Daily Thought Archive

Title Comments Date Thought Text
Short weeks 0 19 Sep 2017

Only two more classes this week! #parttimelife

User eXperience 0 17 Sep 2017

Sometimes people have a hard time understanding the concept of user experience (UX). So here's a non-programming example.

The beeper on my microwave continues to obnoxiously beep at me even after I open the door. That's bad UX.

Work Schedule 0 11 Sep 2017

My work schedule seems to be working pretty well.

Newark Academy Champs 0 10 Sep 2017

We won the Newark Academy Invitational!

Bowser diversity 0 07 Sep 2017

I'm grateful that it's no longer socially acceptable to say "This site only works in [such and such browser].

And I think it's cool that we have diversity and competition among browsers.

DuckDuckGo ads 0 05 Sep 2017

Notable strike against duck duck go today: They have ads that are not visually distinct from genuine search results.

Dream Journal 0 04 Sep 2017

When I sleep until I'm not tired anymore I remember way more dreams to write in my dream journal.

(Not that I need more justification to sleep until I'm not tired anymore.)

Open or Closed 0 03 Sep 2017 Ever forget whether parens are for open sets and brackets for closed, vice versa? Not any more.
Studying 0 03 Sep 2017

Finally made some headway in GRE studying. Mostly learned how much studying I have left to do.

Fresh Perspective 1 02 Sep 2017

New office, new home, new schedule. I hope this fresh perspective is a positive one.

Study time 0 31 Aug 2017

First week is over. Time to buckle down and study.

Jet lag 0 29 Aug 2017

Switching back to a school schedule feels like moving across time zones. The jet lag makes me fall asleep.

Starts tomorrow 0 28 Aug 2017

Third session is over. It all starts again tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜–

Not homeless 0 23 Aug 2017

Horray! I'm not homeless afterall!

Wrong password 0 18 Aug 2017

I wonder how disastrous it is, in practice, when I accidentally try to authenticate to one service with the password that I use for another service.

Example: I accidentally type my github password into instagram. Do the good people at insta log that, and would they ever attempt to compromise my github account?

Toothpaste 0 18 Aug 2017

Effort is like toothpaste: You can always squeeze a little more out.

Gas pumps 0 16 Aug 2017

I'm always bummed when the locking mechanism on the gas pump is removed. But I guess it's better than being prohibited from pumping my own at all.

Happy birthday Mom! 0 14 Aug 2017

Happy birthday Mom!

Net neutrality 0 10 Aug 2017

Net neutrality is important. Probably critically so. But laws are only a band aid fix. Let's solve this right.

Back in ohio 0 09 Aug 2017

Back in Ohio for a little while. #thirdsession

Climbing 0 08 Aug 2017

Excellent rock climbing today. Third session is off to a good start.

Birthday 0 05 Aug 2017

Thanks for an amazing birthday everyone!

Eval deadline 0 02 Aug 2017

Totally missed my eval deadline. #rookiemistake

Trajectory 0 30 Jul 2017

I'm excited about the trajectory my life is on.

Kiddie Pool 0 26 Jul 2017

I wonder if it would be weird to regularly hang out in the kiddie pool on the grassy knoll.

Former nail-biter 0 24 Jul 2017

I hereby declare myself a former nail-biter.

Penthouse Rule Update? 0 22 Jul 2017

We might need to tweak the rules to "Protect the Penthouse" now that we know it can be scaled and repelled from.

New Kicks 0 20 Jul 2017

Got some new running kicks. Hope my feet won't feel so old for a a few weeks.

Upside down gloves 0 17 Jul 2017

No wonder my new biking gloves have been so uncomfortable, I've been wearing them upside down!

The Blue 0 15 Jul 2017

I've finally seen the blue.

Dropped Student 0 12 Jul 2017

This is the first time a a CTY student left my class mid session :(

Cut slackline 0 10 Jul 2017

Some little buttlicker, probably a Dickinson maintenance employee, cut down my slackline this morning.

Excellent reunion weekend 0 10 Jul 2017

Excellent reunion weekend. Thanks for making the drive everyone.

