Thursday, December 25, 2008

Chistmas Morning 2008

Papa's Christmas Present from John & Clare

Each year my siblings, and our spouses all 'draw-names'.  This is a hold over from my childhood where being faced with purchasing six presents one for each brother and sister was so daunting we decided to 'draw-names'.  We now number 13 and do enjoy the fun of getting a present for a brother, sister, sister-in-law, or brother-in-law.  

A few years ago, after reading Cryptonomicon I wrote an application that did the name drawing at random and was extended the next year and years after to remember who's name was drawn the year before.  

So I'm now converting it to a web app but have not finished it yet.  Here is a link to the page and if  you click on my 'wish-list' you can see I did get my wish.

Monday, December 01, 2008

The Mind of God

Here is the post: It is very well put. However, when you consider this line of thought and also take into consideration the only analysis engine that we humans have, our conscious brains, you are forced to into a very objective view. This, objective view, brought on by considering the analysis engine is, to me, a very comforting thing. Human understanding of the universe is limited by only our own built in limitations and the boundaries of those limitations are necessarily beyond our grasp. This insures that we can always seek, and find a more complete understanding of the universe.