Wednesday, December 29, 2004

H-Cam

H-Cam

For some reason I got motivated to put up my webcam so if anyone gets really board they can watch me sit at my computer (or be away from it) It probably won't be up much but it refreshes every 30 seconds. So you can check it out, H-Cam

Monday, December 27, 2004

Christmas Break

This has been a stressful break. I have so much homework (yes homework) to do, and who wants to do homework especially on a break? hopefully no one. There is math, cs, english, and spanish (oh and the physics extra credit). Anyways, the fun things that I have been able to do, work on the rubik's cube (and professor's cube), watch Oceans 12 in theater (very good twist), and watch Bourne Supremency (in out very own theater).

One last thing, I made a vh-blog (video h-blog) and basically shows what I have been doing. Check under my downloads to (what do you know!) download it.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Scraping

for good grades and the inside of my car. I think there's a problem with your car when you have to scrape the inside of the windshield but not the outside on. English, we had the last two days off basically, Nott was gone and so I played on my computer (what fun!). I showed my english movie today (which has xTREMELY bad acting but had some interesting effects and good transititions if that counts for anything). I have so many big projects that I need to do over the break, so I'll let you know so you can keep me on task...
1)Research on Dimethyl Polysiloxane
2)BPA Huskie Den Website
3)Usaco [contact and rect1]

So glad the Christmas break is coming because I NEED SOME SLEEP. Java is an overprotective mother

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Snow Day

Word's I love to Hear: "School is delayed 2 hours" then after getting to sleep in, "School has been cancelled". I'm really glad I didn't get up at 4 to finish my homework. Today I get to do homework, sleep, and goto work. Maybe we'll actually use our snow day's this year! Anyways I'll fill ya in on the Rubik's cube club meeting: After school, the founders ben, hanely, ryan, and myself headed on over to 4th coast. Here we discussed who will be president and such, then talked a little bit about what activities we'll do (like fundraising, rubik's cube lessons, etc..), and we started coming up with ideas for a rcc shirt. Those will be really cool. After being at 4th coast and practically choking to death, we headed over to the book store, which had some really old and cool books. Ben our president, will talk to the KAMSC Director and see if we can make this club official. I should get to my homework even though it's a snow day now....until next time.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Google Search: "I HATE YOU ALL YOU ARE ALL IDIOTS"

Google Search: "I HATE YOU ALL YOU ARE ALL IDIOTS"

Isn't that stating something? I just found that funny that google picks that up, which is really cool because that is a classic thread on my forums. What heated debate that was, which makes me feel like making another song...uh-oh (jesse is probably saying)...

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

From School to Snow

I'm so glad it was a very short week this week in school. Today seems like a friday but isn't, only wednesday. Didn't do much in english, spanish I failed a quiz (But actually remembered to do the extra credit) then afterwards made a VERY UGLY turkey that had feathers and a list of what I'm thankful for (in español of course). Economics we watched a movie over the telemarketers that moved over to india, why on earth do they really think those people can actually "speak" english or even answer technical questions?! They're complete idiots! Okay mabye I'm just talking from past experience, maybe one day they'll figure out how to reset the BIOS, well if they even understand what a BIOS is! Besides the point it was cold and after school it was snowing. Shoutrouw's class was funny especially when Shoutrouw tells us about his mishaps and attempts to speak spanish not thinking we would know what it means...Bla...I hate stupid drivers who CAN'T turn on their stupid lights and drive as crazy as normal! So glad it's a four day weekend though!

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Long Long Day

Today was a long long day. [just got home and will start my homework after this]. I failed to some important homework and did horrible on my english quiz, and yada...Hyden and myself are starting to keep a tally everytime Rupal doesn't want to talk about a subject, that is always amusing on the ride to KAMSC. (about the only fun I get except for CS) Physics test we basically got a free 50 points because the bucks won! (So glad because I probably failed the test, well not probably, I know I did!) A guy talked to us about a bot building contest which was fun to have it take up the hour. Except now I had to head onto calc, which I hadn't finished the assignment because it was due "Tuesdayish". Well...I won't go on about that. Right after school I had to head to work and start at 2:30, and worked 'till 5:30, then took off to grab a bite and arrive at the PN auditorium for the National Honor's Society. (feel's almost like joining the KKK) It was boring and 30% of PN junior's and seniors are in it so what really makes it a honor?? Of course they had to even spell my name wrong on the certificate. Anyway, I took like 40 pictures today alone, sometime I need to post them...So glad that a four day break is coming!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Professor's Cube, the 5x5x5 Rubik's cube.

