I'm drinking coffee today.
Work has blocked reddit totally. They used to block only certain subreddits. Whatevs.
Boss back from Latin America.
Need to do my numerical analysis homework. Am fine, for the most part, with doing it in Matlab (actually, Octave), but it seems there are a couple problems where they want you to use a computer algebra system like Maple. Bah. Maple sucks, the free alternatives probably suck, etc. I'm sure I'll figure it out, though. Maybe I should also do the Matlab stuff in R, too, since I need to get better at R.
We watched Six String Samurai last night. We had sort of wanted to watch it for a while because it came up, and then somebody mentioned it at a party a couple weeks ago. I hadn't sold it the right way, though. I had sold it as a take on western/samurai films, but I forgot to mention the crucial post-apocalyptic setting. The wifing unit loves post-apocalyptic dystopian futures, whether they're comedic or serious (for those who haven't seen the movie: it's mostly parody, not great, but good fun if you're into that sort of thing). ISO Advices: more post-apocalyptic or dystopian movies? Besides Blade Runner. Though I haven't seen the "Final Cut" version. So that can go on the list.
Fun note: I first watched Blade Runner in its entirety (the VHS version) while doing psych studies to get spare cash. It was a pretty sweet gig. They gave me drugs (like, alcohol or caffeine in an IV), had me sit around and watch a movie, then had me test reaction time or decision-making or whatever. Saw some good movies.
Played some blitz chess this weekend. Had some cheap wins and some bad losses. I still suck at blitz. I tried playing on the computer instead of the iPod and I found that I'm much better on the computer - mouse is faster, I can see the board better. Rating is in the mid-1400s because I play random people, which ends up usually being somebody around 1200
Did not watch Super Bowl. Do not know who won. Do not care. Will not see commercials. Though this came up on my google reader feed: http://punkrockor.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/why-the-patriots-decision-to-let-the-giants-score-a-touch-down-makes-sense/
I hate politics and politicians.
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