April 28th, 2003

smilingkat, halifax, happy

fun with numbers!

Tomorrow is zibblsnrt and I's 16th month together, or our 1.3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333th anniversary. For those of you scared of repeating decimals, that means it's our 1 ⅓rd. (If that character doesn't come out in your font script, it's one over three, or one-third.) :)

Zibb wanted to know when our πth anniversary was. So I did some calculating, and discovered that it would happen on or about 5:16:48 PM on February 18th, 2005. :)

Now, the next challenge is figuring out when our ℮th anniversary is. ;)

  • Current Music
    The Chieftains - March of the King of Laois; Paddy's Jig; O'Keefe's - Chattering Magpie (Reels)
gravity, surreal

the pain, the pain...

swiped from i

Here's a seminal classic in English Literature. The Hokey Pokey, as told by William Shakespeare.

O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke -- banish now thy doubt
Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.
(Jeff Brechlin, Potomac Falls)

  • Current Music
    Jim Croce - RailRoads And RiverBoats

frustration is feeling over your head.


I'm screwed again. I waited until the last minute as usual (I suck at this), and I don't have a clue how to implement this, and I'm fighting off a panic attack. Which I knew was coming the second I started to look at the goddamn assignment, which might have been the whole reason for the procrastination in the first place.

I'm going to go walk off my panic. Be back in 30 or so.

not that it'll help or anything, because I still don't have a clue...
  • Current Music
    Jars of Clay - Frail

some progress...

info% java testing
This is a very simple program
It just tests if you can subtract
One currentTimeMillis() from another.
1051597370531 - 1051597370527 = 4

(info is the sims machine I'm running this code on.)

[Edit: Another piece falls into place.]

info% java AesCipher
cleartext: [00000000000000000000000000000000]
encrypted: [09e382b51564277c3f131b7765c335ad]
decrypted: [00000000000000000000000000000000]

cleartext: [000102030405060708090a0b0c0d0e0f]
encrypted: [184e5f419d627b042668fb83eb47e897]
decrypted: [000102030405060708090a0b0c0d0e0f]
  • Current Music
    Green Day - F.O.D.