Archive - Feb 2006

February 27th

tagging and search

Greg, Rich are discussing document tagging. (I’ve been reading quite a lot of search / IR related blogs nowadays… I guess that’s a good thing.)


February 24th

The History of the Amen Break

Listen to it right till the end.

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February 22nd

infinite arbit, macha

Can’t believe someone wrote a masters thesis on this. Coolmax.


google research blog

Google Research now has a blog.


February 21st

Feels like minus twenty

(This is a Bloo emailer I just sent out. Bloo is a elitist clique I and a few others run at UofM; so a lot of the text here is pointless to most people reading this, including Bloo members. Just thought I’d put it up for public consumption as well)

Feels like minus twenty

Just thought of sending out a “Yo, wassup” email, since I have a presentation tomorrow that counts towards 50% of my grade in that course, and I feel like wasting my precious hours doing something futile. One day I’ll figure out the cause of this suicidal tendency of mine. Till then, you can peruse some truths:

1. They put Cocaine in Orange Chicken. I’m telling you.

2. Orange Chicken is best when there’s only a bit of it left in the container. That way, it’s been there for a while, the flavor has seeped in and stuff. Fresh OC is rather pointless; you could have had chicken pakoda in imli chutney instead.

3. MDX, or Mountain Dew eXtreme, available at Ugo’s is not a bad drink at all. There’s a girl who buys this drink often; she’s quite pretty, in my view.

4. Speaking of pretty girls; that abhorrent construction in front of Pierpont is an Arts and Drama center. Arts and Drama, as we all know, means pretty girls. In other words, bear the noise / dust, kids. It’s (eventually) good for you.

5. The CSE CAEN labs are pretty spiffy, ya know. Where else would you find whiteboard grafitti that says “Happy Valentine’s Day” in Devnagari? (and then someone added Persian). And someone even wrote “Thanda MATLAB Coca Cola”. Geeks, I tell you.

6. I once asked for a “Medium Mocha without Milk” at Mujos, and got a severe mocking from the barista there. You see, a Mocha is a Latte, which by definition is a milk laced coffee. So, if you ever want something that’s strong, nice and has a strong hint of chocolate that makes you go vrooom; ask for a “Double Espresso with Chocolate Syrup, no sugar”. Sexiest thing I’ve had between my lips in the last few months. Sexiest thing under 3 dollars, that is.

7. Now that you’ve read all this, all I can say is, dude, what?! You think that midterm will take care of itself? Go and study!

Pray for me,

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myspace basics

Russell Beattie figures out MySpace, in component terms. Funny how every sentence of his reminded me of a specific Drupal module that provides that feature.

Then of course, we’re not counting the sentences that talk about hotties and risque photographs. I don’t think there’s a module (yet) to provide that.


February 18th

hardhats on, please

We’re renovating a little here; please excuse.


February 14th

yahoo web widgets!

The Yahoo! UI people just opened up their widget library, complete with graded browser support. Hmm. Maybe we would use the calendar widget for the Drupal archive.


happy birthday!

To me. Twenty three. Yikes.

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February 12th

my mom would be proud

…or infuriated. I walked back from my department yesterday dawn at around 6am, which felt a little funny, I thought it was because Newport jeans aren’t really very good insulators. Apparently, I had walked through a -15.5 degree celsius cold wave. Nice.