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a [Aug. 5th, 2006|01:24 am]
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I had this mini-rant about an editorial I read the other day, but it boils down to this: people do what they are rewarded for doing. If they're not doing what you want them to? It's probably because there's no reward for doing it. Duh.

Also, people will not do the things they are punished for doing, but it's hard to get them to do what you want that way, because you have to associate the punishment strongly and immediately with the action, which is hard, plus they're probably getting a reward for doing whatever it is, and people will try to avoid the punishment. And it's double-hard to punish them for not doing what you want them to do.

Again, duh.

Anyway, I realized it's not worth more verbiage than that, so I'll stop there.

Telecommuted today, which is probably good because I ended up needing to work late on a graphic that's due... well, yesterday, at this point, and working at home meant that I could stop and eat while working late, and didn't need anyone to come pick me up after the shuttle stopped running. Plus I could half-watch the episodes of Roughnecks along with Jerry and Greg.

We finished Last Exile, which was wonderful all the way up to the last episode or so, which was kinda lame and a bit WTF-y. I'm thinking that maybe one of the things we figured out early was supposed to be a big revelation at the end. So my final judgement is that it's well worth the ride, but the destination isn't worth staying at. (Apparently it's not as bad as the ending of Neon Genesis Evangelion, though, which I've only seen a handful of episodes so far.)

[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-08-05 10:39 am (UTC)
Apropos of the first two paragraphs, you should train a puppy.
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2006-08-05 02:55 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'm still having a case of the cutes over the above puppy picture. So cuuute! Aaagh!

I was also disappointed in the ending of Last Exile, but it always seems like they never know how to end these things. Still, I don't know where I would've taken it.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-08-05 07:01 pm (UTC)
roverthedog is remarkably cute.
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[User Picture]From: roverthedog
2006-08-05 07:06 pm (UTC)
thank you. *wag wag*
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From: toosuto
2006-08-05 03:44 pm (UTC)
NGE: What the hell is with that show? it makes no sense at all..
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[User Picture]From: merle_
2006-09-10 02:53 pm (UTC)
Some people -- the truly driven ones -- will do things with less regard to external rewards or punishments, because internally they reward themselves. It's a hard lifestyle to emulate, though.

That's sad about Last Exile. I'm on disc 4 of 7, and it hasn't seemed to be going much of anywhere this whole time. *shrug* At least it's a short series.
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