Acapnotic notified the Guild of Thinkers of an internet web site
that enables one to construct Picasso-style art with pre-made shapes
and tools for coloring, sizing, etc. (It uses Flash). I couldn't get
the stupid thing to work properly; I could create a picture, but I
couldn't give it a title or type in an email address to send it to.
You may have better luck than me; others using my platform have.
I managed to at least screen capture my image.
* The Pretty Girl, by Radix.
The female whom I usually speak of in this blog made some pictures
as well, of course, being such an amazing artist. Here they are!
* I Have a Secret
* Unblind Love
* Mr. Armstrong Receives a Surprise (That's me!!)
* Gemini Lucus (hint, it's a cat)
A round of applause for Jen!
Someone named Nathan (aka "Blued", on IRC) and I had a debate on the
nature of emotion, brain chemistry, and other such things, after I
offhandedly commented about anger being bad. He disagreed, but after
compromises on both of our parts (It was a most excellent debate), we
came to the conclusion that "being angry is bad", in order to
side-step the issue of whether "anger" (and other such things) has an
intrinsic good or bad value.
On a more depressing note, I have been feeling bad about not being on
the forefront of technological development. I used to have a vague
disrespect for programmers who weren't doing interesting things; just
getting by without advancing the state of software technology.
Obviously, economics gets in the way of that, but I can't help but
wish I was working on virtual worlds or next-generation
communication software. My contributions to Twisted have been
trivial and common lately: bug fixes and doing releases. Hopefully
soon I'll automate more of the release process, so I will have less of
an excuse for not doing more interesting things.
Enough rambling about that! By the way, I'm still working on those
blog entries about moral relativism and FreeMind. Maybe
they'll be posted before 2005. Have fun, kids! And remember: Confusion