Category Archives: other

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The difference between a ‘k’ and ‘d’ in Ikea

I love Ikea (for all its faults).

It is frustrating that I cannot order online anything from Ikea. That I have to drive over 200km just to get to my nearest store is simply ridiculous in this day and age.

While I understand there is nothing like the experience of the walking through an Ikea store, it may also be impractical to get to for many.

This could only mean they do not want my business bad enough. They must be doing fine without my support. :P

Trade offs

Chess is like life: the trade offs are never one-to-one and never black and white. Sometimes they are similar trade offs. At other times they can be for material, temporal or positional advantages.

Waste not a single moment

Chess is like life: you must not waste time and start to prepare from the very first move. If you get behind you may find it hard to catch up later.

Sensation and perception

There needs to be a differentiation between sensation and perception. Sensation is purely sense data, and perception is processed data. Sensation can one of five (there are more) basic sense data from the eye, ear, nose, skin and tongue, in the form of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste. Perception is the processed from these five senses as well as from the mental data (thought and concepts).

A video camera and its connected monitor is like sensation. The video camera thinks  nothing of the signal coming through its system, only to pass it down a wire to a monitor to be displayed. Certain limitations are placed upon the data through how it is displayed on the monitor but nothing more.

A processing unit attached to the monitor then can analyse, organise and categorise the data in the form of light that is formed as a representation of the external world. A video/monitor unit is useless without the processing unit. And the processing unit is useless without some kind of data.

In this way, the video/monitor unit is the experiential component while the processing unit is the rational component of the transcendental idealist model.

On the id, superego and ego

There are conditions and your reaction to these conditions. The conditions are 1) what you want to do, 2) what your society wants you to do, and 3) what you decide to do and do in response to your desires and society. Freud called your desires id, societal pressures superego and your decisions ego. There should a balance for all of these. Otherwise there are problems.

Another way to put this is that the id is the internal world, the superego the external world, and the ego view and interaction of the internal and external worlds.

sunday afternoon

slow but not
slow enough
is the sunday rest

tapping keyboards
before going to listen
to that strum and rap

all so uncanny
what technique is that
talking, talking

to lost acquaintances
before being bored
with the sunday afternoon

Multiplicity

not one, many
sometimes
we come together
but in the end
we come apart
into regression
a reverse infinite

nothing (no thing)
is missing
like a complete set
only to be added to
supplemented
to start all over again
never coming to a close

identities
by difference
& differance
only in differences
that things (yes, things!)
shall contain in it
imperfect meaning