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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.

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

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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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May 2006

Starting anew

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 | 2:36:35 AM
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Welcome to my blog!

I decided that I wanted to start this up again. I felt a desire to do some programming and I had a habit of writing more than usual. I concatenated the two with this: I programmed this blog in PHP and now can write whatever I want on it!

This will probably be a permanent work in progress; I'll always be updating it to add new features, suit my needs, or just to play around. Right now, This is the first stable release since way back in 2004. I shall call it 0.2.1.

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Mini test

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 | 2:38:28 AM

Just a mini entry right now to tie things together. Now to advertise this site before sleep =P

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And so the end begins

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 | 1:44:46 AM
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So I've learned my lesson. crtl+a, ctrl+c. My post vanished. I must find the source of these missing entries/comments.

From what I remember...

The title refers to the end of school; with AP Test starting for me today and after school rehearsals for a concert, the signs of the end of school have made themselves known.

Today started well. I left for school, perhaps a bit late (despite waking up a bit early), but made it on time. First period: I skipped the final final as I would be headin...

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Reboot the layout

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 | 2:16:48 AM

Interestingly, this site came up on the day of CSS Reboot. This is actually a redesign of an old layout... so woo! I celebrated!

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Insights on the English Language

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 | 10:19:51 PM

As one learns more english, one may discover how to make oneself appear intelligent.

As one learns even more english, one may discover how to discern those who are making themselves seem intelligent, but really are far from it.

Too many "ones" made it feel unnatural, but I didn't want to have to get tied up with singular they vs. one...

Yes, Mr. Olson, "they" can be singular.

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Be car-ful

Thursday, May 4, 2006 | 8:18:53 PM
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So I took my driving test today. Results? Disqualified.

Why? Ran a red light? Hit a pedestrian? 50 mph over the speed limit?

No... on the contrary... I was too slow.

I'm a very cautious driver. Even my mom thinks I'm too cautious... even my mom who is cautious as well thinks I'm too safe.

Some problems she mentioned include braking too soon before a stop light, too far below the speed limit, and accelerating too slowly at a green light. Other problems I notice that I have include fol...

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A dilemma on sleep, food, and tests

Saturday, May 6, 2006 | 3:37:47 AM

I fell asleep at 4:30 today.

Now I have a problem... sleep for 12 hours straight (too long) or stay up a bit... before my SAT.

Either way could mess up my sleep cycle.

And I didn't get to eat dinner! No sinigang for me!

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Child's play

Monday, May 8, 2006 | 2:20:36 AM
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I visited my relatives today. One of them happens to be my younger cousin of about eight years.

I like children in small doses.

To put a long story short, my cousin can be very bossy, demanding, stubborn, manipulative, and sometimes lies jokes to get her way. I handled it by first submitting, eventually implementing passive-agressiveness (hide and seek? Ok... let me count to 560), then a short lecture when I finally snapped.

I had asked her to stop many times. The politeness in my tone ...

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Everyone is different

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 | 1:08:05 AM
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[Yeah, the last post didn't feel... right. I hope this one provides better quality.]

So the mass concert ended on a pretty high note. No pun intended. I knew that my dad would arrive 20 minutes after I call, so I called him early. Time passes and it appears that I suddenly have two missed calls. So, I get my stuff together and head outside.

My dad has a short temper. I open the door to get in and the first thing I hear is, "I don't want to talk to you." Fun. It seems that he is again missi...

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Untitiled Mini #1

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 | 12:11:22 AM

Today feels like Friday.

Ew, vocab pictures.

This layout is boring. Next time, (maybe) sorry 800x600ers?

Here comes Dr. Tran!

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AP Relaxation

Thursday, May 11, 2006 | 1:04:17 AM

I like AP classes. After the tests, it's great =D

I basically did nothing of importance today. That's important to me. Well... in the sense that I pretty much relaxed.

Stream of consciousness... I want to write without digressing so much. And I still need to get more/better avatars.

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MySpace is not YourSpace

Thursday, May 11, 2006 | 3:07:35 AM
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MySpace. Chances are, you have an account there.

I'm sure most of you know about how there are stalkers all over the site and such, but that's not what I'm talking about. That can be remedied on the user scale.

