|and i'm waiting for my body's re-entry again
||[Feb. 12th, 2007|12:32 am]
|||||The Mighty Moshin' Emo Rangers - Emo Rangers Xmas Theme||]|
Nowadays I just listen to all my music on YouTube. Then it shows me more bands and more songs that are awesome. Some of my recent favourites:
Saosin - Voices
Taking Back Sunday - Cute without the "E"
Lost Prophets - Rooftops
If you quickly notice a trend.... go watch this. It's a good ol' bag o' laughs, and their soundtrack is hawt!!
Oh and a healthy dose of dashboard: Dashboard Confessional - Am I Missing. That video (not legit, but well done!) reeally makes me want to watch Advent Children (and maybe even play FFVII), but I'd just be disappointed by the lack of dashboard :D
... speaking of which, I'm addicted to Chrono Cross. Like mad. I swearz, I see Lynx in my shadows, and can feel fate tugging me by the amulet on my neck straight down to Another World...
fwiw, g-lawlz! Saosin is coming to Kitchener in March!? Me wants tixxies!!!
Dee promised to watch Mortal Kombat with me. Can't wait to pick up the dvd. Man oh man I love that movie.
Yes, this is a very materialistic post. And while I am getting paid in some (meagre) sense these days, I really should revert what little attention I have back to poverty.
Friday night was an all-nighter, in the lab, with Ali my prof. I was micro'ing scientific computation on four machines at once, but my skillz were too weak and our results dismal. The paper got written for the mostpart, but my section is lacking at best. (Except for my calculus! I got in my calculus! Oh noez, my calculus...) Sigh, too much code, I got sloppy, numerical instability and other randomness burned me pretty bad. I will write many posts ranting about Matlab in the near future. In the meantime, I'll return to the twisted comfort of its brain-damaged metaphors.
Here's what happens when my algorithm is wrong wrong wrong: (pretty and wrong)
I bet you wouldn't guess that it's trying to draw the letter A!! Aiiieeee....
Actually, Matlab is less brain-damaged than it is brain-damaging. It ruins the way you think, and makes you think like Matlab. Optional first-parameters, array-the-only-data-structure, variable-reuse-ftw,
diag(A(find(triu(ones(size(A,1)))))), ..... wait, I said I'd rant about this later.
Oh one more one more: min(D,D') == wtf!? (it's a symmetrize!) rawrrrrgghhh!! i love it!
Laughably, the ICML's paper submission system was broken (for some browsers, apparently... lolz?), and we kept submitting updates after the 6am deadline.. (well, the deadline was midnight, in Apia, Samoa time.) When the conference noticed, they decided to truncate submissions to the 7:00 version. I have no idea what paper we'd submitted at 7:00, but it probably wasn't a very good one.
At least now we have time to clean things up, run some real meaningful trials, etc. Back to the code... there will be code...