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.

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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
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.