Jenn, I am Luna’s Grandmom and I live 100 miles away in Bucks County. You are awesome! Thank you for shainrg her photos on Facebook. I am having a hard time narrowing down the picutures Kristen will print for me but in the meantime we are loving viewing them and all the families that you have posted! Let me tell you how many of my friends and acquaintances are interested in you work. They want to inquire for their children and grandchildren I hope to give you some business near and far!
Hey “Vonnie”, I put in the physiology ceaavt and if the shoe doesn’t fit, why complain? Can I be condescending to you too?But being in the military, I have seen and known many enormously bloated people lose the weight and keep it off by simply eating less and exercizing. Lack of self control was the key to alot of this. I don’t try to generalise, but when some people start crying about discrimination and what others think of you; well, thats life, deal with it. If you can’t lose the weight due to physiology, fine. Fit and fat is cool.But too many fatties use the “I’m big boned” or other cheap excuse rather than stepping away from the donuts and taking responsibility for their eating and excercise habits. Then they demand that they be given special status as some sort of victim constituency, and infere that the rest of us mean bigots for noticing that they’re fat. Do I really have to list all of the disease and health risks of being overweight to make the point?
The interesting point made thruoghout the book is that in the process of creating these technologies (intelligent machines) we are also redefining ourselves (humankind) in the many complex and dynamic interactions (or intermediations) that take place between both at multiple levels; and as the interaction continues it’s likely that the boundaries that separate humans from the intelligent machines will become less distinguishable. And as we become more permeated by these technologies it is also logical that our language will be transformed by the interactions with computer languages, but since this is not a one-way street kind of situation, our human languages are also going to influence the way codes are being developed. All of which will have many unsuspected results that we, as participants of this moment of transformation, cannot completely foresee. Although for the most part, Hayles tries to remain impartial thruoghout the book, not privileging the digital over the analog, or vice versa, there are a few times when she seems to contradict herself, such as when she discusses code in reference to speech and writing, emphasizing on one point that the relevance is only to be found in “the complex interaction generated when code interacts with speech and writing” (page 42, I believe), when in contrast to this, just a few pages earlier, she has stated that: “code exceeds both writing and speech, having characteristics that appear in neither of these legacy systems” (40).
I think having a mom like you would have been good for me when I was a llttie girl. My teachers simply did not know what to do with someone like me. Now I have a llttie boy in kindergarten and I wait for that type of phone call every day… I’m going to remember what you’ve done so I can use it when my time comes. You is a VERY good mama.
Dank – Is it just me or is Alex putting on the pndous? The scale doesn’t lie people.Jocie awesome job on all of these photos you have really become a professional. The best photographer for the best nephew!
I love this little note book clcuth. Did you see the Dundee sold at Saks for $10,500? UNBELIEVABLE. Just when you think the designer bag world has hit its peak, something unbelievable comes along. The regular notebook without the designer case is about $400+. So, for $699 we get Designer! The one above is sold at Neimans and at HP. I love it all. I want it all, and I’ll settle for slipping my little VAIO into my black leather Chanel clcuth bag and call it a day! HUH! : )
Oh Bernie thank you so much for helping me frzeee this moment in time with Emmy. We had so much fun and you are just a pleasure to be around!!! I was looking at the baby photos you took last year and I have to say It brought me to tears. Unbelievable how time flies!!! I have been viewing my gallery of photos almost daily trying to decide I love them all!!!I will treasure them forever thanks again!!! Misty