Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
the 'Alternative Contents' Sections...
Which are merely Regions of Sorted Pages...!!!
There's no way of knowing which ones have been updated,
Unless i tell you here...???
Disquieting Visions has a-lot of new stuff...
And Reasonable Beliefs is mostly just resorted material...
There are lots of new Picoans and Stories...
But i still have a-lot of stories left to fill in...
Also; i've tried putting the 'Good' Ones at the top...!!!???
New Owie Docuementation Coming Soon...!!!
Saturday, April 22, 2006
something kind of Kooky...!!!
If i don't fill anything in the Title: Box...
Not only is it left Blank...!!!
But it's not seen as Blank, but just left off...!!!
This changes the look of the entries significantly...???
Second Kooky Discovery...!!!
Notice the Date below each Entry...???
If you click on that; You'll bring up that page, all by itself...
So--- You can clip out the http: Address and paste it into a email to all your friends or enemies...!!!
Try it Today...!!!
Thursday, April 20, 2006
- Those Lunatics that work where i sleep at night, left a whole bunch of lights on last night...!!!
So naturally; i thought that somebody was working late, and wandered around for awhile, but when i came back around 9:00p, the lights were still on, and there weren't any cars in the vicinity...??? So crept up onto my usual porch, and waited very quietly for another hour before deciding; after not hearing any sounds or seeing any shadows moving around inside, that they were all gone...!!!
This is the third night, in the last week that they've left lights on...
They are just toooo irresponsible...!!!
- i found a book at the library the other day on The Standard Theory; The Theory of Almost Everything -- and i would Really like to Catchup on what physics is doing these days, and find a good explanation of 'Quantum Theory', But all the books that i find; just drive me CRAZY...!!!
So after flipping through this one at the library, i PROMISED myself that i would read this one all the way through, and if i came across things that ticked me off, i would TRY VERY HARD to just ignore them, and press on...!!!
So i made it all the way through the Introduction; and almost half way through the First Chapter, when the number of annoyances started to pile up on me...!!!
[ i didn't finish it...!!! ]
Why i hate Science Books...!!!
- Failure to Include Elemental Axioms...
They typically start in the middle of an argument/explanation and just assume that the reader knows all sorts of fundimentals about physics...
- Failure to Explain Mathematical Equations...
It doesn't seem to me that it would be To Difficult to define all the variables of an Equation, ( if you're going to include them ) and then ReExpress the gist of it in Plain English... Typically; They will insist that this Can't be done... But i would take this as evidence that they are just parroting the equations, without having an understanding themselves, of what they represent!
- Failure to ( A Loathing For ) Include Illustrations, or including really lame illustrations...!!!
i think that many writers & publishers think that Illustrations are for 'Babies' and that serious books, even serious books for 'Lay' readers shouldn't include Illustrations...!!!
- Using Common words in Novel ways, and failing to explain their usage.
An Excellent example of this is the use of the word 'Spin' when describing a property of Electrons... i would like to know, what this is...!!! And short of that; how are they measuring it...??? Is it a magnetic property... or what...???
- In this last book, they mentioned that 'The Double Slit' Experiment has been done with; not only photons or electrons, or even whole atoms, but with 'BuckyBalls' ( Buckministerfullerenes C60 Molecules...!!! ) ...!!! But they failed to describe the whole experiment fully... The Buckyballs apparently reproduced the Stripes that suggest Wave Interference, but they didn't say how they were measuring their impact on the screen...??? Were there actually stripes of carbon molecules in certain places and a dearth of them between these... What does this mean... Were the molecules, whole molecules, canceling each other out...???
Wasn't important enough to mention; apparently.
- In another spot, the author brings up that Einstein, by means of interpreting Maxwells equations, discovered that faster than light travel was impossible.
Does he mention these equations, or how their interpretation would lead to this conclusion...???
Another thing about Einstein & E=mc^2... Doesn't it strike you as just a tiny bit Odd, that the multiplying factor for converting Mass to Energy would be THE SPEED of Light...??? Where does that come from... Why would it be The Speed of Light...??? Does anyone ever ( In these books ) touch on this...???
Or is it that everyone else thinks that this is the most natural place to get this factor...???
- And Relativistic Time...!!!
When you put an Apple in the Refrigerator; Is it Time Slowing down that Retards it's spoilage, or just the slowing of the apples molecules...??? It also seems to me that when things are happening on this planet; things are happening on a planet in the vicinity of Alpha Centuri at the same moment, and by calculating when those events took place, from radio transmissions, you could KNOW that they happened simultaneously... This is the same thing as Sound Traveling through Air... No one makes the mistake of thinking that Sound Transmissions are fooling with Time Frames... Why do they make this mistake with Light...??? It seems to me that when it comes to Light; Physicists turn all Religousy...!!! Einstein said this, Darwin Said that... Don't contradict our Gawds...!!!
