weekend, stuff
Mood: confused (by work)
Posted on 2005-04-05 10:36:00
Tags: robolab challenge
Words: 245

(I'm not very good at coming up with subjects...)

So the weekend was decent, I guess. Even just being 2 years removed from Rice drastically reduced the number of people I knew at Beer-Bike (and WRC didn't even sweep! :-( ) I took some pictures, which I'll put up sometime this week, hopefully. I did put up pictures from Easter - you can find them here.

"Sin City"...yikes. It was a pretty good movie, despite all the violence and gore (and those don't usually bother me too much, but it definitely bothered me this time...not for the faint of heart or stomach). I like Alexis Bledel :-) Actually, I found out she's from Houston (thanks to IMDB). Neat!

Despite not getting enough sleep over the weekend, I felt better than I did during the week, and now I'm feeling blah again, which leads me to believe that stress is really the problem. Unfortunately, there's not a whole lot I can do about it. Although things are going a little better at work, so hopefully that'll help some.

This week is robolab competition week, so I'm busy monday, tuesday, thursday nights working on it (and friday is the competition!) Things went OK last night - we're trying to be careful to make sure things work, as opposed to trying every single task and having none of them work (like what happened last year). Tonight I think we're gonna do calibration and some test runs on the real board. Wish us luck!


Comment from blamantin:

Good luck! Sometimes I wish I got to play with that kind of stuff. Instead I'm playing with numbers. And surprisingly enough, I'm playing with rather mundane real numbers. I do better with variables.

Comment from gregstoll:

Thanks! Yeah, it's a nice break from the incomprehensible (at times) work stuff.

On the other hand, numbers are cool! I was just looking at my Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers, and did you know that every positive integer can be represented as the sum of at most 73 6th powers? Or that every positive integer greater than 77 can be expressed as a sum of positive integers, where the sum of the reciprocals of those numbers is 1? Awesome!

Comment from blamantin:

Didn't know the first, think I've heard the second, but have no desire to prove either one of them!

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