Month: October 2004

  • Churchill Fellowship

    Although it was expected, I was accepted as one of Swarthmore’s candidates for the Churchill Fellowship. It’s not hard when there are two slots for Swat and and I were the only ones to apply from Swarthmore. The interview was fairly scary, even though the professors on the board (including Bruce) were just there to […]

  • Beerstocked

    For the first time ever, I now have a beer supply, courtesy of the Yard’s Variety Pack. Yay for supporting a local brewery :o). Since my dorm room is not Yale House, this beer should last a while…

  • Unicron vs. Death Star

    I googled it on a whim, after watching a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode: Unicron vs. Death Star

  • Municipal???

    I just realized that I have been pronouncing the word “municipal” as “munincipal” my entire life. Thanks you, truck from Municipal Waste Management, for showing me the error of my ways… This is right up there with the way I say “entrepreneur” as “entrempeneur”, or when I learned from a bumper sticker that “paradigm” and […]

  • Snacks

    I just wanted to thank SCDC for releasing their leftover food under a Creative Commons Open Snack license. I was happy to support the Free Culture cause by taking some of the chips left in the media lounge and remixing them for my birthday party. ;o)

  • Dance, X-wings, Dance

    Just another quick graphics update. Most of the text for our current lab is now up. Here is a small sample of what I’m doing with the afore-mentioned x-wing model: . If you want to see a better-looking (and bigger) image along those lines, check out the lab page. This stuff is just too much […]

  • Shiny New Tab Key!

    After three weeks of typing with just the under-key nubbin, my tab key is back to full functionality! The new one is literally shinier – there’s not three years of heavy wear on it, or finger grease. PowerBookMedic.com didn’t overcharge me too much – $10.70 for the key and shipping. I saw much more ridiculous […]

  • Welcome to Bizarro-Swarthmore

    I think we slipped into Bizarro-Swarthmore over break. It started with NuPont, which seemed innocuous enough. Then the year began with New Dorm. Again, something we could all live with. But then October Break brought us both Neo-Co-Op and Nega-Hicks, in the forms of a shiny new building and a not-barf-colored paint job. I just […]

  • Scrabble Ass-Whupin’

    My parental units gave me a nice new Scrabble board for my birthday. Emery and I inaugurated it with a game tonight, and I had my ass handed to me from here ’til Tuesday and up a creek without a paddle to stand on. Or something. Emery got all four big letters (X, Q, J, […]

  • Graphics

    In the tradition of bragging about his graphics images, I give you one of my own: The model is a 3D wireframe of polygons and lines, but I’m just doing a simple orthographic projection to removing the z-coordinates and squish everything into the image plane. This is why I didn’t sleep much last night. Now […]