Daily Thought Archive

Title Comments Date Thought Text
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*


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 there’s probably a common-sense answer that involves lawyers and escrow accounts. But if you’ve ever read a crypto paper, you’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

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? ????

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!
Bitcoin Blackjack 0 11 Feb 2017 First ever hand of blackjack for bitcoin was a success.
Block Chains 0 10 Feb 2017

Prediction. Future historians will be fascinated with the stream of consciousness that our society has hashed into blockchains.

Snow day 0 09 Feb 2017

I'm sooooo happy we finally got a snow day.

First bitcoins 0 07 Feb 2017

Looks like the first bitcoins I'll spend will pay my lost superbowl wager. ????????

Orders of growth 0 04 Feb 2017

My list of interesting programs to write someday seems to be growing faster than my list of interesting programs I've written.

Groundhog Day 0 02 Feb 2017

This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.

Draft Dodger 0 01 Feb 2017

Many people think of the term, "draft dodger" as a pejorative. I would take it as a compliment.

PCness 0 30 Jan 2017

I'm optimistic that maybe this wave of political correctness will pass like the scumware plague of the mid 2000s did.

Analogys 1 29 Jan 2017

I love when real-world analogies appear in academic literature:

Solving the puzzle should be like having a baby: two women can't have a baby in 4.5 months.

Out of Shape 0 28 Jan 2017

Running is much harder when I'm out of shape.

Wet dream journal 0 25 Jan 2017

Ohhh no. I spilled my water all over my dream journal.

Opening a CD 0 24 Jan 2017

I haven't opened a new CD in over a decade until today. I forgot how much of a pain it is to peel off the plastic, AND the side sticker.

Handwritten Code 0 23 Jan 2017

Grading code that is handwritten on paper is the WORST!

Two phase 0 21 Jan 2017

This two-phase sleep cycle is not so bad.

Podcasts 0 19 Jan 2017

I'm getting into podcasts now.

Last week of Semester 0 17 Jan 2017

This is the last week of the semester. Almost there!

Stack Overflow 0 15 Jan 2017

Finally have enough reputation on Stack Overflow to vote. Maybe someday I'll be able to post comments.

Sockets 0 13 Jan 2017

I'm finally starting to understand a bit about coding with sockets. But just a bit. That stuff is hard!

Dean Interview 0 11 Jan 2017

Just interviewed for Academic Dean this summer.

Wheel truing 0 07 Jan 2017

Just trued my first two bicycle wheels. One practice and one real.

Singing Lesson 0 05 Jan 2017

Had my first of what is hopefully many singing lessons today.

Alarm Clocks 0 04 Jan 2017

Hypothesis: I remember dreams more* when I wake up naturally than I do when I'm woken up by an alarm clock.

* I realize that I've glossed over a rigorous method of quantifying the degree to which a dream is remembered.

Shift 0 03 Jan 2017

Apparently I only ever use the right shift key. I never noticed that before.

Sleep Schedule 0 02 Jan 2017

My sleep schedule got soooo messed up. I'm going to have a tough time at work tomorrow.

Switched over 0 30 Dec 2016

I'm officially all switched over to my new computer. Thanks mom and dad :)

Day 11 0 25 Dec 2016

OMG, I finally solved day 11 in the Advent of Code. I learned so much about sets along the way.

Website Hurting 0 24 Dec 2016

My website is hurting right now. I hope I can find time and motivation to restore it to its former glory.

Password too short 0 17 Dec 2016

Funny reflection on password cracking

If someone has a strong, random, 20-character password, it could take centuries. But most people use passwords like "horselover49", "letmein" or "penis" (though the latter might be too short), which are much easier to crack.

Christmas Light Runs 0 13 Dec 2016

Lots of good Christmas Light Runs recently.

Pulled Love Handle 0 10 Dec 2016

I pulled a muscle in my left love handle. ouchy ouchy ouchy.

Recursion Depth 0 10 Dec 2016

Today was the first time I wrote working code that exceeded the python maximum recursion depth. (Before it had always been a bug.)

Interesting Things 0 08 Dec 2016

There are so many super interesting things to think about. How could I have time for things like grocery shopping?

Advent of Code 0 05 Dec 2016

The Advent of Code is awesome!

December Running 0 03 Dec 2016

December has been great for running so far. I hope I keep it up.

Today's MVP 0 01 Dec 2016

Today's MVP: Alexandra Elbakyan. For her work on sci-hub.io .

Private Key Exposure 0 27 Nov 2016

Yesterday at the airport a guy in a camouflage hat with an american flag sat down next to me, got out his laptop, opened up an ascii-armored RSA Private key, which I clearly saw, VNCed into a remote linux desktop over public wifi, and proceeded to search stack overflow for how to articles. Meanwhile, his wife and kids cheered, "go daddy go; crack those keys".

I'm pretty sure that dude is my arch nemesis.

Thanksgiving 0 22 Nov 2016

I'm soooo ready for this Thanksgiving break.

Winter Begins 0 20 Nov 2016

Yesterday morning I raced in nothing but short shorts. Yesterday evening I set up a tent to keep the falling snow off the firewood.

Sunset Telescope 1 14 Nov 2016

Sunset through the telescope

Bye pink cup 0 13 Nov 2016

I think the pink cup might be lost for good.