Life is almost always a whirlwind of madness

January 29, 2007

Well, I got my Beanpot tickets, but not much else seems to be in order, these days. It’s probably some of my unhappiness that causes me to procrastinate even more than usual, but sometimes it seems like there’s nothing I can do about either. I’m kind of happy to have this blog as a way to just get my feelings into words, even if my only consistent reader seems to be my mom. But hey, that’s how Aaron Gleeman started also, right?

I’m a bit worried about the Terriers without John Curry in net. Gillespie did a fine job against UMass after Curry was pulled, but that’s UMass, not a team like UVM or UNH. I know Curry is still the starter, but I have to wonder if he’s hurt or just worn down from playing a lot of games.

The Perl tutorial I went to on Friday might’ve been the most boring thing ever. I know it was an introductory tutorial, but they need to decide whether they want it to be for people with programming experience or not. The first hour was basic programming language type stuff, but the instructor made comparisons to C, in which case, if people should know C for the tutorial, then why are we spending an hour on maybe 15 minutes of material? Oh well, the regular expressions thing was interesting, at least. Hopefully tomorrow’s CSS tutorial is much better.

One last note: It prides me to see Philip Hughes show up strong in this study of types of minor league pitchers. I am excited for his major league debut, when it happens. I think the kid will easily make everyone stop talking about Roger Clemens.

This world just gets crazier and crazier

January 24, 2007

I expect one of these days George Bush will just come out and claim that the earth is flat. I mean, I wouldn’t be surprised if he lacked the foresight on that one.

Anyway, my first 4 day weekend was a success in getting nothing done. I spent most of Sunday watching the football games and then playing the Wii. (The Wii is undoubtedly awesome. I recommend you all pick one up along with Zelda, Madden and Wario Ware). But things are going pretty well with the semester. BU beat Merrimack on Saturday 2-1 behind Eric Gryba’s first goal, freshman Brett Bennett’s first win and forcing a lot of neutral zone turnovers.

The next two days I don’t expect to post. Tomorrow I’m going to the gym, then class, then to wait in line for the men’s basketball game vs. Albany so I can be in the first 200, then CS Fun Night at Unos (Definitely the best thing us CS majors at BU collectively decided on). Thursday I’ve got the 4 and a half hours of class, the BU College Dems are having a dinner then going to watch An Inconvenient Truth, plus there’s UFC Fight Night Live.

For those interested in baseball prospects, Bryan Smith of Baseball Analysts did his annual top 75 prospects list. It starts here with the honorable mentions.

Finally, the only good quote I heard today was:  “Your program sits waiting for something to happen. It watches its navel.” by Professor Devlin on what a program does if it goes into idle.

And I’m back

January 21, 2007

Yeah, last semester wasn’t so cool for the most part (besides getting to be good friends with Anne and Jackie and having an AMAZING 21st birthday [Couldn’t have happened without the awesome friends to come out for it]). However, I think this semester will be much better for me. Just have a look at my schedule:Schedule

So yeah, time to party it up I say.

I’m going to try and keep the posts shorter so that they happen more often and are centered around mostly one topic.

Some interesting quotes from my professors before I end this post:

“You look at the web page for a while, I don’t know, you might look at it for a long time.” -Matta trying to describe why a person might not be done with a web page after a miniscule period of time.

“It was called a game because it was a waste of employers’s time and money, but not an actual game” -Levin on the game of Life

“No, No, I was lying.” -Levin backtracking after making a mistake in describing something.

“Oh yeah, they had a police force in the computer room. Oh yeah.. one of them was an ex-Nazi.” -Devlin describing his experiences programming when he was in college and having to deal with staff running the programs for him

“I’m very proud of that. We respresent a problem to the industry.” -Devlin on the fact that programmers almost always miss their deadlines no matter what.