Tuesday, May 31, 2011

summer 2011 budget

[Edit] 6/13/11
Haha, so I screwed up. So now I have the time but not really the money to make things. _sigh_
New Budget:
In, 5000
2400 travel, housing, taxes?
500 donate
200 gifts
500 on books
200 on food
1200 on projects: 200 on hexapod, 150 on diy dtg, 500 on evt, 200 misc., 150 ?
100 for room / building

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hopefully covered by psc:
980 in travel expenses (Nicaragua)

2000 - taxes
2400 - housing, travel
=5000 left
800 - donate
200 - gifts for friends
500 on books / textbooks
500 on UROP related stuff
500 for a scooter
1500 for a 3d printer?
100 for a 2d tshirt printer
200 for room furniture building supplies
500 for misc. supplies to play around with
200 for food
= 0

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


sometimes it seems as if literature has such power to inspire and heal, and technology such power to drive humanity to destruction. but I suppose it goes both ways, and I should stop trying to pretend I'm not human. People are irritating, I'm a person, I'm irritating, and you know what? Who gives a piece of cake, it's fine that I'm human and flawed.

Mmm, cake. :D Yay indulgences of life during the summer... Wait, this is terrible, during term I justified it as stress-eating. >__> <__<

Wikipedia says of monasticism,
Sādhus strive to treat all with respect and compassion, whether a person may be poor or rich, good or wicked, and to be indifferent to praise, blame, pleasure, and pain.
Well, screw that, I'm not at that stage yet and have no desire to reach it. I want to be human and love and hate and not censor myself...

but I will still totally take up immortality. To have infinite time to learn things, why would anyone give up such a chance? Am I merely out of touch with being human, with passion and emotion and such, that I am only dimly able to fathom people who wish to die as their loved ones die?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

End of Year 2

Hmm, another year over. Was it successful? Hard to tell... life goes on.

Reading: the Invisible Gorilla
Planning: 1 week at home, 1 week at MIT, 1 week at San Francisco, then another few weeks at MIT, two weeks in Nicaragua, then term starts again.

To do this summer: make a t-shirt printer, help with CADing a lasercutter gantry, make a hat alarm clock, and finish an ecommerce site. Oh, continue work on hexapod.

Currently: spending 5 hours trying to get a freakin' file to unzip. Windows *shudders* GUI webhosts *shudders* :(