Data Visualization

Submitted by Shawn Conn on Mon, 05/03/2010 - 15:00

 I saw this the other day and that it was cool. Google in their quest for world domination/organizing information, has possibly bought another company that makes 3D multitouch desktops. Ever since I saw multi-touch demos around 2007, I've figured that was going to be the future of computing. And while I'm pretty skeptical of bringing computer desktops to 3D, that's because I'm a power user.

Keeping Up

Submitted by Shawn Conn on Wed, 04/28/2010 - 23:54

I've been trying to keep at least a post per month going on here. I keep reminding myself to post more, but my time gets divided between a multitude of things. Moreover, I'm aware of it; when I realize my time is divided up, too much to focus on everything, I start disregarding things. It's a mental attribute I've picked up that allows me to focus on the tasks I have at hand. It's helpful in someways (it allows me to focus on things to accomplish), and harmful in others (myopic view points, forgetting other important things, etc.).

Free Will

Submitted by Shawn Conn on Sun, 03/07/2010 - 22:09

 I haven't written about free will before so lets make that the topic of the hour. Free will is one of those things that people will never understand. Are we in control of our actions, thoughts, and feelings? In some ways we are. I can be made aware of a situation in my life and with the knowledge I have the world I can act upon the situation to change it. In others ways we aren't. There are certain laws of nature that I am a part of and I can't control even if I wanted to. I will never run faster than the speed of light, no matter how much I want to.

Can't Think Of A Better Way Than To Say Self-Reflecting

Submitted by Shawn Conn on Mon, 10/12/2009 - 02:49

It seems like all I ever blog about these days is odd-ball metaphysical, meta-cognition, arm chair philosphy stuff. As much as I love talking and writing about that, I'll change it up...This time, I'll start off with some candor about my life, ramble on about some other subject, then I'll blog about some odd-ball metaphysical stuff. Sounds good? Let's beginning.

One Dimension of Thought

Submitted by Shawn Conn on Thu, 09/10/2009 - 22:35

I'm getting near 30 years old. It sure doesn't feel like it. My mind feels as sharp—no—actually more sharper than it's ever been. I'm more aware of who I am, what's going on, where I at, why I'm doing it, and how I'm going to do it, than I've ever been before. Maybe that's wisdom talking, or it's hubris; I leave it to the reader to decide that one.

Random Thoughts and Musings

Submitted by Shawn Conn on Thu, 09/10/2009 - 22:04
  • The Gay Science should be made in a big production stage musical. Not that it would be a good musical (who knows?). I just base this my own idea of completely confusing dim-witted people not brushed up on their Nietzsche. I would gather their thinking would be "God is Dead" + title = homosexuality is wrapped in a plot to take down religion.
  • If I was going to open up my own chinese-buffet style restaurant it would be West-Coast Gangsta Murder Rap themed. I believe the name would be '''Gansta Blossom'''.

Somewhere to Live

Submitted by Shawn Conn on Tue, 08/18/2009 - 20:47

Everything has been set in motion for the house; A purchase agreement agreed upon, mortgage application applied for, and home inspection has been inspected. Unlike the last house I was eying, this looks like everything should be going according to plan. There is still much to do, but it should be exciting. Outside a few details that were somewhat out of my hand, I'm fully in control of my living arrangements now. It's a matter of details now.

Not Enough Time or Control

Submitted by Shawn Conn on Thu, 06/25/2009 - 22:25

I've been in a constant state of agitation lately. If I had to describe it, I would say its a state of constant pressing thoughts. To use a  'pedia article I read some time ago, my brain is constantly make using of its executive functions. Between my job, finding a home, following the market, and other responsibilities, I've been set into this mode where I'm constantly taking in new information and making decisions on what I should do about them. I'm sure all of this is taking some toll on me.

Return of the Man with the Name that Rhymes

Submitted by Shawn Conn on Sun, 06/14/2009 - 20:08

After yet another long hiatus, almost of 2 years in the making, I've returned once to again to survey my domain that is, aka Who is the Man with the Name that Rhymes? I wish I could have said the hiatus was because of fantastic new adventures, but its been more like the opposite; boring soulcrushing days of seemingly non stop tumultous events that I try not to get too worked up about. The result is the author not even wanting to touch a computer, let alone think about updating a website. That recap has a little hyperbole in it, but somedays it feels that way.