Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday: Regular Saturday.

Regular ramen:
With the regular spoon that I like more than the other spoon.
I've also discovered that the thing I have running on the new supercomputer is hard to measure a rate for.  The problem is that the rate appears to be exponentially increasing, so instead of having a nice Gaussian distribution, I have a power law.  The nice thing about this is that at my current best guess, instead of taking 20 days from last Wednesday, I think it's actually going to take 7.  Fucking supercomputers, I guess.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday: It's weird when you realize not everyone uses twitter.

Most of my tweets are random complaints, but having the constant stream of news means that when I wake up, I know that Leonard Nimoy died.  Even more, it means when other people find out via text hours later, that's already old news.  Didn't everyone already know that?  Since the time that happened, twitter pointed out that a Russian opposition leader randomly ended up shot, in a crime that totally couldn't possibly be tied to their current government.

It also means that when the local news gets around to finally talking about that dress thing, that's already more than 24 hours old.  That's so far in the past, it's nearly grumpy cat or something.  For the record, I saw blue and yellow, so I'm on my own little team over here.

With camouflage cat, I guess.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday: At least I'm nearly done with the stupid supercomputer.

I didn't use this one yet, did I?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday: For a moment, I thought maybe I was attracting animals that were dying.

With TGF yesterday, and then as I was driving home tonight, a bee landed on my windshield, and traveled there all the way to the grocery store.  In immediate thought about this:

But I didn't really want this bee to die on my car.
It is impossible to focus on a bee on a windshield.
Luckily, he was gone by the time I got back from shopping, so hopefully he can find his way back home.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday: :(

Taken over the course of the day.
I don't think Tiny Gecko Friend survived. I guess I'll see if he's there tomorrow.  I'm sorry, Tiny Gecko Friend.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday: Monday sucks, but I surprisingly have two stories.

Part 1: Tiny Gecko Friend.

I noticed this guy sitting next to my office door this afternoon.
So tiny.
 I tapped my foot next to him a few times, but there was no movement, so I assumed he was dead, and left it for the end of the day.  I then got a few sheets of paper, and planned to scoop him up and fold up a tiny envelope shaped coffin.
But then he started moving.
 I assume that tiny gecko friend was maybe just tired and hungry after being trapped in an office all weekend.  A few minutes later:
And a shake.  Sorry to drop you, TGF, but you need to live outside.
 Still no major movement a few minutes after being shifted outside, so I dripped some water next to him, since I could at least help if he was thirsty.
And before I left, I checked again, and TGF was no where to be seen.  Have a happy life outside, TGF!
Part 2: Trigonometry.

I have five colors of post-it notes, and I want to make a post-it-coaster.  The first time I did this, I did it by eye, and it didn't work so well.  Last time, I realized that I actually know math.
The base post-it.
 Five post-its means I'm making a pentagon.  The sum of interior angles of a polygon is 180 * (n-2) or 540.  There are five such angles, so each one is 108.  The excess from the 90 corner of a post it is 18.  Converting this to radians tells us that q = pi/10, so tan(q) ~ 1/3 (due to small angle formula).  The triangle formed from this has to meet the triangle from the opposite corner halfway across the base post-it (due to symmetry).  This means that the intersection point is 1/6 the height of the post-it.
Make a mark there.
 Now all the remaining post-its can be placed, keeping that angle in common.
And you get a tiny corner that isn't totally correct, but it's close enough.

Part 3: Links

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday: Burrito day.

Mostly because I started driving to go to lunch, and then realized I had no idea where I was going.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Saturday: I am slowly working my youtube watch later playlist down.

346 videos as of right now.  It has been up to 550 before.  But then I went to get curry.
It just felt like a curry day.
Then I came home, read the internet, updated a program to be better than it was by not assuming an infinite amount of memory, and attempted to stitch a new panorama from my lanai.  I did not like the result, so I'll try again tomorrow.

I also tele-justified a purchase, although it annoys me that I could only find one of the items online.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday: I am the them.

I really had to cram that unhappy face onto that line.  Kerning-be-damned, that frownie would fit.

I didn't have my real camera battery charged, and when I did, the clouds had swallowed everything up.  So I had to do this with my phone.  The moon is obvious.  Venus is the bright slightly skewed dot.  Mars is the barely visible dot between the two.  I think.  It was still cloudy, and it may just be a statistical fluke in approximately the right place.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thursday: Stupid supercomputers.

Thinking they're all great, because they have "super" in their name.  You can't even run tcsh correctly, you jerk!  What's so super about that?

