jackshoegazer: (McHitler)

jackshoegazer: (Kermit Betta Recognize)
In physics, a quantum (plural: quanta) refers to an indivisible and perhaps elementary entity. For instance, a "light quantum", being a unit of light (that is, a photon). In combinations like "quantum mechanics", "quantum optics", etc., it distinguishes a more specialized field of study.

The word comes from the Latin "quantus", for "how much".

Behind this, one finds the fundamental notion that a physical property may be "quantized", referred to as "quantization". This means that the magnitude can take on only certain numerical values, rather than any value, at least within a range. For example, the energy of an electron bound to an atom (at rest) is quantized. This accounts for the stability of atoms, and matter in general. But it cannot begin to account for the update I just did for the [community profile] iconomicon.

An entirely new conceptual framework was developed around this idea, during the first half of the 1900s. Usually referred to as quantum "mechanics", it is regarded by virtually every professional physicist as the most fundamental framework we have for understanding and describing nature, for the very practical reason that it works. It is "in the nature of things", not a more or less arbitrary human preference.
jackshoegazer: (Aboriginal)
Beneath the altar in the temple of Jerusalem there was believed to be a passage which led down to the abyss of the world, where the foundation-stone of the earth was laid. In rabbinical cosmography the abyss is a region of Gehenna situated below the ocean bed and divided into three or seven parts imposed one above the other. In the Kabbalah the abyss as the opening into the lower world is the abode of evil spirits, and corresponds to the opening of the abyss to the world above. In general the abyss is regarded vaguely as a place of indefinite extent, the abode of mystery and sorrow, and sometimes I update the [community profile] iconomicon.
jackshoegazer: (This Icon Was STOLEN)
No one was quite sure just how old their monk was, for he was the Castle's unofficial historian, and did not tell of himself what he cheerfully reported about others, but he did update the [livejournal.com profile] iconomicon.
jackshoegazer: (Toilet paper in the desert)
I know I haven't properly updated. I hate prefacing posts like that.

Jacquelyn and I went out to see Clerk II this evening with [livejournal.com profile] brdgt and [livejournal.com profile] strangedasein. They were over for dinner this past week as well. Did I mention that? No, because I haven't updated properly. Well, they did and it was great. I must have had one too many beers because I got brave and dug out the weird yearbook pictures and proof of my past raverdom. Conversations, laughter, you know, that old chestnut.

Clerks II, what can I say, to put this a delicately as I can... ummm... it was o h m y g o d f u c k i n g a w e s o m e. Yeah. I said it. It wasn't a five star masterpiece, but it was good. Four, four and a half. Who knew fucking Randal could act? Where the blooming shoehorns did that come from? This is definitely a Kevin Smith movie, but it's a landmark film. It's a beaut. He perfectly wraps up the Jersey Chronicles with a hilarious movie with a lot more depth and maturity than any of his other films. Pillow Pants. That's all I'm saying, Pillow Pants.

I will now attempt to change topics with no segue at all. Are you ready? Ok, and slide...

I like making icon posts. It's nice. I like people to have pretty icons and a wider choice of avatars, outside of the plethora of pop-culture/fandom icons available. And it relieves my junkie-like Photoshop cravings. Oh, and I, on a very egoic level, really enjoy getting a hundred comments saying I'm awesome/talented/skilled/amazing. I've gotten like five marriage proposals. I've put Jacquelyn in charge of deciding who I’m going to marry because I just can't make up my mind. None of them so far have met her exacting standards and thus I remain unmarried.

I imagine this egoic petting is similar to what doctors feel when they save a life or do a good rhinoplasty. Except mine is safer because there's little chance my icons will kill anyone, since they're - you know - not trying to keep anyone alive. Because people don't go to LJ icon communities when they're fatally wounded. Because that would be stupid. And fatal. Unless I made icons with instructions on how to, say... remove a bullet and stitch yourself up. But still - for something like that - the [livejournal.com profile] iconomicon officially advises its subscribers to seek professional medical attention immediately.

I hate starting sentences with I. Hating starting sentences with I is something I hate. Is that better? No, I didn't think so. Think so, I did not. Nope, too Yoda. Hmmm, I'll have to work on that without resorting to using, "Hmmm..."

Thus, I will leave you, hopefully a bit wiser, a bit smarter, a bit more under my unconscious control. Good night, and good luck.
jackshoegazer: (Calvin & Hobbes Laugh)
For decades, two heroic statues, one male and one female, faced each other in a city park, until one day an angel came down from heaven.

"You've been such exemplary statues," he announced to them, "That I'm going to give you a special gift. I'm going to bring you both to life for thirty minutes, in which you can do anything you want." And with a clap of his hands, the angel brought the statues to life.

The two approached each other a bit shyly, but soon dashed for the bushes, from which shortly emerged a good deal of giggling, laughter, and shaking of branches. Fifteen minutes later, the two statues emerged from the bushes, wide grins on their faces.

"You still have fifteen more minutes," said the angel, winking at them.

Grinning even more widely the female statue turned to the male statue and said, "Great! Only this time you hold the pigeon down and I'll crap on it's head."
This joke has been brought to you by the [community profile] iconomicon, which just got updated.

