When you want to play Red Alert over the 'net you'll find yourself chatting to others. Here are some abbreviations and other jargon often used on WChat and other places where RA games are played. It soon becomes quite easy to read these and it saves a lot of typing:

:-) :) ;-) ;) :] A smiley (used to mean laughing or to show the last sentence was meant as humourous).
<---ladder name "My ladder name is the same as my Westwood Chat nickname".
12xx See 'rank'
2v2 Play cooperatively with 2 humans against 2 computers. This may change when version 3 of Red Alert is released.
AI "Computer player"
ALT F4 A joke often played by experienced players who want to reduce the number of newbies on WChat. Pressing ALT-F4 closes WChat, regardless of what anyone else says it does!
AM "Aftermath" game
a/s/l What is your Age/Sex/Location?
b4 before
bbrains My WChat nickname. If you want to talk to me then you may find me on WChat.
brb Be Right Back
C&C2 Officially C&C2 is Tiberium Sun, the sequel to Red Alert and the third in the C&C series. Some people still refer to Red Alert as C&C2 though.
Cases A "Cases ladder" game. See 'ladder game'
coop,co-op A co-operative game. Usually means the 2 human players team up against one or more AI players in the game. (See Maxi Co-ops for a new way to play this)
CS "CounterStrike" game.
Dis Distract (from Sole Survivor)
EvW East versus West. Used in a 4 player game when it is finally released. When the game starts you will usually find that two players are on the Eastern side of the map and two are on the West. The players will ally in those pairs.
flooding Sending the same message repeatedly in a few seconds.
fun (game) Any game not to be played as part of any ladder or tournament. However, it still may be taken 100% seriously.
fusion A "Fusion Co-operative" game.
GD Global Defence. A new way to play Red Alert by helping your side to win the world war.
GF Game Fortress. Another way to play Red Alert in a ranking system to prove you are the best
hehe denotes laughing
HelpBot A computerised helper on WChat. It automatically kicks out people who swear and can give you limited help if you try priving it.
host The player who sets up the game. "i host" means 'I want to host', "u host" means they want you to set it up.
invite If someone else sets up a game they may invite you to join their channel. This can be done as normal, but nobody else can join the game so you won't get the 'channel full' error.
IP address A unique name/number describing each computer on the internet. Sometimes used to set up games, but not over WChat.
KALI Another place to play internet games. Similar to WChat.
kick When a host removes someone from a chat room they are referred to as being kicked out.
kotg "Keep Off The Grass". A favourite map of many of the top players.
ladder game A game which will change your rank on the ladder. There are several Red Alert ladders, the main ones being the official Westwood tournament and Cases ladder.
ladder name "What is your ladder name?". Used when playing in a non-Westwood tournament where matches have to be reported.
lag Lots of lag means the game will run slowly.
latency see 'lag'
lol 'Laugh Out Loud'
maxi A co-operative map with a new challenge.
mega(map) Any map larger than those that came with the original RA. Usually only playable with the Aftermath CD.
ne1 4 "Anyone for" (usually follwed by 'a game')
nsc "New Southern California 1947". A bland custom map with loads of gems. Often played by tank rushers.
nurple (map) A map which has had some characteristics changed. Usually everything is cheaper and faster.
page (me) Use the locate/page function to send a message to someone not in your current channel.
ppl people
priv,prv A "Private message"
RA "Red Alert"
rank 12xx Someone who is on the ladder (usually Case's) and is ranked (in this example) between 1200 and 1299.
report In non-Westwood ladder systems, often the loser has to report any losses he suffers. However, some people do not. Often there are arguments about someone not reporting and all involved gets a bad name.
RMM "Real Multiplayer Mission"
Sole Survivor A C&C style game where you control only one unit and try to remain alive with 49 others around you!
squelch Choosing to ignore messages from a particular person (eg someone who is flooding) involves squelching them. Someone once said if 10 people squelch a person he is automatically kicked out, but I don't know if this is true.
SS See Sole Survivor
sysop SYStem OPerator. Means someone who officially is from the chat server.
tank rusher Someone who uses the 'tank rush' strategy of just building tanks as fast as possible.
TEN Another place to play internet games. Similar to WChat.
TS Tiberian Sun. The sequel to Red Alert.
u "you"
UltRA "Ultimate Red Alert". A RULES.INI file which used to be played often before Aftermath.
W95 "Windows '95"
WChat "Westwood Chat"
whisper See 'priv'
WRU Where are you (in the world)?

There are quite a lot of phrases here, but remember, it is quite easy to have WChat open at the same time as this page in W95 so you can refer to it if there's something you don't understand. For instance, someone may type:
ne1 4 kotg AM? rank <3xx. i host. Prv rank translates to:
"Does anyone want to play an AfterMath game playing on 'Keep Off The Grass' map? I am looking for players ranked 399 or better (usually meaning (s)he is ranked around 400). I want to host the game. Send a private message to me with your rank if you want to play." ;-)

© Brian Bird, IncREDible Alert,



Healing post-colonial trauma, sexualy.