Silent Hill 3 was full of some of the creepiest horror in the series.

  • This is not nearly as dramatic as what I would suggest they should do, but it's at least a step in the right direction.  The fixed schedule thing is so fundamental that it should really be the law by now.
  • FFS, Lenovo.  Can you try not to fuck things up?  I'm nearly ready to buy a new laptop, since you seem to have figured out that you can't just change how thinkpads work and assume everyone will still want to buy it.  And now this shit?  Do you have morons in charge of everything?
  • The Lucifer pilot now has people attached.  I wonder how bad of a fuckup it's going to be.
    • "in the TV show he’ll mostly be, wait for it – solving crimes. According to Variety the TV show will be about Lucifer using his Satanic powers to help the LAPD “punish criminals”"
      • There you go.  Nice job not even trying to tell the story that's there.  Just shit out your own stupid story instead.
        • And how can you possibly miss the point more than this?  Lucifer kicks everyone out of Hell, abandons it forever, and moves to Earth.  That's totally the kind of guy who's going to care about punishing criminals.  He explicitly stops punishing people because it's stupid and he's done with it.
          • I can not create enough tabbed bullet points to express how stupid this is.
            • so:
  • A squirrel.
  • A more different squirrel.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wednesday: Gecko haiku

What are you doing, tiny little gecko friend, you cannot live here.
My office is big, and you are so very small, it is not safe here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday: Can it just be Friday already?

I'm pretty sure this is fake.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday: President's Day

I didn't know what I wanted for lunch today.  I kind of wanted pasta, but I also had the idea to maybe get fish.

Why not both?
It wasn't bad, and definitely nice to get something new there.  The shrimp are a bit tricky to deal with because they still had their tails on.

Obligatory mosaic.

  • This is going to suck, as it means going to get ramen will be difficult.
  • So this means that I'm not buying Sierra Mist again, I guess.
  • Not that I care too much about this case (I decided I wasn't going to read the series until the author died, because he kept putting out giant 1000-page books.  Then he died, and I realized that I didn't care enough to get back into the series), but doing shit like this should not be legal.  If you put together a piece of shit to hold on to production rights, you should lose those rights, because you clearly don't care enough to do better than make a piece of shit.
  • John Boehner is terrible at his job.  You'd think being useless and shit would make him want to quit.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday: It was not good namasu.

It didn't taste like I thought it would after watching this video.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Saturday: Julie's Birthday Day

And that's it.

Also pancakes.  I'm now kind of sad I didn't take the last pancake and a half as leftovers.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday: Three day weekend!

And then I didn't actually accomplish much science, but I did learn a lot about how a previous paper was done, so I can hopefully write part of the next one.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday: Just one more day until the long weekend.

I may have used this in the past, but I have literally zero images to post.
And I miscounted links, so I'm pulling two from my starred RSS things.  Usually I star a bunch of things if I'm not ready to actually read them or post them.  Then they sit there forever.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wednesday: "Do I have enough doojy-whatsits?"

I did not have enough doojy-whatsits.  :(

Cats are jerks.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tuesday: Meetings are giant time sinks.

Also giant time sinks: projects that should be simple "change X to Y" that end up cascading into a thousand different things.

Whatever.  I can't find any better picture for today.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday: Everyone's been talking about pizza today.

Read right to left.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sunday: Idiots.

Idiot 1: He was driving his corvette like he had no idea what he was doing.  He went around the first corner I followed him through at like 0 mph.  On the next street, he spent half the time on the wrong side of the yellow line.  This did allow me to see what was going on.  He wasn't actually watching the road, but was being super creepy with his passenger.  At no point while driving should you be creepy stroking someone's face while looking at them.  Instead of the road.  Then, the next corner has "only turn on green arrow because the road planner was also an idiot."  Creepy idiot decided instead that he could totally just go randomly, forcing that blue car to slam on his brakes so as not to hit them.

Idiot 2:  "I'm sorry, I just had surgery on my throat, so I can't speak up!"  Well, in that case, maybe you shouldn't go to the WF burrito counter, which is in the middle of the super loud prepared food section.  "Do they have wheat?" she asked me after I'd ordered my burrito.  Not on wheat, of course.  He burrito was nearly finished (beans.  And guacamole.  "No, more guacamole.  More."  Gross.).  "Yes."  "How do you know?"  I point at the sign that says: "BURRITO.  Choose tortilla:  White, Wheat, Spinach".  I know because I can read.  She also barely reached up to get her burrito when it was done.  She had to reach over a row of drinks.  The burrito guy had to reach over the entire burrito counter.

