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August 5th, 2007
08:19 pm


): Water flowing underground
Problem: When it rains, water streams through the basement walls.

We hired some guys to waterproof the outside of the house. Things didn't go well, and the job ended taking months when it should have taken days.

Problem: When it rains, the basement floor gets damp

We hired some other guys (the people we wanted in the first place) to water proof the inside of the house. Things went much faster. For the first time I could recall, the basement was dusty.

Problem: It rained, the basement floor is damp.


Granted, it did rain something like 6 inches in one hour, and on and off for two days thereafter.

Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was. ):

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January 6th, 2007
09:01 am


Finally, one of them understands

Thwing basket
Originally uploaded by oogby.
About time Thwing stopped hiding on top of stuff.

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November 23rd, 2006
11:22 am


Ramblings of a madman
This is two articles, but the former lead to the latter. I wonder if the latter can be without the former.

Pain is a persistent teacher. It will teach things you don't want to learn, things you don't need to learn, but I am convinced that it will not give up until you learn something. If I could change the universe, I don't know if I would change that or not.
As many of you know, I occasionally have tremendous headaches. Once before, I've had one so bad that the pain-o-meter did an integer overflow and I had an experience I thought not possible. I have very recently had a second such headache. This one was different.

When we are young, we are. That is the sum of existence. There are interruptions of bladder, hunger, temperature, and motion. External forces we could not comprehend cause these interruptions to pass, and we return to existing.
Later, that is not enough. We need goals, destinations, things to move towards. That, when added to existing, is the sum of existence. The goals start simple like burping, walking, doing a home homework assignment or running to third base.
Later, that is not enough. It is not the destination but the journey that is important. Doing one chore is insignificant to doing chores, one assignment to doing homework. By the time any goal is reached, we are already headed towards many more. The goal is not important, but we still must have them.
It occurred to me recently that the journey is not important. For a time, I felt I had arrived whenever it was I was going. I had to learn the journey cause where I was going was itself moving. I needed to keep moving in order to stay where I already was. I could not get lost, for I was always traveling to where I was.

I have missed something or found something. I'm not sure which.

And then I lost all but a piece of it.

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August 13th, 2006
07:25 pm


Amber Belly

Amber Belly
Originally uploaded by oogby.
Can you resist cuddly widdle belwey?

post a response: Yes - I am inhuman or No- rub rub rub!

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December 26th, 2005
11:47 am


(: Take me out to the Black

Serenity RPG

Not D20

More news later

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December 20th, 2005
08:37 pm


/: Absolute Zero

Don't think too hard on this one. I can't come up with an elegant way to ask this.

Objects with mass have potential energy due to gravity fields they are exposed to. This potential energy is usually calculated as relative to some zero, which could potentially be infinitely far away from all other gravitational fields, establishing a sort of absolute potential energy, which ironically will always be negative. Another way to think of it is how energy in debt the object is compared to what it needs to achieve escape velocity.

Now, if this object is very near the event horizon of a black hole (not that I know of any other kind), it's absolute potential energy will be enormous. Will it be comparable to the energy the rest mass contains? If so, then from this perspective, the object must contain no energy and thus ceases to exist if it crosses the event horizon. Unfortunately, I don't recall the equations well enough to work this out, so I'm being lazy and seeing if the LJ community can solve it for me.

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December 1st, 2005
10:41 pm


/: It is not logical, but it is often true.

I haven't been working on a project called Demiverse because I recently found the information needed to work on a project Card Table, the success of which could have a profound effect on Demiverse. I haven't been working on Card Table because I've recently been working on a project called FinanSeer (No link available), something that I know is getting immediate use, as opposed to my pet projects.

FinanSeer is all but complete. That means I know have both the time and the means with which to pursue a task I've wanted since college. And yet, with the goal in sight, I feel like I'm going to finish only because because I have sought it for so long, not because I feel it worth completing, even though that is also true. Does this make any sense to anyone?

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November 28th, 2005
10:26 am


/: Mascots

I was randomly thinking about cereal box mascots. Tony the Tiger. Snap, Crackle, and Pop. Lucky. I got to wondernig: are there any female cereal box mascots?

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November 16th, 2005
10:03 am


/: Rock'em Socket Routers

Oogby found me a link to doing some socket programming after watching fail to implement the MFC version. I've plugged, I've chugged, and I got a successful transmission from one program to another. Today's plan was to figure out what I'm doing an encapsulate it, but the link has changed, and no longer has the information that I was ignoring before. *sigh*

In Demiverse news, the project is on hold because I really wanted to get some multi-player app working. Worse yet, the new version of the compiler I'm using appears to no longer make stand alone executables. That means no more posting of the project for others to test. Since the compiler is free, I wonder if the no executables is a ploy to get me to get the purchase version.

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November 8th, 2005
08:20 am


A horse not a horse, off-course, of course.

Suppose you were to perform an autopsy for a centaur. The creature has, in a sense, two torsos. Where would you expect each of its internal organs to be, or would you expect redundancy?

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