Three weeks after my sixth and final chemo, I finally felt well enough to get back into shopping mode. I think I may have gone a little hog wild though, spending my “hundreds” like there was no tomorrow. It all started with a new Nikon camera, which I decided to gift to myself for Christmas that year. My boyfriend Shawn gave me “the look” and said, “Darlin’, are you really going to pay that much money for a camera?”
And my somber response was, “Now Shawn, I could be dead this time next year, so I am not depriving myself of a good camera!” (Not that I really thought I wasn’t going to be around the following year, but it kept him quiet for a while.)
Next it was off to The Bath Shop. As I loaded the packages onto Shawn’s arms he said, “What are you going to do with all of this stuff?”
And my response was, “Shawn, after everything I’ve been through the past six months, I think I deserve a treat.” He could not argue that logic.
Did I really need another pair of black boots? Well, I figured I deserved an “end of chemo” gift!
THE "PAGE ARCHITECTURE" PATTERNS ARE A
VARIETY OF INTERACTION STYLES AND STRATEGIES FOR structuring
content. In many cases, it is the possibility of web remoting that makes
these patterns worth using.
Drag-And-Drop has been a fixture on the
desktop for a couple of decades but is only now gaining currency in the
browser. One situation in which it's used is with the
Sprite pattern. A Sprite is a little icon that lives "in front
of" the main document and can move around freely like a character in a
video game. The next pattern, Popup, uses the same overlay technique, but for larger,
Malleable Content is content that appears to be read-only but becomes
editable upon a gesture such as a mouse rollover, a fairly new idiom
because it relies on web remoting. Similarly, a
Microlink is a link that uses remoting to conjure up content for
insertion in the page.
A Portlet is a small component of the page that acts like a
mini-application, capable of conducting a conversation with the server
independent of the main page flow. A Status Area
provides information about current and past activity and
is relevant to Page Architecture because it helps reduce the space
occupied by each individual element. Update Control
allows the user to control information flow on the page.
The final pattern, Virtual Workspace, lets the user explore a large server-side structure, yet
it makes the remoting transparent, creating the illusion that
everything's happening in the browser.
The only environment of which the analyst of a psychoneurotic has any certain knowledge is the setting within which psychoanalytical treatment takes place, this setting comprising the room in which the analyst and patient meet and the analyst himself in it, and the analyst, instead of allowing the patient to have any effect on his room or himself, adopts a particular technical procedure, viz. interpretation, in order to prevent any effects that the patient intends from actually occurring. As a result, it could be argued, the analyst is doubly disqualified from discussing the effect of the psychoneurotic on his environment. First, he never sees the environment in which the patient lives out his illness and therefore never knows what effect his patient actually has, even though he may know a lot about what the patient is trying to do to his spouse, parents, friends, etc., and may also know a lot about what the patient imagines he is doing; but the analyst has no direct knowledge of what the effects actually are, or of what resistance or compliance the psychoneurotic^ efforts actually encounter. Secondly, he adopts a technique, that of interpretation, which precludes ‘effects on the environment’, at any rate in the ordinary, expected sense of the phrase, from occurring within the environment in which he does see the patient.
Affluent Chinese roll their eyes at the mention of impoverished and land-locked Henan (, yet the province’s heritage takes us back to the earliest days of Chinese antiquity. Ancient capitals rose and fell in Henan’s north, where the capricious Yellow River (Huang He) nourished the flowering of a great civilisation. Henan is home to China’s oldest surviving Buddhist temple and one of the country’s most astonishing collections of Buddhist carvings, the Longmen Caves. There is also the Shaolin Temple, that legendary institution where the martial way and Buddhism found an unlikely but effective alliance. Henan’s inability to catch up with the rest of the land perhaps helps explain why the unusual village of Nanjiecun still sees a future in Maoist collectivism. Henan is also home to the excellent walled town of Kaifeng and the 1000-year-old craft of woodblock printing in Zhuxian.