is flash growing on me?
okay, if you know me, you know i'm generally not a very big fan of flash, but this is freakin' sweet.
it's a slick little flash applet that picks up feeds from most of the aerial/satellite imagery feeds and lets you swap back and forth between them. _and_ it seems _stable_!! shouts go out to http://www.flashearth.com/ for sure.
here's to removing the restrictions. breaking through the barriers that have stopped me from achieving the things i know i'm capable of.
fear can be a powerful thing, but it can also manifest that power in very subtle ways. the fear of what might happen or what might not happen, what someone might think or say can be a silent deterrent of progress.
apathy, like fear, can also grab us by the insides and prevent our actions. 'oh, well, there's nothing i can do about it anyway, so i might as well just make the best of the situation.' 'well, it doesn't really affect me or my family, so i guess it's not really my problem.'
i feel that i've let myself fall victim to both of these snares, lately, and it's something i intend to overcome. i've got a lot of ideas in me, bursting to come out, and when i let fud and apathy and distraction set in, that's not good for anyone.
it halts my growth, and it prevents anyone from benefiting from whatever it is i have to offer. so, once again, i'm picking myself up and pointing back at (what i believe) is the right direction. looking for the right thing.
if these words mean anything to you--if you've ever felt like you weren't making use of all your capabilities, i hope you can take this knowledge that you're not the only one and reinspire yourself at whatever it is that you do.
trying to 0wn myself
somebody once told me that if every person in china could be coordinated to jump at exactly the same time, they would produce enough force to permanently alter the earth's orbit.
i've never heard any definitive proof on the matter, but inside i always believed it. the society we've built for ourselves promises us so much--stability, security, entertainment. all of these things are made possible through the application of order on a massive scale. society provides certain structures or constructs to achieve certain desirable conditions.
just who the conditions are desired by depends on a lot of things, most notably the motives and understanding of those creating and imposing the social limitations.
in an ideal world, the only social limitations in effect would be those whose pros outweighed their cons. in other words, the only laws would be laws which provided a maximum benefit to the maximum amount of people at a minimum cost to a minimum amount of people. that should be the ultimate goal of any law--fixing whatever required the enactment of a new law in the first place, with as small an amount of harm done as possible. minimum force required. make the most people happy. needs of the many....golden rule--whatever you wanna call it.
in reality, it is not always (or some would say frequently) the goal of the individuals and bodies responsible for governing these social impositions which are supposed to be for the betterment of all mankind, but are all to often invoked (and sadly enforced) for the betterment of only a small part of mankind.
my point in beginning this post was that we all seem to be pushing and pulling in our own selfish directions a lot of the time, but if we could somehow coordinate our efforts to push together for some of the more useful goals, we would be able to accomplish more.
at 12/29/2006 01:04:00 AM posted by cid
cool program. that's what the heading on the post said.
i had no idea what i was in for. _this_ is the kind of program i've been waiting for for a while, now. this is something new and fresh added to a layer of the familiar and old. taking two powerful techniques for taking ideas from one persons brain and conveying these ideas to the minds of others.
now need to come tools and techniques to make more complex and more refined drawing/simulations. simulations in three and four dimensions. tools to take the rough human defined drawings and adjust the size/shape/positioning to make it cleaner. oooooh.... i love this stuff, man.
0wn your computer (and make it do cool things)
at 12/15/2006 07:11:00 PM posted by cid