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Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Megatokyo Strip 541

Right, it is the fantasy that makes people cry, not what actually happened. Events only help create fantasy which is the basis of emotions, feelings. But why would you want fantasy? What would you feel? What's for?
Megatokyo

Right, it is the fantasy that makes people cry, not what actually happened. Events only help create fantasy which is the basis of emotions, feelings. But why would you want fantasy? What would you feel? What's for?
Megatokyo

Right, it is the fantasy that makes people cry, not what actually happened. Events only help create fantasy which is the basis of emotions, feelings. But why would you want fantasy? What's for?

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Almost Famous is a semi-biographical movie. This explains a lot about the movie. The is, for good or bad, disorganized and the storytelling is sleepy and sloopy. But I would say I love this movie. Interesting that while the critics love it but the renter of the movie in netflix seems rather disappointed. I think the movie is great and especially Ked Hundson was grate--now I see why people say many times she is underused in other movies because she can be the gratest. Okay, guys, I know I am biased to young beautiful actresses. No one is not.

Many things are already told about the movie so in the end, I like to say that the true message of the movie, in my view, is be honest if you want to have friends. The true journalist is someone who can be really honest to people he is writing about.

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

A movie Possession was, well rather boring. It has very interesting ideas and plots and has great pieces like acting and music but watching this movie is perhaps not exciting experience for most of us. Physics? It's still sexy. Computer science? Umm...

I guess interesting is that the movie is about two young scholars who are basically assistant of professors. Being a graduate student, intern or fellowship is a boring job and it's hard to depict excitment instead of policemen or bussinessmen. Romance was probably possible because they are after poets.

A part of reasons of failure is a character development. Maybe the movie was too short to show the true personality of each character. Particularly, the description of the poet is too weak. I want to see what he is doing not just his words. The protagonist is a cool guy but he also doesn't have much interaction with people except another main character.
Well, well, I played a game of Go and lost all of them. I don't know those games were interesting and I think I was playing good but I didn't win.

Monday, March 22, 2004

Looking Glass is really cool new desktop from Sun. You've got to watch it.

Friday, March 19, 2004

"A about a boy" is a very interesting movie. It is about the protagonist who expresses himself as "doing nothing and being blank" since he is rich and he doesn't need to work. This made me think of what is happiness as it was the theme in my last ethics class. Is happiness really about the relationship as the movie clearly asserts in the end?

Also, I should mention that the movie is really british. As soon as the movie starts, I have noticed the acent is different than I know in here middle west of the US. Even the DVD I have rented has a feature called "English dictionary to English" that explains British slags. It's amazing all of them I had no idea. It is English you don't know.

Thursday, March 18, 2004

I have finally finished the final exam for my 7-45 probability class. Fuu. Lemme sleep.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Recently I have started reading a best-seller "The Progress Paradox". So far it is a kind of boring. The author writes out how much Americans enjoy affluent life today. Interesting is that although one keeps noting poverty persists, actually it is not quite true because 1) the large portion of poverty comes from immigrants and 2) poor people enjoy better life standard than those in the past. (By the ways, is it really true that 11% of Americans are foreign-born? I bet less than 1% of Japanese is foreign-born)

I will see more about the book as I go through more.

Monday, March 15, 2004

From Piro's rant at megatokyo,

Keep the brains, don't become media zombies. Media companies are listening to you now, but they'd rather have it the other way around. don't ever ever ever let that happen. Don't ever loose sight of what got us here.

Huh? What is he doing? What's wrong with him? Is he some sort of advocate or what?

Saturday, March 13, 2004

I have slept a lot last night, waking up at 5:30 pm today. I, at 10:15 pm, still feel being in sleep at all. It takes some time to come back to the awaking world.
This unification is referred to as "Han Unification", with the resulting character repertoire sometimes referred to as Unihan.

1 a : a list or supply of dramas, operas, pieces, or parts that a company or person is prepared to perform b : a supply of skills, devices, or expedients ; broadly : AMOUNT, SUPPLY c : a list or supply of capabilities
2 a : the complete list or supply of dramas, operas, or musical works available for performance b : the complete list or supply of skills, devices, or ingredients used in a particular field, occupation, or practice

Hum, interesting.

Friday, March 12, 2004

Thursdays and Fridays tend to be busy in my life. anyhow

'''Pantheism''' means God is All.

Well, it's easy to remember by the fact that pan means all and theism means god.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Some interesting classes during the summer.

000155 ENG 120 01 Int Lit:Short Fiction Forsythe,R
06/07/2004 07/02/2004 MTWHF 9:40A-11:33A

000156 ENG 210 01 Adv Expository Writing Galbus,C
06/07/2004 07/08/2004 MTWH 7:30A- 9:23A

000266 CHEM 212 01 Prin of Chem I Ng,B
06/07/2004 07/09/2004 M W F 7:30A-10:10A

000286 CS 411 01 Software Testing Debnath,N
05/24/2004 06/25/2004 T H 4:30P- 8:30P

Classes next semester

001137 PHYS 330 01 Electronics Bloom,D
M W F 11:00A-11:50A
T 10:30A-12:20P

002033 CS 433 01 Digital Process Zhang,M
M W F 11:00A-11:50A
Some interesting classes during the summer.

000155 ENG 120 01 Int Lit:Short Fiction Forsythe,R
06/07/2004 07/02/2004 MTWHF 9:40A-11:33A

000156 ENG 210 01 Adv Expository Writing Galbus,C
06/07/2004 07/08/2004 MTWH 7:30A- 9:23A

000266 CHEM 212 01 Prin of Chem I Ng,B
06/07/2004 07/09/2004 M W F 7:30A-10:10A

000286 CS 411 01 Software Testing Debnath,N
05/24/2004 06/25/2004 T H 4:30P- 8:30P

Classes next semester
001137 PHYS 330 01 Electronics Bloom,D
M W F 11:00A-11:50A
T 10:30A-12:20P

