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Working from home

I'm doing some writing at home today, because I am a little sick and feel rather achey. I'd rather not leave the house if I don't have to.

In other news, at a rough calculation here is my current work count for the tesis:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
17,653 / 100,000
(17.7%)


What I'd ideally like is a modified version of the NaNo word counter thingies to keep track of my progress, and to keep me inspired and keen to keep going. I kid you not, those NaNo word tickers kept me going more than anything else - hopefully the same principle will work with the thesis...

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designadrug
Jan. 31st, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
Errrr.... 100K is where you have to stop...not where you have to reach...
miss_rynn
Jan. 31st, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
I know... but I can hardly hand in 20K and call it done. It's an encouragement thing.

Hey, by the way, I couldn't help but notice you were involved with Friends For Dinner this year... are you interested in playing my game at all? (Why yes, I am being something of a creepy stalker-type!)
designadrug
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
Ummm I submitted a blurb...I'm sketchy on the details of when/where it is though.

Ummm...what kind of game is it? Is there a sign-up through AON? (kidding about that last bit)
aeduna
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
*stab stab*
:) Actually, Caitlin is planning more a "tell me what sessions, tell me what games, and we'll arrange things", which AON can't do, so...
designadrug
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)
....so you'll have to write a genetic algorithm or simulated annealing routine to be able to optimise all that stuff, right?
bishi_wannabe
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, that IS what we call a randomiser when the laity are listening, isn't it?
designadrug
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)
No! Not at all! GA's and SA are tools used in Complex Systems Science for optimising problems that exist in hyperdimensional property spaces! Nothing random about it! Errr.....look; Pareto Fronts! E-Machines! Graph Theory! The Goodyear Blimp! *runs*
aeduna
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
I had fun in 3rd year AI by combining GA and SA. Roboflib! For all your prisoner's dilemma solving needs! Look for it in all good stores!
designadrug
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:54 am (UTC)
The problem I found with trying to algorithmically solve Prisoners Dilemmas was that you couldn't factor in an incentive for the "prisoners" sharing a laugh and a drink down the pub after the dilemma was solved.
bishi_wannabe
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
The word your looking for is "tetra-neutron."
designadrug
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
Watch it.... I think I did a bloody magnificent job of taking chairman_loke's quasi-pseudo-science bullshit and making it sound plausible to anyone with highschool science.
miss_rynn
Feb. 1st, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
Mt lj has been taken over by nerds.

Who would have thunk it?
designadrug
Feb. 1st, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
Cause and effect.

Effect: "My LJ has been taken over by nerds"
Cause : You don't know anyone but nerds

:)
aeduna
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
Didn't we have this discussion? :) If you can find a way to encode "I don't want to play with them in Delta Green because they go on and on about guns, but they are fine in Exalted" or "I want to play with them because I'm hitting on them", then go crazy ;)
designadrug
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
Can't we just use a variant on Graph theory and rank the connection by the purported realtionship?
aeduna
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
I guess its less representing it as getting people to express it clearly and easily. And without it starting fights. :)
designadrug
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
Or we could write it so that a GM we dislike would get the Party From Hell...
aeduna
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
Gods, I hadn't even thought of including the GMs in the mix :)
miss_rynn
Feb. 1st, 2006 01:45 am (UTC)
Don't laugh - just about every con I run a game at I get the Party From Hell (TM). Seriously. It's creepy.
aeduna
Feb. 1st, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
The same people, or a new collection?
miss_rynn
Feb. 1st, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
It's a gothic regency freeform. Probably not your cup of tea exactly, but, you know, I'm at that stage where the characters are beggining to become cohesive and yet are still maliable.

Like many things in my life, it seems, I blame Lon - he mentioned that he and his lovely wife (!) were a bit keen on playing, and so I figured I'm make the ex-military character more his thing.

I could do the same for you. You know, as bribery. :)
designadrug
Feb. 1st, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
Bribery eh?

That might work. Not sure I can come in costume.

Sure, I'll play your freeform. When it comes to characterisation I don't have a huge imagination, so either make the character me or make the character sheet very explicit :)
designadrug
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)
...and I don't mind being stalked too much. Its nice to have someone take an interest. delphaeus was supposedly my stalker-fangirl but I think she found it boring and quit.
miss_rynn
Feb. 1st, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
But you have so many qualities to inspire my stalker-dom! Not the least of which because I, too, am a science nerd (unlike delphaeus, whose geek-fu is weaker than mine).
designadrug
Feb. 1st, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
Never really thought I was worth stalking...I have qualities? Woa.
designadrug
Feb. 1st, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
I guess the encouragment factor is valid...

...and to be honest I didn't stop at 100K....I simply stopped counting.
lokicarbis
Feb. 1st, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, the zokutu people really have to create some sort of interactive database so you can compare your rate of progress to other people's :)
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