Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Opening the human story with science!

There's more knowledge in this little girl's pinkie than some people have in their entire head!

Your body is full of information: about your environment, about your daily routines and habits, and about your parents. Pains and scars tell about experiences---even if we're not sure just WHY we have a particular hurt, like my friend Rick and his mysterious ache in his side, which the doctor couldn't illuminate.

So what is a 40,000 year old pinkie tip able to tell us about the human race---long before any written record?



http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/science/gains-in-dna-are-speeding-research-into-human-origins.html?_r=1&smid=fb-nytimes&WT.mc_id=SC-E-FB-SM-LIN-DTH-013112-NYT-NA&WT.mc_ev=click

Sunday, January 29, 2012

HTML: beginning the code journey (a tutorial)


HTML has not been around for many years. November 1990 marks the day of the first web page and back then there were little to no HTML standards to be followed. A group called the World Wide Web Consortium was then formed and have since set the standards that are widely accepted and we will base our teachings around them.

Since my initial plan to get into my own integr8dsoul.com was foiled for now by a lost password, I took up Semeicardia's idea: go to Tizag.com and try programming tutorials there on notepad.

Mostly, I copied code and pasted it into the notepad, saving my changes. Tizag has a link straight to a notepad; you can also access your computer and search for "notepad" and you'll get one.

My next option was to download something called "Crimson Editor" as a more sophisticated substitute for the notepad, which I can also continue to use.

My next lesson told me two things about code: is a necessary command, and so is . I was asked to examine these closing tags. They tell the browser certain tags are ending. Tizag tells me:

The "/" that is placed before the tag's name informs the browser that you would like to stop using the specified tag. is used to begin a tag and is used to end a tag.

The order that opening tags appear and ending tags appear follow an important rule. If an HTML tag is opened within another, for example the body tag is opened inside the html tag, then that tag(body) must close before the outer(html) tag is closed.

We ended the body tag first because it was opened most recently. This rule of "closing the most recent tag before closing older tags" applies to all HTML tags.

Then, I'm given some more code to copy, and paste onto my "index.html" notepad document.

The next new tags are: < and "head" and>, then < then "title" then >, < then a "p" and close with >, and < then the letter "h" then a >.

I can't type these in without messing up my blog post! It's < then h then 2 then > but if I type it like the others, it will not publish my blog---because it's code, and the blog reads it as code. In fact, typing any of these, code style, affects my post!

Head tells the browser useful information like title and topic. Title is where the title bar will be. H2 represents one of the six different sized headers; h2 is the second largest available, good for distinguishing your title.

goes at the beginning of a paragraph;

ends a paragraph.

(I actually typed a bracket <, then the p, then the > but it disappears, as does < then / then p then >. Typing the commands within the blog post causes the browser to read them like code, which they are! This is an example of how code is used every day to compose these blogs and give them special features, using other code commands, inserted into the text. It just complicates me showing you the terms on a blog, doesn't it? LOL)

Now, it seems, we're heading for REAL html coding!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Deadline - Blue Öyster Cult - YouTube

Deadline - Blue Öyster Cult - YouTube

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Death of Captain Stacy and birthday presents









Doctor Octopus engineers an escape he never should’ve been able to make in the hero-filled Marvel Universe, with his set of renegade arms stomping across the country to free him. His actions covered by an apparent fiery airplane death, the psychotic scientist begins his next genius extortion plan, but Spider-Man knows deep inside his foe’s still out there!


A lot of fans at the time thought Captain Stacy was getting close to figuring out Peter Parker’s double life as Spider-Man, but even the shadowed face on the cover of ASM #90 couldn’t have prepared most of them for Stacy’s heroic death! Worst of all, not only does Peter lose a man he respects and loves---the man he hoped would become his father-in-law, and an ally to his alter ego—but his girlfriend Gwen, like the rest of the city, grieves in the belief that Spider-Man took him away to murder him! Not only must he support Gwen and grieve for himself, but his helpful heroic identity, ever the figure of controversy, is suspect number one for George Stacy’s killing!


The fact that Spider-Man and Doc Ock (as Stan likes to call him) are battling far away on the rooftop sets up the shock; there’s always a danger to bystanders, and the heroic retired police captain loses his life saving a child from the scattered debris falling to the street. As I recall, Spider-Man’s using a type of formula in these cartridges of his webbing to create signal confusion inside Octopus’s mechanical arms, so their thrashing about, unfortunately, is a fault he may take to heart.


