Congratulations on your choice to become a user of “Life”.
We’re convinced that you will be very satisfied with “Life”.
Please observe, however, that “Life 1.0” still is undergoing
so called “beta testing”.
For you, as a user, this most of all means that
things sometimes don’t go as planned.
In rare cases, things may totally “f-k up”.
If that should happen, try to find some other way of
reaching the desired outcome.
The developers specifically declared a strategy
to allow a large number of alternative paths to
do basically the same things.
(See, for instance, the discussion of similarities
and differences between the major religions in
chapter 2.) Continue reading Introduction to User Manual for “Life 1.0” beta→
Where can I find a nodding dog toy? I might have use of one.
Do you remember the “Nodding dog” toys?
In Sweden, they’d be sold at gas stations and some other places:
A headless dog body in plastic with a loop in the neck. In the loop a separate head (with a counterweight) was hanging from a hook.
The larger model would reside on your desk. When you felt like it, you’d touch its head, and it would start nodding or shaking.
There were smaller models, as well, that you’d find fastened on the dashboard in those cars, where a bunch of once-good-smelling paper trees would hang from the rear mirror. Here, the head would move around by itself, as induced by the movements of the car. (It was, of course, still possible to touch the dog’s head, too, if you really wanted to.)
I’ve written several times about “Air on the G string” by Bach. Let me tell you how it all began.
After playing English flute for one year, we eight-year-old pupils, were allowed to test a wide selection of different musical instruments one day towards the end of the spring term. All rooms in the building for gymnastics classes were occupied by musical instructors and intruments.
A couple of days later we got their suggestion. The municipality music schoold recommended that the boy Tor-Björn should continue with percussion instruments (drums) or clarinet. We opted for clarinet. I continued attending clarinet lessons throughout primary school. My teacher’s name was Sven. He was a bit odd, but I liked him. Continue reading Bach, Sven and a Grand Piano in the parish community building→
A new day begins with the sunrise.
How would I describe the feeling of sunrise?
One approach could be like this:
I can listen to Bach’s “Air on the G string” several times, just to catch the wonderful feeling inside at the moments, when the music turns upwards.
Listen to Swingle singers on youtube and feel for yourself. The sun rises several times. One example is around 3 minutes and 36 seconds into the video. But no cheating. For the right feeling, you need to listen from start. 🙂 Continue reading I’m listening to the sunrise→