And for subscribing now, you get this joke absolutely free!
A man walks into a bank, and after waiting for 20 minutes in line, he goes straight to a customer service rep. and says, "Hey, lady, I got this here check for deposit and I'll be goddamned if I am going to wait my ass on line anymore."

"Please", says the woman. "I won't have that kind of language in this bank."

"Well excuse me, but this fuckin' check ain't drawing any goddamned interest with you yappin' away about my language."

"Sir, I don't have to take this abuse" she says.

"Well then let's get the fuckin' manager okay? I mean what kind of shit is this I have to take from you?"

The manager is summoned, and says "What seems to be the problem?"

The woman says, "This man is using vulgar language and I won't stand for it."

The man says "Hey alls I'm trying to do in this goddamned bank, for Christ's sake is deposit this fuckin' check for 15 million dollars."

The manager looks at the check and then at the man and says "And this fuckin' bitch won't help you?"

jackshoegazer: (Evil Incarnate Iconomicon)
Far too long have I held the demons of creation at bay! Alas, my powers weakened and iconographic lore hath escpaed onto the pages of the [livejournal.com profile] iconomicon! Join me now, for the funny and the lewd, the ridiculous and the true!

That means I updated it.
jackshoegazer: (Evil Incarnate Iconomicon)
I'm a busy iconographer.  There's breastfeeding going on in the [community profile] iconomicon.  Seriously.
jackshoegazer: (Crocodile and Tits)
I found this and am appropriately forwarding it to you, my dear readers.

The LiveJournal Abuse Team has decided that icons featuring nursing babies are "inappropriate" for default icons and are threatening users with permanent suspension if they don't change their default icon. We've tried responding to the LJ Abuse Team but they're standing by their decision and so this has been escalated to contacting the parent company (Six Apart) and if that doesn't produce results, we're bringing LJ's attempt to censor breastfeeding to media attention. We're trying to get widespread awareness of this on LJ and have as many supportive letters as possible written to Six Apart (contact@sixapart.com) and feedback@livejournal.com as well, so if this is something you care about, please take a moment to write to those addresses, and repost about this issue in your own journal. The original message that kicked it all off can be found here.
I find this particularly upsetting because I have made breast-feeding icons in my [community profile] iconomicon.  Thank you.
jackshoegazer: (Evil Incarnate Iconomicon)
I know you thought this post was going to be about cheeseburgers, but it's not.  Just an [community profile] iconomicon update.  That's it.

As you were.

P.S.  The raw, impure ore is refined to fertilizer by crystallization or flotation processes.
jackshoegazer: (Evil Incarnate Iconomicon)
Oh dookie, I did it again.  I made more icons.  I posted them in the [community profile] iconomicon.  Man, I'm SO predictable.
jackshoegazer: (Evil Incarnate Iconomicon)
Even though my monitor is totally fucky, I made some icons anyway and you can see them, if you so desire, in the [livejournal.com profile] iconomicon.
jackshoegazer: (Evil Incarnate Iconomicon)
Yeah, yeah, I updated the ICONOMICON!  You know, the [community profile] iconomicon, where I post all the icons I make. Uh huh. Yeah. Thought so.
jackshoegazer: (MOnkey)
Attention: People Of Earth

The ICONOMICON! has been updated.

Seriously, the [community profile] iconomicon.  I wouldn't shit you like that.
jackshoegazer: (Head Down)

From the left feild, from the depths of space, from center of the nothingwhatsoever, the so, so cool [livejournal.com profile] angeldvsu has gifted me with two months of paid account time.

ZOMG! Thank you! I never thought icon-making would yeild anything other than praise :D

I'm soooooo excited I just uploaded thirty icons! Beware!
jackshoegazer: (Evil Incarnate Iconomicon)
Guess what?

I made another update in [livejournal.com profile] iconomicon. That is all.

Thank you.
jackshoegazer: (Default)
Ethan will be getting up in about a half hour.

We're are but a few days into our last month in this house. I will move to Madison by May Day, yet Ethan has another month of school yet, as his last day is June 9th. If all plans work out (knock on wood) I will be working days by then, with weekends off. Ethan will spend weekend with me over the summer, the weeks with his mum. When school starts in the fall, we will switch and he will spend his weeks with me and weekends with her.

It's a big shift.

I'm still waiting to hear from UW-Madison about my enrollment. Other people I know have gotten their acceptance already, so I am prone to worry, but I must remember that I submitted mine at the last possible day, so I will know if I got in or not at the end of the cue.

So much is in the air right now, it's hard to settle down and concentrate on anything. I find myself making icons and watching movies because it's effortless. I want to be working on my Jack Shoegazer novel, but I can't get into that level with my mind constantly fluttering to moving plans and starting school and finances and merging decorating styles.

I just realized I haven't bought a calendar this year. I still have December 2005's picture of an abandoned hair salon hanging on the wall above my computer, reminding me I had off for New Years Eve, but worked on Christmas.

I need to start packing.

Oh, I posted another update in [livejournal.com profile] iconomicon.
jackshoegazer: (Evil Incarnate Iconomicon)
I have made an update in [community profile] iconomicon.

In an attempt to keep my personal journal personal and my icon journal iconicable, I won't be making icon posts in this journal anymore. If you're interested, subscribe to the [community profile] iconomicon, otherwise you'll just get a little post like this in here saying, "I have made an update in [community profile] iconomicon."

Or something like that.


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