Friday, July 31, 2009

1337 Hits!

Thanks, folks!
I tried Wonderking and MS Knights of Cygnus this week. Wonderking is OK but rather unoriginal. MS is still MS. =x
Sorry, I'm still trying to learn Dvorak, so my posts won't be very long.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


So I'm trying Dvorak right now. What's Dvorak, you ask? See below.
It's supposed to be faster than QWERTY and easier on the hands. Well, it sure isn't faster for me right now...but we shall see.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dorm and ASEs

My dorm assignment came out! Next House '09-'10! That's where I stayed at CPW, the farthest dorm from campus...
Well, this is exciting. However, the worries remain...should I pay the $325 for getting half off dinner on weekdays? (That's how MIT dining halls work, only dinner, and only on weekdays, apparently. =/) Should I somehow learn how to cook and do so? Blarglefargle.

Another pressing issue: Advanced Standing Exams. Basically, if you take it and pass, you get to skip the first required course in the subject, i.e. if I take the chemistry ASE, then I fulfill my freshman year chemistry requirement. I could take mechanics, E&M, chemistry, biology, and math.
Mechanics: don't need to take (AP)
E&M: lawl...I'd rather just take E&M again during the pass/no record period
Chemistry: Planning on taking this one, but it apparently has an 8% pass rate
Biology: Um. Yeah. I don't really know any bio whatsoever. It'd be better to just take it....
Math: I fulfilled this requirement by virtue of BC Calc + Multivariable
So I started studying for chemistry yesterday, after much procrastination. I...obtained the textbook...electronically, and took a look. Oh snap. D: Either I forgot a lot more chemistry than I thought I had,'s damn hard.

In other news, I've been going to lots of museums and using lots of library passes. I think I went to the Museum of Fine Arts (free!), Museum of Science ($5), the Freedom Trail (fine, doesn't count), the Harvard Museum of Natural History/the Peabody Museum ($2), and the Liberty Ride ($10, $25 for adults, yowch). The Harvard Museum of Natural History was actually really cool. They had thousands of glass models of flowers that were incredibly accurate, amazing rocks and minerals, and room upon room of animal displays. Great fun. The Liberty Ride was really fun as well to see what had happened in places that we now consider everyday, but....I don't think I would pay $25 to see it. $10 was a pretty good deal though.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

AP Scores

Microeconomics 5
Macroeconomics 5
French Lang 5
Physics C Mechanics 5
Physics C E&M 5
Comp Sci AB 4 <= lawl fail
Well, except for the comp sci =_= fail
That means...I think I get to skip the introductory physics course.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Hm. Well, I went to the MFA and MOS with the family friends from Florida...MFA for people under 17, and we had gotten a pass just for that, too >.< korea =""> BCG vaccine for TB => positive Mantoux tests => chest X-ray). Turns out I don't have TB (O RLY?) but I might have mild rightward curvature in my spine or something. =/
Oh yes, I meant for this to be a Ted-style post, just posting a YouTube I guess I'll do that now.

Suggestion to Ted: get a Twitter.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I passed the MIT Freshman Essay Evaluation! That means that I can take any CI (communication-intensive) course. If I had failed, it would've been ESL, if I got a mediocre score (essentially a fail), I could only take CI-HW courses, which are more basic (i.e. "Analytical Writing," "Creative Writing" as opposed to "Race and Politics" or something).
I downloaded RocketDock the other day, and it's great fun (especially combined with a couple of add-ons). Behold.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Not a spoof friends from Florida are over for a's...interesting. I showed one of them around PROMYS, MIT, Harvard, Freedom Trail, etc.
In other news, I cut my index finger on my e string and it hurts like a mofo to type and play violin...and it's already been like three days :(
And I just burned my middle finger on the toaster oven.
The strange thing is that the exact same thing happened to me four years ago (like exact same finger, same circumstances). Ew...well, last time was a 2nd-degree burn, but this time, it doesn't seem that severe. Meh.