The Zen of SILVER BROWN

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I spontaneously and unwittingly wrote a two-word profundity (indicated below) while debugging a module the other day. It was probably just the leftover THC running through my veins, but my mind was blown clean off when it dawned on me that this is a syntactically correct complete statement that actually means something in the contemporary JavaScript dialects. I could’ve written this countless other ways, but I decided to leave the statement in, just because it’s inspirational as fuck.


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The Green Grass of SILVER BROWN

A Digital Fossil Exhibit

This is actually not the first blog I’ve ever started. I’ve created about half a dozen of them in my lifetime, but none of my former blogs presently exist. Most of them were shut down voluntarily by me a few months after launching. Usually out of boredom. Or maybe because I just couldn’t be arsed to do the work involved in creating and maintaining a blog. It was one of those reasons. This current blog has already outlasted every blog I’ve done before, so it’s got that going for it at least.

I archive most of what I create, and remnants of former blogs still exist in my personal digital vaults. Here’s a titular wordmark I created for the header of one of my old attempts…

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Rough translation: “The Brainfart Place”. I wrote it another language and used a fancy script font to make it an elegant brainfart place.

…and here’s a banner I created for somebody else’s blog (which also no longer exists)…

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There’s also this skull banner I did once, although I can’t for the life of me remember what blog I did this for…

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Lastly, I give you this collection of photographic evidence from that time five years ago when I created a (working!) ganja pipe from a jalapeño pepper. One that had just the right shape to be used for such a purpose. All it needed were exactly two incisions…

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There’s my trusty old laptop Lucille in the background, who has since retired to the great network in the sky. #RIP

Despite being refrigerated at all times when not in use, the jalepeño pipe only lasted for a few days before it started rotting and I had to retire it. But it was an interesting experiment while it lasted. This pipe imparted a zesty Tex-Mex flavour to the smoke. At least it did while it was still fresh. Then decomposition set in and it started tasting more like Taco Bell…

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The Journey of SILVER BROWN

Killing Your Darlings

The chapters of SILVER BROWN that are being tweeted at the moment have probably undergone more rewrites than any other passage in the first act. Three major overhauls in total, with countless additions and subtractions in between. The very first version of it was an unreadable abomination of nature. These things usually are when they’re first written. But it’s since evolved into something that brings amusement to at least some people.


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If chapters are a writer’s children, they usually look like this at birth.