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At Electricka's web site, site references, also called {Ref.} References or {Ref.}'s for short, serve a purpose similar to the purpose served by footnotes or endnotes in a book. That is, they provide explanatory or amplifying information about material a reader may encounter on a page anywhere at Electricka's web site.

Here, Electricka explains and presents the site references for her web site.

about site references and reference markers

At Electricka's web site, site references and reference markers serve a purpose similar to the purpose served by endnotes and notation numbers. Site references and reference markers make it possible to provide explanatory or amplifying information about material a visitor may encounter on a page anywhere at Electricka's web site.


Site References


ETAF sometimes uses the term anonymous to identify a visitor who has submitted a ByLine Item, Arts information Item, or voted, or to identify a visitor or contributor, whether a person or agency, for any other reason.


Browser Instance

Click to open your computer's Internet browser. What you see on the monitor screen is called an instance of the browser. Now, without closing the browser, click again to open your browser. You now see two browsers on your screen.



A passage at the end of a movement or composition that brings it to a formal close.



See Expand & Contract.

Expand & Contract

A feature of some pages Electricka's web site that makes it possible for you to see or hide information on a page. It is called Expand & Contract because, when you invoke it, the feature adds formerly hidden information to the initially visible portions of the page. Thus it expands and amplifies what the initially visible portions have to say. You may also contract or hide a portion of the page that you previously expanded. The Expand & Contract feature also goes by the names twistie and dropdown.


  • For more information, visit the Expand & Contract page in Electricka's Guide To Navigation: click here.


An emoticon is a portmanteau word formed by combining the words emotion and icon. An emoticon is so named because it usually appears in the form of an image (icon) that conveys emotion. See also: smiley.


See also: Emoticons—Expanded List

Electricka's Muse Talk allows a visitor to insert an emoticon into a message before he sends it by typing a pre-set character sequence. A few emotions can be expressed this way.

  • For more information about Muse Talk, visit the Muse Talk page: click here.
  • See a list of Muse Talk emoticons and their corresponding character sequences: click here.


The first part of a musical composition that is written in sonata form. The part that introduces the themes.



Electricka's consort, Geek takes his name from his computer proclivities. Isn't that about what you'd expect from the consort of The Muse of the WorldWide Web©?

Please don't confuse Electricka's Geek with the carnival performer whose show consists of bizarre acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken.

No, Electricka's Geek is closer to the other kind of geek, the odd or ridiculous person, a fool.



A computer program language often used in browsers to automate certain functions on web pages.



A rhythmically organized sequence of single tones so related to one another as to make up a particular phrase or idea.


Program, Programmatic

In music, the order of events and other pertinent information represented within a musical composition.



In music, a restatement of the exposition following the development section that constitutes the third section of the typical sonata form.


Scientific Classification of Musical Instruments Based On the Principle of Sound Generation

The scientific classification of musical instruments is based on the principle of sound generation:


Site References And Reference Markers

Site references and reference markers provide explanatory or amplifying information about material a reader may encounter on a page anywhere at Electricka's web site.

A site reference is similar in purpose to a footnote or endnote but is organized differently. A reference marker is a device similar to a notation number, such as is used with a footnote or endnote, in that it is a symbol that marks the location of commented text.


  • For more about site references and reference markers, visit Electricka's page called Guide To Navigation - References: click here.

Smiley, Smile

A smiley (sometimes written smile) is an icon that depicts an abstract representation of a human face.


See also: emoticon.


Generically, a snippet is a bit, scrap, or morsel. Electricka uses eye snippets and ear snippets.



The principal melodic phrase in a musical composition. A melody forming the basis of a set of variations.



See: Expand & Contract


A wiki is a type of web site that allows anyone visiting the site to add, remove, or otherwise edit content quickly and easily, often without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative writing.





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