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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Thu, Jun. 9th, 2005 04:30 pm
Memeage, now with Actual Content(tm)!

I'm procrastinating on studying for Algorithms (which starts at 8 tonight, according to Staley's email...). Thus, memeage from jennmenchi.

>>> Memeage

Answer these. Now. You know you have nothing better to do... ;)

1. Who are you?
2. Are we friends?
3. When and how did we meet?
4. Do you have a crush on me?
5. Would you kiss me?
6. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
7. Describe me in one word.
8. What was your first impression?
9. Do you still think that way about me now?
10. What reminds you of me?
11. If you could give me anything what would it be?
12. How well do you know me?
13. When's the last time you saw me?
14. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
15. Are you going to put this on your blog and see what I say about you?

>>> Actual Content

So. RSA encryption is hard, but not as hard as LZW (de)compression. LZW makes my brain explode. The compressor does this weird look-ahead-one-character thing when it's building its dictionary (and of course, the codes it uses change depending on the lookahead). And somehow, the decompressor has to use divine inspiration (well, OK, it's more like magic) to figure out what the lookahead character was. In this case, "magic" consists of looking at the beginning of the previous code. I have no idea how this manages to work, but it does.

I'm really nervous about my two remaining finals, to the point where I was getting stressed and pettily pissed off at LZW earlier today, but now I'm just in denial. I would much rather be doing almost anything than studying for one test (which I know I'm probably going to get below average on), and worrying about the next.

I'm sort-of-starting meditation again. But it looks like I'm pretty much back to square one in terms of my ability to concentrate, which means those few months when I was doing it before the big break were pretty much lost effort. (Not wasted, because I have a reference now, but I still get to effectively redo them.)

I'm still really fuzzy-headed (have been for the past few weeks, in fact). I've been having the thought that this might be a physiological thing -- it started back when I started the allergy meds (and stopped meditating). I've been off the Sudafed/Allegra portion for a good week or two now, though, so I don't know. I've also been getting more exercise than usual (which has been helping, a little), and I've been eating reasonably healthily. So if it's a physiological thing, it's a damn hard one to work out.

I'll probably post again, after my final. In the meantime, I need to come out of denial and get back to studying (and eat some dinner).

Oh yes ... for those of you that are still here through Friday (i.e. leaving Saturday) and don't already know, I believe there is a plot by the Joe-Andy group to go up to the 'P' at midnight and sing. ;P

Edit: On a totally unrelated note, I was just looking at some older pics (Tsurugi's from last year), a few of which had me when I still had short hair... yuck. I definitely think it looks much better longer, I don't care what my mother says. :p

-- Des

Current Mood: avoidant

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elvendude
elvendude
The Elf
Thu, Jun. 9th, 2005 11:52 pm (UTC)

1. Who are you? The Elf?
2. Are we friends? LJ friends, sure. I think we would be IRL.
3. When and how did we meet? Er...somewher on LJ.
4. Do you have a crush on me? Not really...
5. Would you kiss me? Sure!
6. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it. That guy.
7. Describe me in one word. Meow!
8. What was your first impression? Geeky.
9. Do you still think that way about me now? Yep.
10. What reminds you of me? When you post. :)
11. If you could give me anything what would it be? A kiss (cause you're always so lonely.)
12. How well do you know me? Not very, I would think.
13. When's the last time you saw me? Never. :)
14. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't? Er...no?
15. Are you going to put this on your blog and see what I say about you? Mayhaps, mayhaps.


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Fri, Jun. 10th, 2005 12:21 am (UTC)

7. Describe me in one word. Meow!

heheheh.

11. If you could give me anything what would it be? A kiss (cause you're always so lonely.)

Awwww, that's sweet.


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elvendude
elvendude
The Elf
Thu, Jun. 9th, 2005 11:55 pm (UTC)

And somehow, the decompressor has to use divine inspiration (well, OK, it's more like magic) to figure out what the lookahead character was

"Any sufficiently advanced technology..."

:)

Also, have you considered seasonal allergy shots, rather than kill your head medications that you dislike so?


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Fri, Jun. 10th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)

"Any sufficiently advanced technology..." :)

LZW definitely qualifies... ;)

Also, have you considered seasonal allergy shots, rather than kill your head medications that you dislike so?

My allergies actually aren't that bad compared to most people I know... (a) I just bitch about them a lot, and (b) this season was the worst it's been in a while.

If it continues in a similar vein next year, however, I may look into it...

Besides which, Sudafed is lots of fun under the right circumstances. ;P (It's just not at all conducive to getting work done...)


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unobliviosity
the last morose question: ________?
Fri, Jun. 10th, 2005 02:37 am (UTC)
XD yah damn RIGHT I've got nothing going on now

Answer these. Now. You know you have nothing better to do... ;)

1. teh Jen Cabbit

2. gosh, I still hope you think of me as one ._.

3. I somehow stumbled upon you at a community on lj we are both in, and semi-stalked you >.> I believe that's what happened. memory fails me...blah ;.;

4. @_@ psh, who doesn't at this day and age?

