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12. Back to Arkansas: Final Campaigns, Promotion, Peace, and Transition

Robert W. Lull University of North Texas Press PDF

Chapter Twelve

Back to Arkansas:

Final Campaigns, Promotion,

Peace, and Transition


n September 22, General Thayer sent a message to Williams ordering him to keep his brigade at Fort Gibson until further notice.1 Thayer had expressed dissatisfaction that the convoys from Fort Scott to Fort Gibson were without sufficient protection, compelling him to deploy regiments from

Arkansas, leaving him without sufficient troops to counter local Confederate activity.2 By positioning Williams at Fort Gibson, he could respond to needs from Cabin Creek south to Fort Gibson, an area in which Thayer considered highly vulnerable to enemy attacks. Williams’ brigade did escort at least one large wagon train from Cabin Creek to Fort Gibson without any reported enemy attacks.3

Life in the brigade became mundane as the brigades’ regiments went about re-provisioning, retraining, recruiting, and catching up administratively. Before and after Second Cabin Creek, recruitment was an issue for the brigade, especially the First Kansas, needing many replacements. The

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2. Viewing

Peter Bell O'Reilly Media ePub

In this chapter we’ll look at how you can view the state of a project to see what’s going on. We’ll use the popular Bootstrap open source project as an example.

Bootstrap is a project that allows developers to quickly develop attractive web applications. Go to the project page on GitHub. There is a lot of information on the home page. Let’s start by reviewing some of the most important elements on the page (see Figure 2-1).

One of the first things you see looking at the top left of the page is that the project name is “bootstrap” and that it’s owned by a user (or in this case an organization) called “twbs.” If you were to go to, you’d see a list of all of the projects hosted by that organization at GitHub. To the left of the organization name you’ll also see an icon that makes it clear that this is a public repository that anyone can see. A lot of the projects you work on will have a closed lock icon instead, signifying that they are private and can be viewed only by people who have been explicitly added as collaborators.

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CHAPTER EIGHT: The borderline personality

Marcus West Karnac Books ePub


Of the borderline personality type Bollas writes,

The borderline person … has experienced the primary object as causing so much turbulence to the self that inner states of mental turmoil have become equivalent to it … [due to an uneven experience of the mother, the person] construct(s) an ideal object— stitched together out of bits of the good mother—as a fragile alternative to the other mother. Unfortunately, this solution is always a temporary one, because the borderline feels that his or her core object is to be found only through turbulent states of mind. Unconsciously, therefore, the borderline character seeks out turbulence, turning molehills into mountains, and escalating irritations into global states of rage … in the transference they will split the analyst, between a fragile idealised object and a denigrated object that feels more true, more primary. [Bollas, 2000, p. 9]

Gunderson and Singer (1975), who offer a classical approach in their overview of the use of the term borderline, bear witness to the disagreement in the term's use. They recognize, however, some characteristics that are fairly consistent among authors. They describe the borderline individual as typically forming an intense relationship with the therapist and having a strong tendency to regress. The individual's affective state is characterized by the prominence of anger and depression, with varying degrees of anxiety and anhedonia (lack of pleasure). Impulsive and self-destructive acts are also characteristic, although these tend to coexist, perhaps curiously, with good social functioning. This is a “stably unstable” (Schmideberg, 1959) organization, although there can be transient, reversible, limited, psychotic symptoms that are usually stress-related. Borderline individuals tend to be “over-ideational”, over-elaborating the affective meaning of their experiences.

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Chapter Four: Enunciation and enunciated

David Pavon Cuellar Karnac Books ePub

Concentrating on the realm of full speech, this chapter concerns itself with how Lacan redefines the two levels, originally defined by Jakobson, of the enunciation (the process of stating something) and the enunciated or the statement (what is stated). A reflection on the first of those levels enables us to tackle the problem of the real in discourse analysis. In so doing, I discuss why study of enunciation necessitates an examination of the real that cannot be reduced, either to a discourse analysis of the statement, or to a content analysis of the imaginary reality signified by the statement. In order to locate the real of the symbolic that is at stake in the enunciation of the enunciated, I reassess several ideas of Austin and Jakobson. By means of this reassessment, I explain why Lacan decided to temporally contextualize the real subject of the enunciation, in a latent future perfect tense, as a subject that will have existed by the fact of the enunciation.

When speaking, the subject of full speech is not yet created, but he will have been created by his speech. Even if he is spoken by now, that does not mean that he is plainly enunciated. He is not explicitly told, but rather implicitly foretold. He is thus implicated in the telling of his foretelling. His discourse heralds him. But even if he appears to us as a promise that already fills his discourse, he is not a piece of this enunciated discourse. He is just the truth of his discourse, but this truth is not enunciated by this discourse. The truth of his structural subjection cannot be objectively enunciated. His real signifierization cannot be expressed as a symbolic signifier.

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Setting Up the Development Environment

Peter Brinkmann O'Reilly Media ePub

Core Audio and its audio unit plugin architecture are an excellent platform for making musical apps. Nonetheless, audio units are laborious to configure, and surprising and occasionally subtle problems do come up. As is its wont, however, libpd will protect app developers from platform-specific quirks as much as possible. For instance, early models of the iPod Touch exhibit subtle differences in their floating point representations of buffer durations, causing glitches due to mismatched buffers. Once we had diagnosed the problem, a workaround was easy to find, and users of recent versions of libpd wont even notice this problem anymore.

Different devices come with different audio capabilities. For example, on iPhones you can expect to receive audio input from the microphone, while iPods dont even have microphones. That much is obvious, but there are also less obvious configuration issues, such as audio session categories that are available on some devices but not on others.

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