Thursday, December 29, 2005
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Sunday, December 25, 2005
"this microsoft office 2003 update allows microsoft office frontpage 2003 to display the value of the Turkish LIra in both the old and the new Lira formats."Its about time Microsoft decided to update this. You see I always use frontpage as my web browser. Also, like the vast majority of US users, I often buy online from sites that only display prices in the new (not old) Turkish Lira format (it makes me feel richer).
thank you microsoft for making this new critical update "required"
And heres a picture of something I saw on the train:
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Has anyone noticed that people standing on a subway platform tend to look down the tracks to see when the subway is coming? What does this accomplish? It makes even less sense than pushing the elevator button after everyone has already done so. At least with elevators there is an off-chance that the first person to get there just stood there and didn't push the button (which, might I add, would be fun to do). Therefore, while pushing the button does not get the elevator arriving quicker, it at least ensures that the button is in fact pushed. With subway cars, however, no matter how hard you stare down the track the train will not arrive any quicker. So, I implore you: please stop staring down the track and do something productive -- like count lightbulbs, subway mice or homeless people -- instead.
PS: Wish me luck getting home. How long do you think it will take to walk from 186th street to 34th street?
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Sunday, December 18, 2005
I had an answer for every question, here are a few:
Rate from 5-0
- Instructor's mastery of subject (my answer: 5, perfect form)
- Instructor's preparation for class (zero, often had shoes untied)
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- Suggestions for the course:
Make crawling a pre-requisite
Thursday, December 15, 2005
And the iPod goes toAmazingly, I had Ticket #7646148 (try and make it out in the picture). In a "blatent attempt" to get people to sign up for academic advising, the YU Advising Center gave out raffle tickets to whoever signed up to meet with their advisor. So I scheduled a meeting with my advisor ("Yes, Eli, you should take all those physics and math courses"), and got my ticket. And won.
Ticket # 7646148
Please stop by the Advising Center to present your ticket and redeem your
Unfortunately, I need a new computer to use my new Nano. Maybe the Advising Center will raffle off a computer next semester...
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
I was watching Triple X State of The Union the other day, and in one scene there is this stereotypical college guy wearing a sweater and tie (in general looking like the kind of guy who spent most of his freshman year upside down in a garbage can, toilet or any other assorted place he probably didn’t want his head) who is hacking into the Department of Defenses database. They scroll though all the lovely screens of computers that look like they are doing very impressive stuff, and I thought I saw on one of these screens some C code and since I learnt C this year in school I decided to pause it and go back. Well looks good so far it has the necessary stdio.h library and then what’s this a function definition before a there is a function prototype, and why is there a space in the name of that function, also where are alls those variables coming from. Well the story is if I think that scene was funny I wonder what real hackers think about it.
To finish I will leave you with a joke (specifically programmed for programmers)
main ( ) /*gcc compiler doesn’t demand the voids*/
printf(“A programmer and his wife come out of a supermarket\n”); /*shocking no bars involved*/
printf(“His wife realizes that she forgot to buy something and tells her husband \n”
“to watch the nine bags in their cart. When she comes back out she discovers\nhim messing around with the bags taking them out of the basket then putting\n\ them back in. She asks him what he is doing and he told her that he lost one\nof their bags, he then proceeded to count them 0,1,2,3…”);
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Anyway my bike was stolen from the train station. When a police officer stopped by to file a report I came *this close to offering him some Dunkin Donuts (left overs from an NJIT Hillel event).
Anyway, you should all call the number on this page, then tell your friends to do the same:
http://spam-spam.blogspot.com really, its the least we can do to fight spam
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Then I heard the chewing coming from inside my desk. When I pulled out the bottom drawer a cute little mouse darted out, and dove under my backpack. I lifted up my backpack and the little guy went zipping (and skidding) across the floor and squeezed himself under my closet, which, needless to say, I could not lift. Later it ran across the room, and I think is now hiding under my roomate's bed.
So here's the question: How would you try to catch the mouse (ideally with something that may be lying around in a [my] dorm room) without killing it?
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
"They found a fragment, big deal, am I surprised? No. When you go down there, there's stuff all over the place. It hit an iceberg and it sank. Get over it."
Plato feels that imitation of an imitation of Truth will lead man astray, leave him in the dark, and potentially even other, more dangerous metaphors.
Sunday, December 04, 2005
I decided to make fun of them by putting a legal statement of my own for them to sign (courtesy of Yahoo terms of service) basically saying they can't sue me if they get seizures while grading the assignment. I took a picture before I handed it in for all you blog-readers to see.
And about my last post- I was talking about planar projections with Eli when these ducks volunteered to hold the book's cover (a plane) at a certain angle for us. Thank you!
Thursday, December 01, 2005
To which I answered, "Two... .... ...Three... ... ...Four... ... ...Five... ... ...Six." And then the door opened on my floor and I left the elevator.