|I hate you, Internet.
||[Dec. 8th, 2002|11:09 pm]
I was working, but then I had a question I needed answered... so I turn to the Internet for answers, of course.|
I needed to know more about the numeral characters in different scripts.
I googled my way to yet another Unicode summary, where I became stuck for awhile, and went on to buy a book linked from there.
Kept reading, got down the the link to Unicode's allocation pipeline.
From there, reading about:
Shavian: http://www.unicode.org/pending/shavian/shavian.html (font)
The Phaistos Disk: http://www.unicode.org/pending/phaistos/Phaistos.pdf
And from that document, onto the Klingon Language Institute (http://www.kli.org/).
I've always heard of dorks learning Klingon, but I never realized it was designed by a professional linguist, so I kept reading... found my way to the Postal Course lessons.
I skimmed a few lessons until I realized: goddamnit, I'm trying to work right now. And what am I doing reading about Klingon!?!?
I hate you, Internet.
Not to mention this asshat who created this "livejournal" crap ... I'd sure like to kick his ass for all the time I wasted on his damn site ...
You don't have the little voice in your head that warns you when you're reading about shit like "the feasibilty of the Klingon language" that tells you "You're wasting time. You should stop now"? Sad ;-)
I've fallen across that klingon site too...
Funnily enough, the Klingon Language Institute is one of the first ever sites I visited on the Internet, back when the only way I could access the 'net was through a special gateway on Compu$erve!
2002-12-08 11:51 pm (UTC)
It could be work-related...
If you were Damian Conway.
2002-12-08 11:58 pm (UTC)
Re: It could be work-related...
2002-12-09 12:06 am (UTC)
2002-12-09 12:27 am (UTC)
not just klingon (though also fuzzy)
2002-12-09 08:59 am (UTC)
Re: not just klingon (though also fuzzy)
2002-12-09 06:31 am (UTC)
I remember seeing event listings for the Klingon Lanuage Club on the MIT roster, wondering, "how did those people get into MIT?" And then I realised, I had answered my own question.
Here at Bennington, people have a club to learn the elven language from Tolkien. *sigh*
And I am studying made up angel languages. Hmm. Ok. I obviously have no case for ridicule. *laugh*
2002-12-09 09:48 am (UTC)
Writing systems of the world is a pretty cool book.
I used to use it as a reference book when I was a librarian (What the hell is this set of squigglies?)
DUDE. this has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with anything about this entry but!..
did you catch The Practice this morning??????
DUUUUUUUUUUUDE SO EFFIN GOOD!!!
ok, I will refrain from reminiscing until you're all YEAH TOTALLY.
2002-12-09 12:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, dude. I just finished watching it. And it's a "To be continued...", which makes it even better.
Oh, it's so sadly true. What do you think I'm doing right now? And where do you think I am?