Monday, November 23, 2009

A decent report on Windows 7

I am an absolute tried and true linux junkie. My work pretty much demands it. Recently, on my home PC, which I use for video games, I installed Windows 7. To my surprise, it was not nearly as evil as I thought it might be. For the most part, it left my third party software intact. As I learned more about it, I have grown to appreciate it more. It will never be a real operating system (read: linux) but it isn't terrible. For a good read, I would suggest the following. It likely the most intelligent review of the OS I've heard.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

email to myself

I'm feeling ill today. This is frustrating because I am thinking up ideas to solve some problems. I've been sending emails to myself so far. Here is a good example:

Notes for coding:

If I map 1/r, I need to have a 1/r falloff in my solution. This means I need spherical symmetry rather than a 1-D wave equation.

With a shrinking outer boundary, I need to store more data on the radial values.

With spherical symmetry, I can likely use a simple \partial_r\Phi = 0 as a regularity boundary condition at r=0.

Friday, November 13, 2009

So, uh, well, I hope you like this...

Float On, Modest Mouse

Rudie Can't Fail, The Clash

Losing My Religion, R.E.M.

I Feel it All, Feist

My Name is Jonas, Weezer

Gimme the Car, Violent Femmes

Fuel, Ani Difranco

Gone Daddy Gone, Violent Femmes

Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones

Chuck Al Hashib, Pain

Star 69, R.E.M.

Roadsinger, Yusef

London Calling, The Clash

Ugly, Violent Femmes

New Slang, The Shins

Plowed, Sponge

I Should've Known, Aimee Mann

The Man Comes Around, Johnny Cash

Broken Boy Soldier, The Raconteurs

The White Recluse, Pain

Goodbye Brown Eyes, The Suspects

What's the Frequency Kenneth, R.E.M.

King of New Orleans, Better than Ezra

Chutney Song, The Suspects

Good God's://Urge!, Porno for Pyros

My Doorbell, The White Stripes

Comanche, CAKE

Steady, As She Goes, The Raconteurs

Seven Nation Army, The White Stripes

Ruby Sees All, CAKE

Mr. Brightside, The Killers

With a Little Help From my Friends, The Beatles

In the Garage, Weezer

Whole Lotta Love, Led Zeppelin

Dirty Harry, Gorillaz

Mirror in the Bathroom, The English Beat

Haze of Love, CAKE

Hello, I Love You, The Doors

Rotting Pinata, Sponge

300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues, The White Stripes

Square Pegs, Pain

Icky Thump, The White Stripes

Take, Take, Take, The White Stripes

Finest Worksong, R.E.M.

Even Better Than The Real Thing, U2

The Kilburn High Road, Floggin' Molly

Everytime I Dream, Yusef

Blister in the Sun, Violent Femmes

What You Need, INXS

3-Eyed Fish, The Suspects

Pancho Villa, The Suspects

Should I Stay or Should I Go, The Clash

Mr. Jones, Counting Crows

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

Full Speed Ahead, Pain

As Is, Ani Difranco

Good, Better Than Ezra

So, well, can I call you later?

(I totally stole this idea)