Well, I’m trying not to criticize because it’s been a long term beef with Vangelis… but his sounds are very 80s… and I keep wanting him to upgrade his wave tables. He probably can’t hear it and his devoted fans probably would not want it to change – the instruments are the instruments. But I keep wanting to upgrade them.

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James Gray i’m on the constant search for what I consider “perfect word combinations”. they don’t happen much but I know it when I see it. It’s the phrases that are connectors. I can almost feel the click in my head. but then how to describe the connections? eight years ago I described this to a friend who said “you need to write a dictionary” i’ve lost touch with that friend about six years ago but I did the dictionary over a long weekend, sat on it for a year, put it up on Amazon and Internet archive. that wasn’t it though. so I’ve been looking for patterns within myself. of course there’s the bootstrapping problem. I didn’t come from nothing but there is a “before” that will always be inaccessible to me I hope some of what I do resonates even a little. I think it does. I know there are many other people who are on their own quests. I hope my quest resonates with their quest even if they’re not identical. I think it’s a certain kind of “striving in earnest”

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I may have found a tool to help my long research for “interface” (or gap) and that is this broad definition “tool”. I’m always looking for a perfect combinations of words and these are good for my purposes: “a tool is an entity used to interface between two or more domains.” So: Going reverse: 1) A domain. Its antonyms are: waste, wilderness, wild. A domain’s synonyms are: sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena “territory over which rule or control is exercised” So, a kingdom with a ruler. Who rules or owns each of the domains is an open question right now. 2) Between. If it’s not domain, it’s waste, wilderness, wild. 3) Skipping to front, “tool is an entity” means I can say “entity” instead of “tool”. Entity is a being, presence, an idea, a thing, an object, a body, a grouping, just for a few. 4) “used to”. Used by what or whom? This returns to “domain” and its owner/ruler(s). Is a tool used by two or more domains? Well, “does an action to” two or more domains. But it can also be an outsider, an entity from the “waste, wilderness, wild”. (Synonyms for waste, wilderness, wild are forthcoming) 5) “Interface”. That is the crux of what I’m looking for, this action of ‘interface’. I’d been looking specifically at different ways this concept of interface has been used in different contexts. But I think I’m ready to tie it together as I think this good combination of words may be able to do it. I may start standardizing my language to this because it fits. Can I say “domain” instead of “contexts”? Is a Concept an entity used to interface between two or more domains? Well, a metaphor is. An analogy is. Are all concepts? They may be. So, that’s some unfiltered thoughts. Note, publicly. Also easier to find on my phone or home.

I may have found
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How some things might connect in my head, with a lot of help from artificial intelligence for digesting my writings and figuring out what words go together into some kind of categories. But then I wanted to see what those categories had in common so I had to tear it apart and put it back together ANOTHER way but scaffolding on its work, so this isn’t a final result but it’s definitely in the vein I’ve wanted to be about to do. Not everything is connected but a lot is. Now maybe I can study it and see better what a meta-meta category/topic might be beyond what the AI stuff could do in generalizing but definitely with its help. Couldn’t do it alone.

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“regressive imagery dictionary” by Colin Martindale – I figured out in WordStat 8 how to show full hierarchy path, which gives me what I was missing. Martindale’s categories aren’t all intuitive to me but it’s not too hard and I’m learning. I just have to compare it to what I know.

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