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Every so often, I have an intense desire to create. Usually, it feels like I should be able to make something three-dimensional and solid. Unfortunately, I have not the skills to do such a thing, and I can't escape the suspicion that my lack of spatial awareness makes that impossible even with training. I want too, though. Something ethereal, delicate, and lovely. Or functional yet pleasing. Above all, a thing, an object that exists apart from me.

Gardening and plants help, most of the time. But they are things I help to grow, not things I create where there was previously no form or shape or purpose.

I sometimes wonder about glass work or pottery, but both require a fair bit of equipment. And I'm a little scared of actually taking a class. On one hand, whavt if I'm terrible at it, and there goes another possibility. On the other, what if I'm good at it and love it? time, energy, expense, tools, space...

One thing I had very little of growing up is crafts. I suspect it's why people who are good at them fascinate me. I did cross-stitch, and was reasonable at it with patterns provided. It's very very hand intensive and slow going, though. Knitting didn't catch my enthusiasm, also highly hand-intensive. Quilting made my head hurt, as did sewing garments (do you realize how hard it is to make clothes with no spatial awareness?). I played with beading a while, but again with small, fiddly, and hand-intensive.

I've drawn, and if it's something I can see, I'm not bad at it. It somehow doesn't feel like creating a new thing if I'm just reproducing what I see. I wish I could make things out of what is in my head, or at least not from following an existing pattern, I think.

dunno. I wish I could make things...
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Just went to a colloquium at Brandeis yesterday, on The compound nature of social perception. Among other things were mentioned a book that the presenter - and many others whose names I was familiar with - edited and is about to go to press. It's called The Science of Social Vision, and investigates the many points at which social psychology and vision psychology intersect. This also happens to be where my own psychological interests lie. Want! OMG, want!

[edited to add] It's kind of a shame that I want to stay in the Boston area, since the presenter's work is quite fascinating! But he's in PA. Ah, well.
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I instead show all of you this pretty shirt. It's cotton, which is good, although I'd like more color options and/or multiple colors in one. But pretty!

And I'm not buying it because I don't need more clothing! (although I don't think I have much that is dressy, not black, and cotton...)

*not buying it*
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I really, really want a thing which will open all links (specifically, bugs, but it matters not) in a (bugzilla, metrics, etc) lists in tabs for me. Or let me highlight a list of links and open them in tabs.

Goddamn clicking on links! Makes sad wrists...

[edit: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/425 will do what I want. Yay, [livejournal.com profile] volta!]
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I really, really want a thing which will open all links (specifically, bugs, but it matters not) in a (bugzilla, metrics, etc) lists in tabs for me. Or let me highlight a list of links and open them in tabs.

Goddamn clicking on links! Makes sad wrists...

[edit: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/425 will do what I want. Yay, [livejournal.com profile] volta!]
wispfox: (happy gir)
Yay! You are all very good at the sharing of the cute. Thank you!

Also, I consider that perhaps I need this t-shirt.

Like, a lot. And stuff.
wispfox: (happy gir)
Yay! You are all very good at the sharing of the cute. Thank you!

Also, I consider that perhaps I need this t-shirt.

Like, a lot. And stuff.
wispfox: (tasty brains)
most delayed post ever! Research tool desires )
wispfox: (tasty brains)
most delayed post ever! Research tool desires )
wispfox: (tasty brains)
http://www.thehumansolution.com/click-less.html - software (for both Windows and Mac) which makes it possible to replace clicks with certain mouse movements. (trying it out myself right now, as it has a 30 day demo version available) Wish it were available on Linux, though.

http://www.digimemo.com/ - Write on normal paper (I'm somewhat anti-digital paper, for some reason) on top of this pad, get it stored and uploadable to your machine, and hadnwriting recognition software can be used to translate the words into text and still keep graphics. I like it. Now I want it to not need paper, and act as if it itself is paper. (and I want it to do more stuff, too, but I still haven't written that entry) Supported software for Windows, avaiable software for Mac OS X and Linux.

http://shoptronics.com/iipdiopusbmo.html?gclid=CNzCvPrj9Y0CFRqWGgodwF9PMA - Windows and Mac, looks to require being attached via USB to a machine, but which then is just utterly nifty looking. Can write on nearly any surface, write notes on things on your screen (like websites), has handwriting recognition so you can save and convet things to text, and such. Looks very nifty. I kinda want it.
wispfox: (tasty brains)
http://www.thehumansolution.com/click-less.html - software (for both Windows and Mac) which makes it possible to replace clicks with certain mouse movements. (trying it out myself right now, as it has a 30 day demo version available) Wish it were available on Linux, though.

http://www.digimemo.com/ - Write on normal paper (I'm somewhat anti-digital paper, for some reason) on top of this pad, get it stored and uploadable to your machine, and hadnwriting recognition software can be used to translate the words into text and still keep graphics. I like it. Now I want it to not need paper, and act as if it itself is paper. (and I want it to do more stuff, too, but I still haven't written that entry) Supported software for Windows, avaiable software for Mac OS X and Linux.

http://shoptronics.com/iipdiopusbmo.html?gclid=CNzCvPrj9Y0CFRqWGgodwF9PMA - Windows and Mac, looks to require being attached via USB to a machine, but which then is just utterly nifty looking. Can write on nearly any surface, write notes on things on your screen (like websites), has handwriting recognition so you can save and convet things to text, and such. Looks very nifty. I kinda want it.
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[typed by [livejournal.com profile] jasra]

Some of you have found footie pajamas via my journal. I, however, am in search of non-footie, but one piece and soft and fuzzy pajamas. Preferably a solid color. More preferably purple or blue (both jewel tones). So far, my google-fu has failed. And lo, I turn to all of you.

Footie ones are bad because my feet like to have the option of being covered or not. And now to sleep in my currently falling apart one piece non-footie pajamas! :)
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[typed by [livejournal.com profile] jasra]

Some of you have found footie pajamas via my journal. I, however, am in search of non-footie, but one piece and soft and fuzzy pajamas. Preferably a solid color. More preferably purple or blue (both jewel tones). So far, my google-fu has failed. And lo, I turn to all of you.

Footie ones are bad because my feet like to have the option of being covered or not. And now to sleep in my currently falling apart one piece non-footie pajamas! :)

[links]

Feb. 18th, 2006 05:32 pm
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Via [livejournal.com profile] cjsmith, especially for [livejournal.com profile] the_xtina, Knit-It-Yourself GI Tract

Via [livejournal.com profile] moominmolly, LED showerhead, which is powered by water pressure, and the color of the light it puts out is dependent on the water temperature. Mmm. Want!

[links]

Feb. 18th, 2006 05:32 pm
wispfox: (Default)
Via [livejournal.com profile] cjsmith, especially for [livejournal.com profile] the_xtina, Knit-It-Yourself GI Tract

Via [livejournal.com profile] moominmolly, LED showerhead, which is powered by water pressure, and the color of the light it puts out is dependent on the water temperature. Mmm. Want!

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