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being joe black

A quote from the movie Meet Joe Black:

So tell me Joe… How come a man as attractive, intelligent, well-spoken… diffident in the most seductive way, and yet… powerful… is all alone in this world?

…well what can I say, it’s a hard life!

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When will they ever learn...

Facebook just launched a new Google Trends-esque toy called Lexicon:

Today we’re announcing the launch of Facebook Lexicon, a tool where you can see the buzz surrounding different words and phrases on Facebook Walls. Lexicon pulls from the wealth of data on Facebook without collecting any personal information in order to respect everyone’s privacy.

Basically they look at what everyone types on their walls, and then reports popularity across time. Here’s a graph of the phrases “party tonight” vs “hangover”. This is probably the funniest phase shift I have seen in 2 dimensions.

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aural voyeurism

Muxtape is “a simple way to create and share mp3 mixtapes”. Reminds me of Webjay.

Mixtapes are public, and it’s interesting to look into people’s collections and stumble upon some rather wonderful pieces of music (this has a cost though; some of the japanese midi electronica was jarring).

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The Fuzzy Threshold Problem

this one is for all you Cake fans

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April Fools!

This April Fools’ day, certain perpetrators took upon the task of magically changing YY’s desk into a silvery workspace. Everything, from the LCD screen to the pens, books, and even slippers were “foiled”. Here are some before and after pics:

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design heads-up

I’m updating the website to a new design, sorry if the website acts strange.

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orphan pea soup

With a house of five people, we often end up with “unclaimed” items that was once brought into the house, but no one wants. They often sit on the counter for a couple months, and then get tossed in a cleaning session. This time around, we had 2 orphaned cans of peas, so I decided to make pea soup out of them. Here’s my “quick and dirty” pea soup recipe:

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laura bush for president!

Laura Bush for President!

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life update haiku

running and swimming
writing follow up paper
moved to drupal six

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happy holi

This is what Holi is supposed to look like:

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