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  • umbrella stand

    An upright stand for holding umbrellas & walking sticks.

    Hartwig Walking Stick/Umbrella Stand
    Modern pagans collect staffs and walking sticks. A staff can easily be five or six feet. That makes the average umbrella stand tip over.

    I used to have a ceramic umbrella stand. Chinese-style dragons in gold on jade, it looked great. But wooden staff ends, cane ferrules, and pointy umbrella tips broke the ceremic bottom and then I was scratching the floor.

    This umbrella stand is mine, it's forty-five pounds of cast iron. Click on the picture for the product page. It doesn't tip unless there's an earthquake. The bottom keeps anything from scratching the floor. And it has a really nice Green Man.

    A desert dweller doesn't need that many umbrellas, I only have three. Additionally I have several canes, walking sticks, and staffs. My stand also holds a long level, yardsticks and a couple of grabbers. The whole thing lives right next to my front door.
    https://lexicon.neowayland.com/uu/#umbrella

    underage children

    NO CHILDREN PHOTOS ON THIS WEBSITE.

    underage kids

    NO KID PHOTOS ON THIS WEBSITE.

    Uniform Resource Locator (URL)

    URL is the abbreviation of Uniform Resource Locator and is defined as the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web.

    The first part of the URL is called a protocol identifier and it indicates what protocol to use, and the second part is called a resource name and it specifies the IP address or the domain name where the resource is located. The protocol identifier and the resource name are separated by a colon and two forward slashes.
    https://lexicon.neowayland.com//uu/#url

    uniform rule of law

    Equality before and under the law

    fierce Lady Justice
    The simple idea that within a given political state, each and every law applies equally to each and every individual.

    The more complicated the law, the less likely it is to be uniform.
    ❝If you have exemptions, exceptions, and waivers from the law (or tax), chances are it's really bad law.❝
    Equality before the law, also known as equality under the law, equality in the eyes of the law, legal equality, or legal egalitarianism, is the principle that each independent being must be treated equally by the law (principle of isonomy) and that all are subject to the same laws of justice (due process). Therefore, the law must guarantee that no individual nor group of individuals be privileged or discriminated against by the government. Equality before the law is one of the basic principles of liberalism. This principle arises from various important and complex questions concerning equality, fairness and justice. Thus, the principle of equality before the law is incompatible and ceases to exist with legal systems such as slavery, servitude.
    The surest way to break the uniform rule of law is to start making exemptions, exceptions, waivers, deductions, qualifiers, and special circumstances. In the end, we're left with not law but a reason to Meddle In Someone Else's Life For The Greater Good. There are good reasons why Christians say the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
    https://lexicon.neowayland.com/uu/#uniform-rule

    United We Stand

    See E pluribus unum

    Unity, the Law of

    See The Law of Unity

    Universal Serial Bus (USB)

    Short for Universal Serial Bus, an external bus standard that supports data transfer rates of 12 Mbps. A single USB port can be used to connect up to 127 peripheral devices, such as mice, modems, and keyboards. USB also supports Plug-and-Play installation and hot plugging.

    Starting in 1996, a few computer manufacturers started including USB support in their new machines. It wasn't until the release of the best-selling iMac in 1998 that USB became widespread. It is expected to completely replace serial and parallel ports.
    https://lexicon.neowayland.com//uu/#usb

    universal solvent

    See water

    unverified personal gnosis (UPG)

    UPG: Unverified Personal Gnosis. Often used in neo-pagan religious discussions to preface or qualify a particular statement on metaphysical reality, this signifies that the information in question is based only on a personal revelation and not on broadly-accepted historical fact or verified documentation. If enough people share the same personal revelation, UPG may evolve over time into VPG (Verified Personal Gnosis), also sometimes known as Community Gnosis.

    Unverified Personal Gnosis (UPG) or Unverifiable Personal Gnosis, refers to any spiritual beliefs, truths or revelations experienced or adhered to by an individual that is based on personal experience that differs from or does not exist in accepted lore. The term is used quite a bit in reconstructionist circles to distinguish those beliefs and practices that are held by an individual based on personal experience from those beliefs and practices that have a historical basis or that are drawn from myth, folklore or archaeological evidence.
    https://lexicon.neowayland.com//uu/#unverified

    ur-faith

    I thought I coined the word ur-faith just after I accepted my paganism. It was an idle philosophical speculation that grew to an obsession. I thought that by picking through history and finding the commonalities, I could piece together the Original Faith, the path to the Divine that underlay every other possible approach.

    I goofed.

    The commonality wasn't the faith and the path, it was humanity itself. I was looking at the problem from the wrong direction. Later I discovered that not even the term was original.

    It was a useful lesson. My monotheistic upbringing had one last laugh at my pagan studies.

    https://lexicon.neowayland.com//uu/#ur-faith

    urban culture

    See stag to ram

    useful fiction

    The patterns we see in the universe may be nothing more than longing and human conceit. But if using those patterns give us a desired result, then the patterns are a useful fiction. The “ultimate reality” or even our belief doesn't necessarily matter, if we behave as if we believe and successfully reach our goals.
    https://lexicon.neowayland.com//uu/#useful-fiction

    user experience (UX)

    “UX” stands for “user experience.” A user’s experience of the app is determined by how they interact with it. Is the experience smooth and intuitive or clunky and confusing? Does navigating the app feel logical or does it feel arbitrary? Does interacting with the app give people the sense that they’re efficiently accomplishing the tasks they set out to achieve or does it feel like a struggle? User experience is determined by how easy or difficult it is to interact with the user interface elements that the UI designers have created.
    https://lexicon.neowayland.com//uu/#ux

    user interface (UI)

    The “UI” in UI design stands for “user interface.” The user interface is the graphical layout of an application. It consists of the buttons users click on, the text they read, the images, sliders, text entry fields, and all the rest of the items the user interacts with. This includes screen layout, transitions, interface animations and every single micro-interaction. Any sort of visual element, interaction, or animation must all be designed.
    https://lexicon.neowayland.com/uu/#ui

    utility's edge

    See edge of utility

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