- And The Example of Gravity and Acceleration... There is a Parable that describes an Elevator that is either Accelerating through space at such and such a rate that the effect is Equal to The Gravity of Earth at Sealevel, Or The Elevator is at Sealevel, motionless, on Earth.
There is; According to this Parable; NO WAY to tell which it is, if you're in the Elevator... But by their own rules, You Can...!!!
Time is ( alledgedly ) effected by Gravity, and if you had two very sensitive Atomic Clocks ( or some such ) and put one at the top of the Elevator, and one at the bottom-- then; if you were in a Gravitational field, like the Earth, the clocks would differ after a time,
But the clocks in the accelerating Elevator would remain in sync.
Why do they create these idiotic storys that are just plain wrong...!!!
Like the one with falling Balls...! The Heavier Ball would hit first...!
( Not by much; but it would fall slightly, ever so slightly-- faster...! )
- Why are Science books so awful...???
i think it may be that; Some time ago; The Illuminatii discovered that it was Really Easy to Destroy The Whole Universe, and in order to protect it--
They have to keep everyone really stupid...!!!
The Universe would really be better off with nothing smarter than Dinosaurs,
but The Illuminatii are trying to make the best of things, the way they are.
- Failure to Include Elemental Axioms...
- i lost my hat the other day, Again...!!!
i was on my way to bed the other day, and instead of taking the 62, i thought it might be fun to take the 55, all the way around the island, the other way...
which would take an additional hour and a half...
But after awhile-- While reading Johnny Tremain, i noticed out the window that we were at an 'impossible' intersection...???
The way the 55 goes; there is almost always the ocean on one side, so that busy intersections are pretty much impossible...!!!
So i tried looking out the windows, which were like mirrors, and i couldn't make heads, nor tails of where we were...!!! Then i saw a familiar McDonalds, and knew that we were near The Valley of The Temples, and this must be a 65...!!! But the Sign on the Bus clearly Said 55... Circle Island...!!! Ugh!
And at this time, some of the other passengers realized that this was not the 55...!!!
So i had to ride the bus for another half an hour, until we came to The Hygenic Store ( Which is anything but...!!! ) and i had to wait another half an hour for The 55...!!!
( The Electronic Sign on the first Bus was Broken...!!! )
And when changing to the real 55, i was so frazzled that i forgot my hat on the 65...!!!
So; The next morning, i bought a new one, Same Style, only Blue ( last one was Green ).
There have been too many unexpected expenditures this month...!!!
- The Rain has Stopped, mostly... ( Still plenty of Drizzle ) ...but now there is lot of Blustery Wind, and it is very Cold, both at night, and During the Day...!!!
Saturday, April 15, 2006
that i've been experiencing lately...
This one has been happening to me ever since i started wearing glasses,
and it occurs very infrequently... But around a dozen or so times in the last 5 years.
The circumstances of this anomalie is that i will be sitting, and usually looking down at some piece of work i'm doing, and i will notice a 'light blob' or 'necklace of light blobs' tranverse my field of vision,
usually; exactly horizontally, rarely vertically, never diagonally--
It's apparently a reflection that occurs on the surface of the lens; on my glasses.
The thing is; What makes it anomalous, is that there is nothing around me that could account for this...
The other day it happened outdoors, so there is a considerable amount of unaccounted for phenomena around me-- But nothing that would immediately explain the light.
In times past; This phenomena would occur ( more frequently ) in my room, where there was nothing that could even come close to explaining where the reflected, primary object, was located.
On several occasions i tried to reproduce the effect; without success.
The place that i sleep at night is A Porch in the middle of a long building, with no lights along the side that i sleep on. [ Except for a timed, proximity activated porchlight that during this phenomena is never activated. ]
On the opposite side, facing this side of The Building, is A Ravine approximately 20 yards wide, filled with heavy vegetation.
On the other side of that is a park, which features many bright lights over a baseball field and throughout the park.
On the other side of The Building is a busy thoroughfare.
The Building is solid, and light from the cars can not penetrate the upper rooms...
But-- The Building is constructed with a 1 1/2 to 2 foot space beneath it, from which, the head lights of cars easily penetrate to the side that i occupy.
So the lights from the cars can frequently be seen; causing a multitude of curious shadows and shapes that play on the side of A Shed several feet from The Main Building, and all along the vegetation leading into the ravine.
