Saturday, March 31, 2007

Simplexity Theory

Short post today, but this has got to be one of the best papers I've read in a long time. I guess you have to be a CS dork to find it funny. Sort of like this, I guess.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

22,000 Days

Waiting on a compile job at work today I started idly calculating how many months/days/hours/seconds old I was, in hopes of finding a metric for my age that was close to a power of 2. I've gotta wait almost 7 more years before I'm 100000 years old (that's 32 written in binary for you non-cs-geeks), but I figured maybe I'd be able to celebrate my 2^n day/hour/second birthday sooner for some value of n. Super dorky and narcissistic, I know, but what computer scientist doesn't love large powers of two.

Well, it turns out that I'm a little over 9000 days old, so I missed my 2^13 day birthday by a few years, but it got me thinking. I happened to be listening to the Moody Blues at the time, and I finally got what the song 22,000 Days was about. 22,000 days is around 60 years, and minus the 18 years to grow up/go to school/whatever, 22,000 days is "not a lot, it's all you've got" if you're lucky.

So, what are you going to do with your 22,000 days? I guess now I have some idea (see post below).

Monday, March 19, 2007

I Said Yes!!! =)

Ok, so it doesn't have the same ring to it as "she said yes", but it doesn't make me any less crazy happy about it! We've been telling friends and family, and everyone is some combination of really happy for us and totally tripping out. Best comment so far is: "Well it's about time someone around here got married!" Anyway, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go back to *totally freaking out*. =) =)

Thursday, March 8, 2007

No More Secrets

So coed astronomy is putting on a game May 19-20 called No More Secrets. App deadline is this Saturday, and the apps have started to trickle in. They're looking pretty awesome, and I'm stoked that we're going to have some really cool teams playing. We have spent and are continuing to spend tons of time on this game, and I hope it won't disappoint! =)

First Post

Well, I figured it would probably be completely un-hip to go this long without a real presence on teh intarweb and all of it's new fangled tubes. Plus, with no more website at Stanford, a Google search for Dale Neal brings up everyone but me, and I aim to fix that.

As for what I actually intend to post to this blog, that's a little less clear. In all likelihood, I'm probably mostly going to use this as a way to keep in touch with friends and family. Boring and unoriginal, I know, but at least you know I won't be posting lame poetry and talking about how emo I am.