive of Breastfeeding - The Two Cultures - The Paths of "Proletarian" Power - A Student Leaves - Widening faults of the generation gap in USA - free will - Some tips on coping with bipolar disorder - To anyone contemplating suicide - Intellectual Caste System - mapper - If you're together for 3 years and you still have doubts, does it mean you're not meant to be? - School Shootings and Post-Structuralism - The Industrial Revolution: Blessing or Curse for the working class? - inclusive language - Ain't I a woman? - Seasonal Affective Disorder - "out" everythingians - the homosexual agenda - How can an atheist have morals? - How do you define your gender? - Neoliberalism - legislating morality - just to have some human contact -
Language Fun Nodes
quine - The most annoying politically correct grammar error - Caution: Contains Functional Sharp Point - two plus two equals five - polysemous - The best way to learn a foreign language -
Fun Nodes
cat bathing as a martial art - Why Cats Hate Computers - The Klingon Hamlet - The best Insult I've ever heard - musical jokes metanode - Dennis Miller's Rants - I am the very model of a modern teenage Cyberpunk - The Princess Bride - would be an excellent name for a rock band - Funky Messages in Fortune Cookies - Proof that Pi equals 42 - the customer is always right - Blackadder - The Epistle to the Paranoids - limerick - words that sound dirty but really aren't - Harvard Divinity School Denominational Slur Handbook - human stupidity - The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest - Super Mario Brothers: A Literary Criticism - The Eye vs. The Look! Life Saving Information Contained Within! - Things I Thought I Would Never Hear Myself Say - a Top 10 List! - A trip to a minimalist restaurant - Is Hell exothermic or endothermic? - Philosophy Jokes - The Purple Cow: Suite - I am the very model of a modern E2 metanode - Dr. Seussian wedding vows - Presidential Debate Humor - Bad Cybersex - The End of the Raven - The Fall of the House of Eyeore - How to break a coconut -
Sublimely Absurd Nodes
inadvertent penis grab - Techniques To Avoid Toilet Splashback Effect - Until today, it really pissed me off that I'd become this totally centered Zen Master and nobody had noticed -
Locale Nodes
(Yes, "locale". Nodes aren't local in these here parts.)
UCSD (been there, done that) - Why the severe lack of attractive females at UCSD... (I can't agree with that.) - The Everything People Registry : United States : California - The Southern California E2 Get-Together - Nodes of "E2 Canada" -
Music Nodes
Shannon Curfman - steve vai - an anomaly in the traditional western twelve-tone musical scale - Wesley Willis lyrics - why I love (and understand why most of you hate) minimal techno - mondegreen - Miles Davis - Aqua - Fractal Music - Music of the Internet -
Social, Political, Religious and/or Philosophical Nodes
The Tenets of Atheism - Blowing Up The Buddhas - Religion doesn't exist just so that people can be told what to think - If You Could Re-Write The Ten Commandments, What Would They Be? - Unitarian Universalism - Unitarian Universalist Covenant - I'd already be a Buddhist if it weren't for all these damn spiders - A Comparison-Contrast of Christian and Pagan Views of the Underworld - The Rise of The Christian Religion - Theosophical Society - The Direct Democracy Initiative (DDI) - direct democracy - If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns - gun control - The Universe has spared us this moment -
People Nodes
Matt Groening - Jackie Chan (What Would Jackie Chan Do?) - Ayn Rand -
Everything Nodes
edev: EDEV modes of expression - Voting/Experience System - HOWTOs on Everything - Reference Desk - Java Chatterbox Manual - Everything Quests - A new level advancement system without XP - E2 Mentoring Sign-Up - E2 node tracker - Edit These E2 Titles - Wharfinger's Linebreaker - here's what I hope to do with the Everything code or with something like it - fact spamming - E2 Source Code Formatter - Everything2 Easter Eggs - School of Information Analysis of Everything - Favorite Everything Quotes -
Everything terms and concepts that I must come to grips with
C! vs. Cool (Explained in C!ool)
XP vs. Rep. (Explained in Voting/Experience System)
How to log into the $@#! Java Catbox
What is EDEV?
Can E2 track every node we visit just as it can keep track of every write-up we vote-up/down?
Sjöberg's Law of Public Cliquishness
E2 Currency
Miscellaneous nodes I just like
Baba Yaga - Fight Club - I am Joe's... - Militant Vegan Fuckers - The 48 Laws of Power - poetry.com - Ok, here's the thing, I'm really fucking patronising. - getting to know you noders fucking sucked - You noders still fucking suck, but your needing my wisdoms bad - moons is good for eatin - The cyberpunk short story that I never intend to finish (thing) - The Key to Happiness - How to save Quicktime movies from a web page - Hacker's Delight Ginger Honey - Penguin prostitution - Today I Infiltrated The Enemy - The Fruit of the Yew - pork rinds - Is Humanism Molesting Your Child? - The Harry Potter Project - comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable - Boy meets me, boy becomes infatuated with me, boy realizes I take up space, boy runs like hell. - Exchanging authors - Management, Leadership and Team Building Metanode - The Infamous Bell Tower Prank of 1996 - Pledge a Picketer - The Logician's Discussion - sonorant (idea) - ekpyrotic universe - trebuchet (thing) - estimating software development time -

By the way, are there any greater fools out there to praise me?

Quotes of note:

"The cuts and bruises of life will heal." - my daughter Amanda -

My nodes that have made it to Node Heaven (I asked that they be put out of my misery):

Attame (thing)
Reputation: -2

Although I can't seem to find the etymology of athame, I find it hard to believe that it isn't related to attame.

I'll keep looking...

Natural Law Party (person)
Reputation: -2
Wouldn't "...the intelligence and infinite organizing power that silently maintains and guides the evolution of everything..." be, like, nate, dem_bones, or N-Wing? (Or is EDB the power behind the throne?)
Oops. I should have followed the link, first.
R.I.P

Ego over-inflation warning. Stand back.
factgirl wrote this about me:

If I were an E2 God I would bless ScottMGS because of:
  1. He listens to his dreams.
  2. He is assimilated.
  3. Factual and/or informative nodes.
  4. He knows there is a time to throw in the towel.
But I'm not a God, I'm a just a factgirl so I voted up 10 of your best nodes today.

I think factgirl is a goddess!

I was going to add the following to the (recently deceased) node "What's on your answering machine?":

You've reached the _____'s Psychic Hotline. We know who you are. We know why you're calling. (pause) Beep.

We came home one day to find this recording by a newby telemarketer:

Um... It says it's a psychic hotline. (mumble from other telemarketer or supervisor) It says they know who we are and why we're calling. (more mumbles) ... Oh. (click)

Political Compass
Economic Left/Right: -8.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.69

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