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Voicemail has its uses, for example, when one won't be able to pick up the phone for awhile, but needs to relay a message immediately, or when other forms of communication are not possible, i.e. e-mail or texting is inconvenient or irrelevant.

However, I still usually end up ignoring it, thus rendering most of the pros as moot.

(1) Oct 10, 08 - 8:18 AM

On the subject of high school friends, just because you're different, doesn't mean you can't be friends.

(0) Jun 17, 07 - 8:41 PM

Pi is wrong.

Well, actually, maybe it would just be better to use what is currently known as 2*pi. I've always thought it would be easier if sine and cosine had periods that were just pi, not 2pi.

So should pi be 6.283185...? Should pi be the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its radius, instead of diameter? If so, it would take about 50 years for this to gain any momentum in the mathematical community.

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Personal Blogs are Dead

Monday, May 16, 2011 | 3:19:09 PM
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So, I dunno what else really to say, haha. I set up this site before facebook, before twitter... maybe around the time of myspace. Social networking sites have taken over this space. Why blog when you have a tumblr, a youtube account, etc.?

I never kept this up even back when blogs were the big thang. Looking at my links on the sidebar, my friends blogs are also abandoned, the most recent post among all of them about 2 years ago.

Ok, that's a lie, my friends haven't completely stopped blogging. One of my friends Jeremy Ogul made a new blog, and he bothers to update it more often than once a year. But still... I don't take care of this site.

There's a lot of things wrong with this site that I can see. Layout problems, my custom-built blog is (I'm sure) riddled with problems, and is hard to improve.

I'm gonna make a new site. I dunno what it will contain. I will shut this one down pretty soon. Probably over summer, when I have time to. It probably won't be a new blog. It may be a site that looks kinda nice ish and holds my resume and CV or something.

I still use this web host as a personal image store, to store random things I made long ago, and as a test hub for nonsense I do. I actually don't know if I'll keep the dividebynull.net domain name. I know I'll keep rgochee.com... for obvious reasons.

So I guess this is me finally admitting that I'm not a blogger, despite how obvious it's been.

Of course, I really have no clue who reads this (especially with how I don't update). This is more for my own closure, to round up the archive of my posts.

Farewell for now!

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College and Bloggage

Friday, September 11, 2009 | 10:40:03 PM
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So, I haven't made a post in a long time... basically since last summer. So I'll go ahead and summarize the year in short near-twitter-like sentences.

Marching band, fun and tiring. Fall, school starts, amazing, easy schedule. Meet new people. Australia, amazing trip. CS111 projects suck. First true all-nighter. Grades below my own standards. Winter break. Winter quarter. Start work. Fun in Irvine. Ding 80 - raid time. I suck at volleyball. I suck at tennis. I suck at waking up for 8:00 classes. Shower catastrophe. Interesting combinations at Urth Caffe. Easy quarter, but commuting hurts. Spring break. Spring Quarter. MCDB is fun. Tagiku is amazing. Still working, still doing nothing. Morning exercises weekly (or less). Camping! (Highlight was table slam). Kelton. Graduation. Sad. Amazing new computer! Full time work, and actually productive now. Learning soccer. Tennis, and I still suck. San Diego camping! (Highlight was ice cream). Learning tennis. Work gets insane. Sacramento. Home.

And that brings us back to now.

You see, I neglect this thing because I only want quality work to appear here. I also have high standards for myself, so nothing makes it past my initial filters. This is the exception to that rule. I mean, sure it's a personal blog and I could go the "u hata's dun no nething n im guna keep on bloggin w/e i want" and considering I have a readership of near 0, no one would really care... but I have standards for myself.

Anyway, I've been having thoughts on what I could do to improve this. Book/movie reviews (possible during this summer, but I foresee my interactions with those mediums dropping once school starts). Commentary on current events (which would force me to be a bit more attentive to the goings on of the world, but I generally don't like saying my opinion anyway). I'm getting a camera, so I could turn this into a photo blog possibly.

I think the other part is that (in real life) I end up talking mostly about either niche or otherwise trivial things in a completely uncollected manner. I guess I could talk about how Hidden Power works in Pokemon with respect to IVs and EVs, but you'd get better info elsewhere. Likewise, I'd go to twitter if I wanted to let the world know that I saw a praying mantis at the tennis court. As for the part about uncollected thoughts... just reread this blog and see how chaotic my train of thought is.