Professor's Cube, the 5x5x5 Rubik's cube.

Good Christmas gift eh? If you can't decide what to get me, a Profesor's cube will always work. Anyways onto my day (Starting at 12am): Finishing my Computer science homework and finishing up Forest Gump, the Bubba-Gump Shrimping biz. Went to bed at 2am, to get up late at 6:40 and rush out the door to get to school at 7:10am. Studied for the Spanish test which didn't go as well as I hoped (aka, missed at least 2) and did some more computer science which I still have to finish. Went though my classes, read A Doll's Play in english, took the quiz in spanish, and sat though a class of economic's which out class can't seem to figure out anything and the teacher has to keep on re-explaining everything (which is always good to have a class that there is no need to worry about). Rushing from that class to my seminar which I say hi to the teacher and leaving for KAMSC, driving rupal and hyden, flashing passes to get out of the parking lot which the monitors don't even look at anyways (you could flash a pink paper the size of the card and get though probably). Arriving at KAMSC 8 minutes before the Computer Science contest started, (it is C-Week this week where we have one 2 and half hours of a class tuesday, wed., and thurs.) started eating my lunch [consisting of bag of Cooler Ranch Doritos, Gatorade, and a kudos bar]. The contest was one Ben and Myself already did last year, which allowed ben to come in first and my team in second. (so close, 24 to 21). Staying an hour after to finish up the contest and helping eneke with physics (like i was really any help), I got to go home, sleep for 20 minutes, eat dinner, goto chuch and practice drums for sunday, then go to open lab. Worked on a few problems with Sinclair and stayed a little after for the Kamsc Student Senate (the kamsc shirts are going to be soo cool and funny). Rubik's Cube Club [rcc] is setting into place and we'll probably have t-shirts and probably also have a fundraiser for kamsc. Open lab was fun hanging with rupal, and listening to the chaotic people in the kamsc ss. Finally, I had time to go home and start my homework, well, talk to my brother for a half hour and write this blog, and will now start studying for spanish, economics, and math, (possibly physics too). Ahh...I should start, since i've been going on four hours of sleep and probably won't get much more tonight (well tomorrow morning) by the looks of it now.

Support the rcc!! (oh and stuff to do with research also to come tomorrow)...I have to go...

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Research and Lock-in

Why is it two cool (or significant) things always happen at about the same time? Anyways, it'll be long (maybe) but here are the two cool (or significant) events for the weekend.

Friday was a half-day s afterwards I went and did research with my partner Tom at BorgWarner. They already had the fan drives apart and the fluid taken out. Our mentor showed us how to work the machine that found the kinematic viscosity. Not really too hard, rather fun though. After a couple of hours or testing, we headed out and now we have to do the statistical analysis of the data. That way we'll be able to see which of the two factors affect the viscosity of the fluid. It was a great deal of driving though and that tired me out...

...Getting home from the research I ate and got stuff ready for the KAMSC Lock-in. That was some uberfun right there. Halo 2 was going to be big, 8 xboxes were going to be brought, meaning 32 people could play. Well watching them bring in some HUGE TV's to play, and the xboxes and controllers, this was going to be sweet. Sadly since Halo 2 can only hold 16 players it was broken up into 2 networks. Even though I am bad at playing Halo and Halo 2, it was fun (with extreme confusion with so many people). That's mainly what I played the whole night. Except I did play DDR a couple times, yea they had ddr there, and they had the music loud the whole time which got really annoying, especially playing Halo 2 because you could barely hear stuff. Afterwards, I walked outside with only a sweatshirt on and saw that I needed to scrap. After freezing while scrapping I could head home, to sleep for a couple of hours then go to work. The only problem was, I set my alarm clock but I forgot to turn it on. So luckily 30 minutes before I had to go to work I saw the time and rushed to work. That is about the extent of my weekend.

