IPv6 Day

Today was the day I made the choice to live for an entire work-day on an IPv6-only network. And it worked. I’ve been watching this slow train comin’ for 30 years. Now I’m holding my breath for CNLP :-)

Doing Latin without thinking about it

This may be obvious to people who are fluent in several languages, but communicating in different languages does not have to be like working a proof in geometry. The Latin I learned focused on being able to consciously understand all 144 different inflected forms (yes, 144) of any standard Latin verb. Pretty sure most children in antiquity could not separate a genitive geurnd from a supine from a plural perfect passive participle. But they could talk.

Figure 1: “Forum Romanarum Nocte, Anno MMXIX” by George Jones is licenced under CC SA 4.0

Figure 1: “Forum Romanarum Nocte, Anno MMXIX” by George Jones is licenced under CC SA 4.0

Conspiracy theories can be fun!

Illuminati is a game that allows you indulge your inner conspiracy theorist, hopefully in a self-aware tongue-in-cheek manner. My son apparently made off with my copy. I think he’s in on it. He took it as part of a secret communist conspiracy to keep me from suspecting the truth about secret communist conspiracies…

Figure 1: No, really, the Freemasons have been secretly runing America since it’s founding.

Figure 1: No, really, the Freemasons have been secretly runing America since it’s founding.

100DaysToOffload, Take 2

I’m going to make another run #100DaysToOffload https://100daystooffload.com/ First attempt made it to about 40 posts. Interrupted for a year or so in part by a refusal to post anything else on github, which was where I was hosting my blog and the saga of getting a raspberry pi-based blog to my liking up-and running chronicled in part here http://curious.galthub.com/blog/no-marketing/ and here http://curious.galthub.com/blog/hugo-via-mysocket/ Pretty sure I won’t make it daily, but I’ve got a huge backlog of ideas (from my daily paper journal, email to friends, etc) and now, a place I feel good about to put them out.

Learning Latin the wrong way, an argument against ignorance.

I’m doing some of the Duolingo Latin course. Who knew you could shop, converse and joke in Latin? Certainly not the classics professors I learned from. Quid pudor est.

There is no reason why learners should be made to treat every Latin text as puzzle to be deciphered into translation, rather than a specimen of normal human communication to be understood as such.

http://blogicarian.blogspot.com/2019/03/argumentum-ad-ignorantiam.html?m=1