Out for a trip. Be back later. Going lo-fi with a noisy point and shoot.
Windows is about waiting an hour for it to install, then spending the next 3 hours updating drivers, security patches, and (gasp) the infamous SERVICE PACKS. That’s not counting time that needs to be spent installing all the software that makes it go to palatable then actually usable as a computer. 6 hours, I think, would be quite reasonable to get all the necessary apps up, if you’ve already got them downloaded or have a very fast
My next machine is hopefully another Mac, which will bring the count up to 3 in the house. I still have a rather new powerful desktop that I’ll upgrade to Windows 7 when it eventually gets released. I’m way too lazy to rebuild it as a hackintosh – keeping one working is nearly as bad as keeping Windows XP clean and fast.
Maybe one day I will get a networked monochrome laser printer. That, together with the Macs would nearly be the ultimate setup – together with a shared dual-drive NAS for archives and backups. Of course, hopefully all the computers will have beautiful screens by then =)
oh God no they’re at it again
at each others throats.
and just like any other day
it’s all my fault.
being the inconsiderate
ass i’m supposed to be.
its just not worth the trouble
for something thirteen inches. (don’t you think?)
now all the buzz building up
wow, new phone, end of term.
pop goes the weasel
poof goes the dreams.
and now my weekend is screwed.
When I decided to take up a freelance project, I didn’t factor in the pain, agony, and sleep deprivation that forms (part of) the opportunity cost of working instead of doing schoolwork. Just the value of my time. In retrospect that was epicly stupid.
I think my rate just went up by 50%. Oops. Further surcharges for new clients who haven’t demonstrated their ability to pay promptly!
- Random ACS Guy: oh!
- RAG: this is like mario
- RAG: he has 3 lives
- Bystander: come on, mushroom!
- Bystander 2: oh noes, he's jumped onto spikes, he's gonna die!!1!
- RAG: omg.
- Simko: Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage. Lettuce pray.
- Rodriguez: I hope that was the tip of the "iceberg" for more puns today.
I’m very tired, and these few days have been really really terrible.. productivity is at new lows! I’m not even busy slacking, I’m busy trying to get something, anything done. And failing at that too.
With Econs commentary, Math port, English Mock IOP, ToK reflection, misc Chinese and Math homework, and 3 Chem lab reports that need to be submitted in the next 7 days, it’s really very overwhelming.
I’ve taken to virtual window-shopping for nice monitors, calibrators, straps and what-not in a bid to relieve some stress. Didn’t really help other than remind myself that some people owe me money. Thank goodness I haven’t applied for a debit card yet!
Those flickers of happiness I get from briefly meeting old friends while traversing dreary, (lit.) grey corridors don’t last very long. Flickers will be flickers.
I still think ToK is largely rather rubbishy.
Is it possible to outdo this? Can you beat infinity? Can your score be higher than toldorknown’s? Yes, it can.
One of the most beautiful pieces of logic (that can be understood by most people) I know of is Cantor’s Diagonal Proof of the uncountability of the real numbers. My first paragraph here was a shameless attempt to get you to read on long enough for me to explain, without scaring you all away with a stack of technical adjectives.
The diagonal proof shows that there is something larger than infinity. It shows that one infinity can be larger than another. It’s quite wonderful. The proof shows this by showing that the set of all integer is, in a meaningful sense, larger than the set of reals. There’s an infinity of integers (-1, 42, 0, 129, -8402975, etc.), but there are even more real numbers. One infinity > another.
I’m confused, but never mind.