Visitors 0 07 Jul 2017

Lots of visitors this weekend. Hope everybody has fun.

Haircut 0 07 Jul 2017

I paid for a haircut for possibly the first time in my life.

Early Fireworks 0 03 Jul 2017

I can't believe the fireworks started early. I was sooo ready to see them from the hawk watch this year.

Biking buddy 0 29 Jun 2017

I've found a biking buddy!

Tome copier 0 27 Jun 2017

Major breakthrough. There is a working copier right around the corner from my classroom.

Warm up 0 26 Jun 2017

Maybe Warming up with some balancing before each run is a good idea.

Starting soon 0 24 Jun 2017

Almost time for another ENGEb course.

Sheets? 0 20 Jun 2017

Oh no, where are my sheets?

Summer Work 0 19 Jun 2017

I love that despite being a work day, my alarm is set for 8:10.

Cash Out 1 18 Jun 2017

Time to withdraw my initial crypto currency investment lest I get greedy and lose it all.

Drupal Sucks 0 17 Jun 2017

Drupal is starting to be slow enough that I'm disincentivized from updating my website. Time to migrate?

Geocaching 0 14 Jun 2017

Did my first geocaching. It's hard!

Dropbox symlinks 0 12 Jun 2017

Dear dropbox, please stop destroying my symbolic links.

Moving 0 10 Jun 2017

I'm packing to move in a week. I haven't moved for nearly two years. Longest I've been in one place since 2006.

Gmail 0 09 Jun 2017

I wonder what happens when email comes to my old closed down gmail address. Think they still data mine that?

Etherium 0 06 Jun 2017

I'm excited about ethereum. I think it's the next major game changer.

Wedding weekend 0 05 Jun 2017

Awesome wedding weekend. I miss you bush people. #funwithlanieandeli

Hillbilly beans 0 31 May 2017

I found some hillbilly beans in the freezer! Major score!!

Ear Blow 0 30 May 2017

An F***ing kid blew in my ear today. I might not make it through the last week.

Haskell bugs 0 29 May 2017

"The type system requires that you check for that [nothing] value before it will let you get at the Integer that might be there. This prevents a remarkable number of bugs." (context)

This is why haskell is awesome.

Training ride 0 27 May 2017

Completed my two-day training ride in one day. I guess that a god sign?

Crazy Day for Bitcoin 0 25 May 2017

Wow, what a time to discover realtime bitcoin trading. I'm playing on house money now.

GDAX 1 24 May 2017

I just discovered GDAX for crypto currency exchange!

Paddle boat 0 21 May 2017

Finally put the boat in the water. Maybe one of these days I'll actually sail it.

Day Off 0 16 May 2017

Taking a random day off in the middle of the week is awesome. I should do this every day.

Crapitalism 0 14 May 2017

As much as I think bitcoin is a positive revolution, I can't help but laugh when I hear an enthusiast say "crapitalism".

Boat prep 0 12 May 2017

Now that it's almost boat season, it's time to finish up the odds and ends that I didn't bother finishing in the fall.

rm * 0 11 May 2017

The problem: Delete all files whose names contain the word "conflicted"
My approach: Construct the perfect find command and pipe it into an rm command
The right approach: rm *conflicted*

#rookiemistake

Boat Drive 0 07 May 2017

The boat went for a drive today. Maybe soon it will hit the water.

Worldvision 0 06 May 2017

I think I'm ready to stop giving to worldvision, but I can't look at those damn sad faces on their website and walk.

Hair is back! 0 03 May 2017

Today someone said, "Hey! Your hair is back!". I guess it's official!

Preemptive thank you 0 01 May 2017

It's douchey to ask someone a favor and thank them before they agree.

I also want to go on the record for creating the terms "preemptive thank you", "preemptive thanks", and "preemptively thank". #ridonkulous

Pulp 1 29 Apr 2017

Sometimes I feel marginalized as someone who actually likes pulp in juice.

Image Overlay 0 27 Apr 2017

Wikipedia's image overlay is the worst.

Too brilliant to forget 0 26 Apr 2017

It's amazing how often I have ideas that are too brilliant to possibly forget. It's even more amazing how often I forget them.

