My Galactic Brain

Submitted by Carlos Quinto on Thu, 25/08/2016 - 08:46

According to current theory, our perceptions are the results of brain states, with the brain being some kind of computing device, with states or configurations within the computer mapping to different perceptions.

Total Darkness

Submitted by Carlos Quinto on Fri, 19/08/2016 - 12:22

Total Darkness. We are in fact in Total Darkness. Out there there is no light, ie the sensations within the brain which we describe as light, which our vision is constituted off. This is because the sensation of light as we see it does not exist in nature. It exists only within the brain. Let us assume that there is a three dimensional world out there, with light sources reflecting off objects. The simple fact is light as you see it doesn't exist in nature, it is the effect of coded information exciting cells in the brain.

Direct Post Processing Induction

Submitted by Carlos Quinto on Thu, 18/08/2016 - 17:06

Direct Post Processing Induction. That is an intriguing geeky term. The kind of expression you could hear from Jeff Dean. What it could it possibly mean? It comes down to the brain, yours truly, how it works, and how by considering alternative views of its workings, We, or I, come to an entirely different view of how reality, and the way We function within it.

Google is 'colorist' and it's your fault Jeff! - Isabelle

Submitted by afrocentric on Wed, 20/07/2016 - 11:03


Isabelle, my Eleanor of Aquitaine, my favourite French queen. She IS French. You must know by now that I do have a thing for Isabelles.
Isabelle's her features tell me she is African but she has very long fine hair which would lead one to suspect that she is Asian. She can be quite light in complexion but tans very well. I'd place her origins her roots in the West African Sahel or North Africa.

Rolling with Lua

Submitted by devblog on Thu, 25/06/2015 - 22:43

For some time I have been looking for an interpreted language with a good GUI toolkit which would allow me to have the ease of use of an interpreter wit the ability to drop down to a compiled language when speed is necessary. FreePascal and Lazarus with the LCL are my preferred tools for performance computing, but I also need something which avoids the compiling overhead and good for rapid iteration.

Mollom to the rescue

Submitted by devblog on Wed, 14/05/2014 - 18:16

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I checked the Content page for comments the last few days and saw the huge amount of spam comments accumulated for moderation. Mollom had been catching spam comments and holding them for moderation and after deleting the existing ones to see how much spam was arriving I realized I was getting at least 500 spams every day. The recommended setting for each content type is to discard comments which are detected as spam, and I may have configured Mollom to hold them for moderation to check its efficacy, or it may have been the previous default.

Getting Sound Notifications working on Thunderbird

Submitted by devblog on Mon, 28/04/2014 - 01:32

Email Notifications on Thunderbird were not working.

I checked the preferences, selected a sound and tried to play it to no avail. It seems that some sound libraries necessary to get sound notifications to work with Thunderbird were not installed. You would think it would feature prominently in Thunderbird's documentation unless it is there and I couldn't find it.

Taxonomy Access Control and Node Privacy By Role override Domain Access

Submitted by blogdev on Thu, 27/02/2014 - 21:21

Problem: After having Taxonomy Access Control and Node Privacy By Role operating all content began to show on all domains. It turns out that Domain Access acts in OR mode with other node access modules so that making content visible under other Node Access systems overrides an Domain Access settings. I have been using both Node Privacy By Role and Taxonomy Access Control and need to find a way to make them work.

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