Migration Complete

Finally finished moving all of the images to my new host, changing all internal links and modifying the old Inkblot Earth blog to redirect here. Typepad doesn’t allow editing .htaccess, so I followed John F’s excellent substitute solution to avoid destroying my SE rankings. Thanks John F! (not to be confused with John P.)

Revamping Rampage

Went berserk making Think Artificial more functional after having received excellent usability comments from my pal and web expert John. Thanks John.

Enabled Full Article RSS Feed

Think Artificial RSS feeds are now full. Took me a good hour to realize why on Earth they were being partially distributed. Way too many points of articulation (WordPress Options -> WP Feed -> WP Theme -> FeedBurner -> FeedBurner Options).

Revamping Old Articles

The Typepad to WordPress switch had the nasty side effect of me having to manually transfer all images. So I’ve been going through the archives and tediously uploading pics …. sigh.

Feels Good to Launch

I just finished posting the Think Artificial alert to my older blog. Feels good to have finally launched.

h2.0, human adaptability

MIT Media Lab lecture series on augmenting mental and physical capability to improve the quality of human life.

Watchmen and Heroes Plot Clash

Watchmen Comic Book CoverI’ve ranted and raved in the past few months about the upcoming Watchmen movie directed by Zack Snyder. Now it seems the movie’s producers are reconsidering. Why? Well, do you watch Heroes? Have you read Watchmen by Alan Moore? Warning: Serious plot spoilers ahead.

The Virtual Haircut Clip

Speaker iconMy uncle pointed out the “Virtual Haircut” clip about two weeks ago and I’ve been slowly spreading it around to everyone’s delight (and discomfort). It’s a play on stereo-sound extraordinaire and, most importantly, a play on your brain.

Click the link below to listen, but you need headphones (not speakers!) for the clip to have the desired effect.

Get the Virtual Haircut

Excessive Use of RAM

Just finished revising and submitting the final edit of my pending sci-publication. During the last hours of revision, the following was open and continually in use:

  • Approximately 8 TextEdit windows
  • 2 OpenOffice documents
  • 2 Safari browser windows with an average of 5 tabs each
  • 1 Firefox window, around 3 tabs
  • Average of 2 Finder windows
  • iTunes for playing the all inspiring Debussy
  • Hard copy printouts of my last major revision iteration

A total of 26 open software windows, and multiple pages of printed material — just for one task. All of this prompts me to think I should revise my work methods. Or not. The RAM is there for a reason. As is OS X’s Exposé feature.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean I have more time on my hands now for blogging. The finals are still ongoing and I’ll have to continue to curb my enthusiasm for expression in favor of soaking up knowledge for a little while longer.

The Passing of Vonnegut

I just read the news: Kurt Vonnegut, author of novels such as The Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five, died on wednesday in Manhattan at age 84.

I see no better way to acknowledge his achievements then by reciting one of his quotes.

Kurt Vonnegut
I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.
Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007)

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