Idiot 3:  WF has been renovating.  The aisles are narrower, but that means they have more stuff.  They've also changed the exits with one labeled as "Exit Only."  This makes sense, as there's no longer a way to get to the shopping area from that exit.  The checkouts block it.  Of course, changing things means stupid people get confused.  As I was leaving, two ladies stopped, read the sign, and then stood in front of the only place to get through that exit.  They looked at the person pushing the cart in front of me, and then stepped to one side, to stand in front of the giant "Exit Only" sign to let them out.  Waiting.  They then tried to push in in front of me.  This is the person I called a fucking idiot today.

The main reason I was there today was to see the movie I saw was playing last week.

Sea.  Song of the Sea.

It's not as good as I'd hoped, but still not bad.  I like how they hid faces in everything in the backgrounds.  It looks a lot like a picture book with the flat design.  There's also a similar "depressing ending" as Kaguya.  

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Saturday: What did I do today?

Oh yeah.  Since I had to clean my apartment up this week for an appraisal on Friday (which I guess is for a refinancing, so I shouldn't have to move), I finally threw out or put away a bunch of crap I had lying around.  I also restacked my books into fewer, taller piles, which lets me know that I almost certainly need at least another bookshelf.

The end result of this is that I was able to clear the space in front of the cabinet door that holds my PS2.  That led to me playing Gauntlet, because it's a great game that requires no major thinking.

Also I got ramen.  I never noticed that the bowls have writing in the bottom.
"I will wait for tomorrow."
I guess that means you can't have ramen twice in one day.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday: I hate the Punahou Carnival

Because that means the neighborhood is filled with people, and they screw up the traffic flow, and that means it takes almost twenty minutes for me to get home from work.

What does that sign say, car that was parked where the arrow is?  Does it say "no fucking parking here, jackass"?  Yes.  Yes it does.  Because when you park there, no one can get into the right lane, which means the people who want to be in the right lane block the middle lane, making that empty forward of that point, completely destroying the traffic density.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Thursday: Well, my apartment is at least as clean as I can reasonably get it before tomorrow.

I really should look into how maid service works.  That would save me a lot of time and effort, I think.

"Wait.  This baby has gone bad!"

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wednesday: Writing papers isn't much fun.

Mostly because every time I reread it, it sounds even worse.

"Whatever.  I'm pretty sure I could get a new copy from Amazon."

  • That WF will be closer than my current one.  It might be harder to get to though.  Traffic can get annoying over there.  Although living above a WF would be kind of cool.
  • Pretty much.
  • Pretty much again.  This is the perfect counter-argument to people who claim that libertarians are "the only rational ones."  You can force them to eventually get to the point where they say things that are obvious nonsense.
  • WTF does the Colonel need with a knife that big?
  • Panda.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tuesday: Tuesday's suck too.

Also it's devil week, I guess.  This one looks fairly happy, even though his right leg is horribly maimed.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Monday: Ugh. Monday.

This is what Mondays are like.

  • Greece.
  • Tumblr should write all the stories.
  • All the stories.
  • Yeah.  Which makes me wonder...
  • ...if this choice was based on the similar bad press they've been getting.  I'm concerned about what they'll do about Teen Titans Go, and hope they'll kind of keep their characterizations.  Also: I can't believe anyone cares about Hawk and Dove.  There are so many other characters that would be better.
  • More Frozen.
  • My understanding from reading the Japanese internet is that they go on a date this week.  I still need to catch up on this season.
  • I tested it out, and you can totally do this with any fixed width font.
  • I have been wanting this for years.  "Show me a map of this place, but scaled so I can compare it to that place."

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sunday: My big sandwich is too big.

It's so big I had to mosaic this image together.
Way back last Monday, I had the idea to make a big sandwich for the super bowl.  So I went out yesterday to get all the ingredients necessary for one.  It turned out to be too much.  It's also a little bit uneven, due to some of the flavors not playing well together.  What's in it?

Starting from the bottom:
  1. French onion dip.
  2. WF white/dark meat turkey.
  3. Cheddar.
  4. WF roast beef.
  5. Provolone.
  6. Honey maple ham.
  7. Swiss.
  8. Prosciutto.
  9. Tomatos.
  10. Arugula.
  11. Dijon.
Here's where things don't work so well:  the turkey is overly sagey.  I like sage, but this overpowers everything from the bottom half.  The other problem: the arugula overpowers the top half.  So it's not quite as good as I'd hoped it would be.

Also: it's really really big.

This is the point where I was pretty sure that I wasn't going to be able to finish my slice.