Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient
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Tue Sep 23 12:16:00 2003
All Elbows

When I woke up this morning, I did some programming before I came to work, and the people in the other half of the triplex in which I live were yelling at their bird every time it chirped, which was often. Fortunately, I don't think it understood their shouting -- it's not like yelling at a cat or dog... however, it is kind of interesting to chew on. It reminds me of that cricket I mentioned on here recently.

A thought -- are narrative versus descriptive modes of thought related to lingual versus imagery modes of thought? Is there a relationship there? I think it crosses all ways, but there may be deeper connections..

Here's an article on jury duty. Raises interesting issues, and there's the typical ubercapitalist nut comment at the end. Professional juries? Blech. I don't want to discount alternate judicial systems, but professional juries are a negative twist on the current system.

Oh, yay, another OpenSSH security hole.

I've found that I'm generally more productive working at home, at the coffeeshop, or out in the atrium where I work rather than in my office. I think it might be that I like open spaces, or that I tend to work better when I'm not crammed in with two other people. One of my coworkers mentioned last night, over IM, at 23: that he likes to stay late for the same reason. Yet, when I spoke about this with another coworker who has never been outside academia, he doesn't understand at all. Interesting.

We're going over attention and memory in Cognitive Psychology today. It's an interesting topic, and during discussion, I tossed some of my long chewed-on ideas into a discussion period -- specifically that attention is mostly illusory, and what's significant is memory.

I wish some of my classmates would stop talking. Grr. Oh, and here's an experiment below. I cut'n'pasted some foreign characters into my editor. I wonder if they'll show up on the web.

(omitted because they broke display of both modern versions of POUND and LJ-sync)