Thursday, June 29, 2006

A release

So, according to 'the book', stagnant energy is bad. And it came time to release all of the stagnant energy that I had captured over the course of two days. The results?
"Stagnacia Minima"
My room now technically has 4-5 cubic feet more of space, considering how much I took out to the trash, but it doesn't feel any bigger. I've found use for my old CD player, which is now installed in a inconspicuous location (not pictured). So,
The red arrow indicates a framed picture of last year's institute choir (aaawww, how sweet...). But, it's only there until I figure out which of the three other pictures I'm considering putting there I want to use.
The blue arrow indicates an addition I haven't used in years, a poster made on the bark of a treethat depicts a white owl, symbolic of health and etherial protection in Mexican culture. Sweet.
The yellow arrow indicates a new addition, a bulleton board. $8.14 with tax at the local Target (thanks, Target).
Yeah, this all took a while.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Soliscitous

Happy Summer Solstice all! So now the earth is being hurled toward the sun at an uncontrolled speed. Hope that turns out well for ya'll. Next topic: "Cleaning your clutter with Feng Shui". Most interesting. I've read the first 2 chapters or so, but once I read this line, it was all over: "Clutter accumulates when energy stagnates and, likewise, energy stagnates when clutter accumulates." I then realized that if I was to collect as much energy as I can, I need to have it stagnant in my room, because otherwise it'll all flow away. I've therefore gotten to this point in creating my stagnant energy capture field:
"Stagnacia Maxima"
The light blue arrow indicates my pile of all the clothing I own (besides what I was wearing when I took the picture - admittedly, I should've been following some of T.R.'s better summer techniques).
The light green indicates the empty closet space where my cloths previously resided in a highly organized state, where much energy could have flowed through before I had a chance to get to it.
The yellow arrow indicates the second garbage bag of stagnant energy I've taken from my room. It mostly contains old birthday cards and shoeboxes full of old junk.
The red arrow indicates the current position of the book "Clearing your clutter with Feng Shui". I've placed it in the position where it's most apt to stagnate energy.
The blue arrow indicates a bag of old books and cloths that have achieved their pinacle stagnation, and therefore are being sent to DI where they can be energy-decompressed.
The purple arrow is my I Banana New York poster, which must be pointed out.
The maroon arrow is my Versa-Tiles placard, which is most effectively stagnating energy.
So now that I've my room in stagnacia maxima, I might go through and read the rest of the book, but I think I'm about twelve steps ahead, so I'll probably skim through and just read the last few paragraphs. I think Karen Kingston would be most pleased. Now I must go push some stuff off onto the floor in order to have a place to sleep. 'Night all.

Monday, June 19, 2006

19 Jun 2006

Alright already we'll all float on
Don't you worry we'll all float on
All float on

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Tribute...


A post to those who can make the sun shine brighter... even at midnight. (aaawww - how sweet...)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Three Things...

Reasons I got into (and out of) a math minor. This post is pretty much for my satisfaction of having posted it than anything else, so feel free to skip this one.
I recently was cleaning out my room and found a new place for all of my old mathbooks, as well as my old notes. I was looking through my notes and found the following page, which inspired a blog posting within (and why not?). Therefore, reasons:


Ascent into the realm of mathmatics:
1. God has rules by which He governs the Universe, and He obeys those rules. I'm trying to state that as non-pompus as possible, but this seriously was what facinated me most of mathmatics: the pieces fit together and make sense. It amazes me that Libnitz was able to work out a theory of integral, and somehow that theory works across the whole realm of math: it's the same in polar coordinates, in three dimentions, and (as far as we can tell) hold up at infinity. And somehow in the connectivity of Physics I can take the integral of velocity and somehow get my acceleration (which is why I used Libnitz and not Newton, since Newton was trying to link the two in the first place). It's cold, it's emotionless, but dang, it works.

