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I like learning new programs. - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
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abmann
I like learning new programs.

I kind of like Windows 7, enough that I may drop it on my netbook....
Assuming they don't ruin it for netbook processors.
Widgets = nifty too.

But the constant "Windows is not genuine" pop-ups on this build has wiped all meaning off of the word "genuine" for me.
Has that ever happened to you? A word floating in your head suddenly divorces all meaning?

Current Mood: dorky dorky
Current Music: Stephanie Miller Show - 06122009

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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: June 16th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used to repeat words until they lost all meaning.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 16th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why?
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: June 16th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't remember.

I know that when I was frustrated I would sometimes do so, and the frustration would build up until I was about to explode... It's a fleeting memory, not sure all the details.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 16th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
YOU'RE WEIRD
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: June 16th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes.

We knew that. :)
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abmann From: abmann Date: June 16th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dell Mini 9. I actually have a version of Photoshop that runs off a thumb drive I haven't tried yet. If that works, I'll probably drop OS X on it so I can have a full photography editing suite with me.

No, I've not tried Ubuntu. I'm vaguely reluctant because I don't want have to meddle with it to get it to work nicely with my other machines.
tener_duende From: tener_duende Date: June 17th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, the idea of using a word over and over again until it gains a new kind of meaning is a technique you'll see in a lot of music. It's one of the ideas within a chant, for instance. As a ex-Catholic, I can tell you that reciting the Rosary is actually similar to this idea; by repeating the prayers over and over again, some people are able to go "past the words" and come to a kind of trance/transcendental experience.

In terms of musical artists, both Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen have been known to use this technique. I would point to a song like "Beside You" from Morrison's Astral Weeks as a perfect example of this, as he rapidly repeats "you breathe in/you breathe out", and it achieves a similiar kind of effect.
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