Yearly Archives 2005

Yet More LJ-Solicited Input

I hope everyone had a happy Christmas or is having a happy Hannukah. Thanks for all the book recommendations; I’m heading down to my local library in a bit to pick up some of them! By the way, does anyone own a copy of Ready, Okay!? My library system doesn’t have it. I’ve been wanting […]

Book recommendations

I’m looking for book recommendations. I enjoy most fiction, especially fantasy and science fiction. In the past I have liked fantasy such as (in no particular order) 1. Sabriel, by Garth Nix 2. The Wizard of Earthsea trilogy, by Ursula K. LeGuin 3. His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman 4. A Song of Ice and […]

On the subject of labor unions, strikes, boycotting, and whatever this is all about

I was having a hard time figuring out exactly what’s up with the strike tomorrow, and why people are telling me not to eat in the dining halls. I was getting fed up with all the e-mails, until I hit one that I found useful, and thought I’d share it in case anyone else was […]


“It is positive emotions that make living worthwhile, that guide us to the good things in life, that reward our successes, and that make us strive to better.” – my HCI reading on “Emotional Machines” I’ve been feeling pretty positive all day today. And for the past several days: I’ve been having much more fun […]


Just saw the latest Rent trailer. It literally gives me goosebumps watching it… there is something about that show that is so powerful, and seeing the original cast singing their hearts out just makes me catch my breath. I wish I could describe the feeling. I get it when Talisman sings “One by One” from […]


Major assignments/work-related activites due this evening: 4 Hours spent working Fri-Sun: 19 Hours spent on CS 107: 11 Songs listened to in iTunes: 159 Loads of laundry: 4 Number of people happy to finally be done: 1


Okay so I admit that I took a break from reading this evening and did another quest from the same people who did the Politics one. This time it was the “Dating Personality Test” or something. The description for my type (“The Sonnet”) included “Sonnets want Love and have high ideals about it. They’re conscientious […]

Meme: Um… yay socialism!

You are a Social Liberal (65% permissive) and an… Economic Liberal (16% permissive) You are best described as a: Socialist Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

Personal opinion disclaimer

1. The “shopping for classes” system deceptive. There is an implication that you can just try out a class, that you don’t have to actually choose your schedule until two weeks into the quarter. However, this mostly works in the dropping classes direction and not the adding classes direction. The two main issues seem to […]

Re: A contradiction….

…between my post of August 28th and the apparent current circumstances. All I can say is, I guess I was mistaken. I believed what I wrote then, but the situation has changed in the meantime. Please don’t take this as a reason to question anything I say; what I write reflects what I honestly think […]