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Doomsday Countdown Widget

Posted 2010.06.02 10.39 in Computers/Internet/Technology, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Now you can keep track of how many days are left till the end of the world, with this amazing and remarkable countdown widget!

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That’s right, just drop this in the plugins folder of your wordpress-powered blog, activate the plugin, and drop the widget into your sidebar and hey presto! You and your visitors can keep track of how many days left till the end of the world!

No more guesswork, rough estimations, or tiring calculator usage is required to figure out how long between now, and December 21, 2012. Just a quick glance at your sidebar and you know how much time there is left.

This super-fun-happy widget is available now at the low low cost of free! It’s fully guaranteed to work (though this is not a guarantee) and if you are unsatisifed for any reason, you can just go ahead and deactivate the plugin and delete.

Click here to download now!

No support, no guarantees, no promises, no acceptance of liabilities, no warrantee and no responsibility. If the world fails to end on schedule, should it end ahead of schedule, or should it not end at all, no refunds will be given. This plugin is offered free of charge, for entertainment and amusement only. Should it cause your blog to crash, your server to melt, your house to burn down, and/or your planet to be destroyed, please bear in mind that you have been warned. By reading this fine-print and/or downloading this plugin, you waive all rights and accept all responsibilities, and also agree that the programmer may visit you at your home and demand beer and/or wine at any time, which you agree to provide, along with appropriate snacks.

The Truth About 2012

Posted 2009.11.03 9.44 in Music/Movies/TV, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

By now, you’ve probably heard about this 2012 thing. If not from something on the Discovery or History channel, then maybe from promos for the hollywood movie. On the off-chance you aren’t up to speed on the thing, here’s the short version. The Mayan civilization were very good with numbers and calendars and stuff, and their calendar showed a definite end – in other words, their calendar had a day that was the ‘last day’. Converting the Mayan calendar into our own system, the ‘last day’ translated to the Winter Solstace (December 21), 2012.

Now, the Mayans knew how long a year was with more accuracy than anyone else up until the last hundred years or so, and for whatever reason, people seem to think that this means they knew something that we don’t. In other words, since the Mayans didn’t bother to make a calendar that lasted beyond Dec. 21, 2012, that meant that the world would end that day and there was no point in having further days on the calendar.

Consequently, there’s lots of doom-and-gloom predictions.

I, however, propose a different theory.

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