The page's title says it all: "definr - incredibly fast dictionary." I've been using an as-you-type tool (YakuGO!) for Japanese to English for awhile now; it's high time someone adapted the idea to a simple English-to-English dictionary.
Possibly even more funny than the webcomic piss-take on Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, DM of the Rings, is Darths and Droids, an RPG-perspective on the madness which was Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace: And Further Colons ::
Over at Charlie Stross' Diary, he's posted some impressions about his trip to Japan. It's an interesting, thoughtful and thought-provoking round-up of some of the nice things about living here, as well as the dissonance that can occur when trying to wrap one's western mind around the sometimes paradoxical nature of Japan.
NONTRIVIAL ADMINISTRIVIUM; the b l o g : it will be m o v i n g... to hosting at blogspot, as it affords better access to new Google tools. So find me here:http://brianwanamaker.blogspot.com/When i started my.bicycle, I wanted a simple tool to put text and links up on my private domain here. It seemed like a good safeguard against data loss: I'd have Blogger.com's copy on their servers, another copy on my personal domain's servers, and whenever I wanted to I could make a local copy as backup, or for editing, on any machine I currently used.
Good grief, times can change. Blogger was a single, somewhat dubious option in the blog tools field, and it was unclear what Google was going to do with their new toy. Just as when SixApart bought LiveJournal, there is a trepidation on the part of users that their efforts are going to be gobbled up by the whim of some corporate decision to "take their ball and go home."
At this point my desire to have local backup in addition to…