Friday, May 23, 2008
My favorite color in whole wide world is the strange grey in the sky just before a storm. The ground is deep and green and the clouds are dense ready ooze. The humidity I think is key. There has to be a wind also because the colors are effected by the mood. It also take the sun sitting at just the right angle. I have tried to paint my bedroom this color several times. I just can't find the right color in pigment. Oh those enigmatic colors:light vs. pigment. Perhaps it will only work if it is about to rain in my room.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I am reading The Diamond Age by Neil Stephenson and I am loving it. It was slow at first, and I was reminded of the Baroque Cycle. Those book were a little too much for me, but this one is the right mix. I read a passage about an "elegant" program. Travis has often spoken of "elegant" solutions. This time I got it. It was like the beauty of programming and hacking just unfurled in front of me. I think he needs to reach around inside and explore and pursue the path of elegance. He is so intelligent, reasonable(in the truest sense) and a creative thinker. I think this is the path to save ourselves from ourselves, and he could be a part of it.