i_found_a_blather_secret
freakizh wee hee.
THE FILE OF THE NUMBER OF WORDS IN BLATHER
:)

http://blather.newdream.net/numwords.html

right now it reads 26310 words.
but as soon as i post this one, it will change!

wee hee.
020909
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freakizh eep!
it doesn't change!!
020909
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the wizard of blather pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

the great and powerful oz has spoken
020909
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curious as hell how the fuck did you find that? 020909
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squint WHOA DUDE.

my whole life has been turned upside down.


well. sorta.
020910
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tourist Do you just sit at the keyboard and Type Code? I admire you, and your uncanny knack at understanding this binary jibberish. It's all I can do to log on and find my "favorites" file.
Please keep us posted on any new discoveries in Cyber-Incognita.
020910
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silentbob 26332 020910
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freakizh woo hoo

yeah i read code.

i found it because in the old blathers (go to: the_way_blather_was), there was a number at the bottomline, but actual blather didn't. so.. i thought how the fuck they may be accurate on that shit?

and i read code.

and voilá, i hope you like it.
it's my gift to the blather_world.
that and the blather_oracle.
020910
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freakizh
i found another secret thingie!

http://blather.newdream.net/images/

the image directory of blather!
020910
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girl_jane 26488... 020915
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blatherite 28225
i wonder if what it would look like if a graph was made and the number of entries was one variable and the time was another.

well i know what it would look like but i would still like to see it.
021113
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krimilda the number of words in my front page don't change... the three words there don't change either... waht to do? freakizh you should know.... 021113
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krimilda there... I did it, by myself...hehehe 021113
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xldae a man who's really a boy 021114
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freakizh they change!
press reload and clean your cache.
021114
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EECP tsk tsk....searching around in Mr. Sage's code. How invasive. 021114
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freakizh :(

it was for the sake of the blatherskites!!
i hope sage will forgive me.
021114
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jane 28421 021120
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SuicidalAngel Nice! 021120
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werewolf bound fools...you'll be bound to rocks where vultures will devour your innards daily. 021121
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p2 as prometheus gave man fire
we have been given the code
punish us not
for we have been granted the right
by the blather_gods themselves
021121
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angie wow.
i dont know how i feel...
021121
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margaux 29494 021228
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// 29499 021229
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megan 29522 021230
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Strideo 29794
.
030113
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jane 30126 030128
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wish~ 30139 030129
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littleidiot 30139!

...
oh wait.
030129
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littel_elf 30226
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is red better than blue? or is it just different?
030202
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Lilac its the same only red and less people go there 030203
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mcdougall i like the little crowds
makes more space for my creativity
its to busy here but it is the original
it will always hold aspecial place in my heart
030203
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i.e. small fish looking for small pond to feel big 030203
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ShilohLives What do you mean by Red??? I don't think youre talking about a color so it must have significance!! AHHHH HELP!! 030612
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methinx http://blather.newdream.net/red/ 030612
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oh yeah i found a blather secret. if you look past all the recent blathes, you sometimes come across buried blathes that no one has touched. some of them from 'skites who blathed a few times and promptly disappeared. some of them even say something. you can admire them like pebbles, spit over your shoulder and chuck 'em in the river.

sploosh.
030612
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Strideo 33874
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030721
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User24 wow! how come I wasn't informed using my supertech blatherpager? 030722
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Death of a Rose 36164

take that and smoke it.
031021
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falling_alone curently there are 38204 words on blather 031231
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Dozyn2 Today there are only 39762 words here. Not many more than before 040223
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u24 interesting. 040224
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u24 39772. it doesn't change every time because you need to run the rebuild script. I think it's set up to do it nightly. 040224
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u24 actually, it's count.pl that creates numwords and numentries. rebuild.pl relinks new words.

In fact (and someone who knows perl might want to check this out) looking at lines 195 to 200 of blather.pl. It would appear that blather will only function fully until 2049. At least, dates after 2049 will be reported as 1950...1951...etc instead of 2050...2051...etc.

someone wanna verify this, and the effect this will have on blather for me?

