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Yep - I'm an addict [Apr. 12th, 2009|09:36 pm]
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Hokay - yes I'm coming back to the light after trying to be legit for 3 years now.  No more.

Anyone got an invite to a really nice torrent?
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Writer's Block: Six-Word Story [Aug. 14th, 2008|09:25 pm]
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Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” He is believed to have called it his greatest literary work ever. Can you write a story in six words?
She's my sister, she's my daughter.
Obituary: John Doe.  Donations Fisher's Parlour.
For sale: Funeral suit, never worn.
Mommy? ambulances bring nursing homes breakfast?
sold Devil my soul for yours
headless body found in topless bar  - NYTimes
Found: one golden sandal, no kingdom.
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Ridiculous [Jun. 11th, 2007|01:44 pm]
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I'm not even going to make a counting of how many books have been written on the TSP, but this is ridiculous

a search in JSTOR for time dependent traveling salesman problem turns up "Rural Girls in Fargo in the 1930's"  Yes, this is Fargo as in the movie and this is farm girls in the sense of farm girls who were killed (most figuratively, still a few literally though).

...and no, it is not about the most efficent way to kill girls ... not even with a time machine.
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A New Drinking Game [Jun. 1st, 2007|03:50 pm]
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You have to take a shot everytime you find the phrase "well-known" in the context of describing the Traveling Salesman Problem or the fact that it is NP-Complete.

We can count papers that make the announcement that they have new research but caution they do not challenge the NP-Completeness of the TSP.

With the likelyhood that this game will result in alcohol related death it is recommended that the bottle be stamped with the phrase "well-known TS, the Problem is left to the Catholic church to determine if the death was a suicide for agreeing to work on the TSP."
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Something I would do. [May. 6th, 2007|07:01 pm]
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Soooo .. one of my new fav bands (ripleytheband.com) happens to be randomly be making a west coast appearance in LA on the 23rd.  Which is the last day of a conference in Livermore I'm supposed to be at.  Well, my stuff is done before the 23rd .... and I would only miss the last poster session if I left at 3:30.  So, if I left at 3:30 and drove continuously I'd make it down to LA just, JUST, in time for ripley's set.  ....hmmm, I'd love to try and explain to my prof why I'm leaving a little early.

On the other hand he flies to Germany every year for the love parade, because he is buds with the people who run it .....so, then again he might understand.
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I thought this warrented breaking the silence: [Jan. 22nd, 2007|10:33 am]
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Dear Offspring:

(This is a group e-mailing, the very first to our loved ones.)

Update, please, on phone delivery.

Oh, and what is the phone number by the way?


Kathy Andrews
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Last entry [Aug. 12th, 2006|05:36 pm]
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I feel like closing this journal with a repeat of my first entry .... it was memorable.  So much has happened since.  I'm older.  I'm harder.  I'm softer. I'm stupider.  I'm brighter.  But, I need to close this instance of my life and start taking control rather than just floating along and trying to get into e parties, when I know I'm faking it.  Living with this many drugs and this many hinderances to what I want to do, is only a waste of time.  My balls have gown, but decisiveness to use them has not.  I personally think this is by far the most hilarious post that I have ever written, which many of you have never read.  I give you one last combination of wtf laugh ... everything in this is true and very terse to the full extent.

June 27th 2004:

last final was on a friday
vacation started with a camping trip up north, -tues
by thurs I was crawling my ass back home

I fell off this nice little cliff

it took me three and a half hours to drag my ass back up the cliff and then, (literally, unfortunately I didn't leave any of it behind like as eraser trail), 1.5 mi. back to the camp site.  Got there and of course there's no one there.  So I drag my ass into a tent, and decide its about time to pass out, but I'm a nerd and want to do an autopsy report, so I bust out a drawing of one of those crash dummies and state the cause of death

12 hours later I'm finally in some sort of emergency room, which true to style has a dirt road going up to the door.
the road was indicative of the care; I later had to take one splinter and 2 rocks out of my foot.

summation of injuries- concussion, 2 broken bones( one spiral one clean break), inflamed chest(though it didn't help my bra size), tweaked back with sustained bruising, and worst of all, may no one ever curse you to this in hell, poison oak.

