January 7th, 2002


School & Stoff

German @ 10:30 -- everybody was quiet & boring, but I'm sure it'll get better as the quarter goes on. I was hoping Marlana would be in my class again, but no. Michael is, though. Male professor this time. His voice is normal in English, then gets all higher-pitched when he speaks in German. Amusing, really.

Health & Geography @ 11:30 -- looks to be boring & dull. I'll wait and see, though.

Cute girls everywhere, as always. Didn't talk to any of them, of course. "Hi, I'm Brad... I'm out of here in 10 weeks. Want to start a long and meaningful relationship?" Whatever. Ich brauche das Weibervolk nicht.

Signed up for the Germany thing. I can still back out by not paying, but I wanted to reserve my spot at least. Haven't heard back from Calliste yet, anyway.

Internet's down. On the modem.

muerte sent me a DVD for xmas! Memento! Woooot. Oh, but I bought that the other day.... and actually, Chuck just brought down my second (and third) package of the day right now. Ich habe "Lola rennt" gekauft, und ... ja, Memento. So now I have two Mementos. This happens to me all the time. :-)

IDEA! If people are going to buy me DVDs, I should have a system on my webpage where you enter the canonical name of the movie (maybe its amazon ASIN number?) and then some client-side javascript MD5s it and submits it to the server, and says, "yes, nobody is currently shipping this to brad, go ahead." or, "no, somebody 3 days ago submitted that ASIN hash." Heh. Too many ideas... not enough time.

So anyway, I'm going to watch Run Lola Run now with Chuck.

crappy night

How can days just go to shit so easily?

The day started off well. First day of class, caught buses easily, listened to music, got a movie from Scott, Amazon stuff came, watched a movie with Chuck, Calliste was helping me with going to Germany stuff, etc, etc.

Then blah ... 500 shitty things at once.

I'm going to do homework now, to at least make myself feel accomplished and going in the right direction.

Dante's tonight, but I'm feeling too down to go.

stupid news


The faster chips mean faster performance when playing video games or burning CDs and allows for higher-performance video, for example.
Or really, my CPU is the bottleneck for my 4x CD-burner?

unveiled their smallest and fastest-ever chips, enabling more powerful applications, such as games, streaming music and video, and office software packages.
Oh, I can type things now?

Seriously, nobody needs fast processors anymore. Maybe if everybody had insanely large synchronous bandwidth, then we could give the processors something interesting to do.

Until then, they're only good for a few more frames per second in games and servers.