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Infinitesimals

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

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 point where doing it all alone is too much. Why not take advantage of these scripts? I'll still be able to modify to my own needs, but the grunt work will be finished.

Plus, these regular expressions are annoying me. I don't really see any reason why some of them aren't working. I even tested it on RegExLib and it gets the data just fine. PHP is buggy, eh?

So I think I'll stop trying to make things from scratch if possible. I'm too lazy to implement some things sometimes, and it's not too bad to modify nice code.

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