Tuesday, December 23, 2008

vacation: day 3

this was the mot busy day of the break so far. i had a lot of errands to run in the morning. i got my haircut, i registered my car, i stocked up on books at the library, and bought lots of groceries. then i came home and baked away. i made all kinds of christmas goodies to give away as gifts. won't be seeing me this christmas? sad day. :( you are missing out. meanwhile ross and a buddy of his were outside in the 30degree weather cutting wood for a bed set he is making for us. afterwards they came in and gamed away. later that night ross and i delivered some gifts, then stopped at frys for a few last minute presents to wrap up our shopping. i then spent some time reading a book about being new parents...craziness!

Monday, December 22, 2008

vacation: day 2

this day was just for hanging out. we went to a matinee showing of seven pounds, a movie that is out right now starring will smith. it was pretty interesting but mildly depressing. to me. we each took a nap and then played on the ps3 together. we had bought a new game the night before to play with our friends. its a buzz in trivia game that was surprisingly really fun. we played on line against other people and convinced ourselves that we must certainly be the most intelligent people in the world,except perhaps in regard to music. i cooked dinner for us and we watched tv. ross helped me rescue my music, photos, and files off my laptop that will no longer boot up. i am most grateful. he probably should have timed it better because i now have lots of music that i want to listen to (including christmas music :)) all the way to my parents. not to mention all the way to his parents...in missouri.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

vacation: day 1

the goals for today were short and simple: sleep and clean. we did both beautifully. i woke up around 11.30 and cooked sausage, eggs, and biscuits for breakfast. then ross and i spent all afternoon cleaning up around our poor house, neglected from so much grad school and basketball activities. a little later, a couple friends are coming over for some drinks, snacks, and to hang out. vacation? so far, so good. :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Stop Using Internet Explorder

In case you haven't heard yet, the word is out to stop using IE immediately. There's a really bad vulnerability that's been exposed and even Microsoft is asking you to temporarily switch browsers.

Try firefox or chrome.


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Jokes Nerds Tell

So every profession has "insider" jokes that no one outside the profession understands or finds funny. For example, for computer science guys ( generally excluding techs and admins etc ) you will find ridiculous jokes like:

There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't.

Haha get it?

Or how about this one?

Two strings walk into a bar and sit down. The bartender says, "So what'll it be?"
The first string says, "I think I'll have a beer quag fulk boorg jdk^CjfdLk jk3s d#f67howe%^U r89nvy~~owmc63^Dz x.xvcu"
"Please excuse my friend," the second string says, "He isn't null-terminated."

Ok, so these are lame but they are funny to guys like me. On the other hand, working with physicists yields even worse zingers. Today I over heard the following headache inducing physics jokes ...

Two molecules walk into a bar. The first molecule says, "Hey I think I lost an electron." The second molecules says, "Are you sure?" The first molecule responds, "I'm positive."

Groan ...

Have you heard that entropy isn't what it used to be?

Oof ...

I can't wait for the signal processing guys start telling jokes ... I mean really, I'm soooo excited.