April 27, 2005
Thanks...

To Lare and Brendi: Thank you so much for all that you did for us! We couldn't have made it without your help and support! You both went above and beyond for us! Thanks so much!

To Justin and Sean: Thank you for standing with me! It meant the world to me for you to be there. Sean did a great job filling in at the last minute and I was really glad he got to stand with me after all.

To all my friends and family: Thanks for being there! I was especially glad to see the boys there! I hope Nick has recovered by now, and in case anyone was wondering, Oscar is just fine.

Posted by ed at 01:08 PM
Wedding notes

I never did get nervous at the wedding, but it could have been that I had only had 2 hours of sleep and had done a couple shots of 100 proof schnapps that Justin says he drank before his wedding. Or maybe it was because I was used to performing before large audiences. Who knows?

Vicki was stunningly beautiful. Her mother made her dress and did a fantastic job.

The music for the recessional was "The Imperial March" by John Williams.

At the reception Vicki got the DJ to play some select Litmus Green songs (select because they couldn't have any swearing and nothing about religion. Lare did a great job in collecting the three songs out of 100+ that fit the bill...), and my friends and I started a pit. Much fun was had by all.

And, for the record, I was wearing a white Conflict t-shirt under my tuxedo.

Posted by ed at 12:26 PM
April 24, 2005
Woohoo!

Nuff said...

Posted by ed at 12:07 PM
April 23, 2005
1 hour, 29 minutes...

T-Minus 1 hour 29 minutes 46 seconds and counting...
That's 5386 seconds away...

Posted by ed at 01:31 PM
April 22, 2005
1 day, 6 hours...

I've got a minor hangover from being forced to drink too much by Lare and Justin... Okay, maybe forced is too strong a word...

BTW, It turns out to be impossible to by liquor in Washington state after 7PM. And there are only a few designated Liquor stores. Needless to say, my opinion of this state has decreased significantly.

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Posted by ed at 08:56 AM
2 days, 4 hours...

Waiting for the flight to Portland, but we bought tickets this time, so non of that standby shit that plagued me on my last trip. I was hoping to find a network, since we are flying United on this trip, but it seems like O'Hare is just a wireless black hole.

T-Minus 2 days 4 hours 21 minutes 55 seconds and counting...
That's 188515 seconds away...

Posted by ed at 08:50 AM
April 20, 2005
Burn out

Being that this is virtual Friday for me, I am having a hard time concentrating on work. I'm writing code to plot data. I have to draw into an image, but the plot itself uses polar coordinates, the labels and other graphics use Cartesian coordinates and doing the conversions between the two is tedious at best. There is also the fact that I'm not used to thinking on the origin as being in the upper left corner of the image, being that in mathematics it is usually set in the lower left. I also have to do the math to find the x,y coordinate for a point on a circle, which is pretty simple, but then I have to translate that point into the image shifted by a certain amount so it fits into the coordinates on the circular plot. It's been at least 7 or 8 years since I had to think about shit like this and I'm very rusty.

It's interesting stuff, for sure. But my mind isn't on it at all right now...

After all, I only have 259137 seconds to go...

Posted by ed at 03:01 PM
3 days, 3 hours...

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Posted by ed at 11:44 AM
April 19, 2005
4 days, 5 hours...

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Posted by ed at 09:26 AM
April 18, 2005
5 days, 6 hours...

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Posted by ed at 08:16 AM
April 15, 2005
T-Minus 7 days 23 hours...

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Posted by ed at 03:57 PM
SpamLookup rocks.

I know I'm jinxing myself by saying this, but since I switched the weblogs to use the new MT SpamLookup plugin I have gotten zero trackback or comment spams.

It's so nice!

Posted by ed at 02:53 PM
April 13, 2005
Normalizing data points

I had a need to normalize some data points which I will be graphing. Took me a while to find the formula I was looking for to do this:

$normalized_point = ($point - $min) / ($max - $min);

Thank you, usenet!

Posted by ed at 01:47 PM
April 11, 2005
11 days

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Posted by ed at 03:11 PM
TEN in LITH

I found a Tacos El Norte down the street from work in Lake in the Hills. Now I can get my fix of good Mexican food!

Rat hole Mexican places are always the best.

Posted by ed at 02:23 PM
April 07, 2005
Figures...




If i was a serial killer i would be The Zodiac Killer.

Over the course of almost 9 years in the 1970s the Zodiac Killer took the lives of over 13 people, either stabbing or shooting them to death in or by their vehicles. All the targets were the same, couples in cars off rural roads.



Taunting cops the Zodiac Killer would send in encrypted messages to the local papers, describing how his past victims had died, and who would come next if they didn't post his message on the cover of the newspaper the following day. The only surviving witness described the zodiac killer as a heavy set man in a self fashioned hooded jacked that covered his face, brandishing a crossed circle that he always signed his letters with.



After 1978 the killings stopped, the Zodiac's case was never solved.



Kill count: 13

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Posted by ed at 11:05 AM
April 04, 2005
Strange

I just got this strange flash of nervousness WRT the wedding. It just hit me all of a sudden, then went away. I'm actually getting married!

Posted by ed at 11:35 AM
18 days

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That's 1639999 seconds away...

(updated to the time of the wedding, in PDT)

Posted by ed at 10:08 AM