Thursday, March 31, 2005

nice.

it seems that bloglines has added a way that you can track your packages through it. niiice.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

the webternet

I have been dicking around on the webternet tonight (instead of finishing up this paper that I need to submit to a conference tomorrow) and have been getting progressively more excited about ruby. I know that tons of tutorials are not necessarily a mark of a good piece of software, but the ease that they demonstrate just makes me want to learn, learn, LEARN!!! it also seems that this piece of software is running quite a few of my favorite web applications, and personally, I really don't want to learn php (it seems ugly, just leaving all that code sitting inside of every page).

I also really want to develop that web comic thing that I talked about earlier, and this may just be the perfect platform.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

some things are italicized

Elijahsays: now lets change the topic to the usefulness of italics
Allansays: Italics are useful to emphasize single words or to give whole sentences newfound authority.

Also here is a segment on Lactic Acid from our beloved wikipedia:

This lactic acid fermentation occurs in red blood cells since they don't have mitochondria, and in skeletal muscle during intense exertion when sufficient amounts of oxygen cannot be supplied fast enough. This lactate is released into the bloodstream. The typical lactate concentration in the blood is 1-2 mmole/L. The liver takes up about 60% of the lactate and reoxidizes it to pyruvate, which is then reconverted to glucose in a process known as gluconeogenesis. The glucose enters the bloodstream and can be used by the tissues. This glucose → lactate → glucose cycle, originally described by Carl and Gerty Cori, is known as the Cori cycle. About 40% of the lactate is taken up by well oxygenated muscle cells and oxidized to pyruvate, which is then directly used to fuel the citric acid cycle.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

St. Augustine once said:
I know not how I came into this, shall I call it a dying life or a living death?