Month: March 2005

Me fail English? That’s Unpossible!

English Genius You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 88% Expert! You did so extremely well, even I can’t find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people

A (Very Brief) Vim Experiment

I decided on a whim to start poking at Vim, based on Dan’s repeated and strong recommendations that I try it out. Of course I know full well that he wants me to switch away from Emacs, and I don’t

Coding, Coding, Coding ’til the Break of Day

I have spent the last 14 hours in Hicks 301 coding, with the exception of a short break for dinner. I am now inexplicably super twitchy, in spite of (or perhaps on account of) the late hour. I was exceedingly

Planet Virtuel

A friend of mine is setting up an avatar-based virtual community. Pretty cool… although it is unfortunately Windows-only. http://www.planetvirtuel.com/ “Baby You’re A Rich Man” from Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles

The Future Shock (Part 2)

In my last post, I mentioned an article about a massive prank/project pulled off by one of my high school friends. Unfortunately, the article I linked to has since been taken down. However, here is the complete play-by-play, as written

The Future Shock

http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/05/03/wo/wo_delio030705.asp?p=1 Apparently, at least one of my high school friends (the Korsmo mentioned in the article), is doing something worthwhile with his life. Or at the very least very, very fun.

My High School

You may have heard me rant about how my alma mater (Breck School, in MN, not Swarthmore) has gotten worse over the years. I think this article puts a finger on why: http://www.citypages.com/databank/26/1265/article13014.asp I loved my time at Breck, and

Geekalizer++

So my recent post on programming has caused my Geekalizer score to skyrocket: Absurdly Cool Geekalizer certifies ultranurd as 130.30% computer geeky! Wow! Unbelievably high! How do you rank? While some people might have to decide whether or not this

First Job Application

I just sent off my application for two positions at Insomniac Games, makers of the Spyro and Ratchet & Clank video game series for PlayStation and PS2. I’ve applied for both their GUI Programmer and Gameplay/FX Programmer positions. Hopefully they’ll

D&D Meme

I Am A: True Neutral GnomeBard Mage Alignment:True Neutral characters are very rare. They believe that balance is the most important thing, and will not side with any other force. They will do whatever is necessary to preserve that balance,

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