I had poison oak up my ass crack, in my armpits (while I was on crutches), in my cast, and between my fingers, parts of it actually reached the point of light bleeding.  I left stains on my bed from where I slept at night while the puss drooled down.

it took 3.5 days for my heart beat to go below 120 and another 5 for it to drop below 100. with a grand total of 5 staples to the head and 2 months on crutches.

the part I can't believe is they offered me morphine
but I'm worse than any dork and wanted to go drug free throughout the entire thing
 --on the plus side that means I have 2 full bottles of vicodin, and some other versions of medications sitting around for later

so a month on I can now stay awake for a full day, which of course is when they push the bill under your nose :)

what can I say?
I'm a full blown atheist

I didn't scream mommy, or even the politically correct according to  Freud, daddy, I just started singing:

Daisy, Daisy,
give me your answer do
I'm half crazy
all for the love of you
it won't be a fancy marriage
I can't afford a carriage
but you'll look sweet upon the seat
of a bicycle made for two

the part that sucks is I won't have any visible scars to show off, so you've just read my version of bragging

jealous aren't you :)

August 12 2006

There are two thoughts that bad writing just didn't include .. when I was climbing back up the cliff I just looked down and realized that I could just falll and finish the job ... and ... ironies of ironies at one point I was 100m from the road, and you'll never guess what passed - a siren blaring ambulance. rich eh?

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(no subject) [Aug. 8th, 2006|08:52 am]
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There's nothing like trying to explain to a bunch of Opiates - 'that you can't turn on the aquarium light because the fish and the plants need to sleep.'  Their reasoning was that they as people never slept so why did the fish?
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(no subject) [Aug. 8th, 2006|12:36 am]
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This was created by some stoned people in my room that wanted to impress how much they knew computers:


It's not such a bad idea, but I do recommend some more sober editing if hte page is to outlast the night. ...any way, yeah! add things to wikipedia like the Eikonal equation and stuff.
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(no subject) [Aug. 7th, 2006|02:20 pm]
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okay it has been decided

1- I am not going to have sex until Grad school

2 - I am going to become a rocksinger

don't question the brilliance - just yeah.
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(no subject) [Aug. 5th, 2006|12:30 pm]
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I woke up this morning to two emails of "good work" from different people and a scholarship award.  ...good. something inside me is starting to pick up.  just please, let's have some good luck with the elements of my life. k? awesome.
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Here's a laugh: [Aug. 2nd, 2006|07:22 pm]
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How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd.

"That's because most women are lesbian sheep.

What? You don't know this expression? Let me explain...

Male sheep are extremely sexually agressive. They try to fuck female sheep lots and lots. In order for a female sheep to be sexually active, they just have to stand still. That is their way of saying, "Do me like the slut I am."

So when the lesbian sheep get together, they all stand near one another agressively. But no one knows what to do next...

My only comment on this is that male sheep are soo horny they get splitters in their nether regions from wood posts, bull's horns ... true facts. ...and if that's all true, k, girls, why do we find ourselves on top soo often ... and bois don't tell me it's a logistical thing of not being able to use a car or bench in any other way.
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frustration [Aug. 2nd, 2006|03:20 pm]
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let me explain:

If you were a competent mathematics GSI or tutor, and you were given a child that was a brilliant child, you were given this child in order to further them so that they could surpass you and overtake the world ... as if he were a prince with mathematics in his blood.

....and then after you teach him lebesgue measure, he fails to figure out how to not once, but repeatably, fails to even try to calculate 2 * 3 in order to get the brilliant final answer, not because he's arrogant, but he just goddamn can't.

....this how I personify computers.
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(no subject) [Aug. 1st, 2006|06:16 pm]
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Netflix rated movie count: 1200

approximate lifetime movie count: 1500

That's a movie every third day since I was 10.  If you don't believe me, check out my lj archive, it's scary how I get caught up in things.

Note:  A movie buff is someone who watches alot of movies.  A movie critique is someone who watches a movie and thinks everyone should have their opinion and agree.
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'bout time I said hi. [Aug. 1st, 2006|03:51 pm]
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I held the door open for a guy and he said thanks. ...granted I held it open because I was running up the steps and he was running down, and well, person spills are best avoided ... which is one of the few few times I think appropriate to open and hold the door.

note: I am changing how I dress, but I think I'm just coming up with more combinations of what not to do.  ...---I'm also trying to change how I sing, I think I over harmonize alot.  ...----I'm also trying to change how I code, it's a little to drawn out and yet unintelligible at the same time, need to work on making each bit much more independant rather than customizing it for each program. ...----and I've started developing the entire I wear makeup for no particular reason. ... it's helping to hide the black eyes of no sleep .... guess I'm getting one thing right.  Give me time, I'll get the rest right.

In the meantime I have a huge crush on Anthony Kiedis.  Forget the becoming a nun in Belgium, let me become a rocksinger.  ....I'll pass on the invite for rockstar by the way.

me - It frustrates me that Berkeley talks soo much about the most trivial things, such as sweat shops and animal treatment, and then refuses to speak about Israel's agressions.
dad - They won't because it's
me - actually political and controversial
dad - yes.
me - grrr. *cowards.*
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(no subject) [Jul. 28th, 2006|07:30 am]
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There is nothing more awesome than getting email responses to your work from a professor at both 8pm and 7am.  ...cuddles inside.

