October 4th, 2006

Bruce, Caroline

Another Wednesday Morning

Well, after a Monday night that gained me all of forty-five minutes of sleep, I actually functioned reasonably well on Tuesday. I got a good amount of proofreading in, and I even spotted an error with the braille printer. I was seeing some dot errors that didn't coincide with the kinds of errors that particular braillist is likely to make. So I looked at the errors again and detected a pattern, pointed it out to my boss, verified this, and we discovered that there was a problem (easily corrected) with the braille printer.

Yesterday evening was basically spent talking with friends and installing the new JAWS beta. Now my volunteer's shown up early, so I'd better run. Take care everyone.
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Bruce, Caroline

This Greek Stuff is Getting Scary

This Greek stuff I'm proofreading is really getting freaky. We open the book, more or less at random, and see the following:

For that which is called essence in the primary sense must not be
a shadow of being, but have the fulness of being. And being is
fulfilled when it has the form of thinking and living. So
thinking, living and being are all together in what is real. If
then it is being, it is also intellect, and if it is intellect,
it is also being, and the thinking and the being go together.
Thinking therefore is many and one. That, then, which is not like
this cannot be thinking. And as we go over things individually,
there is man and thought of man, and thought of horse, and horse,
and thought of righteousness, and righteousness. All things then
are double, and the one is two, and again the two come together
into one. But the Good is not one of all these things, nor is it
the product of all the twos; it is not two at all. But how the
twos come from the One has been discussed elsewhere.

Now what I want to know is, how did horses get into this?
Bruce, Caroline

Things I've Learned

Some practical tips inn life that I've garnered over the last few years. I came up with these myself, which means they're not very good:

1. The world owes you nothing, you owe the world everything.

2. Death is a part of life, live with it.

3. A good effort isn't enough in real life, no matter what the sociologists tell you.

4. Being by yourself is often a good thing. Being alone never is.

5. The past is over.

6. Don't fight a battle you can't win, don't fight a battle that will easily be won without your participation, and put everything you have into those battles where you can make a difference.

7. If you disagree with what a person does, with whom or how, the command to love thy neighbor still applies.

8. Don't expect someone with a different moral code to live by your morals. Don't force your moral code on them, lest one day their moral code be forced on you.

9. Giving your heart freely and unconditionally to someone who can't or won't give you their heart freely and unconditionally is a sure recipe for emotional suicide.

10. Be true to yourself. If you have a God that is true to you, this means being true to Him.