I have random new goal to ignore now -- learn 10 distinct methods, innovations, shortcuts, or general self-improvements per day. I could make it 100 or 1,000,000 and it wouldn't matter -- that's how much self-discipline I have. But I am listening to some ancient tapes by a memory expert whose name (I think -- must be working, eh?) is Robert Livingston. Heh. Right.
Last night as I procrastinated my English paper I ran across Seventeen or Bust, did some research, and figured out what the Sierpinski problem is. I'll have that be 1 of my 10 there. Math is nifty, but even so I can't really see what practical application of finding an odd k such that k*2^n+1 (where n is any integer from 1 to infinity) smaller than 78557 can have. But I am not a math major, which is good, because I've got an annoying tendency to ignore signs. So far i've gotten away with no homework in calc, yeah, but that's just because I have a fantastic teacher. But I've got my home computers and my work laptop chewing on old Sierpi nonetheless. Why doesn't it run on my K6-2? Piece of crap.
If you're really reading this you have less of a life than I do. This is being written purely for personal ego-boosting. By reading this blog you are contributing to the creation of the second-biggest ego in the world. Bill Gates has got to have the biggest, because he thinks he has business sense; probably good thing he isn't like the president or anything anymore. His company is shooting itself in the foot, stomach, and earlobe and, blinded by its own blood, is wantonly but wanderingly ravaging the countryside as the villagers congregate to exterminate it.
At least I want to believe it.
But since I had to type "least" five times before getting it right, I think I may be extremely tired.
Closing thought -- I want to live in Switzerland but they have incredibly strict immigration requirements. Basically you have to be able to do something no nationalist can do. Any ideas?
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