News & Updates

Lots going on. Return to daily blogging and some journo things. Daily updates and (finally) some workflow for #DailyTracks music and video. There are some pandemic related bits and a few computational challenges with the emergence of B1.1.529 Omicron now garnering more resource attention. Will likely be at least two weeks of noise before a rising edge against Delta becomes discernable (if there is to be one). Response times are decreasing and most major players on the vaccine front are acquiring and processing data. Overall massive improvement in global posture. Still room for much more. Stay tuned…

11/30/21 3:15 PM EST

Tightening up site appearance a bit to resolve differences across browsers and viewports. Down the rabbit hole last night on the banner for a more seasonal look also. Dangerous if you actually enjoy graphic design as hours slip by while you nudge color indices this way and that. Those curve and color scopes come in handy. Individually there are a lot of detail things barely noticeable that build up to a far better look. It’s a lot like mixing tracks…which is probably what should actually be happening about now. Cheers

What Does It All Mean ?

Monday 8:41 PM EST

We feel the world with these five senses but what does it all mean ? Vision and hearing seem to constitute our largest dedicated sensory highways with respect to combined processing in our brains but we are immediately faced with conundrums : when these senses are absent or impaired neural plasticity takes up some slack and extends the dynamic range of other senses to compensate. We like to think that the physics that we know defines the limits to which this kind of adaptation can take place but in many cases said adaptations seem to exceed our expectations and we’re left unsure of exactly what’s going on. Part of the problem is that in spite of all our sophistication we still don’t know what human consciousness actually IS – in and of itself. None of the folks that think they’ve got it all figured out have been able to use their claimed knowledge to build , much less demonstrate, a simulacrum of the thing that possesses capabilities of life forms much simpler than your average dog or cat. Dogs and cats themselves seem to know this and so deliberately on occasion exceed the capacities of their owners with complete disregard for these humans that truly believe the universe revolves around them. Thereby , of course, hangs a tale. Our Universe has a built in sense of humor that is requisite for understanding the absurdities of existence. Unfortunately by the time most of us recognize this we have suffered horribly and for mostly inane reasons…

More to come & regards,

TK

We’re Back !

Looking forward to #DailyTracks , music , research , technology – the whole shebang . Need to do a bit of re arranging here. Shouldn’t take long !

Foo Fighters https://www.foofighters.com/ have now loudly seen off the silence of the #COVID19 pandemic via Madison Square Garden . Tours are gearing up and starting to make noise . Virtuoso Jordan Rudess https://www.jordanrudess.com/tours/ has dates upcoming in NY and PA. Mike Portnoy https://www.mikeportnoy.com/dates/ has declared vacation officially over and is now busy until 2050 (just kidding).

Still futzing with site ideas and appearance. #DailyTracks is the priority though there is obviously quite a bit going on with the continuing pandemic , apparently more regularly scheduled climate catastrophes , political intrigues and whatnot. Awesome research in the sciences continues on in spite of it all…because researchers are beautiful people.

Let’s Goooooooooo…