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A Commonplace Book

This is Ariel Millennium Thornton's commonplace book: a library of scraps, odds and ends, intellectual kipple, or a virtual mathom house, as it were. Commonplace books are sort of like handwritten scrapbooks of facts, quotes, thoughts, ideas, and other collections of technical and creative writing, compiled and kept as a personal reference guide. This one's just collected and partly organized as a book of HTML pages.

List of Scraps in the Book


Computers and Computing:




Franklin's 13 Virtues

General Site Trivia

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