*ps, I love how many of you are going to Cern for significant amounts of time ... it's funny and awesome ... cuddles to you!
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(no subject) [Jul. 27th, 2006|02:57 pm]
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16yrold girl executed for crimes against chastity in Iran

I guess they won't have to bother translating the Scarlet Letter, k, bad joke.

Walk the Line  My review:

When Hollywood, lets an unwatered down script out of production, I will celebrate like no other.  A man that can stare down Nixon with a 'I know you are talking shit'
 look, gets played with a, 'I think I broke my heart shaving in the mirror this morning' - note: I have never seen Nixon pictured with anyone else who has ever looked uglier than him.

I don't want to see ketchup thrown across the screen, I want to see blood and anger in the eyes of the actors, I want to see knives.  I want to feel a chilly laugh when a father's response to Cash being thrown in prison is: "now I guess you won't have to work so hard to convince people you've been in prison." not just suddenly wake up, and say, oh hey someone actually wrote a script for this.

As for Reese Witherspoon, I thought she was good, in a cute way ... it was cute seeing this little preppy girl try to fill the shoes of say Katherine Hepburn getting Humphry Bogart to stop drinking ... or Angela Bassett rewriting Tina Turner as she looks powerful enough to slap Ike upside the head.../rant

but serious cinematic review: too choppy with no realism.  The only believable part of Reese Witherspoon as June Carter in the movie was that she would leave a group of 8 men because they were too rough.  The only believable part about Joacquin is that Reese would turn him down so many times.  No continuity, the movie was interspaced with clips of Cash singing 4 bars and trashing a dresser over and over. ..c'mon, we don't even know if each song was clipped with him trashing a different dresser.
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hard line ... fight stupidity with balls. [Jul. 21st, 2006|09:23 pm]
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I want transportation. [Jul. 20th, 2006|09:50 am]
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So, motorcycle would be the way to go, but how much cooler would it be to go sidecar style????  They seem to be even cheaper than motorecars, because they tend to be old .... but damn .... omgosh ....  I totally want to pick up a sidecar now.
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The middle eastern soap opera [Jul. 20th, 2006|09:13 am]
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Just to prove I really don't have any biasness in all this sheit.

I will support  the EU and the UN giving aid to Lebanon, I realize that this is something they are only doing for Lebanon with any seriousness verse their reaction to Palestine.

However, I find it a little disgusting how whimpy the Lebanonese reaction has been to Israel ... perhaps if they were a little more hard headed they would have taken over control of the south from the Hezbollah by now.

I could never bear to watch a tv soap opera for any amount of seconds, but oddly enough I'll pay attention to the middle east and have much the same reaction as most people do to a soap opera.

So, I'm going to start treating it like a soap opera, and laugh a bit at it.  The entire situation seems to have started turning around now that a ceasefire is being commanded and agencies are starting to put $$ in.  Though if you remember back in episode 3 the Palestinian power plant was hit and fairly soon the auxilerary power is set to run out, so hospitals would no longer be operational.  I sense a dramatic 8th episode.

I need to set up my own news agency.  Forget all this real world drama crap, I'll make it actually real world.
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(no subject) [Jul. 17th, 2006|06:18 pm]
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Proof that balls do not attract balls.


It doesn't take much in the way balls to post a livejournal entry, and even less to reply.

I've always had a thing for wearing guys' shirts, admittably I just buy them new rather than trying to raid closets, something about how they go loosely throughout the body and then right at the chest you can unbutton more than you can on female shirts and tease the world with such a deep V line.

So now it's summer, and I have the choice between shorts or skirts, skirts win by about a fraction of 10-1.

So now that means I have started wearing girl's skirts and men's shirts.  The best of each of their respective worlds, though together they could be worse than anything in either world.  It produces the flaunty deep V and the upside down V in the skirt.  So, mass wise I wear a temendous about of clothing and still manage to flash everything in a gust of wind.

I think that is all proof of how far theory can go wrong practically.
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bad blood [Jul. 17th, 2006|01:11 am]
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I hate Israel.

I hate Lebanon.

hate me please.
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Me Appreciation Moment [Jul. 14th, 2006|01:29 am]
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I *love* my ass!

*hearts**** bigs blue butt****
ps. I need to find a way to not work late. (yah, I know. work early)
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(no subject) [Jul. 13th, 2006|10:53 pm]
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Remember the e riddle that Google put out?  One of my friends in South America forwarded it to me.  my reply:

I did this in high school .. Google is known for being annoying like that ... they want to recruit brilliant people, but don't want to waste brilliant people on recruiting more brilliant people

Feel free to forward me some, --- if they get interesting. ...well, they'll give me more fodder to critcize them.