When I found a very good copy of Amazing Spider-Man #90 I realized I had the best condition issue of any major event in Spider-history of any I’d ever had. With the amazing fortunes we felt we’d had in the personal sphere of relationships, our hearts were over-flowing, and so, the first friend to ever give me a comic book as a gift became the beneficiary of that very comic book. I knew what it would mean to him, as it was exactly the kind of treasure we’d sought for years, the kind we could rarely hope to afford. I knew giving my friend Holt that comic book would make it more meaningful than if I kept it myself! I know, two half-grown twins later, he’s still got it. Wonder if he ever pulls it out to read? Maybe when the kids are grown!


The Marvel Tales reprint of this middle chapter, complete with Todd McFarlane cover, was the last comic I bought from the corner convenient store where I’d spent so much lawn mowing money.

The Kitchen Comic Convention, '12!!

I had to get out for a walk before I could sit with the game, and then I found out it was my friend Torrey’s son’s birthday and decided to dig out some comic books! Torrey Sr. even asked if we could start guitar lessons, and Torrey Jr.’s got what became about 34 comic books stories to read now. We sat in the community kitchen and had our first conversation about comic books, while I wore my t-shirt with the cover of D’n’A #1. It feels so good to be the one to deliver the message of honing your talents, following your dreams, and doing that with which you’ve fallen in love, with all the time you have on hand.




I brought an entire mailing envelope with the first 19 comics to the community kitchen, taking out a parody “What Th--?!?” #12 and a couple I weren’t sure were age appropriate. “Wow, some of these must be worth some money!” he said, collecting instinct already alive. “He does that,” said Dad; “we’ll find pennies or any old coin, and he’ll say, ‘let’s look it up!’” I showed him how to read the indicia to find out what year your comic book was made. Before their pizza was done I was back with DRACULA and another dozen comics to borrow. Hey, less clutter!





I told him most of these were on loan, but he can pick out his five favorites and keep them! Considering his stash includes X-Men/ Teen Titans, X-Men/ Alpha Flight #’s 1&2, some crazy Grant Morrison Bat-Man, Hulk’s return to Jarella’s world courtesy Archie Goodwin, a big fantasy world run of Defenders with Namor, Hulk and Doc Strange, new Spider-Man comics with the Fantastic Four, even the first story arc of Ultimate Fantastic Four, I can only imagine how fun his 12th birthday turned out---and what will he decide to keep? (Not the color Tomb of Dracula vol. 2 book, though---unless it’s his favorite over Everything!)





His dad, a comics fan as a kid, has Y: The Last Man volume one, a gift to us from Marcus K. from New York last Christmas.




I gave “TJ” a Milestone comic from all-black creators, and told him about Dwayne McDuffie founding Man of Action Studios with his friends and creating his favorite cartoon, Ben 10. I took out the signed Ben 10 comic book I was given at last year’s Comic Con---the one I wish to mail this spring to Sri Lanka, where two or more fans who’ve maybe forgotten the affair will be quite surprised.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Black Widow and the Fever

This is from my occasional hobby blog, Amazing Bronze Age of Spider-Man.blogspot.com




Amazing Spider-Man #86, 87 1970
The Black Widow sounded really exciting---let’s face it, my impression was built entirely on the cover!
I read the

synopsis on page two of my brand new comic book, an official index of Amazing Spider-Man issues, #85 (remember the one I said was reprinted in the 1976 comic I bought for cover price with my A’s money?) through #114, I believe. I was just innocent enough to be spooked and amazed and totally engrossed, reading each page, describing an issue of Amazing Spider-Man. Remember, in those days,
there was no readily more affordable way for me or any young fan to read a couple years’ worth of Spider-Man plots from fifteen or so years before. This comic book I describe featured each cover and a list of characters and other comments tying the individual stories to the larger storylines of the Spider-Man title. So the first page had my first true favorite comic book’s plot and cover, as they originally appeared. On the next: Spider-Man’s adventure with the Black Widow, one where the build-up of the suspense of her hunting down Spidey didn’t seem to match with that mysterious cover! By their second encounter, she realizes he doesn’t use gadgetry so much as raw, strange powers---no wonder he’s so difficult to subdue! Spider-Man’s on his way to bigger trouble, as we’ll see.


