Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn

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More work on POUND. Authentication is 3/4 implemented (that is, the code tohandle authentication is there, but there's no way for people to setthe needed cookies for login without a test page that's not going to bepresent in deplayed versions of my BLOG. Colors are fully implemented, butare dependant on having a login. I haven't put any work into comments yet.The next thing to write is a login page. Once I have that, and a page tosubmit account requests to me, then I'll start work on comments.

It's been suggested to me that at my age, the most likely significantothers I'm likely to meet are people who have issues, or arn't interestedin relationships in general, as all the others who are interested in a stablerelationship would be in one by now. Is there anything to that? It's certainlyan unpleasant thought, but that never has been a reason for me to or not tohold an idea. Amusingly, it suggests something about me too.

I had a question in class today that the (philosophy) prof couldn'tanswer that I might read up on, perhaps in a broader context. Specifically,many of the biggest advances in science in Western Civilization werebased on reintegration of Greek knowledge that had been lost, that the Arabcultures had aquired, maintained, and improved upon. One of these reintegrationsspurred many of the innovations that made the switch to Heliocentric astronomypossible, and once Copernicus' work came out, despite facing harsh oppositionfrom the churches (more the Lutherans than the Catholics), it spread throughthe educated people fairly quickly. My question was if and how such knowledgespread through the Ottoman empire and further east through Muslim land.I think it's more general than that -- I'd like to take a class, if one exists,on the topic of science in Muslim culture, with a mix of historical andcontemporary views. This would be, of course, unrelated to my actual studies,but I think it would be really sad to only take classes aimed at my PhD. Life is long, and without a lot of smelling of roses, all the time, peopleforget how to do so, and worse, that they ever wanted to.

I saw A again today, but naturally, I was too shy to chat and stuff.Sometimes it's hard for me to accept internally when someone saysthey're not interested when I'm convinced things would be so right.Oh well. Time to grab a bite to eat, grab my laundry, and go to bed.I want to be awake for the race tomorrow :)

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