Welcome to my blog...It's more of an occasional-random-quirky-thought blog or a check-out-this-cool-link blog than one of those this-is-what-i-had-for-breakfast-today-and-these-are-my-feelings-about-life blogs and it's definitely not one of those awful i'm-useful-and-have-important-things-to-say-and-i'm-contributing-to-society blogs. Enjoy.
Friday, October 31, 2003
Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to me. And what did I get on my birthday? 1) A Hangover, 2) my e-mail server crashed/locked up my account, 3) my home dir on ECE had a hard disk corruption, and 4) my blog site went down (posting anyway). whee.
Monday, October 27, 2003
Okay... so this is old news, but I didn't know about it... Canadian science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer won the Hugo award for his book Hominids. I liked it, but I didn't think it was THAT great. I really liked his book Frameshift, but of course... I really have a soft spot for his book Flash Forward, where he has a character named Dr. Tompkins who lives in Vancouver.
Saturday, October 25, 2003
Thursday, October 23, 2003
Okay... so I've been reading the book: Prisoner's Dilemma: John Von Neumann, Game Theory, and the Puzzle of the Bomb. It's a big title and an okay read, but nothing spectacular. However, I read something in there last night that made me laugh out loud. Seriously... LOL. Because of a misunderstood study at the RAND corporation... the U.S. now has a law forbidding the use of public funds to even study the possibility of surrender. Because the U.S. can't surrender -- it's in not in the constitution. So in theory, if a graduate student with a grant writes a paper on what would happen if space aliens came to earth and wanted the U.S. to surrender, then that paper would be illegal. I just thought the law was funny, and very American.
Monday, October 20, 2003
I received sad news that Craig O'Hagan, a friend of mine from both childhood and undergrad passed away... because of cancer no less. Scary, chilling news. A quick google search turned up this old article about him.
Sunday, October 19, 2003
I'm getting pumped: My friend's game -- SSX 3 -- is coming soon. Here is a cool screenshot with the "Mallora" board (based on his wife).
Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Harrison Ford and the index finger. Captions are lame but concept is great.
Ahh... I haven't linked to a silly flash link in a while... check out Cows With Guns.
Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Hey... sign the Ronald Reagan Lunar Commemoration Petition
Ahh... Modern Drunkard Magazine ... like me this past friday. Check out the top ten articles section... #1? Bar signs.
Monday, October 13, 2003
Normally I find it so amusing when Amazon sends me a "recommendation"... but er... this is the worst logic I have ever seen: We've noticed that customers who have purchased Being John Malkovich also enjoy Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle...
Friday, October 10, 2003
Okay... the last couple of weeks have been Hell, but I finally finished my paper for the AIMA04 conference.