Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Uploading

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A song for the Annie of WarGames  (2008)

Uploaded to YouTube on April 6, 2008.

Friday, June 29, 2012

The Uploading (continued)*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:29 PM

It Must Be Abstract
It Must Change
It Must Give Pleasure

Parts of a poem by Wallace Stevens

“At that instant he saw, in one blaze of light, an image of unutterable conviction, the reason why the artist works and lives and has his being–the reward he seeks–the only reward he really cares about, without which there is nothing. It is to snare the spirits of mankind in nets of magic, to make his life prevail through his creation, to wreak the vision of his life, the rude and painful substance of his own experience, into the congruence of blazing and enchanted images that are themselves the core of life, the essential pattern whence all other things proceed, the kernel of eternity.”

– Thomas Wolfe, Of Time and the River

      Of Time and the River and the Frogs —

Video uploaded on Jan. 26, 2008, of talk, 'The Lively Kernel,' on object-oriented software

* This post's title refers to the above uploading date—  Jan. 26, 2008.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Uploading (continued)

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A companion to tonight’s earlier post, “Bright Black“—

IMAGE- 'Bernstein conducts Mahler 9th ending'

Above: Leonard Bernstein conducts the Mahler Ninth  ending.


The work was premiered on June 26, 1912,
at the Vienna Festival by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra ….

Related material—

The above video was uploaded on January 19th, 2008.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Uploading

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"Design is how it works." — Steve Jobs

From a commercial test-prep firm in New York City—


From the date of the above uploading—


After 759

m759 @ 8:48 AM

Childhood's End

From a New Year's Day, 2012, weblog post in New Zealand


From Arthur C. Clarke, an early version of his 2001  monolith

"So they left a sentinel, one of millions they have scattered
throughout the Universe, watching over all worlds with the
promise of life. It was a beacon that down the ages has been
patiently signaling the fact that no one had discovered it.
Perhaps you understand now why that crystal pyramid was set…."

The numerical  (not crystal) pyramid above is related to a sort of
mathematical  block design known as a Steiner system.

For its relationship to the graphic  block design shown above,
see the webpages Block Designs and The Diamond Theorem
as well as The Galois Tesseract and R. T. Curtis's classic paper
"A New Combinatorial Approach to M24," which contains the following
version of the above numerical pyramid—


For graphic  block designs, I prefer the blocks (and the parents)
of Grand Rapids to those of New York City.

For the barbed tail  of Clarke's "Angel" story, see the New Zealand post
of New Year's Day mentioned above.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Uploading

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:32 AM

(Continued from March 9.)

A detail from "Feist Sings 1, 2, 3, 4"—

"Uploaded by SesameStreet on Jul 18, 2008"

Those who prefer, as Weyl put it,
the hard core of objectivity"
to, as Eddington put it,
"the colorful tale of the subjective storyteller mind"
may consult this journal on the same day… July 18, 2008.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Uploading

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

Philosophy versus Stories


The above uploading was done on December 10th, 2006.
For some context, see the Log24 posts for December 2006.

See also the German version of a nursery rhyme
that one commenter has called "morbid and horrifying"—

"Dein Vater sitzt auf der Schwelle:
  Flieg in Himmel aus der Hölle."

The rhyme suggests characters in the novel The Quest for the 36
related to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire often recalled during
women's history month. It also suggests the oeuvre  of Stephen King.

“History, Stephen said, is a nightmare
from which I am trying to awake.”

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Coming to Meet

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:30 PM

Hexagram 44:
Coming to Meet

"This hexagram indicates a situation in which
the principle of darkness, after having been eliminated,
furtively and unexpectedly obtrudes again from within
and below. Of its own accord the female principle
comes to meet the male. It is an unfavourable and
dangerous situation, and we must understand and
promptly prevent the possible consequences.

The hexagram is linked with the fifth month
[June-July], because at the summer solstice
the principle of darkness gradually becomes
ascendant again."

— Richard Wilhelm 

To counteract the principle of darkness—

The Uploading (Friday— St. Peter's Day, 2012),

Thor's Light Bulb Joke, and …


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Strange Thing

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

In memory of songwriter Robert Sherman

L. Frank Baum

See also The Uploading.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 PM

For those who prefer Nick Stahl (star of "The Speed of Thought"— see previous post)
to Keanu Reeves as a savior figure, here is a still from another film with Stahl as savior—

IMAGE- Schwarzenegger carries coffin in 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines'

Backstory —

IMAGE- NY Times obits for Julius Blank and A. Richard Turner

See also a Log24 post from the day of Blank's death, The Uploading.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

The previous two posts, Baggage and The Uploading, suggest
a review of Wroclaw's native son Ernst Cassirer.

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