Thursday, April 26, 2007
complexity----Complexity in general usage is the opposite of simplicity. Complexity in specific usage is the opposite of independence, while complication is the opposite of simplicity.
i am attempting to work out a mathematical equation for computing complexity in day to day personal operations. A simple statement involving a huge number of variables and requiring a touch of complex systems theory, chaos theory, the the Kolmogorov complexity, (i threw that in even tho it may not fit my problem zone just cause i love the name--and just cause of it's binary relationship to a piece of string) and let's not forget to mention emergence and self organization--mixed in for alittle flavor. In other words it's a bitch to come up with.
my own, open personal system for quality of life has self organized into a termite mound on drugs. Open systems will naturally become more complex, through self generation, without outside input... but most systems will balance themselves based on varying concepts of co-dependence. Mine has somehow run amuck......my personal feed back loops both positive and negative are corrupted....my mental termites do not know what to build....in two weeks i am taking two weeks off to self-organize....to be a good termite....to improve my quality of life, as best i can.
i am currently inhaling THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy, winner of the Pulitzer prize for Fiction this year. It is rare that a book of this nature, dealing with a post-apocalyptic future and it's effects on a father and son, do two things. First win the Pulitzer Prize and second disturb me. The writing is excellent, it flows so smoothly you devour the words in massive quanitites, chewing through pages. And make no mistake it is disturbing. McCarthy has a way of destroying the juvenile myth that when civilization falls the prepared or the smart, or the ones with guns survive...don't read this unless you are ready for it...tender souls need to stay away from tough books. but if you are ready to read this genre written in way it has never been done before, jump on it. I recommend highly, but only if you're tough...
Personal,Portable,Pedestrian by various authors--is really something to help you sleep, interesting in small bits...the next time you can't sleep curl up with an examination of the social implications of the rise japanese cell phone email!! i'm hacking and clawing my way through it, slowly but surely. A few notable items--there was (maybe still is) a social war between teenage japanese girls and middle aged men i never realized that but i guess it makes sense. that the massive amounts of thumbing emails between young males and females in japan is a start for any type of real life, learning to love relationship. True relationships have become extremely difficult between the young in japan and they are substituting email phone friends as an extended group society as well as a methodology for possibly meeting that certain someone.. the email thumbing phone has never really caught on here in the US the way it has in japan where they ride bikes and thumb email messages at the same time....interesting to me but, probably substitute the word interesting for the word boring for any normal human. Can't recommend it for anyone other than me.
here's an interesting map and concept: build a private roadway around tokyo's biggest shopping district and when you build it, build stores, and office buildings first and pave the roof as the road!! The major problem is apparently cracks in the road which equate to holes in the ceilings which must be immediately patched without disturbing business hours....strange eh? This is also a totally commerical enterprise, not government funded or maintained at all..business samuari...
i finally found a workable folding nine watt solar panel for a reasonable price on ebay.i am planning on charging my laptop with it as well as possibly free power for the battery system in my new UFO styled battery/electric lawmower. i am going to try out this roll-up panel concept assigned to multi-tasks as a change of pace from my usual fixed solar panel pattern of manipulation.
Ok, so after struggling with two local dealers we hit the road for an 8 hr. round trip drive to purchase a Toyota Prius and mission accomplished it's in the garage. Next is RTFM...to work everything on this little rascal properly....i've researched the vehicle from a purchase perspective online and now i must research how the hypermilers do that thing they do (without getting killed by road raging motorists behind you)....I'm just trying to do the right thing you know, save costs and gas on my daily commute, which by the way here in new mexico is quite the distance...and construct my world my way as much as possible. I'll probably bore you all to death with mileage and how to's and so forth, my apologies in advance. We got a package 6, gray, 2007 and after the previous zombie attacks this went smooth and by the numbers.
I was laughing out loud the other day, when i read a statement that "wages had risen so much in the past ten years-blahblahblah"...since this hit me as being so funny i thought a little research was in order just to be sure of the truth...now the wages for guys like bill gates have gone up...but normal humans have pretty much gotten screwed for awhile...as you'll see on the graph below. Productivity has gone through the roof by American workers but the boss guys run with sissors and do not share!!
one of the most interesting items is when bush comes to power in 2000. Right up until then the world was progressing along somewhat equally. But wow...no wonder the blue bloods are doing the happy dance. Nothing better than big, big profits while someone else works longer and harder for nothing i guess this is "trickle up economics" eh?...."hel--lo McFly"
therefore i publish