Pictures from our trip to the New York International Auto Show: 2007 are up.
I also have some non-auto show photos that I thought came out really well:
We stopped by Bryant Park since I had to make a trip to the Taiwan Cultural and Economic Building (or something like that) to renew my Taiwanese passport. I love it when I can kill two birds with one stone.
While I never liked working in NYC, as I commented to my wife, there's just so much visual texture that it's still refreshing to visit once in a while. It's in the faces of all of the people you see, in the architecture, in the smells (and many of them are admittedly nauseating...), in the shops, in the food, and in the very space itself. Your eye glances everywhere and it's visual overload.
Who would have thunk it?
The amazing thing is how much attention, both locally and nationally this has garnered. All of the digital signs on the Turnpike declared "Go Rutgers!"; it kind of caught me off guard.
Now I'm off to watch the game...on my TV
Bones? Halloween? Yah? No? Wait, I got another one: Charlie "digital", get it? Okay, lame, I know .
In any case, that's my finger.
That little piece of bone hanging off of my middle phalange is a chip fracture that I suffered about 4 weeks ago at the gym playing basketball. Turns out it was more than just a fracture. As my finger was hyperextended, the tendon at the joint actually tore partially (which explains the excruciating pain and swelling) and as it tore, it actually took a small piece of the bone with it.
The ER doctor had my finger in a straight splint for the last four weeks, which totally messed up my finger because it needed to be in a curved splint to account for the hyperextension and to release stress on the tendon. Doh!
I've been mostly getting by with 4 finger typing on my left hand, but spelling mistakes are plentiful and I feel as if my WPM is down at least 33%.
Well, looks like it'll be another 2 weeks in a splint for now. This has me wondering: can/should us keyboard jockeys insure our hands?
In any case: Happy Halloween!
Great quote from Jason Kidd on David D'Alessandro's Nets postings:
“I feel physically that I can average a triple-double,” Kidd added. “That’s the way I approach the season, for me to physically and mentally be involved -- rebounding, finding the open guy and scoring points and playing the game in that form of being involved (in everything). If it’s for 30 minutes, then in those 30 minutes I will give ‘em hell.”
Particularly that last sentence.
I never thought I'd see the day. Rutgers football having a winning season? It was but a common joke on campus (the football team that is). But what do you know? It turns out that Rutgers is now #23 on the AP top 25!
No joke. Rutgers is ranked.
The Scarlet Knights, long a
college football laughingstock, moved Sunday into The Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in 30 years.
Applause for Greg Schiano, the coaching staff, and his players.
Will you look at that?
The team that won the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle competion used Microsoft Windows XP Embedded to run their bot.
From the team's white paper:
The Windows XP Embedded operating system along with Matlab 7 were utilized in order to create an easy and quick development environment.
Not only did the team win, but they retained their championship title from last year.
The short of it is to keep the password easy to remeber, make it at least 15 characters, and don't forget that you can use spaces in passwords as well to create passphrases.