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tsn8 in the works

March 18, 2014 | | One Comment

It’s been a while since I’ve done any work on … in fact it’s been nearly 6 years to the date (3/31/2008) since I updated the MySpot page with some of the “new” features that page has. Now many of those features are broken because the technology or application or service they used has disappeared. Read More

A face-lift and an update

November 25, 2012 |

It’s been right around a year since I posted last in the blog, and I figured it was time for an update, after someone commented on my How to Handle Online Harassment blog post and a code error prevented me from approving and replying.

A couple new things have happened that have kept me out of the how-to-tech world as much as I have been in the past. Read More

Jasper: Just a store platform experience, reworked

February 13, 2011 | | One Comment

Jasper is an experiment in creating a Yahoo! Store Editor and CMS using only the cloud-based coding solution from Kodingen.comRead More

Introducing: Living in the Cloud (The Series)

December 22, 2010 | | One Comment

Monday, I got an unexpected surprise on my doorstep: a Google Cr-48 Chrome OS Netbook (youtube video). From the video, you can see that it’s nothing more than a Chrome Browser with a keyboard and Wifi/3G internet access.

After spending … Read More

How to Program a Human – Part 2: Emotions

June 9, 2010 |

Have you ever considered why it is people have emotions? What are emotions really comprised of? What triggers them, what determines their intensity? What causes the same stimuli to be interpreted in two different ways, by two different observers?

I’ve put some thought into this during a discussion about the creation of an emotions chip and how one would go about programming emotional responses into a computer or robot.

Consider this hypothetical humanoid example:

John and Matt are friends – they’ve been friends since they were little kids. They like to rough-house, have insult contests to see who can come up with the most insulting quip, and have generally different preferences in women.

While running down the city sidewalk, John takes a physical jab at Matt, Matt reacts with a friendly reciprocal jab. During the horseplay, a bystander gets run into, and also jabbed. The bystander yells out some profanity and insults, and fumes about it the rest of the day.

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