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Archive for December, 2002

the army that wasn’t

Friday, December 20th, 2002

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The battle of Helm’s Deep was only a handful of characters, apparently. The rest were computer generated. They’re also not perfect. “keep an eye out for a background character in The Two Towers who, in the middle of the battle, seems to take a call on his cellphone.”
Popular Science has the […]

analgesic

Friday, December 20th, 2002

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Song: Collective Soul - Wasting Time
Word: analgesic: n. A medication that reduces or eliminates pain.
Friday it is. I’m going to be taking off work next week, to go see my other family in Ohio. I’ll be gone all week, with probably no chance to get online. That’s ok, I could use a […]

binary search

Wednesday, December 18th, 2002

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I love binary search!
Binary search is the most wonderful thing ever invented! It takes my current project at work from 200+ days running time (with a sequential search) to a couple hours. Besides, it’s consistent in speed whether the desired entry is at the beginning or the end. Before, I was getting […]

bleah

Wednesday, December 18th, 2002

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I think someone has been generous and sharing. I’ve come down with this annoying cold/scratchy throat/runny nose thing that makes even the best day miserable. Getting up in the morning, going to work, all those small things are a drag.
Thanks, bro. (I know you didn’t mean to)

new computers?

Sunday, December 15th, 2002

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I had the distinct privilege of helping my boss spend a lot of money the other day. I spent a good portion of the day shopping online, mainly from pricewatch, and finding good prices. Then I used his credit card (with his permission, to be sure) to spend almost 900 dollars on new […]

it’s back!

Saturday, December 14th, 2002

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This site has been out of commission for most of the week. The web host, Dr2.net, has moved this and many other sites to a new server. The move involves, among other things, a much-needed move to CPanel. I can do amazing things and see amazing things with and pertaining to this […]

chai

Sunday, December 8th, 2002

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There was a battle going last night. I stopped in for a minute to see what it was about, but decided not to stay. I was later informed that I missed some quality tunes, but it was not my mood that evening. Instead, I strolled on across campus, to a place I […]

soccer & cold

Friday, December 6th, 2002

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Last night was the intramural soccer finals. Both my wife’s team and my old floor’s team were playing. With both of those, I had to be there. The guys played first, for the semifinals. They won that, so they had the final game a bit later.
While they were waiting, […]

Coin

Thursday, December 5th, 2002

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Inspired by Doc Edgerton’s high-speed flash photography, this is a coin flipped through the air, with a strobe lighting it.

rescued from blogger

Thursday, December 5th, 2002

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I have imported all my old entries from Blogger, and I’m happy to have them here. Not that there was much there, or anything earth-shattering, but it’s a complete feeling. You can find them in the archives.