Utopia

"Democracy isn't a utopia, but rather the closest thing a government can come to a utopia where approximately half or more of the citizens are content." -Robert 2004

Don't ask me where I came up with that idea, but I find it rather interesting and in someways correct. (But don't take my word for!)

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Busy but Good

Things have been quite busy but have been fun. Not sure where to start, well I guess I could start at hmm...Once upon a ti...on second thought: Usaco Qualification contest didn't go as well as I liked, but I think I made at least the silver division. English version of Halo 2 came out, Gotta love the french version that leaked, and the majority of people now have already beaten Halo 2 before it even came out. Quantumninja has put up more cool stuff to watch which entertains my little life. I made another techno song, inspired by the 'All your base are belong to us'. That's starting a new phenomenon at KAMSC. Adding to the new rubik's cube club (oh ya, that's going on my college resume). I also get to sleep in tomorrow (if I finish my lab) because I don't have northern. Look forward to my research testing the Friday and KAMSC lock-in.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Halo 2

I played halo 2 [or something like it I guess] and it is really sweet. Of course I was at Jeff's house, having fun watching the xbox be modded and hacked. I use hacking in the good sense of playing around learning how stuff works, nothing that would get us in barney [barney rubble...TROUBLE!]. I have been programming a great deal lately and finished castle the usaco problem, which should have been done last year it was so easy. I just had one mistake in my code that I had to fix to get my floodfill algorithm to work [arg]. Back to reading AK now.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Good ol' Days

This summer was so fun making techno and relaxing. These past few days mixing and making some techno songs have reminded me of that. I spent about an hour or two playing some expensive synthisizers at the Guitar center. It was fun. Anyways, I met with Tom to discuss our research, which we basically got it planned out. Finally got my dad's camera back so I can take random photos. I have to get reading!

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

School Projects

I think all I ever really talk about is school. It is really sad. Anyhow, I haven't really said much about what's been going on in my life except busy busy busy. I have started the research stuff and meeting my mentors (my dad and another from North Carolina) which will hopefully be interesting and not extremely difficult. Physics is always interesting when we learn Mr. Sinclairs random, but always fun and interesting facts. Recieve 25/25 on my last lab report and have another to turn in soon. Not looking forward to getting this last test back because I studied really hard but I guess not the right things. This extremely frustrated me, but next time will be better (hoping at least). Although on my math quiz I got 100% which I was extremely suprised becuase I was doubtful on a bunch of the answers, but never the less pleased because that bumped me up to an A in calc. Computer science is a unique class to say the least, but it is always fun. On to some Northern stuff...I totally bombed the quiz in English we took because I could not organize my stupid thoughts when writing the essay quiz. Economics is just lame because we sit there discussing things like whether or not we should raise minimum wage (which gets boring really quickly). Although we are making brochures and I used some of the pictures I randomly take to put on the cover and such because I'm doing mine on education. (what a coincedence!) I'm still working on the college paper though. I really do need to get doing homework. (sorry for every single thing on this post being about school).

Friday, October 22, 2004

Limits

Definition of Limit: (1) a calculas term to find a slope of a given point. (2) a word to describe the boundries or restrictions.

I'm doing both of those, in calculas we're (don't know how the class can go any slower) doing limits and derivitives. In life overall, I'm finding the limits. Especially the limit that says you can't have everyone like you. Can't get all you homework done perfectly. Basically left trying to keep up with life because it will leave you behind. I studied for the physics test, but I guess I just didn't understand enough to do well on it. That has greatly frustrated me and will continue until I get an A, uncurved, no bonus, just a straight, hard earned A. But in reality I will never be able to do it myself...

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

KAMSC period

KAMSC OnLine : Welcome to KAMSC OnLine

I don't know what I would do without kamsc. It keeps me so busy but if I just went to northern I would be so uninterested in school. There is a ton of opportunities that I would like to do but I just don't have that kind of time. Tom and I met one of our mentors for research at the airport (bad place to try and talk with all the loud annoucements). I had left right after school to go there and afterwards took Tom home, then went to church to do nothing and then to open lab. Kamsc Student Senate pushed back the date for voting on tshirts again. I really got to study and do homework now. I think that's all I do at home (well and listen to techno that is).

