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I am probably working on Hubski.

Send me a PM or post with the tag #bugski if you think something is broken.

I am ignoring #thebeatles.

I do not agree with everything that I post. I hope you don't either.

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mk  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 11, 2018

I got a talisman in the mail a few weeks ago. It is one of a kind, and I take it as a good omen.

I'm on a 9:55 pm flight to NYC because I forgot to look at the whole am/pm thing when I booked. It actually worked out, because I needed an office/lab day. Forever Labs is most of what occupies my time. A normal day is cell culture, fix something/set something up/figure something out in the lab, answer questions for staff or docs, have a phone call meeting or two, have an in person meeting or two, deal with some administrative stuff, troubleshoot a random issue, and make some headway on a project. Interviews, lawyer things, investors, events, and a good amount of travel fills in the rest. It actually sounds pretty manageable, but a couple of these things always takes up more time than they should. I like it. It's just busy.

On the side, insomniasexx (who is plenty busy herself) and I have been rebuilding Tin-Can. Actually, we've been having it built by a very impressive shop. We just got the MVP yesterday, and it works beautifully. If you recall the first version, wifi hotspot carrier and manufacturer fragmentation fucked it up. The new TC uses wifi direct, BLE or ultrasonic NFC. It never connects to the internet. It'll be a bit before we release it, but it looks like it will be both Android and iOS this time around. Pretty happy about it.

Now in Uber headed to a short hotel sleep before a doc meeting tomorrow and conference tomorrow.

mk  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 11, 2018

I'm here and reading, but often desperately unable to get down what I want to say about something. I've found airports and planes be my most productive Hubski time.

I'm going to share some stuff here tonight.

LOL it did. I got a bit carried away.

Should all be good now. Sorry about that.

mk  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: I am 2000 days old

Yes, it happened to me. I don't believe payment went through. Thanks, and I'll let you know once I fix it. Probably tonight.

UPDATE: our donation bar is back, but we need to fix something in our Stripe api before donations will work. Working on it.

You forgot PM Dawn, didn't you?

mk  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: A question regarding perception.

Enough for horseshoes and hand grenades.

mk  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: A question regarding perception.

Thanks for this. It is not far off the mark.

It's very interesting, because part of what brought me to post the question is my painting. I posted this after spending time in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. It doesn't only relate to my painting, but painting is one place where its effects can be seen; they take some permanence. I don't put myself into my paintings anymore or less than I put myself into anything that I say or do. I can't remove myself from them.

That being understood, the matter isn't so much the painting. The matter is myself. And, then question I have, for myself, is whether or not there is a quality to that space that I can experience, if not better understand.

mk  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: A question regarding perception.

I've been thinking about how to better explain what I mean, and I haven't yet got it. Probably because it's so much less than what perhaps I've led people here to assume.

"Perceptual naivety" is about the best I can come up with.

I was just talking to a new acquaintance yesterday about Douglas Hofstadter's Copycat program, which actually might relate. The actual problem the program solves isn't very important, but there is a characteristic in it whereby competing processes run in parallel, exploring a solution space before these possible codelets anneal into a decision. I guess what I am talking about, is an effort to delay this period of competing processes, not by slowing them down outright, but maybe by expanding the possibilities of the workspace, or maybe lowering the annealing temperature.

I'm actually pretty comfortable holding many perspectives. I might go as far to say that I am uncomfortable with ideas that I cannot successfully challenge. I consider that a sign of my ignorance on a subject.

mk  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hello Again, Lovely Hubski

Welcome back, edricarica. :)

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