brainwagon "There is much pleasure in useless knowledge." — Bertrand Russell



Know how to get grumpy? Spend consecutive weekends in Reno and San Franscisco in the company of lots of people and food, and then go to your Sunday Weight Watchers and discover that you've put on nine f*cking pounds.

Nine pounds.

I f*cking hate this crappy pudgy body. You work and work and work and work to lose one pound, and then you just relax for a week, don't even go too crazy, and you lose three months of hard effort.

Addendum: A new morning dawns. My weight is now reading 6.5 pounds less than yesterday. I walked from the Bart to Pixar. My Toy Story 2 coat that I chose to wear this morning looks like a tent on me.

I've got nothing to fret over, so I should stop fretting.


OCaml Ray Tracer

I'm always interested in raytracing and programming languages, so the OCaml Ray Tracer seems pretty cool to me. What's nice about it as an example of Ocaml code is that it's very clearly written, and reflects some of the niceties of the functional style.


Facepunch Studios – Just Goldbergs

Thanks to long time raytracer Eric Haines for recommending this link to general craziness: Facepunch Studios - Just Goldbergs

People with too much time on their hands construct elaborate Rube Goldberg contraptions that use the physics engine built into Halflife 2. Even if you don't have Halflife 2, check out some of the videos. Very funny stuff.