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Last Sleep

Well, last night was all-nighter #2. I struggled at time during the day, but now I seem to be rather awake, and I just finished my computational biology project with an hour and a half to spare!

Hopefully I’ll be able to get a little ahead of the wave and surf rather than my current state constantly almost drowning. Probably this means WoW and life will be put on hold for a few weeks.

This should be the last hardcore quarter, though — both of my Bioengineering petitions were approved, which means, as soon I as get credit for my Neural Engineering class and finish up my capstone, I will have no more Bioengineering classes left that I have to take. I repeat, after this quarter, I have no more Bioengineering classes left to take.

All that being said, I may still end up taking (or at least attending) Synthetic Biology, because it sounds like it might be a cool class.

That, and the CSE capstone. Maybe EE 233. And another CSE elective too, perhaps? Hm, maybe Spring will be intense too?

Is There Anything Good About Men?

Every once in a while I read a paper that makes me think the social sciences are not entirely lost. The most recent, by an FSU professor is titled “Is There Anything Good About Men?” Definitely a thought-provoking read.

Giants Win Super Bowl XLII

While my pre-game prediction of Giants 0, Patriots -21 (thats negative 21) didn’t pan out, the result was good enough to make me smile — I was pretty tired of hearing about the perfect Patriots. And this way, I don’t have to boycott the NFL for a year (as I said I would had the Patriots won).

To top it off, the game itself was thrilling, with a spetacular fourth quarter, and I was able to watch it with good friends, great food (including some killer Guacamole), and a fun atmosphere.

WoW progress

Progress on WoW has slowed significantly since the early days, but this morning saw a significant advancement. Logins are now supported on Facebook as well as Bebo. From the log:

type name timestamp message
init LithiumPolymer 2008-02-01 12:56:14 Hero init Player object for “LithiumPolymer”, a level 36 Automator
init LithiumPolymer 2008-02-01 12:56:14 Army init {‘pikemen’: 0, ‘soldiers’: 0, ‘total’: 7776564, ‘elites’: 7774388, ‘knights’: 2176}
init LithiumPolymer 2008-02-01 12:56:13 Land init {‘training grounds’: 0, ‘forts’: 0, ‘mines’: 733955, ‘amplifiers’: 0, ‘barriers’: 0, ‘barracks’: 0, ‘total’: 733955}
init LithiumPolymer 2008-02-01 12:56:10 Server gave session id 76453c05449b33ad5f520f257a519e82
init LithiumPolymer 2008-02-01 12:56:07 Initializing

FYI, LithiumPolymer is my main Warbook account.

This is especially nice because it will allow me to do things like this:

p = Player('LithiumPolymer'){'training grounds': 0, 'forts': 0, 'mines': 1, 'amplifiers': 0, 'barriers': 0, 'barracks': 0})

To reallocate all of my land to mines. Currently, this takes about 30 mouse clicks and about 4 minutes. It can now be done in about 10 seconds — and all of that time is server latency.