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    Tuesday, October 26, 2004

    Lorem ipsum shama shama

    Everyone needs a little dummy text once in a while, right? Maybe you're working on a layout for a new brochure, or putting together a template for an e-mail distribution, or creating the best darn "apartment for rent" sign in the world. At some point, it may be helpful to scrounge up a handful of words to be used as filler so you can check out the overall impact of the work without stressing over content.

    Sure, you could just go with the traditional "Stuff goes here. Stuff goes here. Stuff goes here." method. But this repetitive pattern doesn't lend itself well to a realistic depiction of the finished product.

    That's why Lipsum was created to generate dummy text so you don't have to. Well, I just found out about another Lorem Ipsum generator with an added feature to download the randomized text as HTML or plain text.

    Dummy text is fun!

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    Not a fan of Latin? Then use Ungreek to generate dummy text using passages from the Old Testament or Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" or the Dada Manifesto or the Esperantists' Manifesto or the Canadian Constitution or... you get the picture. I leave you with some Esperanto:
    Kiel universala komunikilo Esperanto estas unu. La Esperantokomunumo estas unu el malmultaj mondskalaj lingvokomunumoj kies parolantoj estas senescepte du. Registaroj emas konsideri la grandan diversecon de lingvoj en la mondo baron al komunika! De sinesprima komunikado asociigxo!