Sleeping Cyborg

Jonathan David Page talks about whatever he happens to be thinking about. Sometimes other people join in.

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This Space Reconsidered

by on 5 April 2014
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I’ve been thinking about what I want to do with this site. I’ve done a few different things with it, but none of them have really felt right. Some of you may remember that, once upon a time, back in the days of yore, this blog lived at That URL still works; it just redirects here.

Since then, I’ve changed domains twice, first to and then to its current home at I’ve rebuilt the entire site three times, too: I originally based the site on Textpattern, moved to Jekyll for a while, migrated to Tumblr, before coming back to Textpattern again. I’ve redesigned the look of the site too many times to count, covering everything from the industrial-inspired dark gray, lime green, and fuchsia of the original, to a fairly staid black-on-white style, to the current red-accented narrow-column presentation. It’s gone through one name change, too: the original title of the blog was “Null-String”, which was eventually changed to “Sleepying Cyborg”, to match the domain. In short, this site has been my personal playground for the past four years, and I’ve had a lot of fun with it.

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Look ma, I’m a writer! & my glorious return to blogging.

by on 1 November 2013
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Regarding to the "posting links regularly" thing I mentioned in the last post, I need to make a remark:




hahaha. ha.

Okay, now that that's over with, I can get down to business.

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Digest for 5 April 2013

by on 5 April 2013
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Today marks 50 years until first contact with the Vulcan.

The Mozilla Javascript team posted a really interesting article explaining how the SpiderMonkey engine works and what they just did to make it better.

I finally got around to reading an article which turned out to be one of the better analyses of the social media phenomenon. I call it an analysis because it doesn't say "social media is a Bad Thing", like a lot of the more sensational article-writers (including myself, at times) do. It talks more about how some patterns of social media are Bad Things, which is more constructive since it can lead to ways to fix those patterns.

Bad Catholic published a guest post with perhaps the single best explanation of the Catholic obsession with the Virgin Mary that I've ever read.

And finally, I've decided that I am going to start posting digests (like this one) with links to interesting articles and some remarks on them.