March 19th, 2001

thoughtful

CD's and vi

Two things to say before I go home and watch my rental, 'Almost Famous'.

One, I bought four CD's last week, all sound tracks: Snatch, High Fidelity, Good Will Hunting, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. THEY ALL KICK ASS. I think this is the first time I have bought more than one CD at a time and not had at least one be mediocre or complete crap. Very cool.

Two, I really must learn vi/vim. I have played with it a little and I am very excited by the way it feels. I'm a huge emacs fan, and have no plans of renouncing it as a faith, but I suspect there is room in this pantheon for two gods (and damn the masses!). Perhaps that will be a good side project (read: excuse to procrastinate) this summer. Woo! I should comment here that as obsessed as Brad is with coding, I am with understanding and exploiting my tools. If I had a little more ability to focus, I'd actually contribute to some of their development. GCC in particular would be a worthy use of my time. Or for that matter making GDB compliant with GCC 3.0. But I digress.
  • Current Music
    High Fidelity ST
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WOOHOO!

This has been a good half hour. I got home to discover that nearly all of my friends list (and some more besides) made that relation symmetrical. Now if I could just demand transitivity and symmetry we'd be an equivalence class! Hooray, bless you all!

Better yet, it turns out that the paper for tomorrow is A CHAPTER FROM THE BOOK!!! NO RESPONSE REQUIRED!

Sweet Fucking Bliss!!!

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    (extract-artist-title 'nil)
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oog.

Bleh. I feel very bad. I only slept for 4 hours. And I haven't read the chapter we're covering today. This particular discussion will be 'quiet time' for John. Probably won't bother anyone. I usually get kind of obnoxiously dominating, so everyone will probably be like, "say, the fucker's keepin' his trap shut for once! God bless!"

I feel like krapp. :(
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    sick
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That did not go as planned.

Well, I went to my class, but it turned out that the chapter was over material I am quite familiar with. And since there was no report due today, no one had read the chapter, so I dominated discussion more than usual. ::sigh:: Worse, I got into a heated debate for like half an hour (of class) with the professor over the use of an equation. Good news is I was correct, so I 'won', but I'm still embarassed, 'cause I was a little out of control (i.e. raised voice). :) Then again it's hard to debate this professor unless you're prepared to stick to your guns in a major way. Heh.
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    complacent
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sweet

My Logic Optimization hw got extended to Thursday. Probably ought to get lots of it done tonight anyhow, but oh how nice it is to have another two days. The prof was out of town last week, so we're kinda confused about how the hell to do some of the HW. This is his nod to that fact.
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    happy