Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thoughts from Super-inventor Dr. Nakamats

The great Dr. Nakamats, inventor of the floppy disc, the karaoke machine, and a few thousand other things (literally), gave an informal talk at Show Cave last week. It was more of a question-and-answer session than a lecture, and there seemed to be a lot of gems in what he said, though I had trouble understanding a lot of it-- he spoke quietly, he held the mic far away, and he has a heavy (but adorable!) accent.
     I took a few notes on what I did understand, and I'll copy them here for you. I may provide more explanation later. Just ask.

Extraterrestrial life?
-yes, he saw some in USA but he's not supposed to talk about it. They were about 150 cm tall & blue-white. They looked "like octopus but also not like octopus." They had a wet surface.

The future- are you pessimistic/optimistic?
-it depends on you
-global catastrophe: probably not in the next 100 years

What do you think of 3D technology?
-avatar, etc use old 3D technology. The one he invented does not require glasses. So don't buy 3D TVs until his 3D tv comes out.

-Most people will always choose the easy way of doing things. Choose the more difficult way, but always w/ love.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The new screechiness

Funny thing: got my ears deep-cleaned today (it's a long story), and now I'm hearing A LOT more high-pitched sounds than before. It's like the Dolby Noise Reduction has been turned off on everything. Crackle, crackle, hiss, everywhere I turn. Very irritating-- like something form a horror movie, in a way, but at least now I know I haven't lost my hearing (or at least not as much of it as I'd thought).

Here's to the imminent return of my earwax, my little red-orange friend...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Discovering new techniques

--- of what? I'll let you know in a while. Must go to the laboratory now and try them out. Results to come later.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Le progrès

Coffee strategy now being tried. By me!

Also, hotness (weather!) encourages nocturnalness, which encourages ME at NIGHT! To DO! It's self-therapy! I'll take it!

Preparing to outline + brainstorm, then come up with scenes with improv from my MIND. For the big story. The Bad Novel.


P.S. When "journaling" like so, I come off like the label on a bottle of Dr. Bronner's soap. But I thought this wasn't too embarrassing to share today.