Sleeping Cyborg

Jonathan David Page talks about whatever he happens to be thinking about. Sometimes other people join in.

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Inception Inception

by on 18 December 2014
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I just—noticed is the wrong word—registered something today: the word ‘inception’ has acquired another meaning. Take that, prescriptivists.

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Inception Inception

by on 18 December 2014
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with some comments, maybe.

I just—noticed is the wrong word—registered something today: the word ‘inception’ has acquired another meaning. Take that, prescriptivists.

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Ambidexterity

by on 29 March 2012
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While working through the thesaurus for a project, I came across an entry under "falseness" which I did not expect: ambidexterity

A quick trip to the dictionary confirms. Ambidexterity does indeed have "duplicity" as a meaning, along with "ability to use both hands equally well".

All I can say is that anyone who has seen The Princess Bride should have a pretty good idea of why this is the case.

Interlude - My (Questionable) Study Habits

by on 20 March 2012
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In which I take a short break from studying to contemplate something banal which popped into my head.

It seems that I study best in the lofty heights of the D. H. Hill Library. There, accompanied by some sort of caffeine-laden beverage, I can concentrate on getting large amounts of work (or procrastination) done.

My latest study bender -- powered by several shots of espresso -- reminds me of a sort of journey of spiritual self-discovery. The initiate heads off to some lofty mountain peak, with his stimulants and whatnot, to contemplate life, the universe, and everything, and perhaps achieve enlightenment. Or in my case, heads off to the upper floors of the library tower with an overly strong cup of coffee at some obnoxious time of night to contemplate the niceties of certain Native American languages, a topic which no doubt set my mind on this track, in the hopes of getting a decent grade.