Friday, May 16, 2003

Lego mac Some guy in the UK is auctioning off his Macintosh computer made of Legos. He notes that the system does not include "the Lego man or his plants (but he's available from any shop that sells Lego, and anyway, you'll want to populate that nice green space with your own Lego people and things. It will be exciting for your Lego people to live so close to such a wonderful technological marvel)".

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Now that the semester is over, I'm partaking in a guilty pleasure and reading the John Grisham novel I picked up a few months ago. That and battling a massive infestation of itty-bitty ants.

Sunday, May 11, 2003

The Last Page keeps finding great stuff. The latest is this story. Researchers in England decided to test out the theory that infinite monkeys with infinite typewriters will eventually produce the works of Shakespeare. But they only had six monkeys and one month. The results, unfortunately, failed to prove anything about the literary prowess of primates:
LONDON - Give an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters, the theory goes, and they will eventually produce the works of Shakespeare.

Give six monkeys one computer for a month, and they will make a mess.

Researchers at Plymouth University in England reported this week that primates left alone with a computer attacked the machine and failed to produce a single word.

"They pressed a lot of S's," researcher Mike Phillips said Friday. "Obviously, English isn't their first language."

You can read the complete work of the monkeys (helpfully translated into four languages) right here
Random visit

Jay, my college roommate, was in town for his brother's med school graduation. He was last in Nashville when a bunch of my friends came down for New Years a few years ago -- and it was snowing then! So this was his opportunity to see that Nashville actually is actually a bit different from Boston!

We met up for breakfast this morning at Bongo Java. (They have catered breakfast on Sundays with yummy caramel apple french toast.) Then we drove around downtown a bit and headed over to Bicentennial Mall, which is one of my favorite places in Nashville. We hung out there for a while, walking around the fountains, farmers market, etc. We even got yelled at by the park ranger for climbing on the rocks. Then I took him to the airport, and now I'm back at Bongo supposedly working on my final exam that's due tonight. Although at the moment I guess I'm not technically working on it. But when I'm done with this blog entry I'm going to be crazy productive. Yeah, that's it!

Bathroom at Bongo Java Roasting Company
The bathroom at Bongo Java -- there's actually a lot more you can't see in this picture. This really has nothing to do with the visit except that I happened to have my camera with me.
Jay acting like a tourist at Bicentennial Mall
Jay being a tourist at Bicentennial Mall.
River fountains at Bicentennial Mall
Nifty bouncy river fountains at Bicentennial Mall.