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Business::
I got my first Trademark approved this week!!

The end of my companies' fiscal years are on calendar year.
That means it's tax time.... but i've never done this before?!
I have to learn how to do Corporate Taxes, managing a business demands it! 
-- even if I made absolutely no money off of anything...

Not sure how to put down Startup Costs... I think it's labeled "Income (loss)"... but I'm not exactly sure.
Researching - Form 1120S


Distribution::

Officially started syndicating content: including document production, whiteboard works, and progress report videos

Progress Report Videos temporarily halted due to weight gain and a fight against alcohol dependency.
Videos will begin once I reach below 70kg again.

Document production never stops, but manytimes, I make secret documents.


Documents::
Created 3 new secret documents this week: I willnot be syndicating them, yet.

Seems like I'm taking a break on Aku'No'Breu for now. Made progress, but I have many important projects to grind on. 


Fitness::
Gained 3kg (68.6kg[lite] to 73.9kg[heavy])

--> back down to 71.2kg, and dropping

--+ Switched from 32 to 40 reps for muscle exercises

Weight gain is due to winning the fight against alcohol dependency for the ultimate time.
I was eating a lot more than normal, and the booze had already started to change my insulin resistance enough to cause trouble.
Fortunately, it's only been about a month of on-off drinking, so I can quickly get back down below 70kg by end of Feb.


Marketing::
I have no marketing plan.
That's bad.
I think I need help...
or at least a hardcore week of marketing research to figure out what I need to do.


Proto Fusion Girl::
New Documentation!
Need to start Unity 5 training.
Trademark went through!


Games::
Purchased:
- Sonic Colors [wii]
- Super Mario Galaxy [wii]
- Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD [PS3]
(watched Kingdom Hearts 1 abridged for background story. Wut?! AY! I ain't got no time!)
- Transistor [appleTV]
- Super Smash Bros. 4 [wii U]


Dating::
No Updates.


Staff Training::
Starting to be able to do forward staff palm spins.
Soon I will be faster than my over-wrist spins, hopefully with more control too.

Ordered "Meridian Balls" for training at work


Hero Work::
I don't think I saved anyone this month...
Helped people out here and there at least.


Facility::
The workstation has incurred a major update.
- Now the main computer is on top of the desk in the back corner. This frees up a lot of space, makes a lot of cables shorter and have more room too.
- All cables are now under-slug using custom wire hangers I built from screws, steel wire and washers. This makes the area under the work desks look real clean and nice, unlike before where it was a sea of cables.
(Psychologically I can invite ladies over now... because of the workstation looking so nice... but, I don't think I'm gonna do it... it's like, do I really wanna be alone? the freedom is nice I guess. I'm still only half a year of living alone, I may not be used to it still... I love this place.)
- New high-mobility arm for main computer monitor allows for maximized deskspace + I can move the monitor anywhere! No more cricky neck, no more hunching over!
- Put up Fusion Symbol® against development whiteboard, signifying the workstation's fully functional state. (it's a mess right now though, covered in tax research papers and documents)


Products::
- Ravelite App v1.0 (for iOS)
-
Cerka Vecorder v1.0 (for iOS)
  • Mood: Zest
LanguageTraining:: KoreanHangul: PracticeDoc1 by JthoraThora
LanguageTraining:: KoreanHangul: PracticeDoc1
Creation:
- 1/19/2016

Base Materials:
- 11"x17" Cardstock

Applied Materials:
- Mechanical Pencil - Graphite (Pentel Twist-Erase Click 0.5mm PD275 mexico 3J)
- Black Sharpie Marker - Ultra Fine Point

Status:
- Finished initial practice; Study Complete

Notes:
I've been being pushed by 2ns to learn Korean Hangul for years. She insists because it is a language architected by scholars to be easy to learn and carry no exceptions, very similar in spirit to Aku'No'Breu.

The Hangul writing system is indeed incredibly easy to learn and use. I'm only disappointed in the limits of vowels and consonants, however most writing systems have such limits. For example, english has 'S' but no letter for 'Sh', no letter for 'ing', always has a 'U' after the 'Q'... a bunch of other major problems as well such as silent 'K's. The difference is, Hangul is super amazingly easy to learn, quite unfair.

I'm going to continue practicing Hangul for a bit to get the hang of it's limitations. This is not to say the system is bad, quite the contrary. I'm studying it's limitations to overcome potential limitations in Aku'No'Breu.

So far, it seems I can't pronounce the name "Stacie": Stay See. I can cheat a little on the 'A' in Stay, but still only comes close with "seu tei si" 스테이시. This is only a limitation because of the writing system's mandate to not have consonants live on their own combined with some vowels missing. Also, So far it's unclear to me how Hangul differentiates 'S' and 'Sh'...

Then again... it may be a different type of limitation I'm not seeing in either american english or hangul... perhaps an indication of the 'S' dropping off quickly into the 'T'. It appears not a problem in I.P.A. transcription: ˈsteɪsi ... more study required.

