From the Editor’s Table
It’s a bit longer than seven years ago that I attended the 2006 GECCO conference in Seattle. It was a more or less standard evolutionary computation conference, but I saw something there that changed what I wanted to do with my life.
On the flight back to Michigan I sketched out the big vision crap, and most of the core of the project I’ve been working on since then hasn’t really changed from the scribble-covered legal pad I filled as I watched the Washington Scablands roll away beneath the wings. But there has been a missing piece for most of those years: a launch point. A fulcrum to set the lever on. The camel’s nose.
Three weeks ago it came to me. Time to start. So: replicate, replicate
It’s not a good use of your time or mine to explain it all in more detail, or (as I say in the preface) even to really explain why at all. Better to show, I think. So for now we’ll let it sit here, and I’ll launch the site proper shortly, and start letting the water accumulated behind this seven-year ice dam start to trickle out over the plains….
About this page
This page is the new root. And twining around it will be the Weave. Not just old things; new ones too. Not a blog at all, but something different: grouped by project, tone, use and other facets you and I haven’t yet named. Not even a tree or a web, but a shifting thing. I have an idea, and a bit more experience now with software development than I used to.
Fair warning: the navigation on the left isn’t hooked up yet; there are no comments or feeds just yet. You and I will learn what those invoke when the need becomes clearer.
The Weave (to date):
Transformed: This page; smartphone usability improved.
Zinephile: Georgia and the Creeks (1825)
New: “Here’s What You Need” (part 1) ⁂ “Discipline”; “Heuristics for those Boring Moments”
Revived: “Against Originality”; “Down is just the most common way out”; “There are exactly two ways: one, and many” ⁂ “Plustek A300 and Book Pavilion: first impressions”; “An ye shall know us by our hobbies”; “What’s needed: A decentralized copyright clearance authority” ⁂ “Weston the Pedestrian”; “Five exercises in perspective #1: CornWorld”; “The ragged edge of the future (redux)” ⁂ “The race who knew too much”; “The race who forgot everything”; “Your fridge will still be stupid and cold, but maybe my milk will tell it jokes” ⁂ “History Lessons from Trinity”