The chaos paper is coming along nicely, give or take. Nobody has time to give it a serious read-through, and that's doubly hampered by the fact that I'm not writing it in a serious manner (perhaps). But I'm up to 15 (relevant) articles cited from various journals (and conferences, and...) spanning the topics of chaos (of course), consciousness, neuroscience, computation, optics, math, and atmospheric studies. I'm at five pages, and haven't TOUCHED the "meat" of the paper that I want to present. Doing an insane amount of "this is background that you should have to piece together everything" (and really, a lot of rambling. but... oh well? I like the rambling, and it's hard to worry about it when I'm generally having fun, and it's not REALLY for a grade...) Again, while in production, it's at http://alethe.net/~k/chaos/outline.pdf
Last night I played a long game of starcraft with a friend [and 3 computers, freeforall], and won a solid victory. Protoss+lots of time+lots of minerals == fleet of carriers, many dark archons, AND many fleets of snails + crabs. I missed getting terrans, but that's okay. It was a good game. I think he plays better than I do, and it was just my nasty tricks with going over the standard unit cap that got it for me.