The Wunderkind WorldWide DreamBuilders – A Critique

tldr: I’m annoyed by how a particular Amway marketing scheme works. I don’t like it. It’s been a semester (and a year) since it’s happened, and I still don’t like it. It’s not a raise-a-ruckus dislike, nor a taser-toting-demonstration dislike, but just a post-on-a-blog level of dislike, especially since no one else is talking about […]

Post-apocalyptic textbooks and planetary isolation

So, I’ve been doing some thinking (surprise!); while we as a society worry about an apocalypse that forces us back to the dark ages, there is precious little done about it. It’s mostly just something to entertain ourselves with (I’m guessing that it’s also easier to write for, because if 99% of the population is […]

Optimization of a Color Cycler

One of my projects in progress depends on the generation of different colored objects (Trust me, once I actually get a release pushed out, it will make sense (actually, I also need to push out a new iteration of my LaTeX editor. Note that I’m putting the name up for reconsideration)). First, I’ll define HSV […]

Post-Break Update

So, I utterly fail at keeping my blog up to date over the time period when I had a decent amount of time. My break mostly consisted of either hacking on the bottleneck assignment problem solver (I’ve transitioned to a C++ based one from Python), trying to get my newly minted academic application system framework […]

In lieu of an actual post, have a story

Have a story. Haven’t forgotten about that (yet). I’ll update with more information on everything later. The story’s about a woman talking to her imaginary friend. Had an interesting time noticing that I’m developing an idiosyncratic style. ————————— Status: “let it go…” Me: “Like this.” She dropped the stone into the pond, watching the ripples […]


So I’ve decided to use Zenphoto as my image manager of choice, since it drops in nicely and it’s not impossible to use. I’d rather roll my own, but I’ve been planning on using my spring break for other things. However, the number of bugs and the un-zen like nature of zenphoto doesn’t settle well […]

Post-Friday, Beginning Break

So I didn’t get around to updating last night before going to bed at 3:30, but I’m getting around to it now. You should notice the site overhaul: I still have a garish gimp flame-plugin thing, but I needed some green, and making something by hand just wasn’t working out. The color scheme is based […]

Early Friday update

So, I figured that I would just update everyone on exactly how I’m throwing my life away. First and foremost, I finished another set of reprap parts, this time the z-axis support brackets. If I can move it along, and my partner in crime joins in, then we’ll have these parts made in no time. […]

And an even later update! For a story!

Okay, I just felt like I had to do one. Here ya’ll go. Status Update: feeling lucky to be single 🙂 Response: “You’re doing it wrong.” He wiped some of the dust out of his eyes, probably a bit of the bank that used to be a few meters to the left. He *thought* that a […]

And a light late-Friday update

Well! Today, I’ve touched on cython, python profiling, and numpy. Guess who’s wrangling with number intensive code? I’m still working on the bap problem, although I’ve gotten it speedier: not quite speedy enough, though. The guys from 40 years ago are probably still beating me. Hopefully, I have time to write this up so everyone […]