Monday, October 18, 2004

Overall Busimess

Well well, what do we have...homework, work, then more homework, school, (oh wait a little bit of sleep), then the cycle repeats it's self of course. Took the PSAT Saturday, which was soo dumb, their "harder" math section was ridiculously easy, and I'll be very upset if I don't ace it. However the reading and writing was so crazy and made no sense, that I think I failed miserably on that part. Anna Karenina, is an interesting book if you count out all the boring pages (okay so a lot of it is kinda boring). AK is over half-way done luckily. Don't think I could live without techno. I do have to say God has been so good to me lately that things have been going well despite the busy and messy schedule...times ticking away.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Evening Dawn

I don't think I'm feeling or thinking anything. The only way I'm able to stay up to read ten's of pages and write a paper is to drink pop and listen to techno which I think combining the two is like some kind of drug. If only I can harness that energy to do homework and sleep at the same time.

Friday, October 08, 2004

Time Splice

With school starting I've had little time to do much of anything other than study and do homework. I usually get to bed around 1am and wake up promptly at 6am. Working 12 hours or so a week makes time very precious. Study groups have been a great deal of fun (and helpful) and driving Patel and Hyden to kamsc is always funny and interesting. Taking random pictures is always an amusing thing to do so I've been continuing doing that, (guess you can't wait for the October pictures!). I am such a nerd due to the fact that all I do is study, even when I went to the Northern versus Central game (huskies winning ya!) I carried along my rubik's cube and did it to help raise money for breast cancer research. I could go on but guess what? in english we are averaging a good 100 pages a week. Y en español IV, nosotros tenemos que hablar y charlar en español fluente. Es muy difícil y la semana ayer, nosotros tuve que escribir un composición de 300 palabras. Anyways that's more than enough to feast your eyes!

Friday, September 24, 2004

Physics

Denaje put's it semi-decent:
"Yesterday and the day before, we took a 30 point quiz in Physics, with the beloved Mr. Sinclair. Today we got those quizzes back. They sucked. That's a story in and of itself, but the bigger story goes on. Today, as we walked into Physics (I had Physics first, lucky me), Mr. Sinclair started passing back the quizzes, saying nothing at all. Then after a few minutes of us looking at the questions and admiring at how poorly we had done, he started talking. No, he didn't talk. He didn't even yell. He screamed. I swear it, he screamed literally at the top of his lungs. For at least 10 to 15 minutes. That's all he did, was scream in our faces about how we know nothing about physics at all, how we are so stupid and how we did not study and these kinds of grades are not acceptable. The first few seconds, I was in shock, then I realized what was going on. I tried not to be noticable. And he screamed again. Loudly. He screamed so loudly, people from down two halls heard him. After he was done screaming and slamming papers in frustration on his desk, he got so tired that he started yelling. He did this for about another 10 minutes, when he sent Ben and Melissa out for getting such relatively "good" grades. He basically said, "Get out!, while I scream at the rest of these idiots some more." So they did, and he did too. He didn't scream though, he kept up his yelling. Then he quieted down to an elevated, frustrated half-yell, as he explained most of the problems on the quiz to us, telling us that we are the stupidest, lasiest idiots that he has seen in 17 years. True or not, it was quite apparent that he was really really mad. During his discourse, he said these exact words to us: "I am a nice guy." " (denaje, http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=denaje)

I wasn't in total shock though, I was frustrated myself and had a great deal on my hands this weekend to study. I do agree with the statement "I am a nice guy". Though he may be frustrating, he teaches quite well and I will learn a great deal from him. I already had him so his character isn't much of a suprise as some would find it.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Acer

I just oredered an Acer laptop, for school and personal use. I think it's a great value and has some sweet features. I have been keeping extremely busy with school and then working from 5 to 9 after school. So I start my homework around 10 to about 10:30. Boy doesn't that make me tired! I need to go finish my homework among other things...

