Posts tagged "random"
Way back in the day, I was fairly obsessed with triangles. I really enjoyed my trigonometry class in high school. In addition to being interesting, it was the impetus for me learning to code. I got a little tired of doing all the myriad of
tan()functions to solve the triangles needed by my homework, so I decided to write an app for my TI-83+ graphing calculator to do it all for me. The app would ask you for the three things you knew about the triangle (almost any combination of sides or angles) and give you back all the rest of the information (including perimeter and area). I still have that source code.
I subscribe to a couple of mildly interesting and low-volume email lists. One such list is the
tz-announcelist hosted by ICANN. It’s the list for people who care way too much about timezones.
About five and a half years ago, my friend BJ Homer introduced me to two wonderful books by Patrick Rothfuss: The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. I devoured these books. I describe them to people by saying they are novel equivalent of Chekhov’s gun: nothing in them is irrelevant. They are some of the most intricate, complex, and deep novels I’ve ever read. I’ve probably spent more time analyzing the story of these two books than I have on Brandon Sanderson’s entire Cosmere.
(The title is a callout to some of my friends from the Delicious Generation. You know who you are.)
Today is Leap Day, so I thought it’d be appropriate to brain-dump on some of the really weird things about calendars.
It’s winter time, and my kids are small. This has meant many, many, many hours of listening to the same Christmas songs again and again.
A few days ago we unburied our car from the snow and went to start it, only to discover that we had a dead battery. I had left an overhead light on overnight, and apparently the designers of our car decided that as punishment for my forgetfulness, my car should stop working.
Now that I’ll be working from home, I’ve been looking in to setting up a home office, and the main thing I’ll need is a desk.
I’m a fan of the TV show Castle, but the last three episodes have really destroyed a lot of my interest in it. There are two big beefs I have: Castle’s motivation, and Beckett’s character development.
For the past year or so, I’ve been growing my hair out. I’ve never had long hair before, and it’s fun to try something new. As I’ve been growing my hair, I’ve learned some things. These are things that I’ve heard before, but never really understood.
This rant stems from me getting even more fed up with my current web hosting provider and facing the prospect of migrating my website to a whole new host and getting everything re-set up.