Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Computer Let Me Down

My cure for insomnia...get up and make an entry in my journal.  I had on hand, pictures of "our" rosebud, now in full bloom (and, alas, beginning to fade), and the American Flag in front of the old folks home blowing in the wind. John Scalzi has designated "wind" for this week's picture shoot, and I was ready.

When I got on line at three am, ready to post my pictures, I had forgotten the formula for getting my pictures from computer to journal.  At three am, my brain would not cooperate.

And, in the middle of the night, I was not ready to battle the computer.  I gave up.  My computer, and my brain, had let me down.

Years ago I worked out a formula for solving Rubic's cube.  It involved Trinomials.  Of course you know what trinomials are, don't you.  You know how to count in Binomial. .1, 10, 11, 100, 101. 110. 111/.//etc. Now count, using only 0, 1, and 2 as numerals. 0, 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 20, 21, 22, 100, 101, 102, 110, 111 etc

My formula used trinomials, and adding them.  Using a chart, I could actually solve a Rubic Cube puzzle.  Recently, to exercise my brain, I bought a Rubic Cube, and alas, even using my chart, I can no longer solve the puzzle.

Life is so rich, and we have so many abilities, that seeing them go, even one at a time, is frustrating. Hearing, Libido (the ability not the urge), Mobility, Visual acuity, and now Reasoning.  What's next?  Memory?  

What's next? Memory? Or didn't I just say that? 

3 comments:

garnett109 said...

Chuck I'll be 45 and my mind is not sharp as once was!

hewasolddog299 said...

Time to start making a procedures file that details how you do things. Then you'll not have to mentally wrestle with the silicon in an unfair fight...

tendernoggle said...

CHUCK.....YOUR BRAIN IS STILL SHARP! EVIDENCE THIS ENTRY!
LOVE YA,
CARLENE