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2019-07-05 11:22:29 metametaphors "to understand is to see how 'yes' is 'no'" - i. "to understand is to see the line that connects 'yes' and 'no'- i. Someone said there is a price to pay for using metaphors. I go on further to echo: If you use metaphors in politics, the price to pay is truth. Which is where we are at. They are so powerful, concise and effective that we initially would not even bother trying to understand the consequences of misusing them. Some word-keeping before I go on: metaphors and similes are both figures of speech used when comparing two "things" (stuff (stuffs?)). Analogies are usually longer, as a good analogy will underline how two things are similar and in what context. I just read that a simile is an explicit metaphor, in that it uses a specific word to underline __likeness__ instead of what a metaphor does which is to posit the possibility of __equalness__. Did anyone ever get hurt by using or hearing a metaphor? I am now understanding that the answer to this question is: probably yes. A metaphor is the literary parallel of a physical model. Like any proper model, it needs to come with clear reading labels: "You should know this model is a reduction of the known and unknown complexity inherent in the set of circumstances it is attempting to explain". Take the example that I just used: "A metaphor is the literary parallel of a physical model"[1][2]. After hearing someone say it we may end up thinking that the metaphor and the physical model are somehow equal. The fact that the metaphor is used as a figure of speech and the physical model is used to understand physical phenomena doesn't really pose a barrier to this notion of contextualized equality. Just as long as we are not hurting anyone, we can probably get away with exchanging the two terms in any given scenario[3], so we will attempt to avoid engineering proposals. A disguised thing is not disguised until or unless it is revealed. If the reveal does not happen, there is no notion of disguise or deceit. If the reveal does happen, the disguised thing stops being a disguised thing and is just a thing with the answer to the question: why the disguise? But a metaphor's disguise is cunning: it is so light it is practically transparent. "A thing is another thing in another context". Well then I am an astronaut and I have twenty space ships, yes? So on to monitoring metaphors in politics... [1](In all fairness we may argue it is actually a __simile__ because it uses the explicit word 'parallel' which highlights *likeness* not *equalness* (*sameness*?); but for argument's sake we will keep with the most simple and literal definition of simile: when you use the words 'like'.) [2](I just found the wikipedia term conceptual model. FML.) [3](although we notionally do this so that when we find a scenario that doesn't "smell" appropriate is a scenario that may highlight how the two terms are not contextually equal)
2019-03-20 16:21:54 this is a great post title this is a great post body that highlights what i think or whatever
2019-03-20 16:08:54 remote testing (6th take...) (actually 8th take, but some posts were euthanized by the sync system)
2019-03-20 12:17:23 fixed 2019-03-20 12:15:46
2019-03-20 12:16:21 last try local previous post is in doubt
2019-03-20 12:15:46 refer to post 2019-03-20 12:10:47 it needs a refresh... which means sync occurs before entry into DB
2019-03-20 12:14:37 interesting server seems to be located in GST time so UK?
2019-03-20 12:10:47 local testing (9th take) checking to see if a post is automatically replicated to remote, or if it needs a refresh
2019-03-20 12:00:54 testing local (3rd Take)
2019-03-19 23:19:11 second attempt to sync
2019-02-27 22:52:21 so i removed all sync for now...
2019-02-22 04:21:55 the net is a vast space https://www.pagina12.com.ar/2001/suple/Cash/01-12/01-12-23/INDEX.HTM
2019-02-21 02:17:41 the new and improved tangerinelaboratories.com/blog it syncs with my local testing server, which is great, but deleting one post (on either server) may lead to the whole thing crashing...
2019-02-21 00:40:21 remote to local trying out remote-to-local-blog-synchronization
2019-02-20 19:34:51 local to remote trying out local-to-remote-blog-synchronization
2019-02-03 15:23:49 _testing_ **out** [markdown](http://help.micro.blog/2017/markdow adding support on my own blog should not be too hard should it?
