December 2007

… that Sadie cannot be trusted to be free during the day when I am working on campus thanks for eating my pillow, dog

Awhile back I somehow got into a conversation with someone (I can’t remember who at this time) and he brought up a study he had read or heard about where an experiment was conducted on monkeys. I’m reiterating his reiteration of what the experiment was, so forgive me if it’s not accurate. Essentially monkeys were…

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Detailed research and pre-writing on religion and the net has led me to narrow down this broad topic to focus on the internet’s role on compilation of diverse Qur’anic tafsir (interpretations and commentary of Islam’s primary scripture). The arguments are leading to a proposal for a new methodology on compiling an extensive online exegesis of…

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We discussed meme‘s in class earlier this week in relation to complex systems and HCI. As we mentioned, meme’s are a unit of cultural propagation similar to gene’s for the propagation of DNA. The Internet is responsible for dramatically increased rates of memetic cultural proliferation. However, the rate of memetic proliferation on the Internet has…

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Began to play WoW in the Thanksgiving break, I found I have already addicted to it. Last semester, I remember I asked Jeff that why people play games, are they very lonely, have nothing else to do or they are not interested in their surrounded environment? Jeff said no, but I doubt it at that…

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Here is an outline I have for Jeff’s final paper. I usually don’t work so far in advance, but I have a huge usability consulting project this week, Jeff’s paper, and a paper for Erik, so I figured I should try to get a bit ahead. It is a bit rough right now, but I…

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