aimless wandering: November 2004 Archives

rabid laziness


While my brain is falsely telling me I have spare time, my schedule is telling me otherwise.

Came home from midterm #2 and sat down to tv and knitting. I finished up the right hand mittenette a few days ago but just started the left hand mittenette. A few hours (heavenly. me. knitting. bad tv) of knitting has almost resulted in a left mittinette. Just missing a thumb and weave in a few more ends then voila! Warmer hands in my cold cold house. Okay, as cold as I, a wimpy Californian, can stand before my fingers stop wanting to move when typing.

Off to bed. Bed. What a concept. I have missed you so. As James would say, "It's okay. I know how much you love your bed and blankets."

bah geeky election tablet


Enough with the Fujitsu Election night tablets

Crossing Jordan has been featuring a HP tc1100 for the last few episodes. Okay, they've been doing some hollywood stuff with it, like presenting on the big screen wirelessly (no... I don't think this exists yet. But it is a good idea) and secretly using it in tablet mode but raising the screen up to look like a neat little monitor. I'll be interested in how much they can re-use it though, since the tc1100 costs a pretty penny. Probably not as much as the medical equipment and big screens they have, but they seem to make Nigel and Bug use those a lot.

google google, you rock

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For those of us... wait, it's pretty much all of us. New google algorithms just for scholars :) ARTICLES.

Just for you 'missa Macrophage
Not that I know what this word means... but I hear it!

I'm a North Sea?

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Evidently North Sea is Pantone 18-5115 which looks remarkably close to my favorite "moudly green" color. And my birth month is Cayenne, pantone 18-1651 and would make a good lipstick shade.

freecia as a "serious graduate student"


Side note even before I've started. I saw Joanna Mazur today from SFHS. She looks a bit different from high school since she's filled out a bit.

Freecia on being a "Serious Graduate Student" aka I can top Robin's week of hell aka why I could have been dead and you probably wouldn't know because there's no real difference.

Last week was heinous. The duration from now until the second week of December will be Heinous. Bad enough to need a capital letter or perhaps two, but you never use just two capitals, you gotta capitalize the whole word, and that's a tad bit excessive because while bad, at least I have enough time to prepare. Okay. End Rambly noncoherent sentence.

Here's a list of school related deadlines and if I'm feeling like public humiliation, my progress. I'm not including the buttload of homework and reading I have to do.

1. Multimedia Compression Midterm - Tues Nov 23
2. Logic Quiz (and finals questions) - Mon Nov 29
3. Object Oriented Project Part 1 and Presentation - Thurs Dec 2
4. Logic Final - Mon Dec 6
5. Object Oriented Final - Thurs Dec 9
6. Object Oriented Project Part 2 - Thurs Dec 9
7. Multimedia Compression Project - Thurs Dec 9

So. If you're wondering where I am. It's
A) studying for an exam
B) doing homework/projects
C) working
D) sleeping
E) eating
F) reading/watching an episode or two of anime/tv and knitting
G) Seeing people and probably drinking Pearl Tea
H) Throwing a hissy fit
I) see A-D and H. H is recusive. It's not multitasking, just inefficiency.
J) taking a test
K) taking care of hygeine matters. Remember kids- non-smelly is good
I could give you a probability curve then compress each of these using LZW/aruthmetic coding but I doubt you want to see that. My Multimedia compression teacher might...
Now that I look at the list, it's not that different from what I normally do but the proportions are changed. Like, take sleep and swap with studying. Who needs more than 6 hours of sleep anyways?!

early to sniff sniff bed


I think I may be feeling my old age. A case of the sniffles hit me earlier today and I really can't explain why. Is wearing a down jacket and keeping warm not enough? Sleeping 8 hours? Maybe it was washing my hair at 1 pm and not drying it. I've gone through one of those small packs of Kleenex and have tissue burn on my right nostril where it is starting to irritate me when I blow. I guess faucet-nose season has arrived. Perhaps I'll start using a blow dryer. Hmm, I wonder if Costco has the three-ply tissues in stock yet.

The water for the hot water bottle is heating and I'll be getting in bed early. *pauses to sneeze* *sneezes again* Bed. In 45 minutes. Or less. Sounds like pizza delivery. *sneezes for a third time* *and fourth*



Felt like I should post something today but am unsure what.
Halloween was uneventful where only one teenage trick-o-treater missed the massive bowl of candy by the front gate so we wouldn't have to answer the door. This isn't laziness or we'll pretend it isn't. Our dog has bladder problems and gets really "excited" when strangers come about.

It suddenly started to rain and thunder outside. Nothing extremely interesting to most (other than me) has been happening in my life. No outings planned for this month except for a few dinner parties. Plenty of homework now with the last month of half of the quarter. Time to register for new courses... and pay another quarter of tuition. Oh, the Wilson Jones notebooks that Costco sells are pretty but the paper doesn't take erasing very well.

I did vote yesterday and that's I'll say about politics. I'm sure if you want to read about politics you can surf over to or shout outside your window.

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