#87 has that very dramatic cover, and then the unthinkable occurs on the first few pages: a feverish Spider-Man, still desperate to produce a nice birthday present for Gwen Stacy (as seen in our subplot now for a few issues), uses his strength and climbing abilities to steal a nice necklace! He can’t just use being Spider-Man to get whatever Peter wants!
He puts it back, very worried about his fitness to function as a superhero anymore. He tries to take a look at his blood under a microscope, and can't focus.
Hoo, boy! Peter walks into Gwen’s party late, feverish, takes out the Spider-Man mask and tells them WHO HE IS!!! Talk about how does a hero get out of a jam?
Peter's problem, it turns out, is the FLU. And now he's walked into his girlfriend's party and announced "Spider-Man is finished! I know...because I'M Spider-Man!!!"

Friday, January 13, 2012

eyes-instead-mouse

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/this-could-be-big-abc-news/eyes-instead-mouse-151319314.html

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/rare-white-penguin-spotted-antarctica-213152350--abc-news.html

David Stephens, a naturalist on board the Lindblad Expeditions' National Geographic Explorer ship, snapped the photo above of the rare leucistic bird, which he described on their blog as "whitish, but not quite an albino."
Leucistic penguins, sometime referred to as albinistic penguins, have a reduced level of pigmentation and are set apart from albinos due to their pigmented eyes, according to National Geographic. Their "washed-out" coloring clearly distinguishes them from the traditional black and white coat of the Chinstrap penguin.
It's so rare to find nearly all-white penguins, Stephens noted, because the birds' black and white coloring serves as crucial camouflage while diving for fish. Still, the leucistic penguins manage to breed normally, according to Stephens.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lost World of Apes: the Bili and Mangani



Mangani is the name of a fictional species of great apes in the Tarzan novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and of the invented language used by these apes. In the invented language, Mangani (meaning "great-ape") is the apes' word for their own kind, although the term is also applied (with modifications) to humans. The Mangani are represented as the apes who foster and raise Tarzan.


Dr. Peter Coogan wrote a page on the synthetic language created for the Mangani and Tarzan, provided here in pdf:

http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Mangani.pdf
The language of the great apes of Africa that Edgar Rice Burroughs depicts in the Tarzan
novels is not some simple, made-up collection of sounds substituting for English. It is a
representation of a deeply structured, complex linguistic sign system with a grammar and syntax of
its own. This grammar has never been worked out because its last living native speakers (with the
exception of Tarzan himself) went extinct in the last century. Unfortunately, Burroughs never
presents an untranslated sentence, so we also have no real sense of Mangani syntax. Below, I offer
two examples that follow English syntax. Given the universality of the Mangani language in
nature, according to Burroughs, it is possible that we can learn something about Mangani grammar
and syntax by studying the language constructions of signing ape.


The creation of fictional species will pre-occupy me when I prepare Lost World of Dracula. Johann gave me a link from Wiki to capture the species search aspect, in this instance regarding the Bili Ape.



Since a five year long civil war ended in 2003, it has been easier for scientists to conduct field research in the Congo. The first scientist to see the Bili apes, and also recruited by Ammann, was Shelly Williams, PhD, a specialist in primate behavior. Williams reported on her close - and chilling - encounter with Bili Apes, "We could hear them in the trees, about 10 m away, and four suddenly came rushing through the brush towards me. If this had been a mock charge they would have been screaming to intimidate us. These guys were quiet, and they were huge. They were coming in for the kill - but as soon as they saw my face they stopped and disappeared."[6]
“The unique characteristics they exhibit just don’t fit into the other groups of apes,” says Williams. The apes, she argues, could be a new species unknown to science, a new subspecies of chimpanzee, or a hybrid of the gorilla and the chimp. “At the very least, we have a unique, isolated chimp culture that’s unlike any that’s been studied,” she says.[7]
Scientists believe they are dealing with a very inbred population, in which even a large number of animals could share identical or near identical haplotypes. Bili Ape reports have also been investigated by Esteban Sarmiento, who has said "I would think there is a strong possibility that south of Bili on the other side of the Uele River there may be gorillas, and this would seem an important area to turn our attention to." Scientists working within these forests south of the Uele, however, have found no such evidence, nor heard any such reports from local communities. It remains an important region, however, based on the discovered presence of other flagship species, like chimpanzees and elephants.[8]

In June 2006, British Science Weekly reported that Cleve Hicks and colleagues from the University of Amsterdam had completed a year-long hunt for these apes during which they were able to observe the creatures a total of 20 full hours. Hicks reported that he saw "nothing gorilla about them", stating that "they pant-hoot and tree-drum, and so on," and adding that "the females definitely have a chimp's sex swellings." DNA samples recovered from feces also reaffirmed the classification of these apes in the chimp subspecies Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii.