.
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look! 39782 now 040224
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p2 u24
you're right
but the only function that's affected
is showday
which i rarely use anyway
but it's kinda funny
that they would use ($y < 50)
since blather started in 1998 anyway

anyone who uses showday
has until 2049
(i've confirmed this in the perl code
and by going to:
http://blather.newdream.net/cgi-bin/blather?showday;day=490915
and
http://blather.newdream.net/cgi-bin/blather?showday;day=490915
where it shows the full sql query as the first line
in the html source)

or until the blather_gods
once again intervene
and save us from damnation
040225
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p2 oops
the second url should be:
http://blather.newdream.net/cgi-bin/blather?showday;day=500915
040225
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bandersnatch 39829 040225
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Novice wow! 040301
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bystander "But I warn you that all knowledge seeming innocent and pure becomes a deadly weapon in the hands of avarice and greed."

- Icculus

not everything is meant to be known.
040301
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it_always_rains_on_the_unloved 39943 040301
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karl 39952... only 48 away from 40000 040301
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floralieca 40658 ! 040323
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no-one 41447 040414
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... 31337... 040415
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Becky 43494


wow.
040613
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. 43878 040626
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. 45522 040812
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cpgurrl 45542 040813
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estarocks 45740 040819
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estarocks 15 min. l8r 45741 040819
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cpgurrl 45804 040821
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hmmpf so blather advances by about 200 words every couple of days...
*nods* interesting
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f 67945 040822
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czmember no, 45813! 040822
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f there's someone called Lucky...
I don't know if it is gal or b-boy but who the hell cares - god damn they can write ..

check this one out everybody !
040906
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alice hmm... i must put my newly acquired rudimentary perl knowledge to use somehow
i wonder if i could grok the blather source
050101
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thorn 49255 050101
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u24 admirer 51970 050527
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u24 i didn't see this when I wrote fifty_one_thousand.

and I'm sorry to dissappoint, but you may have noticed I'm all but gone these days. I will return one day :-)
050527
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killrhythm 52131 050605
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anne-girl check it out
it's the who page on acid
http://blather.newdream.net/cgi-bin/blather?who;num=3000000
050912
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2000 ... 050912
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anne-girl aaaaaaaand the final result:

54394 different words

as opposed to 54488 on the numwords page

so there are 92 abandoned words somewhere?

cool.
050912
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dries&hardens what a nod to the vastness of language. i am- amazed. 060108
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meta meta 060109
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u24 anne-girl; perhaps that's just because rebuild.pl hasn't caught those 92 yet? just a guess... 060110
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anne-girl good point
i'll run the experiment again sometime, see if the numbers come up the same
060110
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friend wow 58045. it sure goe sup fast.
that it does.
060110
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anne-girl random blather fact:

you can blather on 1, but not 0
060203
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u24 wow. 060203
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u24 57422 060216
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Strideo 60100
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061125
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u24 i noted the rollover at 60000 061125
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tessa 60503 070122
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smiler 60561 070129
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okay i'm sure i'm not the first person to discover this but now i actually know how to do some geekery. so there. just try to figure out who i am. you can't because there is no name to click!!!!!!!!!!!! 070713
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tester 070713
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jane 63536 071231
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. your name is technically %3C%2Fa%3E 080101
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Dozyn2 63805 080225
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Strideo 64960
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080904
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jane i always read this page title in the annoying tune of "i've got a golden ticket" 080904
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jane i say we celebrate at the cusp of 65000 words 080904
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oren I_am so there. 080905
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WHOA http://blather.newdream.net/cgi-bin/blather?who;name=%3Cimg%20src%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gifs.net%2Fanimate%2Fuphill.gif%22%3E 081002
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j well, it's 65173 now, soooooo.........


let's party!
081002
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what is this? http://splash.newdream.net/ 090223
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j and it's 66169 now 090223
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ungreat http://blather.newdream.net/l/letter_indexes.html

but its not really a secret
090902
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yoink 73072 120623
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u24 73423 130107
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u24 another blather secret:

http://www.newdream.net/oldschool/
130107
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melted plastic "a symphony of [an error occurred while processing this directive] words."

how perfect is that? there are no words to summarize blather's words.
130107
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TCMT 74218 131113
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melted plastic http://blathertools.iscreamsundays.com/

a long-forgotten blather-related project spearheaded by user24 and anne_girl. some pieces of it don't seem to exist anymore, but still. kind of neat.
131113
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superleni That graph is awesome! What the hell drove the peaks? 131113
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meta meta 131114
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