Author Archives: ErnieM

About ErnieM

Live near Seattle, USA. neoideograms.wordpress.com

Optimism (new), nailing down foreign language terms with ids

Points: ids are expressive and useful. I won’t forget “Fazit” (conclusion) –ein zusammenfassendes Ergebnis. I wonder if “Fazit” is actually short for “zusammenfassend”? It fits, anyway.

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The Character of Physical Law, 2nd paragraph

As I have said often before, each word/idea is a problem and a challenge in how to represent it graphically. “Force” I find a very difficult concept to illustrate. “Something that tends to influence the motion of a body” is … Continue reading

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consequent

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The Character of Physical Law

First paragraph from the book “The Character of Physical Law” by Richard Feynman. With detailed notes.

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NEBENWIRKUNGEN, ZUSAMMEN

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limit

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-ER, people vs. things

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An Rieke

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UM

Continuing my exploratory exercise of rendering of German prefixes into ids.

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ZER-

I will, as an exercise, present ids for German prefixes/prepositions–ent-, er-, um-, an-, ab-, zer-, etc. It will be a way for me to gain clarity on the meanings of terms beginning with them. I’ll start with zer-. I think … Continue reading

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tidy

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Vereinfachung (simplification)

The video referred to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm0ahOUONbw

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bit

This is a good id improvement that I’m sure I’ll use all of the time. I was in fact working on a project and had the thought “I’ll get it done bit by bit” and this is what popped into … Continue reading

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Confucius re signs and symbols

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RESOLVE

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FRIEND

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A page from “the life-changing magic of tidying up” by Marie Kondo

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CHOOSE

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CRISIS with danger and opportunity

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Some writing from this morning

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