"When Mary Kelly turns Mary Shelley..."



EVENT: onblur


The onblurs event occurs when the element that is in focus, loses that focus. You use the term, in blur, to signify that an element does not have focus. Since only one element can be in focus at one time, all other elements are in blur.

By focus, we mean that the cursor is at that element. For example, if the element was an input text box in a form, the cursor would appear inside the element and you could type and enter data into the box.

These six events are useful when dealing with forms and form elements:

  • onblur - runs a script when the element loses focus.
  • onchange - runs a script when the element changes.
  • onfocus - runs a script when the element gets the focus.
  • onreset - runs a script when the form is reset.
  • onselect - runs a script when the element is selected.
  • onsubmit- runs a script when the form is submitted.

  • source

    nation on blur, flag politics

    culture vulture vs. pride - cash upfront

    "the Sami people , Norway.
    Perfect for anyone who loves the Sami people . We have other Norway flags and the Sami people flags, the Sami people symbols and the Sami people coat of arms.
    Its a great way to show your the Sami people pride. Best Norway flags, best quality always."






    I may never have a daughter
    Cos I've far too much to tell her
    And far too much to answer for



    Dude... you have saved my life! I used 2 b the
    king of all Wusses. A supplicating, gift-buying,
    emotional douche-rag! I shudder in disgust at the
    way I was. My success story is bittersweet. First
    bitter, cuz I met this absolute 10, a gorgeous
    Indian artist chick.

    very talented and super sharp. I was doing all the
    right things by accident and ended up spending the
    night at her house, then I ruined everything by
    telling her how close I felt to her - like I'd
    known her for years, etc,etc. BOOOORING!! Needless
    2 say, I haven't heard from her since. After
    banging my head against the wall repeatedly, I got
    fed up and bought your DVD set. I must be a quick
    learner cuz 1 month later I am pulling some
    maneuvers that would make you smile.



    utboks: 02:45 - Jeg fatter .ikke w ikke alle bare er fan?!
    jævla losers az..

    Miss Universe
    Miss Congeniality
    Miss Photogenic
    Miss Popularity
    Miss Welcome to Long Beach


    Jonathan Safran Foer

    Bark-brown fence post:
    I don't love you.

    Poem too long:
    I don't love you.

    Lunch in a bowl:
    I don't love you.

    Physics, the idea of you,
    the laws of you:
    I don't love you.

    I am not in love..

    Yes, Yoske. The men in the flour mill are so strong and brave.

    Yes, Feivel. Yes , I am a good girl.

    Yes, Saul. Yes, yes, I love sweets.

    Yes, oh yes, Itzik. Oh yes..



    Dear friend,

    It can be so that you do not know who i am but i will introduce myself.

    People call me ... I think ... let's my name will be kept in secret.
    Let it be Princess.

    I am a little Princess. I am from I am so upset. I am
    beautiful and cute lady but so sad at the same time.

    I am looking for an appropriate prince with whom we will have a happy life.

    I do not know what to do. I want to change everything in my life.

    Wish you are good man and can be my prince.

    Please, send a letter for me back when you receive this letter because
    it can make me feel better. I will not be alone. And who knows we can
    be good friends.

    Answer Pretty@. to this e-mail.

    Sincerily yours


    øyvind rimbereid

    aig lefr, i 14.6, wi arbeiden
    only vid oren nanofingren,
    dei er oren total novledg, wi arbeiden
    so litl, 30 minutes a dag. AIG seer an
    miner fingren, part of organic 14. 6,
    men veike, dei er som seagrass...
    SO ku aig begg din vorld
    begynning, start uss
    up igen? KU det!
    SKEIMFULL aig er.



    Man bør alltid være beruset. Alt beror på det; det er alt hva det dreier seg om. for ikke å merke Tidens forferdelige åk som knekker skuldrene og knuger dere mot jorden, må dere beruse dere -
    uten stans.

    Men med hva? Med vin, poesi eller med dyd, alt etter behag. Men berus dere.

    Og hvis dere en eller annen gang våkner opp; på trappen foran et palass, i det grønne gresset ved dikekanten, eller i et værelse med dyster ensomhet og kjenner at beruselsen allerede er nedadgående eller helt forsvunnet - spør da vinden, bølgen, fuglen, klokken; spør alt som flykter, skjelver, beveger seg, synger, taler etter tiden. Og vinden, bølgen, stjernen, fuglen, uret vil svare dere: - Tiden er inne for å beruse seg! For ikke å bli Tidens forpinte slaver, må dere beruse dere, uten stans! Med vin, poesi eller dyd, alt etter behag.


