Cowbell, Shavian and a sonnet

I haven’t posted for a while.  Here are four things:

  1. Collabora have been supporting the CSS-on-window-borders project recently by letting me work on it during work hours.  Here is a status update.
  2. Recent updates to shavian.org.uk include a gentle Shavian tutorial and translations of all the recent XKCDs into Shavian.
  3. Many years ago, I wrote a sonnet for use on a server’s custom 404 page:

    So many years have passed since first you sought
    the lands beyond the edges of the sky,
    so many moons reflected in your eye,
    (familiar newness, fear of leaving port),
    since first you sought, and failed, and learned to fall,
    (first hope, then cynicism, silent dread,
    the countless stars, still counting overhead
    the seconds to your final voyage of all…)
    and last, in glory gold and red around
    your greatest search, your final quest to know!
    yet… ashes drift, the embers cease to glow,
    and darkened life in frozen death is drowned;
    and ashes on the swell are seen no more.
    The silence surges. Error 404.

    It’s been spreading itself around, mostly without my permission, so I’m releasing it under a Creative Commons licence.  Fly free, little sonnet!  Please feel free to copy it onto your own sites, and if you would, let me know you’ve done so.

  4. I need to write more of the Maemo tutorials.  They will be coming soon.  Sorry; things have been busy.

3 Responses to “Cowbell, Shavian and a sonnet”

  1. javier says:

    your tutorials are very good. thanks and keep up the good work :)

  2. Richard says:

    http://kosmokaryote.org/jalksfdjs

    Thanks, sir, for releasing this under CC. I cite you as the author, but if there’s more I should do (a link to anywhere?) I’ll add it.

  3. Sandaruwan says:

    I replaced my old poem with your poem :)

    http://www.sandaru1.com/404