Tuesday, November 28, 2006

And then all routers broke loose...

"There has to be a mathematical explanation for how bad that tie is. " - Nash (A Beautiful Mind)

Song obsession of the day: "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton

Today is "very cheap blog day". It is one of those days were I throw about a bunch of links that I thought were interesting - but don't really comment on. I have two fun fill projects going on (and about 2.5 weeks of the semester left). I saw them and thought there were interesting, but I am way to lazy to actually finish typing anything about them.

about the TV Land special featuring 100 great TV quotes (I felt I just had to link to it).

Mozart music 24/7.

Another reason to own a Mac: X-MasTree 1.3

The 80's are back: Smurf movie news

"13 things that do not make sense" - can I add to the list? ;-)

Friday, November 24, 2006

Along Came Friday...

"My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement. " - Patricia (Joe Versus the Volcano)

I went shopping this morning. Hey, I take this pretty seriously. I got up at 7 AM! I went to several stores. I am was amazed at the ads for today. All those doorbusters! I of course was not going for much of that - except there were these $4 DVD's at Target I wanted to look at...

I also went out to one of the large malls in the area and bought some stuff. I got some jeans, a jacket, and a shirt. There was lots of people looking, but not a lot of people buying. People seemed to be getting one or two things. (Unless it was a toy section and then there were some people buy a lot of stuff).

Anyway, I had lots of fun :) It was a nice break from all of the school work I have been doing. Well, enough rambles about my life. Lets move on to stuff you are probably actually came here to see - the links for today:

Space the final frontier: "Mars Global Surveyor Remains Silent, Feared Lost"

Survey says: "Swedes Trust IKEA More than the Church"

Well, I better get back to working on my projects! I have made some progress in the past two days - but I still have a long way to go before I get completely done. There are only a few more weeks in the semester. (I am still amazed at how fast this semester went) :-0

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

"It is called scotoma. The mind sees what it wants to see." - Sir Leigh Teabing (The Da Vinci Code)

First off - watched The Da Vinci Code on DVD last night. Saw it, loved it! Great, great movie. I had wanted to see it in the theater, but I never did make it. I love the total intergration of history with fiction. There are enough historical facts to make it realistic and enough plot to make it exciting.

Two articles I wanted to point out:
Technology meets history head on: "High tech helps solve mystery of ancient calculator"

Technology greets the future with open arms: "Scientists Try to Make Robots More Human"

Just wanted to wish all of my blog readers a happy thanksgiving! Now if you will excuse me, I have to get to bed early so I can get up early for all that fun shopping! :-)

By the way, what do you think of the new look? I think the colors still need some adjustments... Loved to hear what you think!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Real Life? Never heard of it...

"Charlie Brown, you're the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem. Maybe Lucy's right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest." - Linus Van Pelt (A Charlie Brown Christmas)

So funny (and so true).

Give a gift they will always treasure: Nanowires ("For Better Nanowires, Just Add Diamond")

Science meets anthropology: "Old bone helps crack Neanderthal DNA"

I have been busy with two projects. The end of the term is creeping closer. Of course, I am looking forward to a little vacation and lots of sleeping. Did I mention sleeping?

Thanksgiving (since I started grad school) is that holiday right before finals and it allows you to do three things:
1) Eat a "normal" meal (i.e., not take-out or from a vending machine)
2) Actually sleep (without missing important things)
3) Go shopping

No matter how tired I am, I always go shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Even if it is only for a few hours. Partly because of tradition and partly because I like going shopping. (OK, so I find shopping to very relaxing). Also, it is when you start actually enjoying all the Christmas/holiday decorations. It is most important when all of the sales start. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of "Shopping Season". Shopping Season last until about mid-January (i.e., all the after-Christmas sales). I really love shopping during this part of the year. Almost every store has a special items they get in. Clothing stores have all of their sweaters out (and many of you know how much of love sweaters).

Well, I better get back to coding if I want to go shopping next Friday! Happy weekend!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Tuesday Fun Days

"I need subtitles when I come in here." - Special Agent Seeley Booth (Bones)

Two quick articles I wanted to point out:
"Early Roman Shipwreck Carried Fish Sauce"

"Snail toxins reveal novel way to fight severe nerve pain"

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

10..err...9 Tips on how to get an 'A'

"10 tips on how to get an 'A'". I suggest that number 9 be "Proof read", but that is just me. Seriously, go read the article, then my comment will totally make sense.

Happy Election Day!

"We're legitimate citizens. We're taxed without representation. We're not allowed to serve on juries so we're not tried by our peers. It's unconscionable, not to mention unconstitutional. We don't make the laws but we have to obey them like children." - Alice Paul (Iron Jawed Angels)

I am horribly guilty for not updating my blog. However, I have an excellent explaination: Midterms. However, I have a few days in between midterms and projects. So I thought I would just toss up a quick blog this morning before my week goes back to its normal craziness.

It is election day. Here in Michigan that means most many people have the day off. Auto workers have it in their contracts + Michigan is known as the motor city = many people have the day off. OK, way to much studying...I am using equations to explain stuff. Ugh! Of course, I don't have the day off or anything.

I wanted to point out this article: "Watch Out for Mixing Religion and Politics, Charlie Brown" but just hadn't gotten around to it.

Trying really hard not to laugh at the title: "Professor's Bigfoot Research Criticized"

Current song obsession: "Some of Us" by Starsailor. I first heard the song on a Bones episode. Since then I have been kind of hooked. (I love iTunes).

Well, I better get back to being a grad student. Whatever that means exactly...