2003-11-11 21:59:17 ET


School's going well.

Girl said no :(

found a job??? stockbroker trainee??? no idea what i'm doing but hey, it's a job! still looking because i have to start work at 6am!

that's it for now i'm tired and want to go to sleep.

2003-10-22 03:26:31 ET

OK first off, i watched a movie this morning (it's really really really late) that was an amazing film, i don't know how many of you have heard of the movie "Donnie Darko" it was released in 2001 and has recently become a "Cult Classic" it's actually a very funny and dark film, but still a good watch, i recomend renting it, at least once. on a side note, i rememeberd a poem tonight that i haven't read in a while, i saw it in a PC Gamer magazine back when i had a subscription. i cut it out and hung it on my wall for a while. here's what it says.

Jellyfish Are Pretty

By: Daniel Morris
PC Gamer

Jellyfish are pretty
They look like jelly
Except jelly that floats in the water
And jelly that has tentacles lined with stinger-sacs
Ouch! Not-nice stinger-sacs...

They drift like little killer hate-buoys
On the surface of the pretty ocean
Mmm.....pretty ocean
I'm not sure how they taste in sandwiches
And maybe you're not supposed to eat them at all
Ouch! Painfully non-tasty...

Pretty, pretty jellyfish hate-buoy
Floating on the ocean blue
How I both love and hate you.

i LOVE that poem!

i took apart my mouse today, i think i am going to replace the red LED in it with a blue one as soon as i have the time. (and the blue LED).

my class is going well, i might have a job at best buy soon (i really hope so, i need a job), and life i think is working out nicely... there's this girl in my math class who i really like, i think i might work up the courage and ask her out (unfortunatly i don't have a car, or money so it's going to be a little tricky at first, althought i think that walks down by the river and picnics are romantic and should be good, assuming she doesn't shoot me down anyway). well i guess that's about it, can't really think of much else to write... ok i did, when life is going nicely, you don't question it, it's only when you are in a slum that you start thinking about why stuff happens, and how things might turn out. but when things are going great, you don't really care. i don't know if this is good or bad, it's good in a way, because you can just focus on being happy with your current situation, but does that blind you to some of the things in life that arn't going so well? and do thoes things really matter enought to try and fix? life can't be perfect, but how close can it get? it's all just a distance formula

(a^2 + b^2 + c^2 + d^2 + e^2 + f^2 + g^2 + h^2 + i^2 + j^2 + k^2 + l^2 + m^2 + n^2 + o^2 + p^2 + q^2 + r^2 + s^2 + t^2 + u^2 + v^2 + w^2 + x^2 + y^2 + z^2)^(1/2)


ok i am done writing my 5:20am babbling


i posted earlyer that we all have times in our lives that we would love to go back to, one of the times i would like to go back to, is i believe early highschool, i was a computer geek, and had been for a few years, i had a subscription to PC Gamer, my grandpa would give me old computer parts and i would build new computers from them, i really enjoyed that time in my life, i know i can never go back to that, but i hope that i will never forget it.

i think i am done now, and i should get some sleep.

Monkeys = 5.399*10^-164317
2003-10-20 03:19:59 ET

I was just sitting at my computer when my friend Joe sent me the following question.

Suppose that 10^10 monkeys have been seated at typewriters throughout the age of the universe 10^18s. We suppose that a monkey can hit 10 keys/second. A typewriter may have 44 keys. Assuming Hamlet has 10^5 characters, what is the probability that the monkeys will come upon the correct sequence of hamlet?

Here is what I came up with.

There are 10^18 seconds given, So that is 10^19 keys/monkey after all the time.

Now the play can start anywhere before the last 10^5 keys and still be complete, so that gives us

10^19 - (10^5 -1) = 9999999999999899999 ~ 10^19.

(Note: The approximation of 9999999999999899999 ~ 10^19 gives an error of less than 10^-10, which I find to be acceptable.)

Times the number of monkeys (10^10) gives us 10^29 different papers total.

The number of possible different papers is 44^(10^5).

So the probability that one paper is correct is (10^29)/(44^(10^5))
Which is approximately 5.399*10^-164317

(Monkeys will not write Hamlet. I know I'm sad too. -Bill.)

(Note: This is assuming that the monkeys don't plagiarize off each other. and that the monkeys don't stop typing and start throwing poo at each other.)

P.S. This is probably (hehe probability) the only time my Subject will not be either a number or the sum of two primes.

2003-10-18 20:23:20 ET

Life is just so complex!

2003-10-16 02:23:07 ET

I have come to some conclusions here at 4 am, some of which my not make any sense later today, after I have gotten some sleep. There are places all of us, which when reminded of, we would like to return to. But this is imposable, time moves forwards, and rarely backwards! Therefore we cannot return to the time or place that holds our hearts so strongly. Another thing I have realized is that I am not tired, I am exhausted. it is extremely late, and I have no idea why I am still awake, I just hope that the two e-mails I sent off make sense later today! NEW IDEA: I think that my lack of sleep is due in part to caffeine, and second to the fact that I am still un employed, this second fact is very stressful, and can cause a great strain on the human psyche.

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