Friday, February 18, 2005

So, What's a FURL?

Among the many new words you've encountered here in the Web is "FURL". Check the links here to see the "Editor's FURL". So why should you be interested?

It's a guess, but "FURL" stands for File (as in the verb, "to file") the URL. So, we're filing something. What's the something? A URL, pronounced "You are ell", as in "you are ill". We could make this a never-ending-tail, and it may be.

So, what's a URL?

Among the many new words you've encountered here in the Web is "URL". In our current use, it's three-fourths of a FURL. So, the URL, as in "you are ell", as opposed to my high school chum Earl, as in "Big Earl", is the acronym for Uniform Resource Locator.
  • Uniform, as in "works the same everywhere",
  • Resource, as in useful, or informative thing, and
  • Locator, as in where is it anyway?
So, a "FURL" is a File for a Uniform Resouce Locator. I tend to think of it in the sense of the sound of the word. Rather than hurl something somewhere, I just tend to "furl" it. And now for the big question: can you Furl FURL?

Well, you might, but that's too much never-ending ... so, instead, just visit Furl Headquarters and get started with your own furling. Again, as with everything on the web, it's a social thing, so it's quite easy to track your friends' furling.

Three Martinis

Three Martinis
has become my Master Blogger. In keeping with the theme of three, my other sites are

  • The Statboni Room,
    where I'll harp on sports. the subject du jour being the NHL.
    I suppose other entertainment features would be appropriate
    uniter the three-martini umbrella.

  • The News' Dark Time, where "serious" commentary may be found.
    It's suffering from a mortal blow this past Novermber, but it's a suitable
    place for decidedely partisan polemic.

  • The State by State Network will be home to the irenic (, rather than the polemic. Things appropriate for this forum are discussion of Jim Wallis' "God is Not a Republican -- Or a Democrat!" book, for example. Some may think this is liberal; to me, it's merely open-minded, whatever that is.