Origins of the Bronze Age of Spider-Man


Origins of the Bronze Age: The comic that kicks off this blog was my favorite when I was seven years old: a copy of a 1976 issue of Marvel Tales Featuring Spider-Man that came out the week of my second birthday. Its story featured the End of the Kingpin after three years of terrific battles, which resumed at least every few months in 1967 through 1969, in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, the original comic book series featuring Spider-Man.


Kingpin of Crime, Wilson Fisk; this normal man without superpowers became Spider-Man’s greatest archenemy of the Silver Age, due in part to his limitless supply of organized criminals. In the Steve Ditko days of colorful super-villains, the Scorpion from Amazing Spider-Man #20, 1965, was designed to be his arch-enemy. Under Ditko, however, from nowhere that arch-foe position became property of the mysterious Green Goblin. When Romita comes aboard with #39, Lee ends the Goblin with first Romita story, but the first Bronze Age Green Goblin story will become the last for both Norman Osborn, the original Green Goblin, and Peter Parker’s girlfriend Gwen Stacy! Well, as with the end of the Kingpin: originally-speaking, that was the end…


Amazing Bronze Age of Spider-Man



My reading of superhero comics as I recall, in particular Spider-Man, began with Marvel Tales #107, 89, 120, 133 (near end of Bronze Age reprints; about to cycle back to reprinting classic Lee/ Ditko original stories from 1962-1966) and 66; you could get your own copy for a dollar or less. Marvel Tales 133 and 66 were the first ever bought with an allowance, given to reward my good grades in second grade; Dad explained the system and the value of the quarters he gave me, and I spent seventy-five cents eventually on two salvage copies of Spider-Man, probably some Wholesale ID’s unreturned, undestroyed overstock. The 1977-78 live action Spider-Man TV series and cartoon from 1967-1969 provide two of the origins of my love of Spider-Man; in fact, finding there was a comic book featuring the wedding of Betty Brant to someone else, Ned Leeds, gave me a sense the cartoons with her at the Bugle were set in stories in the past, giving the illusion of life moving on.

The other source of origin, and Orange Juice, was my cup, which told the web-slinger’s origin with the same narrative caption that appeared on the top first page of most every Bronze Age issue of Amazing Spider-Man by Marvel Comics Group.

Amazing Spider-Man #83-85, however, is a pretty interesting personal ending to the Silver Age, for me. The tale of the Schemer, new rival to the Kingpin, goes from crime epic to intensely personal story, focused on a small cast. Peter’s lie he lives as Spider-Man drives his girlfriend away and worries her, while the ruse he tries so he can leave them at his apartment begins her father Captain George Stacy’s suspicions…or, the old fellow has it figured out, and feels like telling Peter at the tragic moment that ends his life in Amazing Spider-Man #90. In this lonely, bleak story, Peter fools his visitors the best he can with a bluff, delivered as Spider-Man, who of course he was. Peter’s desperate to throw Captain Stacy off the trail of guessing he and Spider-Man are one man and the same! Lies go on to utterly destroy the Kingpin’s family, however: his new rival’s revealed to be his long-lost son! The action of the story itself slows to a crawl, with Spider-Man captured, listening to the truth from the Schemer---Richard Fisk.


The Death of Captain Stacy, and the last great Stan Lee Doctor Octopus story to boot, a much stronger trilogy of issues, is probably another possible ending to the Silver Age, rather than the later death of Gwen Stacy and the Gobin under Gerry Conway in 1972. Stan Lee still wrote another year of stories, interspersed for the first time with scripts by Roy Thomas that don’t quite nail Spider-man (Savage Land? Nooo…New York City!) before Thomas takes over for about a year. Doctor Octopus is another contender along with Kingpin and Gobbie for Spider-Man’s Silver Age archnemesis.


For me, I became a fan of Spider-Man during the American Comics Bronze Age, which began sometime before I was born and ended about the time I gave up comics for girls (or a broader set of interests in general…obviously, it didn’t stay that way!). Incidentally, I think I’ll end this discussion about the time Spidey marries Mary Jane Watson in both the newspaper and the comics, as the era under editor-in-chief Jim Shooter ends. My three years as a reader of Jim’s Marvel Comics Group gave me a lifelong delight in comic books and Spider-Man in particular that keeps me re-visiting my webheaded friend now and then. I had another three years or so collecting while still a young married college student, and that will be another story to tell one day.



