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This two hundredth post conveniently coincides with World Philosophy Day; gaudeamus igitur. With increased traffic nowadays I decided it was time for the About/Introduction/FAQ post I never previously bothered with (last updated 6/3/2011):
This place isn't about the moon, is it?
I'm afraid not; and you may perhaps have been looking for phases of the moon. The name actually quotes 'Small Two of Pieces ~ Broken Shards', a strangely named but chokingly beautiful song from Xenogears.
Whose is the mind behind these scribblings?
It's that of Robert Seddon, at the time of writing studying for a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Durham, UK. My doctoral research is on the ethics of cultural heritage.
Is there any semblance of a theme or some standards of quality control here?
Not really. I write about my interests: that includes posting my work notes, and sometimes I post very rough ones. I have been taking more care lately, but there are no guarantees. Don't bother asking for your money back.
Might I find material here which I find offensive, or inappropriate for my children?
I haven't the foggiest idea.
About the blue bubble/marble things...
Sometimes I combine what would otherwise be a set of short posts, generally with a flippant or autobiographical introductory paragraph and an index line. It makes sense to me...
These titles are really unhelpful...
I like wordplay, and semi-random references... I get a lot of disoriented visitors from search engines, but it isn't really my job to reign in my linguistic flair for the sake of those companies' search algorithms. The tags are your friends, though. With certain possible exceptions.
Why is there a three month gap after the first post?
I got distracted before getting into gear; back then I hadn't told anyone about this place, so it didn't matter.
What's the silliest post to date?