Saturday, February 25th, 2023

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Facebook reminds me that ten years ago today, I mistakenly yelled Animal House rather than Animal Farm as an answer (well, question) to Jeopardy. I will never get over my shame.

2/25/2023 11:05 am | | Tags: musing, jeopardy

Sharper (2023) - 2 of 5

I mentioned in passing yesterday that Katie and I watched this on AppleTV+ yesterday. The cast looked solid and is what pulled me in.

Sadly, this movie was very lackluster. The plot was formulaic and predictable at almost every step of the way. Additionally, one of the cast members was just a glorified cameo. I won't say who, but they were one of the main reasons I was interested in watching and were only in a fraction of the film.

2/25/2023 11:29 am | | Tags: movie, review

Linguistics 101 from Yale

I am unreasonably excited to delve into this. I was in the shower and I had the thought about wanting to delve back into linguistics. I took one linguistic course in college and wished I had been able to take more.

This desire is partially driven by me having a new conlang project that I want to start playing with. We'll see where it goes, but I definitely feel rusty about linguistics related topics beyond the most base level material.

2/25/2023 2:46 pm | | Tags: linguistics, mooc, open learning, yale

"The Paris Review - Document: The Symbolism Survey"

In 1963, a sixteen-year-old San Diego high school student named Bruce McAllister sent a four-question mimeographed survey to 150 well-known authors of literary, commercial, and science fiction. Did they consciously plant symbols in their work? he asked. Who noticed symbols appearing from their subconscious, and who saw them arrive in their text, unbidden, created in the minds of their readers? When this happened, did the authors mind?

2/25/2023 10:32 pm | | Tags: writing, interview, authors

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Chess For the Day

Record: 1-1-2
Net Elo Change: -8

Games Played

2/25/2023 10:45 pm | | Tags: automated, chess
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