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January 31st

These are a few of my favorite things

From a comment on reddit:

Comments on code and captions on kittens
Getting that bug and bad grammar writtens
Working in python and dealing with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Making good memes and hard logic riddles
Mispells and root shells and cheap ramen noodles
Living near an exchange with really low pings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in geek shirts with xkcd dresses
Using grep dict/words to find one that matches
Fantasy actors that say “good tidings”
These are a few of my favorite things

When the net lags
When the kill stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

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January 25th

Her Morning Elegance

Video for Her Morning Elegance, a song by Oren Lavie. The song is also featured in the Chevy Malibu ad, but this video is so much better:

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January 24th

Liquid Food

I recently underwent oral surgery to have 3 impacted wisdom teeth removed. Having 3 stitches in my jaw, it’s a little hard to eat anything that doesn’t go through a straw. Ironically, I’m not even allowed straws, since the suction isn’t good for the stitches. So what does one eat in this situation? Stuff that I have consumed so far:

* Strawberry Milk shake
* Blended milk and cereal
* Blended carrot and tomato soup
* Strawberry Cheesecake Shake
* Clam chowder
* Orange juice

Today I’m planning to try Ratatouille, which Katherine’s making for me. Also in the works is Blended chicken soup; I’ll post the recipe once it’s done.

I also found an interesting blog called Jaw Dropping Blends which hosts recipes for people just like me!

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January 19th

scalable oxymoron

Just encountered a funny error at one of the blogs I read:

That being said, High Scalability is a must read for server people; consistently great content, news and linkage:

This site tries to bring together all the lore, art, science, practice, and experience of building scalable websites into one place so you can learn how to build your website with confidence.

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January 1st

Math's Kool with Tyler Neylon

Googler Tyler Neylon just launched Mathskool.com , a website for teaching kids math. In his own words :

This is a website I’ve been working on for the past month, meant to help connect great math teachers with motivated middle and high school students. The idea is to provide a centralized library that many math teachers can contribute to, and which gives students free access to short, focused videos.

This is exactly what the internet needs. Great job, Tyler! My first interaction with Tyler was during my Google internship phone interviews, where we were trying to figure out if I could work with his team.

Here’s a tutorial on distributive properties and combining expressions. Things I love about this movie is that it starts with “Hey how’s it going.”, and then “I go to Target and buy six copies of Mario Kart…. I like Mario Kart.” Kids, this is a guy who has a PhD in math… you should watch his videos!