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Finally! My New Celica GT-S: “Etyonne”

Wanting I cannot express the length of time in which I have wanted a 2000 Celica.  Oddly enough, it didn’t happen when the car came out, but built up slowly over time as every time I passed one on the street, I thought to myself (or said aloud), “what a hot car”.  Eventually my friends Li and Alvin let me drive theirs,…

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Overcoming Knee Injuries (Attempting to…)

So for those in the know, many years ago I “suffered” (and I say suffered to make it seem like i was the victim of, rather than the truth, which is that i inane-d myself into) a full ACL tear, along with meniscus tears in my left knee. The 6-year old that caused this (or was it ego…) has since grown up…

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Just Breathe

When I’m in yoga, I get to hear all sorts of inanity about the 3rd-eye, inverting the nervous system, crap like you wouldn’t believe. But one thing that they constantly harp on, and perhaps for good reason, is the power of the breath. But simple requests like that, to breath in, out, smoothly during the execution of each move: down dog, tree,…

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Experiment 3: Oxygen Generator ; (pre-setup)

Purpose: This is another experiment principally aimed at improving my life and overall physical performance somehow.  Obviously experiments on one’s self are subject to huge amounts of bias, which is why I am not assessing (yet) the “benefit” (or placebo-nefit) of my experimental results.  The motivation though for this particular experiment comes from the observation that when I am able to breath…

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Does God Exist?

For no particular reason, I figured that I would go ahead and ostentatiously make a post about God.  Originally, this was supposed to be a  Christmas post, but I turned out to be slower than originally anticipated.  As usual. Rather than getting into a highly invested and emotionally biased discussion about whether or not God exists for this reason (or the lack…

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Python OpenGL Tree Drawing

To make a pretty output for my distributed web crawlers, I wrote this happy 3D tree module for python. It is OpenGL, and makes use of the brilliant visual python opengl module. You can see the tree output at the left as controlled by the crawlers. This module takes care of placement and frame management of the branches and all of their…

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Compressing to 15 minutes

Here I provide a hyper-brief overview of what causality is, provide insight on the limitations of probabilities, and illustrate some results of causal induction. I also misspeak a lot; I don’t like talking, much less talking quickly. i.e. ‘Joy Christianson → ‘Joy Christian’

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Dissertation Progress: Part I

Alright, rather than actually work on my dissertation, and since I’ve all of a sudden become such an avid blogger, I thought that I’d blog on my progress! Currently I’d estimate the overall document to be about 66-70% done, currently at about 120pgs. It has 6 chapters, of progress levels: Chapter 1: 98% Chapter 2: 98% Chapter 3: 60% Chapter 4: 56%…

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