3:50 am yes
I spent the last hour or so playing with Wednesday’s XKCD comic, click and drag. As the title suggests, the reader is invited to click and drag around the frame, revealing a vast world of tremendous detail. First, I thought “wow, that’s a cute gimmick”. But as I scrolled more and more, I wondered: just how big is ithis? I want to see the end! Panning furiously to the...
I finished my first full month of sherwinpoints. Here’s a graph of my sleeping habits: Overall, it’s a noticeable improvement. Next Sunday, I have to somehow wake up at ~6am for Tough Mudder. My entire house wakes up fairly early: around 7:30. I’ll just wake up when they do. No transition period, no gradated rewards, no ramp up objectives. JFDI.
(00:36:04) Haitao Mao: how about the (00:36:09) Haitao Mao: 1007-1153 (00:36:32) Haitao Mao: or should i take the (00:36:37) Haitao Mao: 907-1053 (00:37:22) Sherwin: whatever you’re comfortable with (00:37:23) Sherwin: i suspect (00:37:24) Sherwin: the limiting factor (00:37:26) Sherwin: will be when you wake up (00:38:45) Haitao Mao: ill take the 1007 then (11:32:09) Haitao Mao:...
language constructs I overuse in my academic...
hyphenated statements parenthetical statements semicolons “essentially” “primarily” “striking” or “deep” “parallels” “highlights” “underscores” “weighs” “maintains” “affirms”
Last to fall, first to rise
I slept at 05:00, for about 2.5 hours, waking at 07:30. Adrenaline induced insomnia kept me up after the rest of the suite fell asleep (despite not returning last), and at time of writing everyone remains sleeping. I lost my phone last night during a cliche moonlit walk along Myrtle beach last night. A beach is possibly the worst place to lose a phone: a vast, featureless expanse of small,...
I still suck at math
(04:08:26) Sherwin: stat question (04:08:26) Sherwin: okay (04:08:55) Sherwin: for any distribution, is there always a k s.t. the top k% own the (100-k)%? like, generalized 80-20 (04:09:02) Sherwin: assume the distro is continuous (04:09:06) Sherwin: so i’m at like (04:09:08) Sherwin: i think it’s true (04:09:22) Sherwin: if you look at the cdf, you have a monotonic function going from...
I love my TJ Family
Where is Yale? wakimash: Yesterday, a dear alumni passed away. Zach Brunt who was studying at Yale University, was found dead, with no official cause of death as of yet. What is wonderful is that though we received the news late last night, tj kids were able to rally up and wear orange and neon colors to remember him by. What’s even better is that class of 2011 participated through out the...
I'm not your average user
(04:26:26) Haitao Mao: do you just treat them as different files currently? (04:26:29) Haitao Mao: and like (04:26:31) Sherwin: nah (04:26:37) Sherwin: i have a single file (04:26:38) Haitao Mao: ok what do you do (04:26:38) Sherwin: called lists (04:26:40) Haitao Mao: uh huh (04:26:43) Sherwin: and hten i also have (04:26:44) Sherwin: google tasks (04:26:47) Sherwin: which has different...
2011/09/12 Day 2
02:53 0/5. Getting worse
2011/09/11 Day 1
Goals/Resolutions/OKRs, part I
Promised Anusha (and myself, and now the entire world) that I’d sleep more. Here’s the deal: If I sleep before 1:30 AM on at least 3 of 5 weekdays every week and before 2:30 AM on at least one day each weekend, starting next week till Fall Recess, I will buy myself a new phone.
Remind me not to play word games with HT
Haitao: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Sherwin: e Haitao: no e Sherwin: t Haitao: no t Sherwin: s Haitao: no s Sherwin: a Haitao: no a Sherwin: i Haitao: no i Sherwin: o Haitao: no o Sherwin: u Haitao: _ u _ _ u _ _ u _ Sherwin: wow Sherwin: do i know the word Sherwin: and is it an palindrome Sherwin: palindrome Haitao: u know Haitao: the word Haitao: it is not Haitao: a palindrome … Sherwin: is it a...