Frequently Asked Questions
last updated October 29th, 2006 and
is permanently morphing...
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FAQ is an abbreviation
for "Frequently Asked Question(s)". The term refers to listed questions
and answers, all supposed to be frequently asked in some context, and
pertaining to a particular topic. Since the acronym originated in textual media, its pronunciation
varies; both "fak" and "F.A.Q." are commonly heard (and therefore, when
used with an indefinite article, it is either "a FAQ" or "an FAQ").
Depending on usage, the term may refer specifically to a single
frequently-asked question, or to an assembled list of many questions
and their answers. An alternative suggestion is that FAQ is actually a
clumsily-constructed three letter acronym
purported to have come from computer IT specialists, frustrated with
answering over and over again the same, perceived stupid questions from
computer users, and which secretly stands for the pronunciation
"fah-queue". For example: "Please read the FAQ list to ensure your
question has not already been answered before bothering the overworked
fUSION Anomaly. FAQ
tracing the memetic
roots of the name "fusion anomaly." - it was based on a record label
called Anomaly. that me and a friend, a. ward, started in the early
nineties. we put out a few emo-based punk
records for our friends. realizing that business and music didn't mix
within my personal realm, i abandoned it, mainly due to lack of
distribution channels. little did i know that the internet would soon change everything. the other important thing i learned was that my role was solely based on capital. i learned that spending money wins you a lot of temporary friends and attention,
but it is neither fulfilling unto itself, nor is it very progressive in
the sense of accomplishment. you can do a lot with money, but you can
do a lot more when you substitute it with time and craft.
i got the word anomaly from the film 2001: a space odyssey, which had a tremendous impact on my life. the monolith discovered on tycho clavius moon was TMA-1, or "tycho magnetic anomaly-1".
after abandoning punk and the scenes attached to it, i revived the word and added "fusion" to make it more new edge, not to mention incorporating my new taste in electronic music.
current modalities were initiated when i got into psychedelic trance. i wanted to know what the hell "Green Nuns Of The Revolution" meant. when i found out, i wanted to do this for everything goa-related. currently, the focus is no longer on goa, but anything atomjack related...
* @Om* 8/31/02
The F A Q/S C
frequently asked questions/stated comments
Q : what is it?
@Om: i don't know
Q : where did you get the idea for it?
@Om: i made it up as i went along
Q : what is the purpose?
@Om: to find personal fulfillment in the process
Q : it's huge. how long did it take you to do it?
@Om: as it states on the front page, i started it late 1997. a
primitive form of it existed in various manifestations since 1995. it
is never "complete". i work on it a little bit every day. it just seems
vast because you're trying to take it all in at once. it really isn't.
C : i was (shocked/surprised) that you did not include (x/y) under your (x/y) section.
@Om: you shouldn't be.
C : i want you to include (x/y) in your (x/y) node.
@Om: feel free to make your own web site.
Q : who runs the site?
Q : how many people run the site?
@Om: 1 (2 including my admin)
C : your design sucks, it looks like it's from the mid nineties
@Om: that's because it was started in the mid nineties. i don't claim
to be a designer, and i would never want to be. besides, it filters
out people who only look for design, or want to see some flash, or
something or other... if you don't like the way it looks then please
don't look at the site.
C : those animated .gifs are giving me a headache.
@Om: i recommend advil.
C : you should check out (url) as you will find it very interesting.
@Om: if i have time, i might check it out.
C : if you would advertise our product (x) under (y) node it would be great. a link exchange would be mutually beneficial.
@Om: there will be no intentional
advertising on the site. it is one big advertisement for stuff i like
anyway, and i decide what i like to show and what i don't. asking for
accomodations only decreases your chance of mention. my emphasis is on pull technologies, not the traditional push/marketing approach. this process filters out
hype and those who actively participate and seek out what they are
looking should be able to find it, instead of something else like spam
or marketing research teams pushing it in their face.
Q : i see links to mp3's, but i can't seem to download the song... what am i doing wrong?
@Om: nothing. they aren't available for download because bandwidth and
storage are limited at this point. if you would like to pay for a
server with more favorable credentials, please email me. :) if you are
interested in obtaining the mp3's, get on gnutella and download them.
that is where i got them. p2p is here and running. the web interface is not a good medium for sharing files.
various incarnations of fUSION Anomaly. were not possible without the help of these individuals:
* mt97 - first incarnation on eee.org
* christine - principal of http://dromo.com
* gstrock - deephack