Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient
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Fri Sep 12 01:47:01 2003
Cat Parade

More work on POUND. Authentication is 3/4 implemented (that is, the code to handle authentication is there, but there's no way for people to set the needed cookies for login without a test page that's not going to be present in deplayed versions of my BLOG. Colors are fully implemented, but are dependant on having a login. I haven't put any work into comments yet. The next thing to write is a login page. Once I have that, and a page to submit account requests to me, then I'll start work on comments.

It's been suggested to me that at my age, the most likely significant others I'm likely to meet are people who have issues, or arn't interested in relationships in general, as all the others who are interested in a stable relationship would be in one by now. Is there anything to that? It's certainly an unpleasant thought, but that never has been a reason for me to or not to hold an idea. Amusingly, it suggests something about me too.

I had a question in class today that the (philosophy) prof couldn't answer that I might read up on, perhaps in a broader context. Specifically, many of the biggest advances in science in Western Civilization were based on reintegration of Greek knowledge that had been lost, that the Arab cultures had aquired, maintained, and improved upon. One of these reintegrations spurred many of the innovations that made the switch to Heliocentric astronomy possible, and once Copernicus' work came out, despite facing harsh opposition from the churches (more the Lutherans than the Catholics), it spread through the educated people fairly quickly. My question was if and how such knowledge spread through the Ottoman empire and further east through Muslim land. I think it's more general than that -- I'd like to take a class, if one exists, on the topic of science in Muslim culture, with a mix of historical and contemporary views. This would be, of course, unrelated to my actual studies, but I think it would be really sad to only take classes aimed at my PhD. Life is long, and without a lot of smelling of roses, all the time, people forget how to do so, and worse, that they ever wanted to.

I saw A again today, but naturally, I was too shy to chat and stuff. Sometimes it's hard for me to accept internally when someone says they're not interested when I'm convinced things would be so right. Oh well. Time to grab a bite to eat, grab my laundry, and go to bed. I want to be awake for the race tomorrow :)