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Date:2009-03-17 21:26
Subject:Add data point

For Gil being Zeetha's brother.

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Date:2009-02-26 07:20

From Chua's nonlinear electronics group.

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Date:2009-02-24 22:42

Cecilia, you need to watch this. :)

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Date:2009-02-24 04:01
Subject:Remember kids

With enough gain, reality becomes a noise perturbation.

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Date:2009-02-24 02:36
Subject:Once again: Unicode was not the right solution


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Date:2009-02-21 09:18

Wow. And today's quote:

"'Openness is central because it's the foundation of choice.'"
-Steve Ballmer on Apple's iPhone.

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Date:2009-02-21 08:42
Subject:Elizier's Crazy

But damn it, his craziness is inspiring. :)

"To this very day, I constantly remind myself that, no matter what I do in this world, I will doubtlessly be considered an infant by the standards of future intergalactic civilization, and so there is no point in pretending to be a grown-up. I try to maintain a mental picture of myself as someone who is not mature, so that I can go on maturing."

"And so I take a certain dark delight in quoting anime fanfiction at people who expect me to behave like a wise sage of rationality. Why should I pretend to be mature when practically every star in the night sky is older than I am?"


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Date:2009-02-15 23:50
Subject:So, what do you want?

"What do you collect?"
"Well, everything—what do you want?"
"Can we have it all?"


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Date:2009-02-04 17:42

Add Gunnerkrigg to those who see the obvious parallels between CS and magic.


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Date:2009-02-03 08:14
Subject:Greene's Law for Programming Library Construction

If you have an interesting idea for a library, spend a bit of time figuring out how it would work, what sort of calls you want. Then figure out what the technical name ought to be for the type of library you have constructed (doesn't matter if you make up words to accomplish this).

Google the name and find out that it's already in the standard library.

"Iterator Algebras"

(note that this is not strictly what I was looking for, but the obvious interpretation for what it would mean to have iter1+iter2 is obviously either itertools.chain or itertools.izip. I wanted izip).

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Date:2009-01-27 20:02
Subject:Fun License Plates That I Saw Today

Don't piss of this driver


Mr. Behr is enjoying the fruits of selling short


In other news, why on earth do so many conservative bloggers insist on using the presidents middle name when they refer to him? Don't they realize that they're losing future opportunities to make jokes about bad BO?

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Date:2009-01-21 23:13
Subject:Who knew?

Apparently, I've been channeling dead british nuclear physicists all this time.


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Date:2009-01-20 21:35

Wenesday: Worked on Pre-lab from 2:00-7:30
Thursday: 5:30-7:30 Worked on Parts-1-4. Then filter.
Friday: 5:30-9:30 Worked on Filter.
Sunday: 2:00-10:30 Worked on Filter.
Tuesday: 2:30-8:30 Worked on Filter.
Tuesday: 9:40-???? Worked on Lab writeup

Need to work on pre-lab with partner tomorrow.
Need to get articles that I'm going to review (for Friday) to Research Prof by tomorrow.
Need to fix bug in research code.
Need to work 8 hours at College-Funding-Corporate-Work tomorrow.

Gabe, prior to taking course, said:
"Yeah, it starts off fairly easy. It won't get too crazy until February."

My work-boss is going to kill me.
If not, my research-boss will.

I am so screwed.


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Date:2009-01-14 20:59
Subject:Number Six is dead.

Number six is dead.

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Date:2009-01-12 17:15
Subject:I'm telling you

Technomagic is the answer. Mr. Yudkowsky agrees.

To Spread Science, Keep It Secret

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Date:2008-12-20 02:42
Subject:Windows XP necessary tool

Use process explorer. Seriously. I used to be horribly confused by windows processes. Still am, but at least now I can see which processes have been spawned by the system (and who spawned them after that) instantly in a nice hierarchical way. I may still not have a good idea as to why svchost.exe has 5 copies running, but now at least I get a nice description of what it is, and any subprocesses that it spawns.

The best part about the hierarchy is that now I can make much better guesses about how windows loads up.

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Date:2008-12-11 22:40
Subject:This is what controlling parents should show their kids

Kiss of Deaf

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Date:2008-12-11 19:50
Subject:Mentioned with respect to Mathematica

"Technology's greatest contribution is to permit people to be incompetent at a larger and larger range of things. Only by embracing such incompetence is the human race able to progress."
--Theodore Gray

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Date:2008-11-24 18:17
Subject:Tru 'dat

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Date:2008-11-06 03:27
Subject:Why I do not consider myself libertarian

#2 Why the hell do you think ONLY the government can run libraries, schools, parks, or Railroads? Railroads are private! Libraries don't need to exist in a world with Barnes &Noble, amazon, and Netflix.

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