As it is, I’ve still got a few never filled holes, and I’m going to group a lot of multi-part stories into single blog posts. The goal is to work from memory, amidst the other regular work I do, so this is the closest thing to a hobby for me, aside from, I guess, socializing, which is still different.
I’ll bet I won’t be alone, however, in wiggling my webs at least twice weekly!


Long underwear Lue
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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Head First!


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111221092001.htm




By analyzing the physical features of fossil fish that diversified around the time of two separate extinction events, scientists from the University of Chicago and the University of Oxford found that head features diversified before body shapes and types. The discovery disputes previous models of adaptive radiations and suggests that feeding-related evolutionary pressures are the initial drivers of diversification.

"It seems like resources, feeding and diet are the most important factors at the initial stage," said lead author Lauren Sallan, graduate student in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago. "Strange heads show up first -- crushing jaws, animals with big teeth, with long jaws -- but they're all pretty much attached to the same body."

Adaptive radiations underlie the evolution of dominant and diverse groups. After a major disruption, such as an extinction event, surviving species diversify into a myriad variety of forms. Modern examples of this diversity are the fish family of cichlids, with more than 1,000 documented species, or "Darwin's finches" of the Galapagos Islands, which exhibit many different beak types.

Evolutionary biologists have used these living species to propose at least two models of how adaptive radiations work. One model proposes a single "burst" of divergence followed by a long period of relative stability. Another, sometimes known as the "general vertebrate model," introduced the idea of staged divergences, with habitat-driven changes in body type preceding diversification of head types.

However, these models had not yet been tested with the rich data sets available in the fossil record.

"There hadn't been any tests of these things using fossils," said Sallan, a graduate student in the laboratory of University of Chicago Professor Michael Coates. "You have all these analyses of diversification, yet not one of them goes back to the fossil record and says what's happening at this time period, and the next time period, and the one after that."

Sallan and co-author Matt Friedman, PhD, lecturer in paleobiology at the University of Oxford and a former member of Coates' laboratory, looked at two different adaptive radiations in the fossil record. The first was the explosion of ray-finned fishes after the Hangenberg extinction, an event 360 million years ago that decimated ocean life on Earth. The second group was the acanthomorphs, a group of fish that exhibited a burst in diversity around the time of the end-Cretaceous extinction that ended the age of dinosaurs.

In both datasets, the researchers used a method called geometric morphometrics to quantify differences in features such as body depth, fin position and jaw shape between species. Crucially, Sallan and Friedman separated head features from body features in their analysis, to better detect the timing of when each compartment showed a burst of diversity in the record.

The results of the two analyses were in agreement: Diversification in cranial features preceded diversification in body types. Unusual head features such as jaws lined with sharp teeth or blunt teeth for crushing appeared before diverse body shapes on a spectrum from slender and eel-like to broad and disc-shaped.

"We have these two entirely separate radiations, and in both of them the pattern is heads first. So feeding might be more important to diversification than habitat use," Sallan said. "It's against both the adaptive radiation model and the proposed stage model."

The pattern detected with the new analyses suggests that the appearance of new sources of food drives a burst of diversity before species begin to change to adapt to new habitats.

"Ecological limits are taken away," Sallan said. "There's more opportunity out there, more available resources, and they're taking advantage of that. Later, they're taking advantage of specializing to new habitats. So it's not something within the animals themselves; it's more opportunity that matters."

While the new study offers two distinct examples of head-first diversification separated by hundreds of millions of years, the universality of the model remains to be conclusively proven.

"Evolution is really complex, and it's not really clear that there should be only one model," Sallan said. "It might be that this model might apply to fishes in certain time periods, or might apply to vertebrates, but a lot more investigation is needed to see whether that is actually true."

The paper, "Heads or Tails: Staged Diversification in Vertebrate Evolutionary Radiations," was published online Dec. 21 by the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Funding for the study was provided by the National Science Foundation, the Paleontological Association, the Paleontological Society, the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, the Evolving Earth Foundation, the Natural Environment Research Council, the Fell Fund of the University of Oxford, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Lerner-Grey Fund of the American Museum of Natural History.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Dynamic programming: you can do it, too!