The scribes who created Hangul must have had a significant reason to mandate that Consonants always be accompanied with a vowel. Perhaps they were trying to avoid annoying exceptions? Or maybe it made the writing system to complex... I'll keep thinking about it...

No matter, Hangul is definitely an incredible writing system, very clear. Compact, simple. Learning it was very fast, so fast I quickly understood the construction rules even by the end of this first doc. A few more docs and I should be very solid in my writing. As opposed to Katakana which surely will take a lot longer to get down.

Drudgery:
Dear nits, I'm always referring to I.P.A. as my standard of interest. The latin letters of written american english simply don't cover what I need. 'Sh' is not a letter, "Qu" is stupid and that 'K' just doesn't belong there. I know there's a whole history of incorporating words from other langauges, a dumb history of taking words from other languages and changing the spelling to something that still doesn't make any sense. The inherited english words of american english is not the only offender... just among the smelliest ones. *grrrrr* rrrr rurururu hehe. HA. whut? wachugunahdu? WaChuGun'naDu?! Cayn'du-Nu'in. Bai Beeeeee'!
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Aku'No'Breu:: YoungVowels: MatrixSetA by JthoraThora
Aku'No'Breu:: YoungVowels: MatrixSetA
Creation:
- 1/14/2016

Base Materials:
- 11"x17" Cardstock

Applied Materials:
- Mechanical Pencil - Graphite (Pentel Twist-Erase Click 0.5mm PD275 mexico 3J)
- Sharpie Colored Markers - Ultra Fine Point

Status:
- Filled Up Allotted Space, Done

Notes:
So I created a useful means to populate and demonstrate each different type of vowel.

It's like a puzzle! A lot of fun and difficult.

I am no longer confident that I want to use  for all Vowels. I believe now that however vowels work, they have to be both independent letters as well as accents that can be augmented before or after consonants. It's not clear to me yet how that's going to work, but obviously At and Ta will have to have the vowel being before and after the consonant, and clearly a vowel. Still, I want to Combine them anyway.

It's likely I will need to use Capitalization of some kind to indicate a syllabic symbol is the primary... maybe that will make it easier, that way it's clear if it's At or Ta because of the capitalization.

I still want to use  but I think it's purpose will have to change. It's likely that  will become a consonant letter of some kind, there are indeed enough kana in Katakana and letters in Aurebesh to fill up the consonant table. I will obviously need to modify them to make them look alike within the I.P.A. consonant table....

...still not sure what to do about non-pulmonic consonants...

I started working on the Consonant document, but I'm kinda tired from working all day on this vowel document, so i'm gonna give it a rest and continue watching Durarara!!
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Aku'No'Breu:: SyllabaryDevelopment: YoungVowels by JthoraThora
Aku'No'Breu:: SyllabaryDevelopment: YoungVowels
Creation:
- 1/13/2016

Base Materials:
- 11"x17" Cardstock

Applied Materials:
- Mechanical Pencil - Graphite (Pentel Twist-Erase Click 0.5mm PD275 mexico 3J)

Status:
- Satisfied, Done.

Notes:
So I've been preparing to create a new writing system for many many years. I've studied a lot of different systems over all this sneaky secret project time, and I've always appreciated the script style of Katakana:: Which is why I'm studying Katakana.

What bothers me about Katakana, along with most|all writing systems, is that each syllabic symbol has no correlation to the sound relative to any of the other symbols. For example, in Katakana: all the M kana don't look alike:マミムメモ Katakana isn't the only offender, even I.P.A. doesn't care, it just uses inherited alphabetic symbols with no concern to their adjacent brothers and sisters. uhg. whatever.

I'm also not really interested in creating yet another Logographic writing system like Hieroglyphs, Kanji or Chinese Characters... well not unless it has some, oh I donno, real structure that doesn't require individual memorization of each symbol? Yea. That's really difficult, poorly conveyed and definitely annoying.

Instead I'm gonna start with a Syllabic system that matches the extensive reach of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Each part of a symbol's structure must be based on the sound, that way new learners can compare each symbol to one another. At the same time, I really want to create a writing system that looks good; like, really sexy. Katakana is my favorite in the world, even more sexy, albeit not as awesome, as the Star Wars "Aurebesh" letters; which I also intend to reference.

Awesome Consonants & Sexy Vowels? Yes please!
ya know, while we're at it, lets toss a bunch of tasty Diacritics, Suprasegmentals, Tone Levels and Accent Contours in there too! 
Yosh.


