International Phonetic Alphabet

November 30, 2009

Phonetic Alphabet sounds

Unicode entity codes for phonetic symbols

PDF file for Phonetic Alphabet Reference


IPA Software Download

Fantastic Flash IPA with sound and interactivity


Romans 13 – Hitler’s favorite Bible passage

November 10, 2009

1Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

2Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

3For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.

4For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.

5Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.

6This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.

7Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.


October 27, 2009

The cat and i
sit around the house
listening to old tunes:
old and new.

The music whirls around me,
reminding me of who
i am and was.

I remember the time
when i was playing the house
to try and secure the prize
not knowing that like music the song
had already been written
long before I wrote it.

How i tried to change
the notes,
the melody,
the mood…

Here i am now,
years later
still thinking about
that tune.

Old smiles, laughs and cries.
The sincere jokes, the new experiences, the mark in time.
The trip, the travel and the destination

Lance M Pope – 27 October 2009

Inverted Pyramid

October 21, 2009

upside down dollar

I recently saw a David Ike video and this image came up.  I duplicated it with some modifications. I’m currently getting responses for this image.  So far it has evoked controversy.

“Your upside down pyramid evokes pleased ammusement in me.”

“load of bollocks… over and out”

“Makes me think of my old company’s logo – ‘Fidelity Investments’ – which is supposed to be based on this actual Pyramid and Sun combo from the dollar bill. …I bet you weren’t expecting a comment like that.!?”

Gas Bike

October 21, 2009

I’ve recently bought an electric bike.  My father told me about a gas powered bike.  Here’s a link to a gas powered bike.

Hyperinflation: Buy Gold, Silver & Agriculture ETFs

September 4, 2009

The Jam

July 17, 2009

drumsThe kit is set up, already in place, all you have to do is sit down and strike them, but what to play? The options are endless and time is not your friend.

You pick a beat to play and then start hitting the different drums and symbols in the hope to make a tune, hoping it makes sense, hoping you are accepted.  The duff notes greet you with disharmony, and like any good student, you learn from your mistakes, you learn from your mistakes, you learn… knowing that you will never complete the song because there is no manual, no set direction, no sign.

Variety is the spice of life, we’re told, yet you only have one kit to play from.  You can’t change your kit and get a new one and you didn’t choose the kit your currently playing, it was chosen for you.  You make the most of the kit and try and hide the blemishes, scratches, and chips the kit was created with.

As time goes by the kit becomes more scratched, dented, and slightly flat. The canvase sags in the middle and the wood doesn’t smell as fresh anymore.  You beat it just the same, because you have to, because there’s no hiding from the audience.  No denying the show, the beat must go on, and on, and on… people must be entertained.