Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Damn! Life is Cutting into my Blogging

How dare it! Crazy busy. Licking my wounds over a dismal chem test score (so low I can not stand to see it in print) Bunch of people were cheating at the test. Cheaters suck. Totally. But I still love what I am doing. Each day I am more sure it is the right thing. I just need to get organized and work harder. I am involved in getting a Student Nurses Club going at school, too. I am very excited about this. I think there is a lot of great educational and community stuff we can do. But I am behind in everything - gotta catch up.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Life Imitates Art?

This is really exciting.... "Brain in a Dish Flies Flight Simulator". The short version is these scientists succeded in getting some rat brain cells in a petri dish to talk to a flight simulator via some electrodes, and the "brain" learned to control it. Now, the science is facinating all by itself, but, what makes it even more exciting to me is the fact that I read about this concept a couple of years ago in an incredibly enjoyable book "Starfish" and it's sequel "Maelstrom" by Peter Watts. I love when that happens. Here is another example: the space elevator, written about by Arthur C. Clarke in "Fountains of Paradise" many years ago. Carbon nanotubes are the reality which may make this happen. Here is another good space elevators link from Wikipedia. God, I just love these Wikimedia people.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Exit poll, what exit poll?

What's up with this stuff about "The Bloggers" reporting the exit polls? "The Bloggers" moving the market, etc.... I mean , geez, this is a completely open platform allowing us all the freedom to publish anything. Free. Easy. Random, rants, completely made up bullshit, personal opinion, anectdotes, lies, the unvarnished truth, our deepest fears, our greatest joy. It's great stuff but, wow, folks, it's completely wide open and unchecked.

So anyway, here we are... 4 more years. Sob.

Monday, November 01, 2004

What gives?

So I study like mad for this A&P midterm. Like MAD! And I get a lower grade.... AAAARRRGH! I mean it's an 80, I should be happy, but with the level of effort I am putting in... I really, really want to do better. Frustration!