[ncnculture] (fwd) Halexandria Update -- jb

Jeff Gordon jeff.gordon at wellnow.com
Wed Apr 2 03:26:28 UTC 2008

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From: "Dan S. Ward" <dansward at frii.com>
To: Dan S Ward <dansward at frii.com>
Subject: Halexandria Update -- jb

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To all the Readers of the Lost Art:

Halexandria.org has finally managed an update just in time for spring and 
all of those April Fools.  I would have written sooner, but I've been 
working on three novels and that tends to take a fair amount of time and 
constitute something of a serious distraction.

Despite the lack of recent updates, however, Halexandria.org did reach and 
surpass 100 million hits in mid-October of last year, and is currently 
flirting in the range of 115 million hits as of April Fool's Day of 2008.  
In order to understand such numbers, it's always a good idea to visit 
http://www.halexandria.org/stats.htm and read the definitions of "hits", 
"pages", "visits" and so forth.  Such an exercise tends to put all such 
statistics in proper perspective.   In any case, this last year has been a 
positive one in terms of contributions to my ego, vanity, and self-esteem.  

I did manage to add five new articles, including:

   String of Pearls -- http://www.halexandria.org/dward851.htm
   Enhancements -- http://www.halexandria.org/dward852.htm
   Oh, God! -- http://www.halexandria.org/dward853.htm
   Narcocorridos -- http://www.halexandria.org/dward855.htm
   Can Cun Con -- http://www.halexandria.org/dward856.htm

There is no particular rhyme or reason to this particular collection, 
although at least two have a common source.  Life doesn't actually have to 
make sense.

_MUCH MORE IMPORTANTLY,_ I'm very pleased to announce the Intiation TODAY 
of the *Halexandria Forums*! 
In response to popular demand, there has been instituted -- with the 
extraordinary help of two veterans of such affairs, Sol 
<http://www.book-of-thoth.com/thebook/index.php/Sol_Aris> and Dustin 
<http://book-of-thoth.com/thebook/index.php/OddThings> -- the ability for 
any and all readers of the lost art of Halexandria.org to comment on, 
debate, initiate, and discuss all manner of issues, ideas, topics, and the 
price of gold -- the type of issues one encounters in the Library of 
Halexandria and beyond.

Halexandria's initial offering of Forums are in 12 arenas, but these are 
comparatively open ended.  Accordingly, anyone wanting to contribute any 
number of threads or ideas should feel free to do so.  Just head for the 
Forums page, throw caution to the winds, and don't forget to duck in the 
event you weren't really paying attention when you threw caution /directly/ 
into the wind and it came back.

In order to arrive at the Halexandria Foundation Forums Page and become a 
"member", all one has to do is:

1. Go to http://halexandria.org/foundation//index.php

2. In the top right-hand "Log In" panel, click the link "create one 

3. On the resulting page, fill in the conveniently provided blanks (with 
True Information or else!!!) - and then you is IN, whoever you is! Welcome 
and so on, but don't make yourself too comfy yet, in case our inspectors 
want to conduct a surprise search and seizure.

4. Commence posting at will.

5. Stop slouching.  (Your mother told me to tell you this.  And just 
exactly /why/ haven't you called her lately?)

Incidentally, "membership" in Halexandria is strictly limited to human and 
other sentient beings who have the capability of thinking outside the box, 
and at the same time can be courteous and respectful of others' really 
idiotic, lame-brained opinions.  Such a limitation might make for a fairly 
exclusive club... but then again life is always about choices... including 
the choice of "no way, Jose."

Thanks for the use of the hall.


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 -- Jeff --   <http://www.wellnow.com>

 "There's nothing left in the world to prove.  All that's worth doing
  is to love one another, using whatever means are available to serve."

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