The Anomalous Phenomena is the rare occurance of A Very Bright Spot, that Flashes along The Top of The Shed, just under the awning, taking on different shapes, and occuring all along this strip under the awning.
It is much to bright to be compared to any of the lights coming from the car's headlights, which are usually very dim, considering distance and their pathways.
The Bright Spots are also directly on the opposite side of The Shed, from The Park's Lights.
There is also nothing that could account for the lights coming from anything along either side of the building, perpendicular to The Building, and perpendicular to The Shed's side where these Lights are occurring.
( ??? )
18:21:52 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [The Translucent Amoebae Consortium]
4/13/2006 03:21:47 PM
I have to say, you are very talented.
--Posted by edgarblythe to
The Translucent Amoebae Consortium
at 4/13/2006 03:21:47 PM
Monday, April 10, 2006
i think you can see from this picture that this bee is broken...!!!
Also that it's a really Big Bee...!!!
When i was here in Hawai'i the first time;
Back around 1986-7 and so on...
i had come across a kind of bee that was Entirely Black,
Like this one--
But it also had Wings that looked like they were stamped out of Copper Foil...!!!
i haven't seen any more bees like that-- this time around...
One really curious thing about This Bee...
Is that despite it's Very Broken Wings...!!!
It was actually able to fly pretty well...!!!
It wasn't extremely excellent flying,
But it was off the ground, flying around for a minute at a time, flying...!!!
Bee's are supposed to be barely able to fly to begin with,
And this one barely has any wings at all...!!!
And how did they get all broken up like that...???
- - -
Speaking of Weird Insects...
When i was living in Bremertowne,
i'd come across these Giant Ants...!!!
...From time to time...
Then i heard on Art Bell that there was a Beetle in California that looked Just Like an Ant...!!!
Which seemed perfectly consistent with These Giant Ants that i was seeing...
Because-- Although they Looked Just Like Giant Ants...!!!
They were always by themselves...!
They were always seen Individually,
Not in Groups, which is the usual Modus Operenti for Ants...!!!
Why would a Beetle Evolve to look just like an Ant...???
Maybe it's been cooking up for awhile...
- i have A New Owie...!!!
It is on my right forearm and it started at about 2:00am on April 2nd!
i woke up to discover a White Blister on that spot, and it looked like a White Eraser in size and shape...??? So i popped it, because it was annoying me, and i didn't really think too much as to what it was, or where it came from... But then, almost immediately afterwards, i got to thinking... 'i should put some 3 in 1 Antibiotic salve on it', so i did.
But the next day, or so, it 'Blew Up' and then a day after that, i decided to put a bandage on it, and i was also thinking that i really should 'Dig it out'...! But i didn't because it was really hurting alot... and The Bolus was really snuggled in there...!!!
Then i was going to just 'Leave it alone' for awhile, and see how long it took to heal, without getting any perscription antibiotics for it...!!!???
But then; Sunday ( April 9 ) i noticed that i was leaking pus quite a bit, so i took the bandage off; and the brown, sickly pus fountained out of it, and with just a little squeezing, LOTS MORE pus flowed out this HUGE hole in my arm.
So; after i squeezed most of the pus out, i noticed that the Bolus looked 'Loose', so i decided to dig it out with Tweezers...!!!
Owie, Owie, Owie...!!!
The Bolus had the colour and consistency of Butterscotch Pudding, so it was pretty hard to get a grip on it...!!! i was also using some Q-tips, With which i was able to fit the whole head of them into the Hole...!!!
How can it do that...!!! There is supposed to be Muscles and Nerves and Arteries in there...!!! How can my hand still work...???
Ugh, and Ugh.
Owie, Owie, Owie...!!!
i think i got most of The Bolus out, which i think is The POISON from Whatever it was that Bit me, surrounded by Dead White-Corpusceles...???
Then i filled it with Iodine, and poured that out, and filled it with 3 in 1 Antibiotic Salve and put a new bandange on it.'
It doesn't hurt quite as much as it did the other day, and/or/but -- it is still leaking, but i think it is leaking blood now, and not pus. i think i would rather have it leaking blood than pus...???
- i went over to check my mail today...
i'm expecting a letter from Marc Calvary that is supposed to have sent me $40 from The 'Show' in Portland... and i have going AROUND AND AROUND over this...!!! It is making me COMPLETELY CRAZY...!!! Because i am NOT supposed to have any 'Extra' Income from my SSI...!!! They will not allow me to keep 5¢ more than what they send me...!!!
i think that is CRAZY...!!! What incentive am i supposed to have to get a job and work my way out of this, if they just take everything that i earn away from me...!!!