Independently !! Google has contacted my Dad, my Mom, and me, asking for our resumes ..... Google is an unoccupied prostitute.

(quoting someone else) Microsoft has the resources of a small nation determining when to pop up the help box.

Please comment with your unquotable quotes about corporate whore companies:
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(no subject) [Jul. 12th, 2006|03:18 pm]
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I have finally found a use for Google's ridiculously high powered satellite images.  ... checking out houses ... seeing if there are neighbor's pools I could jump into, or the condition of the local track, and counting how many cars drive past it in the middle of a sunny day.

Equally ridiculous:

<i>Israel launched an assault in southern Lebanon using planes, tanks and gunboats following the capture.</i>

Army Chief of Staff Lt-Gen Dan Halutz said the Israeli military would "turn back the clock in Lebanon by 20 years" if the soldiers were not returned.</i>

Dude, that's something I would say, what idiot put someone like me in charge of a military?
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Review of new latop as of last Wed. [Jul. 11th, 2006|07:16 pm]
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Purpose of laptop for me:

Use Putty to connect to better computers
use WinScp
use XEmacs
play dvds
stream music from Pandora

(believe it or not, that's all I want a laptop for., besides update LJ)


It is running XP Home ... which considering I only want it for so basic a purpose ... should not be a problem.


Putty and WinScp are the only programs that work on this computer.
Windows Media Player has not once opened successfully!
Internet Explorer is fucked up. I just barely managed to download firefox before, now it doesn't work at all.
It won't open files directly to XEmacs "/etc/header.h is not a valid Win32 application"

I was hoping to run one windows machine for when I have to do stupid things with Office and get graphs from matlab. and considering it came with these problems, I don't particularly feel like fixing them ........ it'll be wiped, instead of running a legit windows version, I think I'll crack an older version or something equally retarded.

How the hell do normal people survive Windows?

Ironically my friend who received an XP Pro from Belgium had to wipe his too, because the entire thing refused to reboot properly after the first week ... he uses it for Skype and text editing. Is this revenge of the machines .... do they feel like body builders being used as merry-go-round ponies or something?
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Brilliance [Jul. 11th, 2006|06:49 pm]
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Ante up. And don't be shy.
Who is that man who is catching my eye?
What's underneath all of the deadpan face?
Sitting so pretty with a criminal grace?

Lamebrain Pete wants to Spit in the Sea.
He's got a cool hand but it isn't for me.
Butcher Boy thinks he'll be splitting the pot.
But I've seen what he's got and it isn't a lot.

(When deuces are wild you can follow the queen.
I'd go too except I know where she's been.)

I'll see you, I'll call you, I'll raise you
But it's no cheap thrill
It will cost you, cost you, cost you
Anything you have to pay.
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I write for Visa. [Jul. 7th, 2006|09:09 pm]
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The only thing harder than pulling a specially shaped vibrator from a specially shaped package:
finding a package attached to something you want to *kiss.*

The only thing more gratifying than using above said new specially shaped vibrator:
using leftover batteries from an X to power said vibrator.
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Pandora [Jul. 7th, 2006|01:36 pm]
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Whao, Pandora.com is incredible. ...and MS sucks. I was tring to get into LaunchCastRadio, which still hasn't been updated for firefox - 'tisn't meant to be - ... so for once I intentionally open Explorer, and it crashes twice in a row.

Ontop of everything, Pandora has 'actually similar' artists to Alabama 3!

and yes, I realize, I'm slightly behind on many a thing. just sharing the joy :)
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4 down 2 to go + hiking? [Jul. 5th, 2006|03:56 pm]
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I am going to die. wow, such a revelation.

I have just finished 4 algorithms with extensive *protection/debugging/tuned* have timed and tested ... all on the same topic! ....never, never, dear June, work on the optimalTSP again! It isn't even solvable ... forget the work, I don't mind work, I don't mind working really hard on concepts that are that sweet, and especially when it is with some of the coolest people in applied mathies. ...I just feel a little beat down because it is not actually a practical thing to run on large datasets.

Now I can either work on prett-y-ing up the latex and postscript writeup/figures or start in on the next one. I think I'm going to go get Belgian chocolates on College av. weeee!

needless to say the prettied up bits and the one of the other algorithms should be presented tomorrow.

If I can convince myself to take a few days off, I really want to do the Skyline-Sea-something or other trail between south SF and Santa Cruz this weekend. It would be a 2 day hike, 31mi. Don't feel like pushing it into 1 day, and I haven't done that distance on my own. So, I have one of the 'previously commented upon' ex's offering to take me to the trail head on the SF side, and I may just try to talk one of you Santa Cruzians into picking me up on the other end, I believe it ends quite close to SC. ...yes, this is blatant exploitation. I need a ride. ;)> I'll bring chocolates.
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