2. Math blows my mind. The above picture are my notes utilizing one of my favorite formulas (highlighted in picture): the Dirichlet Function. Dirichlet came up with a theorum that states that for any two irrational numbers (numbers that cannot be expressed as a fraction), no matter how infintessimally together they are, there exists a rational number between them. So the Dirichlet formula utilizes this idea: the formula is that every rational number is expressed as a 1, every other number is expressed as a 0. The amazing thing about this formula is that it is defined for every number that exists, but there are no two points next to each other with the same value. It is everywhere defined, but everywhere discontinuous. That blows my mind. Another principle derived from this idea (also by Dirichlet) is the pigeonhole principle. The one that always gets me with this one is the Birthday paradox, which states that you only need to get 23 people together to have the odds greater that two of them will have the same birthday than that none of them will. That blows my mind.

3. People think that your smart if you take mathmatics. This is kinda a stupid reason to take mathmatics, but putting "Math Minor" on your resume would help anyone in any field. It's a very rigid, intense discipline that requires a lot of study, and I think anyone can appreciate that.

Retreat from the realm of mathmatics:
1. First and formost, I'm stupid (no surprises there). What can I remember of my Math 3320 class? That I like the Dirichlet formula. How much will having taken all those math classes help me in the future? I can't even calculate the improbability because I have forgotten how. Some of the principles that were repeated often enough help, sure (everybody was impressed at my work when we tried to get the dimentional weight of a box ([length x width x height]/194) and I knew 16^3, but that happens when you work with a binary number system long enough), but not enough to rationalize the cost.

2. Work load. I had to study twice as hard just to keep up with the class in some of my classes. Last summer was the last math class I ever took. I decided I was done after that. Why? Quite literally, when I wasn't at work or in class, I was working on these problems. This class lasted sixteen weeks with homework due every other week, and most homework was "do 10 of the following 12 problems", and you were graded on the top nine that you got correct, with 102% possible (the highest nine problems constituted 100% of the homework). So we're not talking many problems here. However, I worked on these problems around the clock, often pulling an all-nighter the day the homework was due (which I always tried to avoid, but never could). This class kicked my trash. I've only one class higher than it that I would have had to take for a minor (the next in the series), as well as a few lower level classes, but after having barely passed that course, I fear for my sanity. Not only that, but I would probably have to re-take a few courses to re-learn all of the math I've forgotten in 10 months.

3. It's not necessary. I developed the following theory since my first year at the U: smart people graduate with a degree in Computer Science. Really smart people figure out how to graduate without having to take a course in Computer Science. Since I'm not a Comp. Sci. major any more, I don't use this phrase much, but I think it's applicable. I was putting myself through a furnace of affliction to become something that I didn't know for sure that I wanted to be in the first place. It's been a great relief to be able to set that aside without too much regret.
Anyhow, no one cares, but I wanted to post it anyhow. And I really do like the Dirichlet formula - very cool. (Willy hears ya. Willy don't care.). I've got a theory: smart people will read this post. Really smart people will get through my blog without having to.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Too often...

To repose linguistics in the inconversable inquiries to our nature would be the Kozmo of the cosmopolitan. The aggregate of soul masked o'er by the visage not of what's seen, but rather the unruly processed photogenic of perception. At times what belies this masking mere remuneration, but mostly the mental composing its own symphony (at times cacophony) to befit the present melodic chords, thusly: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; but only to that eye which is currently beholding beauty. Therefore let it be ill for those beholding ill, and in all otherwise harmonious." Our caste thusly cast, there is overtured to us amends to the chiseled overture of perception, and often note by note we forge, form, and frame. One is sometimes remembered for the answers that they gave, but never forgotten for the answers that they were.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Colors other than blue

I've had this link for a while, I don't know why I haven't posted it before. I highly suggest the highest-resolution 180 second format of the commercial - takes forever to load but I think it's worth the time. Oh, and yes, those are all real bouncey balls. Of note: in the scene before the frog jumps from the rain gutter, you'll notice that one of the bouncey balls takes off a roof tile.