Real World Solution 0 25 Apr 2017

In real life thereโ€™s probably a common-sense answer that involves lawyers and escrow accounts. But if youโ€™ve ever read a crypto paper, youโ€™ll understand that the right solution is to dream up an absolutely crazy technical solution.

Opening Day Again 0 22 Apr 2017

Saw opening day of the Somerset Patriots.

Password Scheme 1 18 Apr 2017

Thinking of a brilliant* password updating scheme creates a weird solitude. You want your brilliant scheme to be appreciated, but if you tell anyone what it is, its security is undermined.

Touch Screen 0 15 Apr 2017

I can't figure out a good way to clean dust specs off my touch screen.

Biking Clothes 0 14 Apr 2017

Biking is much sweatier in jeans and long sleeves.

Spring is here! 0 11 Apr 2017

Spring is officially here. As evidenced by my first run in short shorts... And the corresponding rash on my inner thigh chub.

Research exhibit 0 09 Apr 2017

Where did the frog present her irt project?

At the research ex-ribbit.

Rock in my shoe 0 06 Apr 2017

I've had a rock in my shoe since Monday. I may as well round out the week at this point.

Bike assembled 0 06 Apr 2017

Bicycle is reassembled with totally new shift and drive system. The first bit of riding took soooo many adjustments.

Opening Day 0 02 Apr 2017

It's opening day, let's set the tonethe tone is set!

AP Season 0 31 Mar 2017

It's officially AP season. Too bad that overlaps with my GRE season.

Graph Coloring 0 28 Mar 2017

A student taught me that Sudoku is just a graph 9-coloring problem.

See if you can figure out the graph. (hint: start with 4X4 sudoku)

TV Standards 0 27 Mar 2017

I finally understand PAL vs NTSC.

Spring Training Sweatshirt 0 26 Mar 2017

They should have spring training sweatshirts. Who knows how long it will be until T-shirt season?

Sticky Needles 0 25 Mar 2017

First time I've ever seen float needles so gummed up they had to be pried out of the seats.

Second Spring Break Trip 0 22 Mar 2017

Second spring break trip was a big success. Including the hike to Devil's Bridge.

Spring Training 0 19 Mar 2017

Saw Tomlin pitch at spring training.

Riddle 0 16 Mar 2017

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Can you solve the riddle?

Diner take two 0 15 Mar 2017

Trying the diner stop again tomorrow. Wish me luck.

Beckley 0 12 Mar 2017

Made it through Beckley WV without breaking down!

Early Roadtrip 0 10 Mar 2017

Snow day! Perfect timing. Getting an early start my roadtrip with Bistro.

No Alleiance 0 09 Mar 2017

I explicitly pledge allegiance against the flag of the united states of america.
And against the republic for which it stands, one nation (under god?) that can go fuck itself.
More Domestic Spying

Emoji 0 07 Mar 2017

How is it 2017 and there is no middle finger emoji? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hard day teaching 0 06 Mar 2017

This is what I look like after a hard day teaching... And marker fencing.

Taxes Suck 0 05 Mar 2017

Taxes suck. I'm paying money I didn't consent to pay toward causes I don't support. And I'm too much of a puss to not pay like Thoreau did.

100 Days to Graduation 0 03 Mar 2017

Yesterday was 100 days to graduation. I'm hoping to survive the 6 days to spring break.

Walk Home 0 27 Feb 2017

Silver lining on the truck breakdown: It was a pretty nice day to walk home.

Truck Breakdown 0 26 Feb 2017

Saw Book of Mormon this weekend. Then my truck broke down. Hasa Diga Ebawai

Everything is interesting 0 23 Feb 2017

Ever have that feeling that everything is suer interesting? I get that when scanning the popular network questions on stack overflow.

Expiring Coupons 0 21 Feb 2017

Nothing motivates me to try a new restaurant like a coupon that expires TODAY!

Folds Aces 0 16 Feb 2017

I like watching this guy react to his poker hand.

PEZ Loading 1 13 Feb 2017 This always happens when I try to load a PEZ dispenser!