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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

Personal Blogs are Dead

Monday, May 16, 2011 | 6:19:09 PM
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So, I dunno what else really to say, haha. I set up this site before facebook, before twitter... maybe around the time of myspace. Social networking sites have taken over this space. Why blog when you have a tumblr, a youtube account, etc.?

I never kept this up even back when blogs were the big thang. Looking at my links on the sidebar, my friends blogs are also abandoned, the most recent post among all of them about 2 years ago.

Ok, that's a lie, my friends haven't completely stopped blogging. One of my friends Jeremy Ogul made a new blog, and he bothers to update it more often than once a year. But still... I don't take care of this site.

There's a lot of things wrong with this site that I can see. Layout problems, my custom-built blog is (I'm sure) riddled with problems, and is hard to improve.

I'm gonna make a new site. I dunno what it will contain. I will shut this one down pretty soon. Probably over summer, when I have time to. It probably won't be a new blog. It may be a site that looks kinda nice ish and holds my resume and CV or something.

I still use this web host as a personal image store, to store random things I made long ago, and as a test hub for nonsense I do. I actually don't know if I'll keep the dividebynull.net domain name. I know I'll keep rgochee.com... for obvious reasons.

So I guess this is me finally admitting that I'm not a blogger, despite how obvious it's been.

Of course, I really have no clue who reads this (especially with how I don't update). This is more for my own closure, to round up the archive of my posts.

Farewell for now!

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What Summer Vacation?

Sunday, July 6, 2008 | 1:38:55 AM
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So, it's the summer after the first year of college. My plans were to do basically the same thing as last year: hang out with friends; watch movies; eat Wings 'n Things followed by frisbee, Guitar Hero, Risk, and potentially legos; get addicted to an MMORPG, road trips to random places, seeing all the old friends, and just relaxing.

But that didn't happen; I got an internship. Would I rather have passed it up? Nah, I really enjoy it. It's a fun, new experience for me. In addition, it seems that it's good for me. Not just because it's something to put on my resume. Not just because I can come back after I've finished school and get a full job. Rather, I found out something: I really like college.

I like being able to pick out your own schedule as opposed to being stuck to an 8-hour day. I like walking everywhere I go instead of driving though LA rush hour traffic. I like learning things that may not have any practical application instead of always doing things for some practical application. I like the whole atmosphere surrounding it. All of a sudden, 5-year plan doesn't sound so bad. And grad school? I'd always been thinking about it, but now I'd go for PhD over Masters.

My cousin told me to enjoy college, because after that, I'd be thrown into the real world. I always knew she was true, but I didn't fully understand it until this internship. So now, I want to enjoy my education (and all the vacation time that comes with it).

I can't wait for school to start again, but until then, I'm just gonna doing my learning at work.

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Life at home

Monday, February 18, 2008 | 3:03:27 PM
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"You definitely haven't changed," she told me that night.

4:00 at the movie theatre. That's where I met up with a good friend from high school. We were just going to see a movie, since she had other plans for dinner. We stayed out until 1 AM.

We talked about the crazy people in college, roommates, new friends, boring professors, insane professors... and then reminisced about the "good ol' days".

After Juno, we talked over dinner, walked around Target, then finally ended up at Starbucks around 8:00. People came and went, but we stayed off to the side, talking about everything. Behind me came a group of people, black clothes, black hair, goth fashion. While my friend and I slowly sipped on our frappuccinos, the goth group rotated people, keeping about an average of 6 people throughout the night, as people came and went.

We ended up at the bowling alley around 11:30. What else is there to do it this quiet town we still call home? It was cosmic bowling right in the middle of a 4-day weekend. Teenagers, high schoolers en masse. Those times seemed long ago, they seemed a bit quaint.

It was getting late, and the night had to end eventually. We walked out the door and shivered a bit in the brisk night air. After a warm hug, we parted ways.

I spend most of my time in Los Angeles, but I still consider this to be my home. I ran a stop sign a few times last break because it wasn't there before I left for college. It serves as a reminder that things change while you're away.

Have I really not changed?

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On College and Other Musings

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 | 8:30:14 PM
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So this marks week two for UCLA, but I've really been here for three weeks, so it's my fourth week of living here. I've made new friends and experienced new things. It's quite exciting.

I'm not so sure what to say here; I don't want it to be a boring recount of what I've been going through.

Life in college... I'll try to sum up how it's been for me in a few phrases of a few words each: good roommates, many boring classes, skipped a (useless) discussion today, one class with great lectures, previously mentioned class requires lots of reading, band is pretty fun, trombones are crazy, made new friends, sooo many people here, lots of solicitors the first week, pretty good food (yum brownie goo), should really be doing reading right now, too much walking, too many hills, too many stairs, getting lazy, having fun.

I dunno, just some random thoughts to sum up everything.

Oh yeah, I got my Macbook Pro and it's quite amazing. I'm keeping the windows laptop too though. I got Synergy running, though, so I only need one mouse for both computers. It's more or less dual screen with different operating systems.

I feel like I should say more about my classes. In general, they're boring. Either the subject or the professor. The one that is exciting, at least the lecture, is the one that requires a lot of reading. Still, the first lecture (which happened to be my first class of the quarter), kept me interested, made me think; he's an lively, interesting professor talking about a topic he's passionate about too. So, if you ever need to satisfy a GE req. here at UCLA, take HIST 9E (Southeast Asian Crossroads) with Professor Woods.

On that note, I should get reading some of that stuff, or at least study for the map test in two days. Agh, buy your own scantrons? Anyway, I'll try not to abandon this thing as much anymore.

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Back from Holiday

Saturday, September 1, 2007 | 2:11:15 AM
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So I've been neglecting this thing and even when I've decided that I need to put something up, I don't because it ends up being poor quality. See? I'm looking out for you, the readers. I won't put forth anything sub par!

On the note of that last exclamation point, Jeremy linked me to a new take on these symbols. It's ok to (over)use exclamation points as long as what you're saying is trivial. Ok! Sounds good! But still don't over-do it!

Anyway, I've been in Australia the past two weeks, or really I got back from a ten day trip Monday. I liked it so much that I'm going to move there after grad school or at least after I have enough saved money to live there comfortably.

I got in trouble with some people (not my parents) for some things I did while over there. It's legal there, though, but I do understand it has a bit of a negative connotation. Drinking and gambling aren't really things that people look up to, I suppose. Really, it wouldn't have been a problem if I didn't let everyone know about it on the internet (hey what am I doing now?). With social networks, blogs, instant message, even cell phones, people seem to need to let people know about the most trivial things... may I point to Twitter, Pownce, or many of the things people use MySpace and Facebook for. Information used to be passed by word of mouth and other than that, there was generally little proof of what happened. Now people type stuff out online recklessly and it's probably forever cached on Google's servers.

As far as my holiday went, I really enjoy my cousins. Every night I spent with them was probably more exciting than all the time I spent with the older relatives. The whole trip was fun, regardless. Maybe not some of the car trips but if it made me want to move there (sometime after grad school), it had to be great. Plus, once I touched down at LAX, the pollution made me cough a lot. Sydney was so clean and green and overall nice.

So now I'm back home and more people are off on their way, while I still have a few weeks thanks to the UC system. Such a short time, yet how am I going to make use of it with everyone gone? I guess I could do something productive... or not.

As a final note, there will be a meteor shower in about 4-6 hours, peaking around 4:36 PDT. I'll be sleeping, so at least I saw the one a few weeks ago (and as another side note, the lunar eclipse a few days ago).

So this is random, but it has some good quality content at least.

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