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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 - 11:18 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 - 11:41 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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October 2006

Comics on Procrastination and Other Topics

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 | 2:34:56 AM
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Comics can give such great insights on life.

Procrastination, for example, is a subject that has been quite accurately touched upon by both FoxTrot and Calvin and Hobbes .

Then of course there are those comics that are only available online. Dinosaur Comics appeals to a wide array of humor. xkcd, however, is a bit more ni...

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President Bush and (Dis)approval Ratings

Sunday, October 22, 2006 | 11:39:48 PM
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So there's all this about Bush being incompetent, evil, greedy... basically (insert word here). There's all this talk about his approval ratings constantly plummeting.

Is he really a bad president? That is up for debate. He's certainly not the best speaker, with books circulating around filled with spoonerisms and other faux pas.

But not the horse race politics continue, 51% of Americans want Bush impeached (The stats are buri...

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Statistics and Elvis

Sunday, October 22, 2006 | 11:54:38 PM
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When Elvis Presley died in 1977, there were an estimated 37 Elvis impersonators in the world. By 1993, there were 48,000 Elvis impersonators, an exponential increase. Extrapolating from this, by 2010 there will be 2.5 billion Elvis impersonators. The population of the world will be 7.5 billion by 2010. Every 3rd person will be an Elvis impersonator by 2010.
San Francisco Chronicle, October 27th, 1993

I'm not sure if that's attributed correctly, I'm just going by what I copy pasted. Eithe...

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Two Weeks' Hypocrisy

Monday, October 23, 2006 | 2:45:41 PM
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This is something of a two weeks' notice. A notice of my disdain.

One of the rules in band is that any schedule conflict that would require a missed practice must be notified before hand with two weeks of padding.

But this rule is one-sided, it seems.

Numerous time throughout the season, we have been confronted with added practices, new schedules events, more things to do. A week before, ten days, five, even three. We were "notified" of this practice extension on Friday, three days befo...

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Lazy programming

Thursday, October 26, 2006 | 2:34:24 AM
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I think I've reached the point in my programming career (at least with PHP) that I can start working off the scripts of other people instead of doing it by myself to learn. For example, this blog. So now I know I can make a blog. Gimme wordpress now. XML-RPC has been ugh to implement, but I've been getting it started. I've just been too lazy to work the extraction of links in my posts. In addition, it's annoying to test it out and debug.

That's just one example, of course.

There comes a p...

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