Hooray for viruses. Or bacteria, or whatever
. I should be getting better though.
I'm also thinking about that the feathers of which I took a few were neatly arranged below all the leaves.. weren't there something about a bird that did just that? Or were they left there by other people? Hm. I want to go back there and take a picture to show you, but see my first paragraph. (Hopefully, the feathers won't be gone before I can look at them again)
My cat sits outside the window, looking in, meowing occasionally, but she has the bad habit of waking me up at 5 am or so, and since she has no problem being outside, I'll wait. (She can get in in the morning -- or perhaps I should get a cat door so she wouldn't have to wake me up when she wants out?)
Not much else going on; I've taken a pause from the GA, as I was making many quick and dirty changes so it would be ready for another test run during the night, then going "[insert curse here]" when it failed to reach any new record (often getting stuck in some local maximum at around 10% (0.10) of max, simple DJN stuff) afterwards. There are about a million tweakable parameters and I have no idea how to chose them intelligently beyond "well, this ought not to crash and burn". Besides, there's a bug where it removes tests that do useful work (makes distinctions no others do) and thus the reaper should keeps its claws off them.
Maybe I'll use the time to play more Unreal single player
modifications. Or tinker with its editor
. Again, I don't know -- will the viruses let me have enough strength, for one?
And I'm thinking more of linguistic concepts.. and writing. Virtual subject, or whistling for long distance communication? Hm. I wonder if I've become any better at shaking my.. whatsitsname.. mechanistic way of writing - it'd hinder any attempt at stories or other sort of fiction (beyond "technical world building" like saying "This is a world with these features. On it are creatures that look like this and behave like that..").
Oh, and picture of the day
- here's me rooting through a program (I believe the term for these things is
ESD) to trick it from saying "Waaah! I will explode in 14 days unless you buy buy buy!". Do you know which program is helping me out here? I'll give you a cookie.