Well, that's enough nonsense for now. While writing this, I have come up with a few topics to dwell over. I'd say 25% will actually get written and then half will be dropped because of my QA work. We'll see how this blogging thing works out.

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What Summer Vacation?

Saturday, July 5, 2008 | 10:38:55 PM
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So, it's the summer after the first year of college. My plans were to do basically the same thing as last year: hang out with friends; watch movies; eat Wings 'n Things followed by frisbee, Guitar Hero, Risk, and potentially legos; get addicted to an MMORPG, road trips to random places, seeing all the old friends, and just relaxing.

But that didn't happen; I got an internship. Would I rather have passed it up? Nah, I really enjoy it. It's a fun, new experience for me. In addition, it seems that it's good for me. Not just because it's something to put on my resume. Not just because I can come back after I've finished school and get a full job. Rather, I found out something: I really like college.

I like being able to pick out your own schedule as opposed to being stuck to an 8-hour day. I like walking everywhere I go instead of driving though LA rush hour traffic. I like learning things that may not have any practical application instead of always doing things for some practical application. I like the whole atmosphere surrounding it. All of a sudden, 5-year plan doesn't sound so bad. And grad school? I'd always been thinking about it, but now I'd go for PhD over Masters.

My cousin told me to enjoy college, because after that, I'd be thrown into the real world. I always knew she was true, but I didn't fully understand it until this internship. So now, I want to enjoy my education (and all the vacation time that comes with it).

I can't wait for school to start again, but until then, I'm just gonna doing my learning at work.

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Life at home

Monday, February 18, 2008 | 12:03:27 PM
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"You definitely haven't changed," she told me that night.

4:00 at the movie theatre. That's where I met up with a good friend from high school. We were just going to see a movie, since she had other plans for dinner. We stayed out until 1 AM.

We talked about the crazy people in college, roommates, new friends, boring professors, insane professors... and then reminisced about the "good ol' days".

After Juno, we talked over dinner, walked around Target, then finally ended up at Starbucks around 8:00. People came and went, but we stayed off to the side, talking about everything. Behind me came a group of people, black clothes, black hair, goth fashion. While my friend and I slowly sipped on our frappuccinos, the goth group rotated people, keeping about an average of 6 people throughout the night, as people came and went.

We ended up at the bowling alley around 11:30. What else is there to do it this quiet town we still call home? It was cosmic bowling right in the middle of a 4-day weekend. Teenagers, high schoolers en masse. Those times seemed long ago, they seemed a bit quaint.

It was getting late, and the night had to end eventually. We walked out the door and shivered a bit in the brisk night air. After a warm hug, we parted ways.

I spend most of my time in Los Angeles, but I still consider this to be my home. I ran a stop sign a few times last break because it wasn't there before I left for college. It serves as a reminder that things change while you're away.

Have I really not changed?

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On New Years Resolutions

Thursday, January 3, 2008 | 12:20:44 PM
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Happy new Gregorian calendar year! I thought I should specify in case anyone is using a different sort of year, Roman calendar, lunar year, etc.

Anyway, a new year means new years resolutions, right?

Well, why wait for an arbitrary date that effectively changes nothing but the year to do something?

For instance, if you're a smoker and you want to stop, you probably realize that smoking is bad for your lungs. Why wait for new years to stop? Why not start the process of quitting a bit sooner?

The new year gives people an excuse to do things, because it's a new year! Well, what comes with that? You write "2008" instead of "2007" now. Otherwise, the year is just a way to measure time; it allows people to identify a specific moment.

And many people who make new years resolutions are unable to keep them in the long run. Why? They don't have the determination to go through with it because it's just something they decided to do on an arbitrary date. People know that they should do it, but people know that they should stop procrastinating and that never stops (consider how I'm posting this on the 3rd of January...).

So don't make a new years resolution just because it's a new year. Resolve to do something you want to do and commit to it. Don't even wait for the new year; start working on it as soon as possible.

So I guess my new year resolution might as well be post on here more... let's see how that plays out.

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