Or if my aunt sends me $10 for Chrstmsa or my Birthday... They take that away from me too...!!! [ Does that sound EVIL to you...!!! ??? ]
And it's not like i'm getting extremely wealthy...!!!
i get $600 from them, and the cheapest studio apartments around here are like $1500...!!!
But if i don't report it, and hand it over ( or they deduct it ) then i'm afraid someone will yell at me...!!! i hate getting yelled at...!!!
PLUS-- They won't just settle for me telling them that i've 'Earned' $40 from this Show in Portland, they won't take my word for it that it's $40...!!! They'll demand Complete Documentation for it...!!! i don't have any documentation for it...!!!
When i reported that i'd gotten some money one chrstmsa, they made me write to my mom and aunt, and they had to send Certified Receipts for the money that they'd sent me...!!! [ It sounds too CRAZY to Believe doesn't it...!!! You can call and ask them about this yourself...!!! The Number is: 1-800-772-1213 ]
And another thing...!!! i was over at the office awhile ago about something or another...??? and the worker there just spontaniously mentioned that if i did find someplace to live, and it was below 'The Market Value' -- Such as if i moved in with a relative or something, and didn't pay a full rental amount... They would slash the amount that they do send me, because it would no longer 'Be in Need'... !!! ( ??? )
They just tell me these things to torment me.
So anyways- it hasn't come yet...!!!
- But while i was over at the mailbox place, ( Postal Connection of Kapolei ) i discovered an OVERDUE Notice in my box...!!! It was over-due way back in February...!!! But she didn't remind me about it until NOW... and so i think i had to pay a bunch of penalities...???
It was hard to be sure, because she was even harder to understand today than she usually is...??? ( i think she's natively Korean...??? )
But the fee to cover it until July 18th was $76... and it seems to me that it was ALOT cheaper last time, when i originally got it...???
i was just checking my Checking Balance this morning, and i was thinking, well; $112 should be enough to get me through this month... and now that's been Wiped Out...!!!
- It looks like the rain is finally overwith...???
There was a 'Letter to the Editor' from some Geezer that was around in '58 when Hawaii had it's last 'Big' Rainy Season, and he was saying that; "You think this was rainy...! HA! Back in '58, we had 17_inches in 24 hours... This time; it took a whole month to accumulate 17_inches...!"
But it's still pretty cloudy... it's not exactly back to weather as usual... And plus; All the rain brought a whole bunch of Mosquitoes & Gnats... And FLESH EATING BACTERIA...!!! Several of the beaches are closed due to this Man Eating Bacteria...!!!
The kind that i have on my arm looks pretty OOGY... But it's Localized...???
i don't understand how it could be Localized though...??? Why doesn't it just stream through my blood...??? ( ??? )
- Around the beginning of the month ( April ) or a few days before that...??? My Left foot started ( Suddenly ) Hurting like CRAZY...!!! Like it was full of broken Glass or somesuch...??? And that lasted for about a week, and now it's back to it's 'Usual' amount of pain... just around the toes...??? The weird thing was, it didn't look at all injured... They never do...!!! The Owies on my legs and arms always LOOK like Serious Owies... But my Feet always look FINE... But hurt all the time...!!! ( ??? ) ( Maybe they're a little puffy...??? )
- Good News! My poops have been looking really healthy the last two times...!!!
- Partial Book Report:
i didn't actually read the whole book: The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore...
And Another Book that is kind of like it-- Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link...
That i did read all the way through...
Both of these books were started on the premise that they were 'Quirky' writers...!
Moore has the dullest style... He apparently just wrote a fairly dull and ordinary story, and then went back and took all the adjectives and 'spiced them up' which is the sole attribute of his quirkiness...! The story itself is as plain as paste.
Kelly Link has a fun and easy to read writing style and her stories contain lots of quirky and fun detailing... But they go on and on, without going in any particular direction...! Then as most of her critics have mentioned; they end with a twist. i think that that 'twisted' endings are a direct consequence of her not knowing where the story was ever going, but that she needed to end it after so many pages; perhaps because she'd exhausted all the ideas she had for that narative... and so; she simply turned the story line off in a perpendicular direction and stopped typing.
The book i'm reading now is; Terry Bisson's The Upper Room, and other likely stories.
This is also a quirky collection of short stories, and he does some things that i would normally think of as very annoying, but he seems to pull them off; such as repeating lines or catch phrases, over and over and over again...???!!! The stories are very imaginative and easy to read... But although i'm only 2/3's of the way through this first book of his, they are beginning to seem just a tad formulistic...???
But still; i'm planning on following this up with Numbers Don't Lie... and Bears Discover Fire... if i can find it...???
Then i'd also like to find Link's Stranger Things Happen... which the library doesn't have either...!