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Vessels & Memories & Deep Feelings / Re: Vessel 10 -- Pikachu
Last post by droqen - February 24, 2024, 12:30:49 PM
as a child i think i thought that the idea of my toys belonged to me, and at some point i began to understand 'how the world works' and they became entities projected into my life from afar, rather than something from my life. i don't know who's right.
#2
Vessels & Memories & Deep Feelings / Vessel 10 -- Pikachu
Last post by droqen - February 24, 2024, 12:29:52 PM
When did you realize
that Pikachu belonged to an inhuman entity
and not you?
#3
Recipes & Ingredients / Lentil Soup (from my inbox) [0...
Last post by droqen - February 24, 2024, 12:29:29 PM
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium white onion, peeled and diced
2 medium carrots, diced
5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
6 cups vegetable stock (or chicken stock)
1 1/2 cups red lentils, rinsed and picked over
2/3 cup whole-kernel corn
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon curry powder
(optional) pinch each of saffron and cayenne
zest and juice of 1 small lemon
fine sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper

I found this emailed to myself. I hope it works as a recipe. It may be the same as a recipe I've already made, just from a different source? Not sure. Will not expend brain cycles figuring that out.
#4
Restaurants & Packaged Food / Re: Chocolat de Kat
Last post by droqen - January 02, 2024, 05:34:56 PM
Oops, I missed taking notes on two of them! Here they are:

Milk Choco Galaxy

Rocher
#5
Close reading / Re: The Best Interface Is No I...
Last post by droqen - January 02, 2024, 11:47:33 AM
The Best Form Is No Form

I don't actually believe this, but... well... I'll be back after processing these thoughts.
#6
Close reading / Re: The Best Interface Is No I...
Last post by droqen - January 02, 2024, 11:46:54 AM
Some of what Ellis Hamburger discusses in the Foreword is very immediately relevant to my thoughts on 'transcending form'...
QuoteThe point isn't to remove the ring, or to make photos disappear after they've been seen. The point is to understand how we use communication products . . .

. . . The key is forgetting what we've learned about interfaces, and using our instincts (instead of hot trends like "ephemerality") as guides.
#7
Close reading / Re: The Best Interface Is No I...
Last post by droqen - January 02, 2024, 11:42:30 AM
I'm going to read this book a second time!
#8
Close reading / Re: On the Internet
Last post by droqen - December 29, 2023, 01:17:16 PM
Chapter Three, Disembodied Telepresence and the Remoteness of the Real
#9
Close reading / Re: On the Internet
Last post by droqen - December 29, 2023, 01:16:17 PM
Dreyfus now enters the realm of telepresence; if indeed human interaction is necessary, and the state of telepresence is now, as he puts it, infra-human, what might telepresence offer us in the future...?
#10
Close reading / Re: On the Internet
Last post by droqen - December 29, 2023, 01:13:21 PM
End of chapter review

What are skills? Dreyfus dedicates most of this chapter to answering that question. It reminds me of Mastery, but more concise. Skills are rules that become intuitions... memories and experiences balled up into a fuzzy cloud of responses.

His argument is, roughly, that human interaction is a necessary or at least very common form of investment, reward, pressure, and that these things — not necessarily human interaction — are requirements for developing skills past basic competence. You have to get emotionally invested to get past basic competence.


Also other humans are useful because you can learn a lot from them through observation of them applying their skills.