Posts Tagged ‘life’

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[Shameless Plug]

May 10, 2008

My friend just started a blog.

http://www.samurainet.org/blog/

Go there.

No really.

Like now.

Stop reading this.

Click on the link.

http://www.samurainet.org/blog/

There it is again.

Now go.

Shoo.

What in the world are you still doing here?

Fine.

You want another link?

http://baldpasta.net/

There.

Another friend of mine.

Tada.

Hope you’re happy.

[/Shameless Plug]

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Pop Quiz Version 2.0!

May 7, 2008

Straight from my CompSci Final comes yet another random nonsensical question.

 

72) Which one of these most like an array of Doubles?

a) vector<int>

b) vector<int,double>

c) map<int,double>

d) map<double,int>

e) None of the Above

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It’s my Brithday!

April 15, 2008

Whoo!  I turn 20 today!  Kinda strange to be out of my teens.  Ah well, here’s to another decade of overzealous gadget worshiping!

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March 27, 2008

Speaking of History Exams… 

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Second Leg of the Trip

March 8, 2008
I’m afraid that I wasn’t able to find any free wifi hotspots in Dallas, so you’ll be reading both these posts back to back.  The good news is, I was able to get on a flight two hours earlier than mine, so I might be able to get to bed at a decent hour tonight after all.

Unfortunately, the moved up timetable didn’t give me much time to recharge my laptop’s battery.  Dallas’ airport is nice, shiny, and new looking, but offers almost no power outlets.  Luckily my laptop’s has about an hour’s charge on it, so at least I get to use it part of the time.

Normally I would say that I’m “Lucky” to be on a flight with in flight entertainment, but unfortunately what they’re playing on my flight could hardly be called “Entertainment”.  Instead of the normal movie, I’ve got an In Flight “Commercial”.  No joke, they’ve just been playing commercials for half the flight.  We’ve seen a commercial for Scene It, CSI, and 60 Minutes so far.  Sigh…  Man I hate the entertainment industry…

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High in the Sky

March 8, 2008
Hey there blogshere, right now I’m currently in between College Station Texas, and Dallas Texas.  Oh, and by the way, I’m also about 12,000 feet in the air, or however high planes fly.  I was planning on trying to do another handwriting entry, but unfortunately the plane’s having a bit of turbulents.  I don’t want you guys to suffer through my shaky handwriting.

Speaking of suffering through shaky things, I decided to try out iTunes new movie rental service.  I’m a huge fan of the Bourne series, but currently do not own the third film, The Bourne Ultimatum.  Unfortunately, it seems that no one decided to tell me that iTunes has a minimum system requirement for video playback.

I’m sorry, but I did not assume that a 1.2 Pentium M with 32mb of video memory would have trouble with choppy video.  I’ve always heard Windows users complaining about iTunes being a memory hog, but it seems that this is the case in point.

Luckily, I’ve already seen The Bourne Ultimatum, and the film’s already very very shaky, so the skipping frames aren’t too bad.  Watching a film also does wonders for nervous fliers like me.  I’ll see if I can’t get this article published in Dallas.  If I do, then expect another one when I reach DC.

Man, typing is so good for shot nerves…

EDIT: Wow, now the plane’s shaking, the film’s shaking, and the movie’s skipping, talk about a cinematic experience.
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College Catch 22s

February 19, 2008

I’ve noticed two different catch twenty twos today.

The first one was our school’s WPA networks. Originally my school used a wireless VPN network, so when you connected, it would present a splash page saying that you needed a VPN for that network, and then instruct you on how to download the cisco VPN client and how to configure it.

However, my school recently switched over to a WPA network. To connect to it, you have to have a security certificate that the school provides on their website. Only… to get it… you have to be online. So if you go to class now expecting to be able to connect to the network, you won’t be able to get online to get the certificate. You have to get it at home, before you even know that you needed. Totally useless.

The second Catch 22 that I ran into today was with my math class’ online homework. Originally we had our homework due at midnight on Sunday. However, we won’t be able to get any help on the homework, because our teacher’s aid if free on Tuesdays. To fix his problem, they made the math homework due at eight in the morning on Wednesday.

This worked fine for a while, but we had a day where the professor missed class, so we didn’t learn part of our assignement. To fix this, they pushed the homework back to it’s Sunday slot. But when they did that, our school realized that gives us two days to do our next assignment. So, to fix that problem… they pushed it back to Sunday. I personally like the Sunday date better, but it still seems a bit off that they haven’t come up with a better solution. If they keep pushing the assignment back till Sunday, then they’re not going to ever be able to get back to the old Wednesday date. Am I the only one that noticed this? Ah well…

So there you have it, my random rant for the day.