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Social psychology taken to a new level?
Why pay somebody to tell you about yourself, when you can just ask your
friends to do it? That seems to be the premise of this site, which I
saw on an old note of Richard Mehlinger's (yes, Facebook is weird like
that). So, yeah.
Randall Munroe says it better than I can
In Claremont, Again: Musings
Today marks my first week back in sunny California. Actually, scratch
the "sunny" part – it's rained here almost every day since I arrived.
It's still nice to be somewhere where the average daily temperature has
more than one digit, though.
Class is exactly as I remembered it. Hours drag by, but days seem to end
almost without beginning in the first place. I'm staying on top of my
homework, which is a good thing. We'll see how well I can keep that up,
particularly when biology and STEMS (signals and systems engineering)
start to load it on.
I've also started …
So, the news stations are calling the Iowa primary. And,
I guess I'm happy. On the one hand, my preferred presidential candidate,
Barack Obama, is being hailed as the winner of the Democratic
primary. Which is awesome. I think his progressive policies are a breath
of fresh air to the White House, and I think that it's time for this
country to show the world that it is big enough to elect a man to the
Oval Office even if he is a minority. So woo hoo to that.
Oh the other hand, Mike Huckabee is winning the Republican
So, apparently, people actually have read this blog. I haven't the
foggiest idea why somebody would want to do that, but I suppose it means
that I actually ought to post here once in a while. I guess I can at
least try. I'll start with the last, you know, three months.
It's been at least as crazy a semester as I thought it would be. I ended
up pulling a few more academic all-nighters than is strictly good for
me, but I think I survived anyway. Some surprises included Discrete
being a much more challenging class than I had …
Back in California
Okay, so I'm a slow blogger. At this rate, I assume there isn't actually
anybody reading this any more. No? Good.
So, as you might have (hypothetically) gathered from the title of this
post, I'm back at HMC for another year. No, scratch that. Another
crazy, insane, sleep-depped year. That's more like it. I'm taking,
erm, 9 curses this semester. Plus research with Professor (D. Money)
Harris. Any some grutoring (grading/tutoring, for the uninitiated)
for CS5 on the side. So, yeah, it's busy. Right now I'm supposed to be
doing some math homework. But, honestly, who wants to integrate …