2019-02-03 05:13:02 finally tangerinelaboratories.com/blog/rss is up to spec so this will be my first official micro.blog post @manton @Rosemary thank you for your help
2019-01-23 17:25:32 listogether.com is feature complete adequate on mobile adequate on desktop list create, rename, claim, access item add, delete todo: refactor code
2019-01-06 04:36:19 2019 hello!
2018-12-20 13:31:17 always disable js js is wrong. if a site needs it to show you it's content, the site is wrong. you do not need wrong.
2018-09-17 22:39:51 nothing like having a computer engineering degree and not having had a job as a web developer and finding a 16 y/o who built his own computer vision engine
2018-08-30 02:12:47 tmux! i finally feel i found the reason why the command line is absolutely worth my time
2018-07-23 06:09:52 lynx so this browser has given me a fresh of fresh air it just means i have to step up my semantic html game
2018-05-08 13:07:46 apache! php! mysql! on a chromebook! Hello! It is frustrating that sometimes you have to revisit a problem with a good load of patience. If you don't understand something (linux) you must surrender yourself to bash snippets you find on stackoverflow. It's not bad, but it in the real world, if you have trouble with a specific skill, you are usually able to self-correct through observation, criticism and practice. This does not seem to be the case for some types of systems at all.
2018-04-20 13:24:36 back to reality So I'm trying to program some "thing" everyday. It is definitely better if I have a concrete purpose. But I do not feel in a hurry to do that just yet. It is fine just to program for a bit. I forget how much fun I have by playing with JS. It can get so meta it has sometimes made my brain hurt. In any case, writing an html helper library is good enough. Why would I write a web site in JS? No idea. But I already have a php_toolbox, might as well build a js_toolbox.
2018-01-21 23:02:21 Dear mpb Im sorry i killez you
2017-12-16 14:42:00 Post from mobile. This is almost inadequate.
2017-12-01 19:10:38 Hello Micro.blog! This should be my first post that is "syndicated"(?) on micro.blog. Honestly, this is a test. I apologize for mixing a test with real content. But, i mean, if a program is data and data is data, why cant a test be content? well because it's boring content, which is why I'm just filling in the rest of this textarea with some minutes of philotec. I hope you have enjoyed.
2017-11-21 23:23:35 daily blog post So I have been trying to use this chromebook for my regular web development (this means for my regular web-toy tinkering, because I do not have a job as a developer, which completely changes the importance of all of these things in my life, but i digress...). What I have found up to now is a payed subscription to the ShiftEdit online editor/ftp service. It has more features like github integration and I can add an unlimited amount of servers it seems, but this comes at the hefty cost of $6/month.Honestly it's not bad at all, but there has to be a better way, so I got the sFTP client chrome app. It looks like a regular ftp client aka filezilla but it seems to be very lacking in features. The license cost 5 bucks but for some reason I could not get my client activated.I also tried using sftp on the shell but even that was not working ... I need to keep exploring.
2017-11-20 20:59:46 RSS enabled! Wow rss is pretty simple. I finally have a stream of content that can be streamlined! Now for everyone to adopt an RSS reader...
2017-11-18 04:24:35 daily blog post sometimes it's important to write for a long while. other times it's just important to jot down quick notes. what is truly important is to express oneself. to forget the standard and the structure and the algorithm and just key away for a bit.
2017-11-17 05:23:34 distractions I bought a $120 chromebook. I am afraid of this thing and it's ability to send information to it's master. But also, "hacking" it was interesting. Interesting because it was easy, and it made me feel like I want to start tackling linux. By tackling i mean staring at it. But staring at it is better than not staring at it when your desire is to understand it. Playing with it is definitely better, but staring at it is a start.I have also been working on listogether.com, which was definitely not my priority. My priority is to get a website producing some money. At least enough to make it self-sustainable. I'm already paying about 1 buck a year to domain-squat on some almost-funny properties. So I should at least try to make some of them. I just keep getting distracted. Also, trump makes people distracting. I hope this is a good thing in the end. I choose to believe that this is for the good of me, my family and the people who think like me, who will be dragged through the mud to put humanity in the stars. I must do my part and this is the current form.
2017-11-17 03:56:32 Hello blog! Mysql making strides!