sub specie aeternitatis

Don’t Think of a White Polar Bear

from Dostoevsky’s Winter Notes on Summer Impressions: Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute. This quote inspired David Schneider (a professor at Rice University) and Daniel Wegner to conduct a research experiment to test just […]

Reading Class: Actual Learning Ahead

Although I transferred something like 130 credit hours from my previous degree towards this computer science degree I didn’t meet all of IU’s gen ed requirements.  Among the credits I was missing was were 8 natural science credit hours.  I knew I didn’t want to do a difficult class with a lab, so I took […]

2 more semesters to go?

Today was the end of the the first summer session, which had me taking one class, an intro to C/Unix.  A lot was familiar (on the unix side), a greater deal not (I’m looking at you, malloc and pointers!).  A 2 week break, and back to the grindstone with another CS class (PHP, hopefully should […]

Starting (yet another) Semester

Starting Fall 2010 semester at IU.  10 years ago this time I was entering my freshman year of undergraduate at UCA.  In the meantime I’ve gotten 1 undergraduate degree and started (but not finished) 2 masters degrees.  How time flies.  Wonder if I’ll ever finish school?


I got tired of seeing the previous post messing up my frontpage in Chrome.  Looked fine in Firefox and even IE, wonder why Chrome was messing it up. So here it is, a brand new post for December right after the first snow of the year.  I could lose the cold weather but I still […]

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