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Friday, July 28, 2006
I try to avoid posting articles that already appear on mainstream websites, but this discussion on Industrial Labs that Still Do Fundamental Research will be of interest to many of my academic-geeky friends.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Today my Music collection hit a big milestone: 20,000 songs. It will be a long time before it hits another milestone like that. Sure, there are some duplicates (at present I have 11 copies of Y.M.C.A.) and there are some really bad songs (46 of Blender's 50 worst songs ever) but there is a lot of great stuff too (all 500 of Rolling Stone's greatest songs of all time) and a lot of music that I sincerely love. For the record, the 20,000th song was a modern remix of Sheila E's The Glamorous Life -- THE GLAMOROUS LIFE [T-FUNK MIX] by MR. TIMOTHY & INAYA DAY (listen). And I kid you not... I couldn't make this up if I tried... they remixed the entire song but I think the only percussion they kept from the original song is... the cowbell.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
I've been busy with some school stuff - and I just wasted a couple of days because of a bug in my code. I don't want to get all geeky on you but can I just say that right now that I Hate Floating Point Numbers! (click here if you don't know what they are). Apparently I'm not alone. I'm sure in a few weeks we'll tolerate each other again, but right now we're not talking.
Monday, July 03, 2006
After mentioning this impossible to explain or comprehend Architecture of Fight Club to a few people, I finally have added the link here.
Saturday, July 01, 2006
The Nectar of LifeLike a lightning bolt I had a major revelation today. Frank's RedHot has ZERO calories. Let's say that one more time for emphasis: Frank's Original RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce is calorie free. It has one fewer calorie than a Diet Pepsi. And I love Frank's RedHot sauce. So starting today -- on Canada's Birthday -- I'm going to go on an all-RedHot and nothing but RedHot diet. I could lose a few pounds and this sounds like a better diet than that stupid Atkins. I'll give it a very creative name: Dancin' Dave's All-RedHot Diet. I'll write back in a few months and let you know how it's going.