August 19th, 2005

full steam ahead

Euphony, euphony...

I looked up the forms of syllogisms and solved a puzzle about Gaudy Night: Peter was reciting the names of syllogisms after Petrus Hispanius. And aren't they glorious words! Barbara Celarent Darii Camestres Darapti Felapton Ferison...
I Barbara all M is P; all S is M: all S is P
I Celarent no M is P; all S is M: no S is P
I Darii all M is P; some S is M: some S is P
I Ferio no M is P; some S is M: some S is not P
II Cesare no P is M; all S is M: no S is P
II Camestres all P is m; no S is M: no S is P
II Festino no P is M; some S is M: some S is not P
II Fakofo all P is M; some s is not M: some S is not P
II Baroko all P is M; some s is not M: some S is not P
III Darapti all M is P; all M is S: some S is P
III Disamis some M is P; all M is S: some S is P
III Datisi all M is P; some M is S: some S is P
III Felapton no M is P; all M is S: some S is not P
III Dokamok some M is not P; all M is S: some S is not P
III Bocardo some M is not P; all M is S: some S is not P
III Ferison no M is P: some M is S: some S is not P
IV Bramantip all P is M; all M is S: some S is P
IV Camenes all P is M; no M is S: no S is P
IV Dimaris some P is M; all M is S: some S is P
IV Fesapo no P is M; all M is S: some S is not P
IV Fresison no P is M; some M is S: some S is not P

http://www.multicians.org/thvv/petrus-hispanius.html
angel

Upgrading expectations

I just used the phrase "that would rock" for a feature that ought to just work already. Wrist slaps to both Apple and MS for not dealing with it without the need for third-party software.