Computer World Entrance

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o    Semeicardia and I had this discussion about computer coding, which I have his permission to share here.
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o    Semei writes:
o     well there are really only 3 things you need for basic webdesign https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
o    Knowledge of HTML, knowledge of one dynamic language + databases and knowledge of CSS.   Start with HTML, then CSS and then move on to PHP (Dynamic coding)
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o    Okay I just looked up free tutorial on CSS
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o    I would like to promote Tizaf tutorials for any web design needs https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
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o    They use pretty much laymans terms and is a good starting place https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
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Coded Story Generation

THEN, DANNY INITIATED MY THINKING ON THIS IDEA:
o    I have an creative idea for you https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif:
o    Make an "Make your own adventure" on your website, once you have learned about dynamic coding, I'll help you with it as well
o    You can some characters for choice, make a nemesis choice and eventually some other choice and it would generate a completely unique integr8 soul story based on your choice and from generic text
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o    I LOVE it!
o    I already want to apply that principle to menu selection on my General Works dvds...the menu itself could take on a narrative, however, in a designed effort.
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    • So you would write passages with variables and then it would automatically insert your choices https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
      Then you could have some preset starts and endings https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
    • I loved those books, yes, the technology's ready to take it to another level.
    • So you're saying we could build in variables that are NOT chosen by the reader, too, as well as ones that are.
    • You can basically code anything https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
    • So each reading strings together different characters and aspects, sometimes of the same time period of events, and sometimes different plot twists lead into alternative versions of the storyline
    • But imagine, if you want a story about 5 heroes, fighting mr destroyer who is destroying Metropolis, you could get that https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
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o    Yes, that's the future, Semei, and I have the perfect book for its basis: TRANZ, which happens to characters all over the world
o    yes, I should start with something relatively simple like that
o    so I could have a successful project completed in the shorter term, then grow into it.
o    “My Don Quijote time-travelling story's another example!“  I reply.
o    “But you really should get the coding basics into your head first.”  Semei continues:
Basically you could have a theme variable and then the story maker would grap some generic text from the "theme" folder, but still using variables for names, so it feels unique https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
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    • My problem with TRANZ, see, is that if it were laid out linearly with all the characters I wanted, you would lose the narrative impact of each of their stories. But if you could take several shorter trips through the 900 or so pages, you could follow a smaller cast through the events...which would not end the same in everyone's parallel universes.
Simple  Multi-variable Story Generation
    • That's excellent! Maybe within this year I could try one of the sort you describe here.
    • Have you completed a smaller example of your own?
Semei replies:
    • It's actually quite easy to get started https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
      First you would not generate something too unique, pretty much just a preset story where the name changes, then you start expanding from there https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
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    • For a very simple story generating preset story, change name thing? Not many https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
    • That is actually one of the easiest thing to do https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif, but making something that generates something completely unique would take weeks.
    • Once the "engine" is coded, it is all up to how much "random" content you are willing to write.https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif

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o    Webdesign / webcoding is the easy part, lol https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
Putting it together
o    At least now I've opened my Tizag Tutorial
o    Awesome https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
o    Web tutorials --> Beginners tutorial https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
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o    Any thing else I should know going into Tizag, Danny? I love your hypertextural story ideas
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o    Well, when you are done with the beginners guide, to the HTML tutorial, then CSS, then PHP and lastly mySQL and you are ready to develop anything on a webpage really https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
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    • We also just got a book and software on Flash animation for free from my friend Joseph Braband, too
    • He is the one who got me thinking about presentations done in multi-layered dvds...could work as well on websites too
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    • Well, understanding html and php may make it easier to learn action scripting (flash programming) as action scripting is a dynamic language
    • The great thing about dynamic coding is it allows you to change the webpage, you could make the background change color everyime the page updated, lol, anything really https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif
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    • Oh, I see! Learning some terminology here
    • I have a few anime dvd's that actually let the viewer make some choices and depending on the choice the story changes... so I suppose you could make multiple path stories on dvd https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/images/blank.gif

·         Applications for Integr8d Soul:
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Semei’s suggestion gave me not only the future expression by which to tell my novel, Tranz, but also gave me notions on peace-making interactive programs, schools of learning, and stories, providing the interactive person a chance to explore how people get to their paths of thought and where those beliefs and facts overlap with seemingly dissimilar ones, placing them objectively side-by-side.




 The great thing about dynamic coding is it allows you to change the webpage, you could make the background change color everyime the page updated, lol, anything really .