Isqua Istari

The Wise Wizards


Posted in Other by Ziggy Wednesday October 24, 2007 at 21:11

I’m going on vacation this weekend, the 26-28th. I’ll be in Las Cruces, NM, attending the X-Prize Cup with Philip Rawson and associates. I’ll bring back lots of photos for all of you who couldn’t go. It should be a propellant-full weekend. I’m looking forward to it.

Iowa is next. In November, on the 10th, I leave for Cedar Rapids! I’ll be visiting the Scott’s. It is an event which will register on the Richter scale. It is going to be great. It is long overdue.

If anyone else in the area would like to visit, I’ll be sure to swing by… Anyone? <cricket chirp> I’ll be back on the 18th. If I don’t decide to stay permanently.

Edit: The closest I’ve gotten to meeting John Carmack, and I didn’t even know about it. Several people probably told me, but somehow that kind of information doesn’t take hold in my mind very readily.

cost and price

Posted in Articles by Ziggy Wednesday October 24, 2007 at 12:25

I’m pretty close to my brother, who majored in economics in school. We talk about all sorts of things, and naturally his bent toward the economic perspective has induced some secondary incandescence in my own thinking.

So here’s a thought. I think that (as an example) if I own a burger joint I should be allowed to charge someone more for a burger if I don’t like them, or for any other reason. I propose that this action not only should be legal, but can also be a moral decision, ultimately God-glorifying. (more…)

my day

Posted in Other by Ziggy Tuesday October 23, 2007 at 13:28

# A summary of a typical day in Python metacode

# note, Ziggy.errands and Ziggy.projectlist are dynamic lists
# they are managed by the Ziggy.freewill subroutine which is
# started in the background when Ziggy initialized. Ziggy.freewill
# also runs other functions in tandem with the main function

import Ziggy #initialize myself
import Math,work) #go to work
import Work
from Work import machinists, engineers, e-mail, ordersystem

while “13:30” > time.current(): #things I do while at work

neworder = ordersystem.checkNew()
if neworder: Work.paperwork(neworder)
nextTask = Work.tasks.pop()
if engineering in nextTask:
incompetence_margin =
if machining in nextTask: machinists(nextTask)

tasks = Ziggy.errandlist #run errands
for task in tasks:,task.location)
Ziggy.excecute(task),home) #drive home

while “21:45” > time.current(): #things I do while at home

choice = Ziggy.freewill(range(len(Ziggy.projectlist)+1))
if choice = 0: Ziggy.excecute(computer_games)
else: Ziggy.excecute(Ziggy.projectlist[choice-1])


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