5. would you mind a cheek-peck? :x

6. o_o...flutter-bum. You make us all fluttery inside, but yer still a bum XD meh. affection, affection.

7. I must steal the "meow" for this one. Yes. "meow".

8. :3 I thought you were one of the most cosmic people'd I ever met

9. still rings mighty true, bucko ^.^

10. Usually when I look at my AIM icon, for some reason I think of you o.o that and calico kittens XD

11. A reaaaaaaaaaaally long hug. I've missed talking to you lots :/

12. Well enough to say that I think you're a nifty person. @_@ I'd like to be better friends though! :: dances around ::

13. couple of months ago online x.o

14. not yet, nope :/

15. mmm only if you'd be interested in responding :x


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Fri, Jun. 10th, 2005 07:14 am (UTC)
Re: XD yah damn RIGHT I've got nothing going on now

XD yah damn RIGHT I've got nothing going on now

Psh. It's all in your mind... ;) Because I am a cat and therefore I am the most important thing in everyone's world! MEEEEEEEEE!! ...ok, I'm done.

2. gosh, I still hope you think of me as one ._.
Of course!

3. I somehow stumbled upon you at a community on lj we are both in, and semi-stalked you >.> I believe that's what happened. memory fails me...blah ;.;
agnosticism, if I remember correctly.

4. @_@ psh, who doesn't at this day and age?
Heeeee! I'm glad you think I'm crush-worthy.

5. would you mind a cheek-peck? :x
Not at all.

6. o_o...flutter-bum. You make us all fluttery inside, ...
Is that a good thing, or a bad thing? ;)

8. :3 I thought you were one of the most cosmic people'd I ever met
Awww, that's sweet of you. :)

11. A reaaaaaaaaaaally long hug. I've missed talking to you lots :/
Yes. I've missed talking to you too. But I like seeing your big long posts show up every so often because at least I still know how you're doing.


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zaharadawn
zaharadawn
zahara
Fri, Jun. 10th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)

1. Who are you? you know who I am, silly!
2. Are we friends? I think we're at the beginning stages..more than aquaintances now :)
3. When and how did we meet? On here..by me doing a search
4. Do you have a crush on me? :cocks head to side: Meow!!?(I have friendly affections for you)
5. Would you kiss me? Perhaps (I like kissing!!)
6. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it. hmm..besides the current cat nicknames or des...??
7. Describe me in one word. Strange
8. What was your first impression? Wierd
9. Do you still think that way about me now? oh yes, even more so now!
10. What reminds you of me? Cats, computers, rubberband balls
11. If you could give me anything what would it be? Maybe some more wall decorations for your place...or would cuddles be better? Cuddles, huh?
12. How well do you know me? ...I know some personal things you've shared but I still think there is a lot more to you I don't know.
13. When's the last time you saw me? Monday evening
14. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't? (Perhaps) :~)
15. Are you going to put this on your blog and see what I say about you? Sure!


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Fri, Jun. 10th, 2005 07:17 am (UTC)

I'd say we're friends. :) We've crossed the "playing ball on the living room floor" threshold, and the "watching movies at people's houses" threshold, and Simba and I seemed to get along reasonably well (even if Gypsy didn't want much to do with me ;P).

8. What was your first impression? Wierd
9. Do you still think that way about me now? oh yes, even more so now!

Heeeeeeee. :D

11. If you could give me anything what would it be? Maybe some more wall decorations for your place...or would cuddles be better? Cuddles, huh?
Mmmm ... I actually have posters, they've just never gotten, well, posted. ;P Cuddles are good.

14. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't? (Perhaps) :~)
Oh? ::cocks his head, looks at you and points his ears forward:: ;)


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robbat2
robbat2
Robbat2
Fri, Jun. 10th, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)

I find neither RSA or LZW particullarly challenging.
You just need decent block diagrams to explain it (I solidly recommend Wikipedia).

1. I am me.
2. Net buddies.
3. N/A
4. Nope
5. Maybe, but only in support of the gay cause.
6. condordes - you use it already
7. Conflicted.
8. Embrace who you are.
9. Yes.
10. Reserved gay dudes.
11. A male lover.
12. Not that well.
13. N/A
14. Nope
15. Nope, but feel free to respond here.


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Fri, Jun. 10th, 2005 07:21 am (UTC)

I find neither RSA or LZW particullarly challenging.

They're not, once you get them figured out ... but they ARE a bitch until the "A-ha!" moment. RSA was quite a bit easier than LZW. But I think LZW has finally clicked now (a bunch of us were talking it over before the final).

7. Conflicted.
Really? How so?

11. A male lover.
Raaaaaaaawr. One of those would be nice.


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northing
northing
North
Tue, Jun. 14th, 2005 10:47 am (UTC)
Your Meme

1. northing
2. Yes
3. Spring of 2003, in San Luis, with Kevin, Paul, Sam, Casey and the gang.
4. No
5. Sure. But would you kiss back?
6. Des. Because that is what your nick name is.
7. You
8. Interesting
9. Yes
10. Anime
11. Self confidence/inner stillness/love
12. Intimately
13. February, 2005
14. Yes
15. No, but you are welcome to tell me anyways.


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