Friday, August 31, 2007

The Last Question

"The Last Question" by Isaac Asimov
It's definitely a sci-fi/geek story and it gets a little long in the middle, but it's got a really interesting idea to it and will definitely make you think a little.
I think that I still like the idea behind "I, Robot" better, but this was definitely a good one.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Happy Maddenoliday

So it was actually yesterday, but I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Maddenoliday. For those of you who aren't huge fans of the greatness that is the video game Madden (or lucky/unlucky enough to be married to someone who is), then let me explain. Maddenoliday is the day that the yearly installation of Madden is released, so it's an exciting day for video game playing goofballs everywhere and before I "became a real person" (which is a whole other story), I would have taken the day off and just enjoyed playing Madden all day.
But Jenni was nice enough to pick up a copy for me at Costco and I was able to get a few games in last night. It's definitely a much improved game over last years version (which basically sucked for all intents and purposes), and it's kind of frustrating to play right now because I haven't played in quite some time and have a lot of rust to knock off, but it's looking like it will be a really fun game and I can't wait for the Madden Challenge this year because I won't be playing as the Raiders this time (which got quite a few funny looks last year since they basically suck) and I'm hoping that I can bust the top 8.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

My life's work

So hopefully by the time I die I'll have done something of worth that's cooler than this, but for right now this is all I have. That's right it's my thesis. It's finally available for the viewing public and you can download it here. It had to be held private for a year for copyright reasons, but I know that everyone has been "anxious" to read it and now you can. It's pretty long (just over 90 pages if you ignore the title pages, table of contents, etc) and pretty boring, but even though I want to rip the thing up every time I think about how it took over my life for so long, I still am proud of it and glad that I did it.