March 29th, 2006

fez

The Jawbone of an Ass

For the past three days, there has been an object laying in the road on the interchange where the 85 lets out onto the 101 Northbound. It looks like a bit of twisted gray rag and it's lying there in the rain. Today, traffic was unusually slow, so I got a good look at it as I inched past. It's the jawbone of some smallish, horsey animal. An ass? A mule? It's broken in half down the middle, and the halves are laying at almost right angles to each other, like two skeletal asses in profile looking in different directions.

How did it get there? Why is it still there?
buddha virgin

TrustFlow results for junglemonkee

Slurped from wordweaverlynn

I tried out TrustFlow II for LiveJournal. The following people not on the friends list for junglemonkee are close by: Collapse )

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TrustFlow II: Who is closest to your friends list?



Wow. That's a really lot of people. I'm not really sure, at this point, what to do with this information.
Not listening

Am I Boring You?

Now there's a device that can tell a person if s/he's being boring or irritating. The article specifically mentions its use with autistic people who may not have the skills to recognize common facial cues of boredom or irritation, but my question is, once they're alerted - what do they do about it?

Then I thought about how cool it would be to use it as a kind of biofeedback thing. Like, aim the camera at yourself and have it buzz you when you look like you're about to either nod off or deck someone. Or, even better, aim it at other people but instead of a gentle buzzing of your eyeglass frames when your conversational partner looks bored, a 40-decibel klaxon horn sounds. That'll keep them awake! Once they've cleaned up their puddle, you can simply say "You looked like you might be nodding off." Of course, that will immediately set off the "irritated" alarm...