Friday, September 10, 2004

Welcome to Gmail

Welcome to Gmail

Hey I started checking out Gmail, and it's even better than I expected. Though it looks very pretty and well laid out, I think it would run rather slow on dial up connections. But hey, who as dial up that's fast anyways? I sure don't, so it works perfectly for me. I'll continue to analyze it greatly and hopefully be able to help Gmail improve (if I ever find anything wrong with it).

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Calmed down

After an evening of work and homework still left, I think I have been able to calm down but I don't think I'll ever forget it even though I didn't see the accident. Things are going to work out, but my bro will be out a little less cash, 16 hours and (luckily the car is fully insured) and not as nice car. Just because of some stupid rubish in the road and a car that is know for rolling. Things probably would have been different if it had been a different car, there would have been benifits as well as drawbacks. Anyways, I don't think my family will ever get as nice of a car as that, 6 CD changer with 300 watt speakers, leather seats, 4x4, plenty of cargo space (was great for my drumset), V6 engine (wow it had power). I'm rambling now and need to homework, so Stop bugging me I say! (oh wait you aren't I'm bugging myself)

GM

No not general motors, but Google Mail, or more popularly know as GMail. I have a great number of email accounts that range from yahoo, juno, charter, etc... and I haven't seen anything as cool as GMail. It doesn't put all the junky ads for you get annoyed by, the ads are more useful than they are in the way. It may not allow all the fancy things for creating emails but I only send text in emails so it is actually more appealing to me. Mainly why I like it is that it is easier to read and sort the messages. Although this is just what I've seen and heard, I would need to actually use a gmail account to fully say that GMail is the best. But my experience with Google as a whole is good.

My ramblings, point is if you have an invite for me to get a GMail account, cha ching! That's what I was hoping for.

The Flip-Side

I can't get this out of my mind, it's ringing like the borders of hell were let lose. As scary as it is intimidating, when I first woke up my mind was racing about getting ready and finishing my homework. I was packing up my books when my dad told me that my brother aparently rolled the Escape (my old car but is a REALLY nice car, like 2003) coming back from the evacuation. He went on to say that there was tire on the road (or something) and he was following his buddy who hit it, and he swerved to miss it. Him use to driving low cars, I think caused him to turn sharply and rolled the car into the wet ditch which possible (I pray not) ruined the guitars, computer, and whatever else was in it. I still can't get this out of my mind and I'll be thinking of it for a while, especially that when driving. I was planning on getting a laptop and my parents were going to pay for a little bit of it, but I don't think I'll continue looking because this will probably crunch our family's budget and I don't really want to start spending money that I'll probably need for college. I'm glad to get a little of this off my chest, but I think it will be like HCl on skin.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Busy

Things are so busy, that it's not even funny anymore. I leave my house at 7 and get back at 9 to start my homework...okay so I only have about 2 to 3 hours of homework. I can't help but say God is helping me through this struggle of juggling everything. Oh ya about my only free time is watching tennis, Katie and Ana had a good match today. I only got to see 30 minutes of it before I had to take off. Boy I need to do homework.

Monday, September 06, 2004

Lactose

Yup back to biology, for only getting a B in that class and not understanding any of it, I sure did remember a great deal.
Glucose, Fructose, and Galactose the monosaccharides
sucrose, and lactose the disaccharides
The point being, I think I'm a bit lactose intolerant. At least with icecream. I love icecream and hasn't bothered me in the past, but lately it seems to be making me not feel well after eating it. I'm sure all of you wanted to know that but I figured, "why not?".

I also played mini-golf today which was so frustrating, I had homework (still) to do, and my parents were like we're playing golf. I went, but I didn't really have much fun. The ball wouldn't go it at all, until I just violently hit it. ARRGGGG, it was frustrating and I still have homework to do because my parents also decided to have guests over...whoopi!

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Hurricanes

I've been watching a great deal of the weather channel due to hurricane francis, the third one this season for florida, and another one is on it's way. My bro live down there now and he had to be evacuated, and has been waiting it out. It's funny to watch the dumb reporters stand out in the rain and wind telling others to stay inside. What hypocrites and idiots at the same time! They are smarter than that. That's more than enough for me to be rambling.

Fishing for dollars

Hey, why not make a post right away? I'm a computer guy who's always in need of money for a laptop.

I hope to put some of my past posts up for everyone to read.