Summary of August, 2003

The major themes of August, 2003 were constrained universes of expression, dramaturgy, children, and semiotics—most of them in combination with software development.

A post from August 7 received some linkage. It was about how I tried to recall an idea that had struck me on the way to work.

I continued thinking about constrained universes (or rather, they continued to haunt me):

A favorite line of thought is the similarities between storytelling or dramaturgy and software architecture. In a way, the internals of a piece of software is a story about its problem domain, and its dramaturgy is the architecture.

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Another much-linked post this month was one titled Controlling your sleep from August 21, about how it’s possible to set yourself to wake up at a particular time, with stunning accuracy. Several people said they had the same experience.

Being a parent is an opportunity to observe many things about human behavior in a pure form. This is the big part of the cliché of how children can teach us adults important things.

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I was recommended to take a look at semiotics, as it probably was relevant for my ideas about constrained universes of expression. So I did, but I didn’t realize how relevant it was until several weeks later.

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The above was posted to my personal weblog on October 28, 2003. My name is Peter Lindberg and I am a thirtysomething software developer and dad living in Stockholm, Sweden. Here, you’ll find posts in English and Swedish about whatever happens to interest me for the moment.

Posted around the same time:

The seven most recent posts:

  1. Tesugen Replaced (October 7)
  2. My Year of MacBook Troubles (May 16)
  3. Tesugen Turns Five (March 21)
  4. Gustaf Nordenskiöld om keramik kontra kläddesign (December 10, 2006)
  5. Se till att ha två buffertar för oförutsedda utgifter (October 30, 2006)
  6. Bra tips för den som vill börja fondspara (October 7, 2006)
  7. Light-Hearted Parenting Tips (September 16, 2006)