Personal Notes:
I particularly now appreciate the kana "Fu"|"Hu" ==
As I proceeded through this document, I realized I liked  because it was the base structure for so many of the other of my favorite kana: 

The 2 strokes of  can be used against the I.P.A. vowel chart using stroke modifiers of the each of the 2 primary strokes to represent the different vowels

However i still have reservations:: I would prefer the vowels to be combinable somehow with the consonants: so like in Katakana you have individual symbols that are single consonants with a vowel.
I'm not sure how to combine derivatives of フ yet, primarily because I haven't started the proto-consonants document, yet - fortunately I have only just begun to perform this project seriously, next is at least the consonants document. (also a deeper exploration into Vowel Symbol Alternatives... although  is probably gonna win:: I want all of these: ㇲㇻㇰㇴウワヲ

if I do use , then that means in Aku'No'Breu: all vowels will have as their base symbol: that would mean  can be used to represent any vowel, even be used to represent vowels clearly and obviously


Final Personal Notes:
You 'know, Today while examining my Katakana whiteboard work, I realized that I like Katakana particularly because nearly every symbol is asymmetrical. Only 3 of the 48 kana I whiteboard'ed are symmetrical: 

I think that asymmetric style combined with the contrast between sharp straight lines and smooth curved strokes is where Katakana get's it beauty. It's style has a pleasing design to me.
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Language Training:: Katakana: StrokePracticeDoc1 by JthoraThora
Language Training:: Katakana: StrokePracticeDoc1
Creation:
- 1/12/2016

Base Materials:
- 11"x17" Cardstock

Applied Materials:
- Colored Sharpie Markers - Ultra Fine Point
- Mechanical Pencil - Graphite (Pentel Twist-Erase Click 0.5mm PD275 mexico 3J)

Status:
- Done 'nuff

Notes:
I break pattern, so I may overcome perfection. I purposely incorporate it as part of every training I do. I will even go so far to augment my notes with taunting comments aimed at those parts of my mind, to become used to both imperfection, and the reality that perfection is surpassable. Thanks infinity! ;)
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Business::
I got my first Trademark approved this week!!

The end of my companies' fiscal years are on calendar year.
That means it's tax time.... but i've never done this before?!
I have to learn how to do Corporate Taxes, managing a business demands it! 
-- even if I made absolutely no money off of anything...

Not sure how to put down Startup Costs... I think it's labeled "Income (loss)"... but I'm not exactly sure.
Researching - Form 1120S


Distribution::

Officially started syndicating content: including document production, whiteboard works, and progress report videos

Progress Report Videos temporarily halted due to weight gain and a fight against alcohol dependency.
Videos will begin once I reach below 70kg again.

Document production never stops, but manytimes, I make secret documents.


Documents::
Created 3 new secret documents this week: I willnot be syndicating them, yet.

Seems like I'm taking a break on Aku'No'Breu for now. Made progress, but I have many important projects to grind on. 


Fitness::
Gained 3kg (68.6kg[lite] to 73.9kg[heavy])

--> back down to 71.2kg, and dropping

--+ Switched from 32 to 40 reps for muscle exercises

Weight gain is due to winning the fight against alcohol dependency for the ultimate time.
I was eating a lot more than normal, and the booze had already started to change my insulin resistance enough to cause trouble.
Fortunately, it's only been about a month of on-off drinking, so I can quickly get back down below 70kg by end of Feb.


Marketing::
I have no marketing plan.
That's bad.
I think I need help...
or at least a hardcore week of marketing research to figure out what I need to do.


Proto Fusion Girl::
New Documentation!
Need to start Unity 5 training.
Trademark went through!


Games::
Purchased:
- Sonic Colors [wii]
- Super Mario Galaxy [wii]
- Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD [PS3]
(watched Kingdom Hearts 1 abridged for background story. Wut?! AY! I ain't got no time!)
- Transistor [appleTV]
- Super Smash Bros. 4 [wii U]


Dating::
No Updates.


Staff Training::
Starting to be able to do forward staff palm spins.
Soon I will be faster than my over-wrist spins, hopefully with more control too.

Ordered "Meridian Balls" for training at work


Hero Work::
I don't think I saved anyone this month...
Helped people out here and there at least.


Facility::
The workstation has incurred a major update.
- Now the main computer is on top of the desk in the back corner. This frees up a lot of space, makes a lot of cables shorter and have more room too.
- All cables are now under-slug using custom wire hangers I built from screws, steel wire and washers. This makes the area under the work desks look real clean and nice, unlike before where it was a sea of cables.
(Psychologically I can invite ladies over now... because of the workstation looking so nice... but, I don't think I'm gonna do it... it's like, do I really wanna be alone? the freedom is nice I guess. I'm still only half a year of living alone, I may not be used to it still... I love this place.)
- New high-mobility arm for main computer monitor allows for maximized deskspace + I can move the monitor anywhere! No more cricky neck, no more hunching over!
- Put up Fusion Symbol® against development whiteboard, signifying the workstation's fully functional state. (it's a mess right now though, covered in tax research papers and documents)


Products::
- Ravelite App v1.0 (for iOS)
-
Cerka Vecorder v1.0 (for iOS)
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