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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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August 2006

School Update

Thursday, August 3, 2006 | 12:41:24 AM
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So, this is just a quick update about school. I want to go to sleep... soonish... nowish.

First news: I got my AP US score! It's a 4! That means my grades should be an A now. That's good! Yay.

Next: SAT rescore. Apparently there was no change. It said I omitted 8 questions on the math section. I'm thinking that I probably didn't bubble in the free response part. I guess that means I'm retaking it. On that note, I also should sign up for the ACT.

Next: Schedule. I'm sure many of you want...

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Grammar Nightmare: The Perils of Pronouns

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 | 12:37:44 AM
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So today went as normal... but not really. 6th day of band camp. Third to the last. But what made it most interesting... it started at lunch.

We got our lunch, took a seat and began eating. Halfway through, Sharon proposed a third person contest: everyone must speak in third person. Ryan decided it was a good idea. Others joined in with Ryan and Sharon, for instance, Dillon. It lasted quite a while for everyone. Ryan was doing pretty well, but some people were annoyed with Ryan and co. It was...

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Linux - Next step to geekdom

Sunday, August 13, 2006 | 2:46:41 PM
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So I got a laptop. Then SUSE linux is now installed on it. Woot.

So I've been playing around with it recently. I wanted to get it to be able to run my own personal web server and play around with new programming languages. The problem is... I'm having trouble connecting it to the internet. Ah well. I'll clear it up eventually, I hope.

Java feels really bloated. I've been experimenting with Ruby and Python and I like those quite a bit. I've also been dipping into Common Lisp and... it's di...

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The internet and the public

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 | 2:11:25 AM
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While at school, the subject about one's online identity came up with regards to interviews. Some colleges look up applicants on the internet as a sort of prescreen. Many employers do as well. Some high schools even suspend students based on myspace profiles and a few private schools completely ban the site.

Is this ok? Can employers, school administrators, etc. penalize a worker/student over something they wrote on the internet?

A blogger, Dooce, got fired for wri...

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Linux - Newbie Blockade

Sunday, August 27, 2006 | 9:44:49 PM
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So, now I've been spending more time with my new SUSE Linux. And I have to say, I'm frustrated.

I know how to do what I want... in Windows. I know where everything goes... in Windows. This is Linux. I'm lost.

I still can't get connected to the internet, but if I boot to Windows, the connection is fine. So the connection works, but the settings are incorrect. It actually says it's connected, but my ability to visit websites suggests otherwise. I'm also having trouble accessing localhost to ...

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Procrastinate later, not now

Monday, August 28, 2006 | 2:08:35 AM
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Why procrastinate now when you can procrastinate later?

An amusing quote... both tongue-in-cheek and helpful. One may see it first as a joke, in that procrastinators put off things, so why not put off procrastinating? But by that, it also means one should do things as soon as possible to be able to waste time later. But since you would have nothing left to put off, one can't truly procrastinate procrastination: proof by contradiction. QED.

In other news, I'm avoiding doing my homework. I...

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Wiki Wiki Weirdness

Tuesday, August 29, 2006 | 1:24:32 AM
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I recently discovered a chart listing the most popular Wikipedia entries since its inception (about 3 days ago). This Wikipedia Chart. Next surprised me: Pokemon. The fad is long gone, but it's number 7!?

After that, you notice a few trends. The top 100 consists mostly of things that recently appeared on the news, celebrities, anime, and sex/porn-related items. A lot of the last item. People's mi...

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