002033 CS 433 01 Digital Process Zhang,M
M W F 11:00A-11:50A

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Today I just bought an album "The Disconnection" by Carina Round. Besides it is a nice album, reminding me of Shina Ringo, there is no information about this artist. The Google search returns essentially zero results. But iTunes Music Store seems to be featuring her. How this works? Some big company is behind her? Anyway, I just wanted to mention her name so that my blog might be the only site that has an information about her on the Net.
Today I just bought an album The Disconnection by Carina Round. Besides it is a nice album, reminding me of Shina Ringo, there is no information about this artist. The Google search returns essentially zero results. But iTunes Music Store seems to be featuring her. How this works? Some big company wants to sell her? Anyway, I just wanted to mention her name so that my blog might be the only site that has an information about her on the Net.
I played a game of Go tonight. It was fun and I won a game.

Monday, March 08, 2004

It's time to do a course registration for next semester. How exciting. The following courses seem interesting to me.

2004W1 AR 370 A POLING,JOH PHILOSOPHY OF ART 12/ 3
M W SEM 13:30/14:45

2004W1 CS 480 A JOHNSO,CHR SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT 72/ 3
T R SEM 10:45/12:00

2004W1 E 325 A COSTELLO,P ADVANCED ESSAY WRTNG 40/ 3
T R SEM 10:45/12:00

2004W1 ID 375 A LYNCH,DAVI GLOBAL ISSUES 40/ 3 GLOBALIZATION
M W SEM 13:30/14:45
M W SEM 14:55/16:10

2004W1 ID 375 F RODGERS,JI GLOBAL ISSUES 40/ 3 DEMOCRACY/EXPANSION/CHANGE
M W F SEM 07:45/08:35

2004W1 M 310 A WEINER,PAU COMBINATORICS/GRAPH 24/ 3
M W F SEM 07:45/08:35

2004W1 M 355 A ALDRICH,ST COMPLEX VARIABLES 24/ 3
M W F SEM 09:45/10:35

2004W1 P 313 B STAFF, ASTRONOMY/STAR & LAB 3
W SEM 19:00/21:00
T R SEM 09:15/10:30

2004W1 P 314 A STAFF, DIGITAL ELECTRONICS 12/ 4
M W F SEM 09:45/10:35

2004W1 PH 253 A TADIE,JOSE HIST ANCIENT PHILOS 4
M W F SEM 11:10/12:25

2004W1 PS 373 A RODGERS,JI TOPICS: TERRORISM 12/ 3
M W F SEM 13:30/14:20

I guess that is all. Then you just have to pick good ones.

Saturday, March 06, 2004

From a megatokyo strip.
"That playgroud full of little children does look rather ominous"

being or exhibiting an omen : PORTENTOUS; especially : foreboding or foreshowing evil : INAUSPICIOUS

Friday, March 05, 2004

pilfer your college fund.

STEAL; especially : to steal stealthily in small amounts and often again and again
"... vestiges of insights gained through A/UX can be seen in Mac OS X today"

a trace, mark, or visible sign left by something (as an ancient city or a condition or practice) vanished or lost (2) : the smallest quantity or trace b : FOOTPRINT 1
Since I have diffculity about the subject of writing on this blog, I have decided to start a word of a day. That is, I show a new word I learned in that day with the definition and the context. Most of time you can guess the meaning of the word but you may have a problem giving an exact definition of it. By the way, the quotation is a fair use, if you wonder. These are sadly bad days when you must consider the copyright issues before you do anything. All what you can is only what copyright laws allow you to do.
This new measure should help me keep maintainihg this nightmare blog.

pastry n. Dough or paste consisting primary of flour, water, and shortening that is baked and often used as a crust for foods such as pies and tarts. From today's megatokyo strip.

Surprise?

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Sylvia

99% of poems are about love, so what poets does is simply put their emotions in words. Poems are nothing but the reflection of those very strong feelings. Not surprisingly, love is the strong among any feelings. It is simply the way human beings are made, biologically.

Well, I don't like this. The movie is great, I have to say, extraordinaly for the sake of fairness. I guess I don't believe emotions are not human beings but they are probably part of human, or maybe something conventional, artificial. Since emotions do not exist without the power of language. You know when you are writing down your emotions as you just feel, words not just reflect strong emotions but they enhance, strengthen them and even forge feelings you didn't realize.

You see in many senses in the movie, the face of the main character is rahter emotionless. She is acting like just she is getting her jobs done. He doesn't look enjoying what she is doing nor doesn't look unhappy about anything.

She looks always unhappy, sad but is she really unhappy? She wanted to write. She wanted to be a great poet like her husband, and he encouraged her. I can't find neither of them is a good person. She is always paranoid that her husband might be having an affair. I guess it is true that she is the one who made it happen. Or maybe not. Who knows.

Interestingly, her husband is described as being "very different" by her mother and one who cares only poems--nothing else is a distraction. It must be noted, I think, he is also not an ordinary man. I guess you never know what the relationship was really. He may never love anyone. He may make love only to write poems. It was really interesting to see he is always writing. He is interesting in writing rather than making love. He cannot be a good husband.

Well, you never know anything about all of this.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

I don't know why but I am kind of, how to say, kind of being bored. It's because I guess I am done with exams. I was so looking forward to have free time yet once I got one, I don't have much to do.

Or maybe I have slept too much. Since today is the special day for the school (I have no idea about this), the school was off until 3 pm. I had a good nap until 2 pm. I had a dream of two people, a husband and a wife. Now I think they might be my parents. But they were reallly young.

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