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• Document-in-progress describing my Constructed Written Language.
• The Pirates inspiration: a Zippy cartoon.
• Dark Dungeons and Dragons Campaign Drinking Song (Modified from the MIT Drinking Song)
• Keyboards for efficient input on PDAs. See some of the best keyboards. Words are formed by gliding the stylus from one letter to the next. The boards were formed using simulated annealing with letter frequencies from common English (s and z represent leading and trailing spaces, though either can be used for 'space', or a twiddle back over them for double space). Generally the keys naturally align themselves to a hexagonal grid.

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• Music and Words to the Ball of Kerriemuir, a silly bawdy song about an infamous Scotland wedding.
• Document-in-progress describing my Constructed Written Language.
• Beowulf with the modern and old English side-by-side (I grabbed the texts individual from the net and formatted them; also available from the original Old English source, Modern English source, and in LaTeX.
• Computer tests of Axis and Allies "Rising Factor" (that the success of a battle between two pure armies, can be determined by the relative magnitudes of the value (a n^2) (a is the roll needed for success, n is the number of combatants: 10000000 results of 10 infintry attacking 7 infintry (Rising factors are 100 vs. 98), computer generated; Borderline Tests, using the floor and ceiling of the Rising-factor-predicted number of defenders for a given number of attackers (note that the only failing cases are due to defenders "winning" in the case of a wash), computer generated.
• A Description of Lamarckian Poker.
• Scheme Best Dice Score Calculator, for calculating the best score one can get from a roll of 6 dice, in the game Dice. I don't remember testing this.
• Fractal formed by successive infinite applications of Apollonius's Circle problem (forming "kissing" circles within circles). Written as a Scheme procedure that returns parameterized function, taking an independent variable and returning a point (cons x y).
• Know the rule, "i before e, except after c"? Well I've compiled (with an electronic webster program) a list of words that break that rule. See the i before e after c words and the e before i not after c words.
• Old English Pronoun Cheat Sheet, in LaTeX, DVI, and Text (with \$, @, _, and . standing for Anglo-Saxon letters/accents).
• Home-grown joke concern Godel and a logical theorem.

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