Originally posted by airspoon
Does anyone know of a free and simple text editor (as opposed to OpenOffice or MS Office) with a charachter count? Thanks and looking forward to the
Yes and it's very reliable based on simple digit count.
You need to take off your shoes and socks and then as you type each letter raise one finger or toe until you get to twenty, then repeat the process
again no more than 500 times!
If you exceed 500 times you have gone over 10,000 charachters!
Now what I do is write it all out and post it into the box and get the charachter count there and then start editing down condensing my main points as
I pine and grimmace and fret over each explicit adjective I have to remove, going through box after box of kleenex cursing the cruelty of the world
that is determined to just not let me fully express myself.
Is it any wonder I am oft misunderstood?
That people are forever struggling in vein to define me, even as I myself am thwarted by a cruel computer run world, jealous and envious of my own
ability to think randomly without an interface prompting those thoughts?
That then thinks to prompt my thoughts through restricting them by placing a limit on how much of them I can share in that medium it so cruely and
One might wonder if this is the cause for so many of the misunderstandings that lead to rancor and accrymony in this world as diplomats, and world
leaders seek to find common ground but are told by their internet email service providers they have exceeded the comuniques maximum charachter count.
I think we can agree that it is those things that are left unsaid that later come back to haunt us.
Yet amazingly as our own jealousies and egos rail against one another, how many of us have the insight and wisdom to actually discern it's the
computers who are doing this to us.
That our leaders can not freely express themselves fully either because the computers just don't want to be bothered to accept and deliver it all.
Who do we blame, many blame Obama, while other's blame Rome, yet clearly Bill Gates is the man who's evil and nefarious presence is holding mankind
back and limiting us all.
How long will we struggle on in vein like this, on this path to ruin, unable to formulate our own solutions because of the charachter limitations the
computers are placing on us?
When will we rebel against these insidious machines?
If not now, then when?
If not us, then who?
Sure we can do as our parents did, and their parents did and leave it to a new generation but is that the responsible thing to do?
I think not.
It reminds me when I was a small child of four and wanted to go swimming in the neighbors swimming pool and my parents refused to allow me out of the
house and to go ask the neighbors.
Eventually I snuck out but as I walked barefoot across the yard a tremendous bumble bee lit upon my foot and stung it causing a violent alergic
reaction nearly claiming my life.
I look back on that now, the mark left be the bee still vissible on my foot some 42 years later and realize that this was all a result of the
restrictions my parents had placed on me!
Had I been allowed to go when I wanted it would have never occured.
It is these restrictions that our killing us.
How foolishly eager we all are to comply with these rules that rob of us of liberty and freedom and deny us the truest freedom to express ourselves
So yes, ten fingers, ten toes and just keep counting, but when I look down at my right foot and see that awful scar reminding me of that traumatic day
when I first learned the cursed lesson of restrictions I will feel no small portion of shame for submitting once more to that foolish authority that
stymies us all and deminishes us in such sordid and scandalous ways!
Hope that helps!
edit on 26/10/10 by ProtoplasmicTraveler because: spelling