September 12th, 2007

children of dune - leto 1

i need to stop reading yahoo

When you realize you have been studying too hard:

The Prototype For Metric Mass Is Shrinking!

The 118-year-old cylinder that is the international prototype for the metric mass, kept tightly under lock and key outside Paris, is mysteriously losing weight — if ever so slightly. Physicist Richard Davis of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sevres, southwest of Paris, says the reference kilo appears to have lost 50 micrograms compared with the average of dozens of copies.

...yeah. I had a moment of panic--the constant! The constant!, then rememberd, right. This doesn't actually affect me.

Right. I spent the meeting today gleefully changing everyone's age to base four, eight, eleven, and binary. Let me just say, still more productive than sitting through that meeting. Also, I need to check my work. I'm not sure about the four base.
children of dune - leto 1

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I think personal happiness can be assured by these two things:

a.) I wrote my first program!

(To be fair, I copied it directly as I was supposed to, paying careful attentin to what I was doing, so I know what each line of code means. Leading to 2....)

b.) Figured out how to hold the screen up so I can see the results

Okay, that part was *not* in the program, so I couldn't see if it worked, so I went looking and found the system command in the Dev C++ complier. But is it *supposed* to stay open without the system command? Because seriously, I thought I did it wrong.

...maybe I did? Except I checked character by character and seriously,no.

BUT I WROTE IT! AND IT CALCULATES A PAY RAISE! AND...

God. I need a life.

(And I don't even have to do it until class tomorrow in lab! I just--wanted to see if I could yet. So I am done! Except I'm retyping it in lab and everything because then I look like one of the Really Scary Obsessive Students, which I am going for. Must remember to wear glasses and look stern.)
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