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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby tombombodil » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:05 pm

clintmemo wrote:Total random gibberish:

I have a tendency to visualize, or really diagram, things in my head when I think about them.
We are all familiar with a clock face to represent the time of day. My brain uses a similar diagram to represent larger scales of time.
A week is represented by a ring of 7 blobs, one blob per day of the week. But the ring isn't round and the blobs are not all the same size and shape. The week days are small circles that form a tall arch (like the St Louis arch) with Monday on the bottom left, Friday on the bottom right and Wednesday at the peak. Saturday and Sunday are bigger, flatter blobs that sit underneath, connecting Friday to Monday.
As time passes, you travel the circle clockwise.

A calendar year is represented by a ring of circles, one per month, like a clock face but they are positioned between where the numbers on a clock are positioned. So straight up is between January and December. However, you travel around the ring counterclockwise, so January is left of top-center and December is right of top-center.
Furthermore, my brain often visualizes this not from a top-down perspective but from a 1st person perspective but maybe higher up. Imagine a helicopter flying at 50 feet, following a race car around a circular race track - always turning left.

Weirdly, there is no visualization for a single month.

I'd say the "single page of a monthly calendar" shape/design is pretty iconic and identifiable as a visual representation of a month.
Does anyone else's brain do these types of things?
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby BadMrMojo » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:09 pm

clintmemo wrote:...
A week is represented by a ring of 7 blobs, one blob per day of the week. But the ring isn't round and the blobs are not all the same size and shape.
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This is actually a form of synesthesia.

Colored letters (graphemes - the shape of the letters - rather than phonemes - the sound of the letters) is the most common, but commonly repeated patterns (numbers, the alphabet, etc) being strongly associated with a spatial orientation is one alternate. I've only ever read about it mentioned with color associations as well as location/orientation. I'm curious if the arch is different shades, always the same color, or simply refers to the location.

Super interesting for "random gibberish".

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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby clintmemo » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:33 am

BadMrMojo wrote:
clintmemo wrote:...
A week is represented by a ring of 7 blobs, one blob per day of the week. But the ring isn't round and the blobs are not all the same size and shape.
...


This is actually a form of synesthesia.

Colored letters (graphemes - the shape of the letters - rather than phonemes - the sound of the letters) is the most common, but commonly repeated patterns (numbers, the alphabet, etc) being strongly associated with a spatial orientation is one alternate. I've only ever read about it mentioned with color associations as well as location/orientation. I'm curious if the arch is different shades, always the same color, or simply refers to the location.

Super interesting for "random gibberish".



The blobs appear in my mind without color, really. Maybe dark grey outlines on a light grey background - almost like pencil on old paper.

I've started doing a new one in the last year or so which does have faint color. I envision lifespan as trapezoid where the bottom (youth is wider) and tinted blue. The narrower top is tainted red and becomes faded as you go past the present and into the future. Sometimes it feels like a trapezoid and other time sit feels like a road going off into the horizon.
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby N00b13 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:56 pm

So apparently don't clean your paper shredder with canned air.
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby Chad » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:57 am

N00b13 wrote:So apparently don't clean your paper shredder with canned air.



POOF!!!!

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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby tombombodil » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:20 pm

Chad wrote:
N00b13 wrote:So apparently don't clean your paper shredder with canned air.



POOF!!!!


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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby N00b13 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:01 pm

tombombodil wrote:
Chad wrote:
N00b13 wrote:So apparently don't clean your paper shredder with canned air.



POOF!!!!


Somehow it seems that using a 52-card pickup analogy wouldn't suffice.

No not the problem. Fiery conflagration is the problem.
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby tombombodil » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:16 pm

N00b13 wrote:
tombombodil wrote:
Chad wrote:
N00b13 wrote:So apparently don't clean your paper shredder with canned air.



POOF!!!!


Somehow it seems that using a 52-card pickup analogy wouldn't suffice.

No not the problem. Fiery conflagration is the problem.


Alright I guess I don't know enough about how paper shredders work.
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby Chad » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:24 pm

N00b13 wrote:
tombombodil wrote:
Chad wrote:
N00b13 wrote:So apparently don't clean your paper shredder with canned air.



POOF!!!!


Somehow it seems that using a 52-card pickup analogy wouldn't suffice.

No not the problem. Fiery conflagration is the problem.


Uhhh... what happened?

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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby N00b13 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:20 pm

Chad wrote:
N00b13 wrote:
tombombodil wrote:
Chad wrote:
N00b13 wrote:So apparently don't clean your paper shredder with canned air.



POOF!!!!


Somehow it seems that using a 52-card pickup analogy wouldn't suffice.

No not the problem. Fiery conflagration is the problem.


Uhhh... what happened?

Paper dust and the stuff in canned air are flammable and the shredder creates a small spark on startup. Get the correct stoichiometric ratio (or more aptly wrong) and you end up with a fireball in your home office. Think unintentional potato gun aimed at your face. Oh and indoors. With tons of smoke.
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