Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Google Books interface - NICE!
Stochastic resonance
Perfection: Satisfaction - Whimsy - Process

Monday, January 25, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Self-realisation - even epiphany - is a consequence

Friday, January 22, 2010

Is poverty contagious?
There is no development without conflict. A soul that has not been marinated in distress has dubious utility...

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Extraordinary. Superlative. Olympic.
"That surfeiting the appetite may sicken and so die"
To be entertaining, light and light-hearted; to be lambent, frivolous, comic
and authentic. These are difficult in a medium as tenuous as the written

...The haptic is more granular....

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I visited my alma mater today, Johannesburg Hospital: Everything was the
same and very different. None of the faces were familiar - I guess 13 years
is a very long time.

The cases were interesting enough - I was introduced to a new clinical
entity: Abdominal Compartment Syndrome ( but something was

Nostalgia waxes sweet....

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Compersion, schadenfreude and viññāna-sota....
Who is an expert on life: the long-lived elderly who lived in interesting times or the author of interesting lives? At what point does reality trump simulation given current technology?
Serendipity as process?
"There are no stupid questions" so stupid people (aka the cognitively impaired) consistently do not ask stupid questions - "self-evident" has it's own variable threshold....

A Tribute to Alice Grey's Diaries

Time to reflect is supposed to be a sine qua non of professional practice; it is the fundament of modern reflective practice. [More circular talk.]

I have time now to reflect and I cycle continually through the legacy-happiness tradeoff; is this an imagined tradeoff: is it possible to have it all: a loving, committed relationship; meaningful family time and extraordinary professional practice?

Consideration after consideration says that it is the nature of the beast: an open mind, an open heart, an acceptance bias and all the optimism imaginable cannot transmute hope into reality.

Even not having to rediscover the wheel; even given positive accidents of genetics and compulsions and circumstances, superlatives truly remain rare.

It is frustrating having this brain - this extraordinary machine - and not having the requisite socket for it's optimal performance. Satisficing still leaves a sense of LACK, like having a high calorie meal lacking in essential trace elements....

Extraordinary is possible if somewhat nebulous. I have to map, define, delineate extraordinary before assessing costs and benefits, tradeoffs, collapsed quantum states...

...Anyone there?

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Japanese argue that every man has 3 hearts: one on his sleeve for all the world to see, one in his breast for his close friends & his secret heart sometimes unknown even to himself.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

cnnbrk: Miep Gies, Anne Frank protector, dies at 100
Here's a tribute to Danielle Steele lives: where everyone close to you dies and you lose all your possessions and suffer displacement and alienation and succeed nevertheless...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

If you could write to your past self (10 years ago) what would you say?
New online safety video: Steering Clear of Cyber Tricks
How Google tells you what men and women want | Technically Incorrect - CNET News

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Fun with Calendars
How elastic is Dunbar's number? Do Social psychologists & their ilk have bigger numbers?
Prune. Prime. Amplify.
Lesson for the day: Multitasking is bad; the more emergent the patient the fewer distractions one should allow....
The general average kinesthetic intelligence level is very low....

Monday, January 04, 2010

If exercising to failure is desirable is "living to failure"? Living cannot be conserved hence Zen's Bonfire....