ragtags studio central: sarah's random this & that

random means "having no definite aim or purpose," (1655), taken from "at random" (1565), "at great speed" (thus, "carelessly, haphazardly"). In 1980s college student slang, it somehow, and sadly, acquired a distinct sense of "inferior, undesirable." (Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper) Well, okay, fine, Mr. Online Etymology Dictionary person, but THIS is the 21st Century. It's a whole new ball of wax.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Feeling Overwhelmed?

If you ever are on my site and feeling overstimulated (What's that?? You say the music's too LOUD?) and feel you need the music turned down to watch a YouTube, or even just to hear yourself read, why, simply go to the little Sonific player in the right hand sidebar. See it there, just below the slide show?
There's a little slider button right about 2/3 down on the player - slide it all the way to your left - you can do it with your mouse! Can you hear me now?
And if you're no longer too overwhelmed, click here and spend a little time playing with some brilliant on-line lexicographers: