March 25th, 2010


WoW sig avatar generators

For my own reference, mainly.

My current sig over on the guild forums is:
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(all on one line with a space between each toon)

Another good one:
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Somethings I want to re-read

I have been keeping a list of links and notes in Scrivener of things that I want to re-read, think about and maybe blog. I am not, however, getting around to it and so I will just post the links/notes for now. Mainly for my own reference but some of you may wish to clicky (some of the links to LJ posts might be to friends-locked posts but the links and this post are mainly here for my use):

apple, mac

WoW Guild LOL

I am not sure if you have to be a member of the guild to see this thread but here is my reply:

[quote="Banisher"]THATS WHATCHU GET FOR BEING ON A MAC FOOL![/quote]

Well, I am an ex-programmer (writing code for Windoze apps) and hubby is an IT guy supporting lUsers on Windoze. For that reason, we both use macs that just work, rarely crash and almost never get viruses. That way we can USE the mac and not have to keep FIXING or upgrading the os and hardware like we used to have to with our windoze machines. Yes, occasionally Blizzard drops the ball and forgets to test on macs properly. That is not our fault for using a proper grown up operating system (based on a unix called BSD).

I used to say that I earned the huge salary that I did because I used to have to be a better programmer just to be able to program around the bugs in the OS. Hubby is similar in that he knows how to fix the hardware and os on his clients' machines.

Just sayin'. :lol: :roll:
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Why We Dream : The Frontal Cortex

In a 2004 paper published in Nature, Jan Born, a neuroscientist at the University of Lübeck, described the following experiment: a group of students was given a tedious task that involved transforming a long list of number strings into a new set of number strings. This required the subjects to apply a painstaking set of algorithms. However, Born had designed the task so that there was an elegant shortcut, which could only be uncovered if the subjects saw the subtle links between the different number sets. When left to their own devices, less than 25 percent of people found the shortcut, even when given several hours to mull over the task. However, when Born allowed people to sleep between experimental trials, they suddenly became much more clever: 59 percent of all participants were able to find the shortcut. Born argues that deep sleep and dreaming "set the stage for the emergence of insight" by allowing us to mentally represent old ideas in new ways.</blockquote>

From another great blog post over at The Frontal Cortex; Why We Dream : The Frontal Cortex. I am so glad that I added this blog to my LJFriendsPage using the syndication feature (frontal_cortex) - it is fascinating!