( @_@ ) (via mr_cactus) I find myself fascniated with the idea…

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I find myself fascniated with the idea of lots of tiny planets to explore. I thought I’d invented the idea myself (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry excepted), but learned to my bitter disappointment that Super Mario Galaxy does exactly that.

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I find myself fascniated with the idea of lots of tiny planets to explore. I thought I’d invented the idea myself (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry excepted), but learned to my bitter disappointment that Super Mario Galaxy does exactly that.

Colors I’ve used

Idea for a Kogbox snippet: “Colors I’ve Used” – a timeline of colors used in design work. You could extend it to fonts too. Basically input all the URLs of work you’ve done, upload all the images, and it extracts major colors. You can assign them dates. 

 Then do color analytics… how have your color choices changed over time? Spectral graphs… by RGB, saturation, color spread (what diversity of colors you’ve used), percent change based on hexidecimal values… 

Idea for a Kogbox snippet: “Colors I’ve Used” – a timeline of colors used in design work. You could extend it to fonts too. Basically input all the URLs of work you’ve done, upload all the images, and it extracts major colors. You can assign them dates. 

 Then do color analytics… how have your color choices changed over time? Spectral graphs… by RGB, saturation, color spread (what diversity of colors you’ve used), percent change based on hexidecimal values… 

Method of Loci

Loci as architecture and the “Memory Palace”

In ancient advice, loci were physical locations, usually in a familiar large public building, such as a market or a church. To utilize this method, one walked through the building several times, viewing distinct places within it, in the same order each time. After a few repetitions of this, one should be able to remember and visualize each of the places in order reliably. To memorize a speech, one breaks it up into pieces, each of which is symbolized by vividly imagined objects or symbols. In the mind’s eye, one then places each of these images into different loci. They can then be recalled in order by imagining that one is walking through the building again, visiting each of the loci in order, and viewing each of the images that were placed in the loci, thereby recalling each piece of memory or speech in order.

Method of loci – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Loci as architecture and the “Memory Palace”

In ancient advice, loci were physical locations, usually in a familiar large public building, such as a market or a church. To utilize this method, one walked through the building several times, viewing distinct places within it, in the same order each time. After a few repetitions of this, one should be able to remember and visualize each of the places in order reliably. To memorize a speech, one breaks it up into pieces, each of which is symbolized by vividly imagined objects or symbols. In the mind’s eye, one then places each of these images into different loci. They can then be recalled in order by imagining that one is walking through the building again, visiting each of the loci in order, and viewing each of the images that were placed in the loci, thereby recalling each piece of memory or speech in order.

Method of loci – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Random walk

Random walk – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I remember some article about periods of extreme regularity in random walks… but don’t remember whether periods of regularity are inherent in certain types of truly random walks, or whether it was because the algorithm wasn’t really random… 

Surely extreme order and even self-organization can arise from entropic systems – like ripples in the sand on a beach, or stars forming from interstellar dust… hmm…

Random walk – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I remember some article about periods of extreme regularity in random walks… but don’t remember whether periods of regularity are inherent in certain types of truly random walks, or whether it was because the algorithm wasn’t really random… 

Surely extreme order and even self-organization can arise from entropic systems – like ripples in the sand on a beach, or stars forming from interstellar dust… hmm…

Amazon AWS supercomputing

Is anyone selling distributed parallel processing to universities and laboratories based on Amazon’s cloud computing initiative? Even if the base price per teraflop isn’t great, you can scale linearly and you don’t need any physical space at all… it seems like there would be a lot of benefits.

There is some discussion on the idea here, but I haven’t seen any serious implementations.

Is anyone selling distributed parallel processing to universities and laboratories based on Amazon’s cloud computing initiative? Even if the base price per teraflop isn’t great, you can scale linearly and you don’t need any physical space at all… it seems like there would be a lot of benefits.

There is some discussion on the idea here, but I haven’t seen any serious implementations.