I'm talking about the back-end. They're always under maintenance. They always have problems. They're constantly making changes on the main site. Why not test it first? For a site of that calibur, I think it's unacceptable. It's fine for me, because few visit me at the moment. If I g...

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On Proper English

Saturday, May 13, 2006 | 2:50:29 AM
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My personal opinion on whether one should or should not use proper grammar...

If the input method is difficult (on-screen keyboard, cell phone sans qwerty), then relaxed grammar is ok.

If speed is very important (online games, instant messaging), then again, one need not be so strict.

In both methods, however, I choose to still add my apostrophes, write out "you" and "are", etc. The only thing I really change is that I don't normally end my phrases with punctuation, nor do I capitalize ...

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Curse these cursed words!

Monday, May 15, 2006 | 2:23:19 AM
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Bad words, swears, curses, expletives, profanity, highly informal slang. Do you cuss?

Why are people obsessed with these words? Most either fear them or love them. Most of the time, it's both.

The uniqueness of these words are their connotations: they're very strong and negative. They're usually used to express a strong feeling. They also derive from things that society would call private. Thus, the words have become something not to be uttered in public. And this taboo nature have given t...

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Classes with Class and Atomic Feed

Monday, May 15, 2006 | 11:59:01 PM
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I am happy. I have reached a new height regarding PHP. I created my own PHP class.

I looked at my RSS feed creator and i thought, "Wow... what's this?" I wondered how I could clean it up and make all of my feed writers as efficient at the same time. It then dawned on me... this would be a perfect place to implement a class.

In case you didn't know, a class in object-oriented programming (OOP) is a set of variables and functions that work together to organize the code better. Java is an exa...

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Thoughts on entertainment and annoyance

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 | 9:30:43 AM

My like/dislike meter works as such: The like grows linearly and the dislike grows exponentially. The more I like a person, the less I will grow to dislike him due to annoyance and such. The more I dislike a person, then he'd better not get me angry, else his rank on my meter will drop very significantly.

Some people need to learn when to stop. He'd have noticed my growing annoyance if he didn't have such a one-track mind. It's also my fault for giving him the first opportunity. Give 'em an i...

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A collection of thoughts

Friday, May 19, 2006 | 9:21:06 AM
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Ignorance is bliss? Knowledge is power? Which trumps the other?

Solitude is good in short doses; one is able to get away for awhile from the chaos of life.

Facade... is it necessary for people to change their personality?

Silence can be relaxing in the right spot and can be nerve-wracking in the wrong spot.

Things change. One must constantly adapt to these changes. Reflecting on the past is fine, but dwelling is not.

At night before sleep... I find a lot to think about and it keep...

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Spring Trip-Hearst Castle Update

Monday, May 22, 2006 | 7:45:08 PM

I'm back from the spring trip. I don't really want to write an extended essay on what happened. I'll just keep the experiences.

The trip wasn't that great. The people were. I'd already been to those places. What was fun was the bus rides and room decorations. It was very laid back. Fun time, cutting loose from that which holds me stagnant.

Cards, movies, jokes, candy... starbursts... A Whole New World. I was not dissatisfied with the trip. I'm glad I chose the right bus.

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Gregarious Introvert

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 | 9:36:03 AM

Would you consider me more of a gregarious introvert or a reserved extrovert? Also... why?

This was the question that I asked many people yesterday.

(For sake of ease, I shall abbreviate gregarious introvert to GI and reserved extrovert to RE for nearly the remainder of the post.)

In any case, the votes ended being tied, 8-8. Two that I asked, however, switched from RE to GI after giving it more thought. I discounted votes from those that randomly chose, usually because they didn't unde...

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On Auditions

Sunday, May 28, 2006 | 2:45:19 AM
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For band, we must audition to see if we'll be in the upper or middle band. The audition will be the final for this year. We will be graded on scales, tone, a prepared piece, and sight reading, among other things.

That's all fine and dandy. I do have a small problem, however. It's not with the grading system, yet it is.

The current freshmen will not be required to play all 12 scales. They shall only have to play the 6 simpler scales. The other points are waived and given as a "freshman bonu...

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