Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made know to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Synaesthesia of Computers – overclocking as a way of hot-rodding your computer. Is it all really that necessary, or should we just settle for stable, safe, guaranteed-to-work engineering?
If we don’t teach grammar wouldn’t a new grammar be invented? My MBWII professor professed this: that kids these days don’t learn grammar like they used to, and as a result their writing skills and as a result their writing skills are failing. Did I ever learn grammar as a child?
Another thing: do we need abstractions, higher-level thinking, to understand once we’ve grown up? I cannot simply say “round shiny red cool in my hand juicy drippings sweet and thick” to convey that I ate a juicy Red Delicious apple this afternoon with peanut butter on it, and that I enjoyed the apple. In reading The Sound and the Fury, a typically dense, nontraditional Faulkner novel, I immediately became confused: the initial chapter is told by an “idiot”-boy, Benjy, whose sense of time linearity doesn’t exist. Faulkner writes in such fragments as I tried to demonstrate above, leaving the reader to figure out somehow from Benjy telling us that Caddy “smelled different” means Caddy wasn’t a virgin anymore. Or that there are two Quentins, one male one female. Benjy tells the story strictly as an observer, making absolutely no leaps of intuition or deeper thoughts, not any connections at all between this event and that event. Reliance on abstractions then is something we’re taught to rely on, just like time: an idea that begins to rule.
I swear. London pictures coming soon.
– KF –