1 A flag flown to disguise the true identity or affiliation of a ship.
2 usually as modifier A political or military act orchestrated in such a way that it appears to have been carried out by a party that is not in fact responsible.
Bob fooled absolutely nobody when he threw a false-flag into the illustration of vexillology which was the word offered by the dictionary today.
[Some will say I have cheated by using a two-word term, but I felt cheated by the dictionary algorithm offering vexillology again. I’d already done the flag illustration before checking the archives. Bah! I wasn’t about to start all over. In my defense, the dictionary offers the definition. Look it up yourself. Grump. Grouse. Grumble. Phooey!]
How many, I wonder
Will seek out the blunder?
Which are not flags,
Just nice bright rags?
There are lots of cautionary tales out in Techland. This is one.
I worked for over an hour on a clipart to make a road roller to add to the roadwork images I had available for illustrations…
…and just before I saved the nearly finished job, the program froze. The rest of the computer seemed fine, but I COULD NOT SAVE!
I did a screen capture to give me guidance for the inevitable remake.
Moral: Do the wise thing. Save frequently as you do your work.
Funny how the color changed between one version and the next.
Let us agree,
(Just you and me).
Words strong and free
Reveal deceit or honesty
For everyone to see.
(for those interested…)
(six month version control, for those who code.)
1 trademark in UK Material used for surfacing roads or other outdoor areas, consisting of broken stone mixed with tar.
1.1 the tarmac – A runway or other area surfaced with tarmac or a similar material.
tarmacs, tarmacking, tarmacked
Surface (a road or other outdoor area) with tarmac or a similar material.
Early 20th century abbreviation of tarmacadam.
The systems for using macadam to surface major roads in the US have progressed to the point that a fleet of equipment can strip a worn surface and replace it in a continuous, fluid operation, disrupting traffic for as little as a day or two.