April 29, 2008


Internet Historian

I've been giving my future some serious though lately. People have suggested that I be an internet historian. Record trends, growth, user demographics, essentially catalogue the internet. I think I would like this very much, can you imagine just learning about the internet for a living?

Is there a market for this? Do people research the internet? Are there internet historians?

April 23, 2008

Doing Something Right

I check the homepage from my high school every so often so I can find out about exciting things (like winning a Grammy!??!). Today I saw this:

"New Diploma requirements"

Ooh, interesting. I followed the link, read the new requirements, and realized that the state of Oregon was finally doing something right in regards to education. Check out the changes:

# Number of credits: The minimum number of credits needed to graduate was raised from 22 credits to 24 credits.
# English: The number of English credits was raised from 3 credits to 4.
# Math: The number of math credits required was raised from 2 credits to 3 and these 3 credits must be at the algebra I content level or above.
# Science: The number of science credits was raised from 2 credits to 3.
# Second Language / Art / Career & Technical Education: The number of credits required in this area (any combination of the subjects) was raised from 1 credit to 3.
# Electives: The number of required electives was reduced from 9 credits to 6.

More English (all four years), more Math (3 years, all at or above Algebra I (meaning Geometry and Algebra II at my school)), more Science (this means Bio, Chem, Physics at my school), and more awesome (includes CAD, shop, art, etc). As a result, elective requirements have dropped, diminishing the amount of schedule fillers that people normally take.

All in all, a recipe for smarter high schoolers and a good choice by the Oregon education system.

April 20, 2008


Due to abusive commenting on my MIT blog I have disabled all future comments there and have imposed strict limitations for comments on this blog.

You will need a blogger account and will be subject to word verification to comment here, after which I will have to approve your comment.

I'm sorry, this is the way it has to be until the flaming stops, complain to whoever you deem capable of change because from now on my MIT posts are going to be published and will never even have the option of commenting.

April 17, 2008


Well, not exactly what you normally think of when you say "MarioKart"

April 15, 2008

Do you ever just feel like shouting


I do right now.

April 08, 2008

I have a major!

I have officially declared Course 2A.

Basically, I'm a mechanical engineer with a focus in product development.


April 03, 2008

MySpace FTW

I'm not sure whether to feel bad for him, hate him, or laugh at what they're doing to him. I'm going to have to agree with the older brother.

Life Moment

I had a life changing moment the other day. I'm still not quite sure how it changed my life, only to say that I am now a fundamentally a different person.

What could do this? A death in the family, a personal failure/accomplishment, meeting a new friend? Not quite, for see, I would know the effects of such a life changing moment. This is altogether different and all the more confusing, because my life has been changed by something that shouldn't have the ability to change lives.

A YouTube video.


*looks around, confused, disoriented*



April 01, 2008

Slicing a Bullet

This just turned my world upside down. Ordinarily I'd go for the gun, but if I develop reflexes fast enough, I think this sword could be a good option.

Japanese Sword VS Bullet - For more of the funniest videos, click here