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May. 17th, 2008 06:41 pm
jgrafton: (:iiam:)
As I'm graduating, people have been giving me cards, including my parents.

My dad picked out a particularly special one:

continued behind the cut, including pictures (sfw) )
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May. 13th, 2008 05:14 pm
jgrafton: (myrtle beach)
I just handed in my last assignment ever.

I am done with school.

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Apr. 10th, 2008 05:03 pm
jgrafton: (carnival)
(as this is one of my pet projects, I may as well pimp it again...)

The Spring Carnival Webcams are back again. Watch tomorrow as I and everyone else goes insane for the next week and change.

Hopefully by tomorrow I'll have the camera on Hill 1 up as well.

so i herd

Jan. 16th, 2008 01:08 am
jgrafton: (silly hat)




edit:




in related news, type theory and the internet are ruining me.
Five years later, the video my friends and I produced is re-released to the Internets, this time on Youtube:

Handoreza's Battle

Watching it again makes me cringe in some respects, but we had a lot of fun making it. And we totally pioneered the shakey-cam technique before it became so popular. :)

SCIENCE!

Oct. 7th, 2007 11:24 pm
jgrafton: (myrtle beach)
Experiment: Bacon + chocolate (bacon grilled on a skillet, then dried on a paper towel, dipped in a chocolate + butter + half & half mixture)

Results: The chocolate is fairly overpowering, generally tasting like salty chocolate.

Final verdict: Neither good nor bad.
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Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:19 pm
jgrafton: (:iiam:)
jgraft0r's rule of CMU #4024:
One can never be caught up, just slightly less behind.

Corollary #1:
If one thinks one is caught up, one is simply forgetting or neglecting some assignment or task.

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Aug. 16th, 2007 11:02 pm
jgrafton: (parcan)
You know it's humid when you don't need a hazer for your lights.
From this blog, an interesting editorial from Keith Olbermann for our Independence Day. Video behind the cut, or transcript here.

Youtube video )

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Jun. 20th, 2007 12:23 am
jgrafton: (photon face)
This poll somewhat inspired by a recent post of [livejournal.com profile] brad's, mainly cause I thought my own results were somewhat odd.

Don't think about the answers too hard, just take whatever sounds most natural. (Say the options aloud, if you'd like.)

[Poll #1006482]


In unrelated news, I should stop leaving the office after the next day's xkcd comic is posted.
Short video here (note: a misspelling of the reporter's name is vaguely NSFW, but in text only) about the Paris Hilton debacle and the media's covering of it, as mentioned briefly on the Colbert Report (this is the full original interview). Simply amazing.

Admittedly, yes, driving under the influence is a really bad thing, and Chong downplays it a bit, but the media's coverage of the whole thing has been completely unnecessary.

Edit: shortly after making this post I received an IM from aim user autohat8000; thanks to the wonders of Google, however, I figured out the mystery rather quickly and informed the other party as well. I guess I ruined the effect or something. :P
Thunderbird 2 finally hit portage recently, and I'm now even more annoyed with it. Some of you may know that I abandoned Firefox for Opera several months ago, and I have been quite happy with this decision ever since. I've also been looking for a better email client, but have thus far failed.

Basic requirements:
- Should be reasonably fast. This is why I'm getting annoyed with Thunderbird.
- Needs to run in Linux
- Needs to support IMAP
- Needs to support multiple email accounts (e.g. Jeffsweb and CMU) fairly nicely
- Should be stable

I have other more subtle features desired, but these are my basic requirements.

I've tried Opera's built-in email client, but it fails for one simple reason: it collects all emails from all IMAP folders into a single inbox. This is a major problem considering how CMU handles organizational bboards. So that's a no-go.

I hear lots of people raving about mutt, but it seems scary and I'm not sure how well it supports multiple accounts, anyhow.

Ideas?

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Feb. 22nd, 2007 12:05 pm
jgrafton: (parcan)
A very important poll follows. If you're not a student at CMU and you've never visited, you can probably ignore it.

[Poll #932954]

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Feb. 13th, 2007 12:07 pm
jgrafton: (snow phone)
Snow! (finally)
This is why we normally use high-temperature gels when we mount PARs on bases and run them at full intensity (1000W):



Oops.

Also, you can't see it in this picture, really, but the gel is a bit melted around the "R384" written in sharpie, as the black ink absorbed more heat than the blue.

(Yes, my cameraphone sucks, but you get the gist of it.)

weather

Jan. 6th, 2007 01:11 pm
jgrafton: (silly hat)
On abtech zephyr:
abtech / skiing / nhd@ABTECH.ORG {ABTECH.ORG}  12:32    (visions of uncertainty)
    anyone want to go skiing?
    water skiing, that is?

Seriously, what is up with this weather? It's January 6 and our windows are open, because it's 70F outside.

Laptop woes

Jan. 3rd, 2007 12:41 pm
jgrafton: (shoulder tux)
I don't know whom to recommend for laptop hardware anymore.

My Dell laptop has seen its share of issues; last spring, one of the hinges that attaches its LCD broke, and I just got around to getting it fixed. The thing with Dell, though, is that their support has always been really fast - they shipped it out the day it was received. It's hard to complain about that service (if you ignore the time they replaced my LCD with the wrong type).

My IBM/lenovo thinkpad had been working fine for a while, until it started acting up at Thanksgiving and again midway through finals. I sent it in once I got home for break, and it arrived at their depot on December 21. It is still on "parts hold" with no ETA given. With my luck, they will probably ship it back to my Pittsburgh address instead of the one here, though given how long it's taking, that may be the better option anyway.

I'm just a tad bit unimpressed with their service.

So now I can't recommend Dell or IBM/lenovo products. Who's next?

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Dec. 13th, 2006 12:45 pm
jgrafton: (prompt)
Surprisingly, I have gotten over my coding burnout from OS rather quickly, and now am in a mood to hack at stuff again.

Unfortunately, I yet again have no idea about what to work on; there seem to be a few projects of vague interest, but nothing I can really dedicate my time to.

Hate it when this happens...

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Dec. 2nd, 2006 12:00 am
jgrafton: (myrtle beach)
Zocks! I am ze "old."

Now to figure out what to do the rest of today, besides all of the work due in the next week which I must finish this weekend. Yay?

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