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NY Post Cartoon [Feb. 19th, 2009|10:59 pm]
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If this is a caricature of Obama, then it's a pretty serious thing.

If, on the other hand, it is just a poor effort at calling the guy who made the stimulus bill an ape, or of otherwise less-than-homo sapien sapien intelligence, then I think it's not nearly deserving of all the attention it's garnering.

I'm as glad for the [nominal] paradigm shift as anybody, but I'll trust the secret service to assess any threats to Obama's well-being. I'm not prone to jump off the deep end for a silly cartoon.
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(no subject) [Aug. 27th, 2008|10:45 pm]
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I can't read LJ after I leave Hong Kong (tomorrow). I've tried to catch up with you guys as best I could while here, but if you want me to know anything about your posts, please drop an e-mail or Facebook message.

Yes, I know about proxy servers, but the one I have found that works best will not allow me to log into LJ.
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为什么?!我怎么不会学? [May. 6th, 2008|08:45 pm]
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[Current Location |Room]
[mood |Determined]
[music |Indirect Johnny Cash (not my choice)]

Academically, I fail. Not literally, but a lot damn worse than I'd like. Did I pick the wrong major? Should I give up now while there's still time? Where did my vocabulary, grammar, and sesquipedalian tendencies go? Why the fuck can't I learn stuff anymore?

I'd love to say this is simply a rut, but how long does a rut have to be before it becomes normalcy? I'm going on a term and a half long rut.


Enough. Enough. Enough. I am done with this. All current poor habits must go. Apparently attempting to ease into new habits is not having a suitable effect. Human nature demands the S-curve approach.


To the effect of removing myself from aforementioned rut, I propose the following resolutions to be adopted as soon as I remove myself from current Instant Messaging engagements:
--Computer time: Drastically reduced. Rest of Term. 1 Vol Manga/Day et al.
--Physical Activity: Need a break from work? Burpees, not manga.
--Diet: Cheese intake is to be reduced. Overall diet is to be amended to activity level.
--Studying: All work to be done upon receipt. Extra problems will also be done.
--Exceptions: Extraordinary opportunities will be dealt with as presented.

*I reserve the right to amend these as progress is made and I have determined a change in progress. Updates will occur.
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(no subject) [May. 1st, 2008|01:01 am]
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[mood |Resilient]

Contrary to a friend of mine who is lamenting getting "too many B+'s," it's good to see that there are alternative approaches to job-seeking.

Money Quote:
"Companies use resumes to eliminate candidates, not to hire them."
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_development/previous_issues/articles/2008_02_15/caredit_a0800024
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Linguistic Quibbling [Apr. 22nd, 2008|11:00 pm]
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Two Links Loosely Tied


Let John Lennon do his own imagining:
http://www.azure.org.il/magazine/magazine.asp?id=135

A land deal for the Israelis in which I frankly can't see many downsides:
http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Maps/Story582.html
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Dammit [Mar. 12th, 2008|07:25 pm]
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This blog has taken a turn towards Depressing. I'll try to post while on break or something.

I really don't feel like I'm suited for college. I'm still writing the first draft of an 8 page paper due in 4 hours. It's worth 20% of my grade. I have yet to seriously study for this class's exam which is another 20% of the grade. I have yet to seriously study for an exam on which I need to get a C or better to pass another class. With a C. I might still be able to pull off an A- in language. Which one of these is a course in my major? Guess.

Why am I here? Why can't I be even mildly successful at something I'm interested in? Is it laziness? I don't know. Am I just not intellectually cut out for this? I don't know that, either. I guess I should stop comparing my progress with that of my friends, but I will keep wondering whether or not such comparisons are indeed baseless, as a lot of sagacious folk would lead me to believe.

I feel much more depressed about this term in retrospect than I would like to feel.

Is one term going to fuck my entire undergraduate career? Dammit.


Edit 3/19/08: Language turned out better than I dared think. History didn't bite my ass as hard as it could have. I get another crack at the major class. So, I guess I've doubled down my bets as far as my major.
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(no subject) [Feb. 10th, 2008|12:54 pm]
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I'm failing at life right now. Maybe I should major in something that is also interesting but that I have more aptitude towards. Or maybe I should just continue on the course I have plotted for myself and see just how low I can go.
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They May Both Be Cosmologies, But... [Jan. 7th, 2008|02:28 pm]
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Yeah, this isn't the heralded "later post", I'll let you know when that one gets here, if it does. This is a post alerting my scant readership's attention to an entry on one of the most interesting blogs I read, Overcoming Bias. I link to this article because it is an offshoot of a debate I began to have with someone recently. It says a lot of what I wanted to say but was doing a poor job of actually saying.

http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/01/gray-fallacy.html
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My Generation [Dec. 8th, 2007|12:03 am]
koftu
I'm mildly irritated at the moment...















This is definitely an underwhelming prelude to a grander post.
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Birthdays [Nov. 28th, 2007|11:53 am]
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I'm 20. Woohoo.
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