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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.

(0) Apr 20, 07 - 1:07 AM

March 2007

Orange you glad?

Sunday, March 11, 2007 | 4:28:43 PM
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In honor of the great orange, see these great orange sculptures.

I wonder if there's an orange parade to parallel the rose parade?

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Time Oddities

Sunday, March 18, 2007 | 8:35:06 PM
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Today and yesterday are two odd days.

Yesterday, I basically had the day open since 11:00. I knew I should work, but I didn't. There was also little for me to do otherwise. So, I was really bored for most of the day and in the end I didn't get anything done. (Well, for school. I did play piano a bit and get a haircut.)

Today, I basically had the day open since 11:00. I knew I should work, so I got started. However, I kept getting sidetracked. The day moved by relatively quickly, and I didn...

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The Perils of Being Called Smart

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 | 12:39:42 AM
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So, I was browsing xckd forums, (excellent webcomic, by the way) and came across a topic discussing people who are "smart". I read it and connected it to some recent introspection.

The topic is a discussion about one boy called "gifted". He excelled at his classes. When he found something he didn't do quite so well at, he just gave up. Better to not try than try and fail, right? Many of the people on the forum seem to be able to...

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Shutdown Day: Preface

Saturday, March 24, 2007 | 2:33:20 AM
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So. I go on the computer every day. What would it be like if I didn't? Sure, there are times I have gone weeks without access to this technology, but it was usually forced, as in I physically could not even get on a computer. Never has it been voluntary.

Shutdown Day wonders how many people can voluntary stay offline. I will be one of the participants, just because.

Since I'm posting this rather late, if you read this, either you can't participate, or you al...

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Shutdown Day: Epilogue

Sunday, March 25, 2007 | 9:32:10 PM
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So I made it through Shutdown Day.

First to note, I've been offline for well over two weeks, but that's usually been because of dead computers or traveling. This was voluntary, in that I had access, but I would keep off, so willpower came to play a bit more.

It was interesting. It was fun, at times, and I think it's nice to keep away... again, at times, but not absolute. It wasn't fun to be with friends and sit back while they play each other i...

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