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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ze Incredible Rubik's Cube

My buddy Alex has been pestering me since I got my cube to learn F2L, which for you non-cubers means "first two layers". It's a method of doing the first side and the second layer in fewer moves than the official site shows you how.
He's also been pestering me to learn how to orient the last layer and how to fix permutations. He uses diagrams from Badmephisto's website, so this morning that's where I went. Alex taught me how to identify which diagram to use and when a while back, so I was pretty much set.

Anyhoo, that's kinda what I've been doing all day. That, and wheelchair basketball. It was a lot of fun and I met some great new people!! Definitely want to do that again. I've been trying to be more spontaneous, or at least trying to take advantage of more opportunities. Will keep you updated on how that goes! :D

Sunday, May 16, 2010


I still cannot wrap my head around this idea: I like math. Ever since I was young, I have hated mathematics with a passion. Why start loving it now?
Several reasons.
I get it.
This year I've just been getting the math, I understand most of it and I love doing the procedures.

Great teacher.
With tricky subjects like math, a great teacher is absolutely key. For some reason this year's teacher explained it to me in a way that made sense. So now I love math!

It's easy when you know how.
And as explained before, I now know how. And also as explained before, I love doing the procedures. Why? Because they work and I feel a sense of accomplishment. And math is great for your brain functionality, too. I still love language but hey. Why not use my brain to the fullest extent that I can?

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Kyran's Latest Post. Please go read it. I agree with most, if not all, of what he has expressed (his parts in bold) there.

I once had to come up with my own quote for an English 11 project. My quote was, "Society has molded us to believe we aren't being molded."

Society has told us that spontaneity doesn't get us anywhere but trouble. It's so untrue, though - people are out there taking risks all the time and so many success stories have come out of it. Sometimes you fail, yes. But you learn and you live life and have experiences. Life wouldn't be fun if it was all success and no failure.

Society has told us that we need education to succeed. Not always the case, either.

Society has told us to conform or be left in the dust. I see nonconformists everywhere, and it looks like they're doing plenty fine to me.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Music While Working?

Music while working - blessing or curse? I personally think it really depends on what kind of work it is that you are doing. If it involves concentration, I don't listen to music because it's much too distracting. If I need background noise while working on something that is mostly trial-and-error or routine, like coding, then I'll listen to something soft. My favourite song to listen to on repeat while coding is Violet Hill by Coldplay.

When I'm doing physical work, I love listening to music because it takes away some of the boredom and tediousness that can result. Music has been proven to increase productivity, too. Good stuff!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Why I Love the Internet

It's no secret to the people in my life that I am an internet junkie. I have literally spent entire days on the computer - with barely a food break or bathroom break in between.

Generally I'm on for around three hours per day, less on weekdays and more on weekends. But why am I on the internet? What good does it do for me? Here are a few of my favourite things about the internet:

Have you ever noticed how tedious it is to look up things in a book? Sure, the old-fashioned way is great. But books go out of date very quickly. While this is true of some sites on the internet as well, news sites that are updated often are a wonderful source of information. On top of this, they are usually only a few clicks away.

Information Sharing
Since the rise of the internet and social networking, people from all over the world can get in touch instantly. You can find out the latest news from your friend in Sydney, Australia or ask your friend in Japan a quick question about their area for your school report.

Don't like a certain website? Don't go to it. With literally billions of webpages on the internet, there is sure to be something to please even the most finicky reader.
Great sites like StumbleUpon have opened up the internet like never before. Choose your interests, click "Stumble" and away you go. I've found some of my favourite websites with that tool.

With variety comes discovery. I have discovered so many new bands and songs that I otherwise would never have heard of, on the internet. I've discovered valuable resources for an aspiring writer such as myself.

The internet is really an amazing invention. Sure, there are a lot of negatives that come along with it, just as with every new technology. But I believe that if used properly, the internet is a great tool for any person to use.