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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Wednesday, October 27, 2004
So I guess some of the students I teach have actually read this lame blog. One of them couldn't finish the cow game. Try Road Blocks.
Sunday, October 17, 2004
I just wanted to document this somewhere... before I forget. Two weeks ago I was TAing a tutorial for CPSC 320. And we were doing this sample problem:

Prove that the function T(n) defined by T(n) = T(n-2) + n if n >= 3, and T(n) = 4 if n <= 2, belongs to O(n^2).

So, in class, I'm writing out the first few values for T(n): T(0) = 4, T(1) = 4, T(2) = 4...

and I take an aside and discuss how in one of my favourite movies - Back To School - Rodney Dangerfield answers a really long question with the answer... 'Four?'

A fairly obscure reference for me to make while TAing... but what's interesting (and a little spooky) is that was the same day that Rodney Dangerfield passed away.

another (slightly modified) quote from that movie: 'With the shape I'm in... When I die you can donate my body to Science Fiction!'

Farewell, Rodney.
It has been a while since I've seen some good conspiracy propeganda, but check out this one: what really happened to the pentagon on September 11?
Okay, so time for my own 'conspiracy theory' although it's not that big of a deal...

So I was reading the Wikipedia entry on U.S. public debt - Political Risks (don't ask why) and I thought the section on how before the war in Iraq, oil from Iraq was being priced in euros, but now after the war, it's being priced again in good ol' USD. I just thought that it was interesting that I had never heard about this before... It seems fairly significant to me. And to some other people as well.
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Awesome cow game (in dutch).
Monday, October 04, 2004
Those marketing geniuses @ mini have capitalised on our 80s video game nostalgia... the mini jump game.