Tuesday, November 13, 2012
It wasn’t that hard to understand how it had happened. Icahbod had been taking Extenze and Viagra for about a week and now he had a big problem. Things had gotten out of hand. He had had a week without peace.
It is one thing to get what you want. But to discover that once you get it, that is all you get, is one of Life’s great disappointments.
It hadn’t always been like this.
I have the idea for the next Big Thing and the above is not it. Apparently it isn’t just going to show up and demand that I do the work. No, I am going to have to work at it. Like I have with the guitar, working on the scales. You do it over and over and over again and eventually you form the link/channel. You start to bring in 3rd circle stuff.
They always talk about lots of notes. Could certainly do that.
What is missing is the overriding principle – the glue – The Nexus.
Objectives – develop some characters, interesting story, levels, hints, …
Alone with his thoughts. Watching one pop in and one pop out. There was a queue somewhere but he had never been able to find it.
The thoughts that waited in a queue and popped in and out where his. The topics, the nuances, the voice, - the thoughts were his but somehow not.
There was a place somewhere, where these thoughts were being put together, perhaps like strands of DNA, but his efforts to figure out where the thoughts were put together and queued had been unsuccessful.
We are just talking about a list. It is not a random list though. There is order in the continuity of thought.
Some days there were a lot of thoughts in the queue and some days not. He had some theories on why this was but …
“The women come and go Speaking of Michelangelo.”
And for The Artist it is the caring of the moment. To save and protect that which was once precious.
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Phosphorus is essential for life. As phosphate, it is a component of DNA, RNA, ATP, and also the phospholipids that form all cell membranes.
Due to its high reactivity, phosphorus is never found as a free element on Earth.
What I was looking for and can't find is that phosphorus is essential to life. It is one of the 2 ingredients in the backbone of the double helix DNA. What the article I am looking for mentioned was how rare phosphorus is on other planets, relative to the amount of phosphorus found on earth.
I use Blogger to provide a chronological place to record events and more so ideas. Today's entry has to do with an idea while doing.
Rather than spell it out in detail I am just leaving myself some clues.
Pied Piper of Hamelin
"Music has charms to soothe a savage breast," which is the first line of the play, spoken by Almeria in Act I, Scene 1. (The word "breast" is often misquoted as "beast", and "has" sometimes appears as "hath".)
I hope the above will prove sufficient.
Well why take chances. Outside, wonder fall days, others, Cinderella, music. That should do it.
I started to read again on DNA – fascinating. The gist of DNA is that it is the mechanism by which biological information is passed on from one generation to the next with fidelity (true) – the transmission mechanism.
At the heart of this wonder is that there are only 4 letters in the DNA alphabet and with these 4 all is done.
English has 26 letters to express all it wants to say. DNA has only 4.
While DNA gets all the attention, there is much wonder in the unit that carries the DNA, the cell itself.
Here is the rub – one would not think that the cell and DNA evolved at the same time. I envision the cell forming first and then DNA – the mechanism for perpetuating that which came before.
A prior something beautiful was created but had no way of preserving itself for future generations.
(Reflection suggests the last sentence is not true. One can envision a cell just breaking apart with some of it staying with one and some of it with the other. Then the function of the cell is to replace what has been lost. This replacing of what has been lost is the trick. Replacing more of the same is not as difficult as replacing something that is not there.)
While the cell is certainly wonderful, DNA is several levels of complexity higher.
Obiter dictum. I found this game. Every one should play it. Each cell is doing this at a rate that is several thousand times faster than any human could do it. In the cell an overseeing intelligence is not being applied. The connections are being made via chemical intelligence.