True story: For several years (2003-ish to 2009-ish) if you did a Google image search for “Washington Monument, one of the first search results you’d see came from me: Here’s the actual image: Needless to say it was slightly photoshopped and the fact that this showed up for so many years was quite amusing to […]
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There’s a curious article in the NY Times about the Common Application‘s technical glitches. The Common Application is a uniform way of filling out one application to apply to many colleges, as opposed to filling out an application for each individual college. As a web developer, this struck me as particularly odd: As it turns […]
From iPodNN: Only a little over 20 percent of 212 polled students say they bought a new computer in the last three months, as compared to over 30 percent in 2009, 40 percent in 2008 and nearly 70 percent in 2007. Mac share has meanwhile risen to 38 percent, from 32 percent in 2009, 29 […]
I’ve been a Skype user since 2004 when I first fell in love with the service. I used it a fair amount in college as a way to study for tests and work on programming projects with other classmates without having to sit in a library for hours. It was convenient to each code from […]
Decided to run a speedtest in the lab today, to compare with my test from the other day. I know they limit the dorms a bit. But boy was I suprised to see this: That’s insane.
Most people think I’m joking when I say my school has absolutely pathetic bandwidth. Yes, that’s the result of the best of several speed tests. You don’t get much more sorry than that. And sadly, it gets much worse around finals week as everyone goes online at the same time.
Paul Graham, whose writing I greatly admire wrote an excellent bit on College recently. Being a college student myself, I found this to be by far the most interesting thing he’s ever written (and there’s quite a bit of competition there). A few things he wrote stick out in my mind: The way to be […]
Believe it or not, I used this in a college presentation. I’m a terrible person.