I heart Wikipedia

November 22, 2006

Wikipedia LogoI know that it is somewhat of a cliche now, but I love Wikipedia. It is just so good; I can’t get over it. I get so angry whenever someone badmouths Wikipedia, saying that it is unreliable and unciteable. On the Internet, except for specialized libraries of scholarly articles, Wikipedia is the most reliable and has the most relevant information. Although it has a lot of pointless and poorly written articles, other articles more than make up for it. I can spend many hours just surfing around finding very interesting things and never getting bored.

I remember first going to wikipedia in fall 2004 and looking at Killdozer because my friends were talking about it. Editing articles isn’t my thing, I prefer to just browse, but I still have my account I made back then (it is over two years old). Here are some of my favorite articles:

Sorting_algorithm – Informative collection of sorting algorithms.
Monty_Python – More on Monty Python than you ever wanted to know.
Mike_the_headless_chicken – Self explanatory.
Sun – Very informative and great pictures.
List_of_tallest_buildings_in_the_world – Cool tall buildings.

These have some cool pictures of Lasers:
Ti-sapphire_laser
CO2_laser
Dye_laser


Yay! Snow

November 21, 2006

Yay! SnowToday it snowed at Cornell. Yay! Snow. Or at least I hope so. Today it was really just flurries and then turned into sleet. At times when it was windy, your face could sting. Any accumulation was gone in a couple hours, but it was fun while it lasted.

My fellow freshman and I agree that snow is cool, at least for now. Many think that we will all end up hating snow, but I hope not. I enjoy building giant snow structures, and snow actually makes me feel warmer in the winter; it is good insulation. I don’t want to end up all old and cranky, blaming the snow for all of my problems. “What? Snow? Now I have to be slightly cold. Damn the world!” I will admit though that snow causes huge problems for people with long commutes, but I personally will not be adversely affected much by snow. Hopefully I won’t have to take back what I just said.

Snow Umbrella


TrustFund

November 19, 2006

TrustFund GameLately I have been working on the game I started about 5 months ago. I have over 3 thousand lines of PHP code so far, and I have even more planned. I bought a shared hosting plan at $10 a month and so far it has been extremely reliable and generally fast. I also registered an awesome domain: joeiscrazy.com. There is a lot of testing to do and some more functions to write, but the most important aspects of the game are working now. After the long lapse of posts, more are sure to come. Sorry, I have to go and code some more.

You can check out and play the game here. More on it to come.

When I start coding, I just can not stop.
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