So I found a fantastic new time sink that I can't use at work. It's called "This is Sand" http://thisissand.com/. It basically turns your screen into sand art. Click on the little grey box in the upper left corner to get started. I made this:
So I shared the site with JD this morning. He played with it for a couple of minutes, then his only response was "Their algorithm is wrong."
Sometimes I honestly think that being able to see the underlying function and structure of some things kills his ability to appreciate them :-) Then again he might have just been winding me up. I remember when we first met, I told him a joke:
"Decartes walks into a bar and orders a beer. When he's finished, the bartender asks if he'd like another. Decartes considers it, says, 'I think not,' and disappears."
His reaction? "Actually, Decartes was really more of a wine drinker."
To this day I can't tell if he was serious, or engaging in the straight-faced leg pull that I occasionally catch him in.
But I cannot disparage his abilities after last night because out of nowhere he came out and presented me with The Fugs First Album, in all its subversive protopunk deliciousness :-) Such a simple thing, but so happy-making!
Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion, By George J. Thompson, Jerry B. Jenkins
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