August 5th, 2006



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.)