    ABJECTION I don't want to be the exception To get a bit of your attention I love you for free and I'm not your mother But you don't even bother
    ABJECTION I'm tired of this triangle Got dizzy dancing tango! I'm falling apart in your hands again No way I've got to get away

    Jon Pylypchuk

    " hopefully, I will live trough this with a little bit of dignity"

    Erick Swenson





    Jean-Michel Basquit, "Untitled"
    Edvard Munch, "Death And Love"
    Pablo Picasso, "Le Pichet Noir Et La Tete De Mort"
    Adam Fuss, "Untitled"



    Contemporary Fascism & Anti-Œdipus

    And not only historical fascism, the fascism of Hitler and Mussolini [...] but also the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploit us.





    MENUET (quaestioni tuae ♡ nullum documentum congruit)


    Paul Halmos

    Q. E. D. er en forkortelse av den latinske frasen «quod erat demonstrandum» (ordrett oversatt til norsk: «det som skulle demonstreres/bevises»). Dette er en oversettelse av det greske ὅπερ ἔδει δεῖξαι (hóper édei deĩxai), som ble brukt av mange tidligere matematikere, blant andre Euklid og Arkimedes. Q.E.D. kan skrives i slutten av matematiske bevis for å vise at resultatet man trengte for å fullføre beviset, er oppnådd. Det blir ikke brukt så ofte i dag som i tidligere århundrer.

    I dag brukes gjerne symbolet ■ (en hel sort firkant), som kalles gravstein (tombstone eller halmos på engelsk, sistnevnte oppkalt etter Paul Halmos, som var en pioner innen bruken av den sorte firkanten). Enkelte bruker også en åpen gravstein, □ (en sort firkant med hvitt fyll). En annen enkel måte å fastsette beviset som ferdig er enkelt og greit å skrive «bevist» eller bare «vist» i parentes etter det siste steget i beviset, eller å skrive to skråstreker (//).

    Unicode gir tegn til å bruke i beviser som tegnet U+220E (∎), men også tegnene U+25A0 (■, sort firkant) og U+2023 (‣, åpen firkant) som alternativer.

    source - wikipedia


    Can't We Be Friends? When Your Lover Has Gone ... You'd Be So Easy To Love · A Fine Romance · The Coffee Song ·Be Careful, It's My Heart · I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm · Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart .... The Future (Conclusion) Song Without Words ... Baby It's Cold Outside ...


    Samantha Boscarino - Find My Place


    How did I end up here?
    One of the cool kids this year
    What a surprise now
    Cuz all that I am feeling is kinda weird

    Everyones looking to me
    Thinking how cool it must be to be popular
    But I dont even know what that means
    Am I supposed to feel like I belong
    Like Im the king of the world and can do no wrong
    I could just play along, play along

    I, Im try to find my way
    Try to find my place
    I, Im try to find my way
    Try to find my place

    Im just as lost as I feel
    The whole things kind of surreal
    Dont know what comes next
    Cuz growing up is kind of weird

    Am I supposed to feel like I belong?
    Like Im king of the world and can do no wrong
    I could just play along, play along

    Im just trying to find my way
    Find my place I just wanna fit in
    I dont want to be someone else
    I just want to be myself
    Gotta find a way
    Gotta find my place


    Gunna find my way
    Gunna find my place

    I, Im try to find my way
    Try to find my place
    I, Im try to find my way
    Try to find my place




    Every now and then I get a
    little bit tired of listening to
    the sound of my tears
    Every now and then I get a
    little bit nervous that the best
    of all the years have gone by

    Every now and then I fall apart

    Every now and then I get a
    little bit restless and I dream
    of something wild

    Every now and then I get a
    little bit angry and I know I've
    got to get out and cry

    Every now and then I fall apart

    Every now and then I know there's
    no one in the universe as magical
    and wonderous as me

    Every now and then I know there's
    nothing any better and there's
    nothing that I just couldn't do

    Every now and then I fall apart
    1.think of ur crush
    2.make a heart with ur hands 
    3.then kiss ur hands while still making the heart
    4.then put your heart where your real heart is
    5.tomorrow ur cursh will ask u out
    6.this will only work if u post this 2 ur fav love song


    back on track.
    straight biz.
    hit the north.
    4 realz.
    no more teen-trash behaviour.
    4 now.
    nisga'a plz.



    island jumping in Troms

    Last wednsday , Gerd, Ragnvald and me had a nice roadtrip around some of the islands of Troms. Gerd have been teaching me some basic techniques of woodcarving in his workshop the last week, and Ragnvald has been so sweet to supply me with some of his nice sibirian driftwood that he collect. So now its all set for the totempole I'm going to start carving.
    woodcarving is hard work.. guess I'll be pretty buff soon!

    And yeah, here is some pixx from the trip me and the guys had,
    - I love the snowy beaches!

    When I grow up, I want to be a forester
    Run through the moss on high heels
    That’s what I’ll do, throwing out boomerang
    Waiting for it to come back to me

    When I grow up, I want to live near the sea
    Crab claws and bottles of rum
    That’s what i’ll have staring at the seashell
    Waiting for it to embrace me



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