April 30th, 2003

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Insomnia

I hate insomnia. I'm completely exhausted, yet I can't sleep. Having said that, there are a few benefits to my insomnia: increased productivity and increased creativity. So, in the more productive vein, I might make a few additions to my homepage and catch up with some software updates for Promethia -- like the new iTunes and QuickTime.

For the creative side, maybe I'll write. It's been a long, long time since I've written any poetry. Maybe I'll pick up my pen again. I doubt it, though.

The increased productivity and creativity may be upsides to my insomnia, but they're not worth it.
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Welcome to my homepage

I'd like to officially welcome the following links to my homepage:

  • Calvin Yu: One of the folks on ST-J.
  • The Corner: The blog for writers at National Review. Thanks, bodnej, for pointing this one out.
  • Java Performance Tuning: The title really says it all.
  • KCRW: The radio station that hosts Sounds Eclectic (see below).
  • mental_floss: I wish there were more content on this site. I saw an ad for this magazine in the free issue of Paste Music that I got a month or so ago. It looks like an interesting magazine and I'll probably check it out next time I'm at a bookstore. I just wish there were more content on their website
  • Paste Music: A pretty cool magazine that chronicles eclectic music. The kind of music I really dig. I got a free magazine because I signed up based on a Johnny Cash album I bought a few months ago. I might have to subscribe to this magazine. They include a sampler CD in every issue. It's published four times a year.
  • Samizdat Press: Samizdat Press is devoted to the free distribution of books, lecture notes and software. Their special focus is material of a pedagogical nature
  • Sounds Eclectic: Again, mentioned in an article in Paste. This is the archive for a radio show originating from the left coast that plays pretty cool music.

Perhaps the time I spent updating my homepage is enough time to have pushed me through the bout of insomnia I'm fighting with this evening. I think I'll attempt to go back to bed now.