11/15/09

Recently Transportation for America released a list of the worst cities for walking. Not to my surprise the Miami-Fort-Lauderdale-Pompano Beach metro area, ranked 3rd on the list.

http://www.good.is/post/the-worst-cities-for-walking/

When I lived in Chicago I enjoyed taking the Red-line and the Yellow-line, the system is by no means perfect, but it is better than nothing.

One thing I noticed for the GRE, it is expect that you score a perfect score on the math section, as an engineer, bummer. Other than that things are ok, it would be nice if I could tidy up my apartment. I have one exam this week, 442 hw, and my lab report due. I have one DI story to get out the door. Lately, I’ve been happy with the good weather. I wish I had the national geographic channel (Yes L I do), I was watching some clips last night about black holes. If I only understood string theory….

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Berlin

About a year and few months ago, I visited Berlin, Germany. My father lived in Germany for a few years.

http://picasaweb.google.com/sadderly/GermanyBerlinMay15th16th

Berlin is quite the city these days. If you visit, you can still see the outline of the wall with a brick pattern embedded in the pavement. You can probably already predict what I’m going to write next. Yes, the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was celebrated yesterday, with much pomp and circumstance, rightfully so.

I’m sure 20 years ago, there were many doubters that the wall would fall, and that Berlin would be reunited. Well it was, and Berlin today is one of the most expensive, interesting, and posh cities to live in the world. Don’t underestimate the ability of people or things to change.

Now that health care bill has passed the House it is time to get the bill passed in the Senate, and stop this price gouging. Happy birthday Sesame Street. Sunny talking about sunny days…..

This weekend I saw Marnie (1964) and The Man who knew too much(1956), both good Hitchcock films.

Que Sera Sera’ in “The Man Who Knew Too Much” –>The Famous Doris Day Scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVuEC3r7a-o

ECE

ECE is my second love after my first love, no maybe it’s my third love….engineers have a reputation for being cocky, arrogant, believing they are better than everyone else. One thing though how many people can count in 0/1 or talk about the maximum and minimum voltage swings in a transistor.

Yea it’s rather nerdy stuff. No doubt about it. However, I don’t think all majors are made equal. In ECE we rarely get test verbatim based on HW, rarely get take home exams. We aim for averages of 50s, some classes even have averages of 30s. We’re big on curving and proving you aren’t the best. That’s just the nature of this major. I’m not complaining, I chose it. But I understand why an outside observer, doesn’t understand the amounts of time, and lack of socializing this major costs you….

There has to be an upside somewhere, however…

xoxoxo everyone!

Oasis of the Seas

I return to the blogosphere for the first time in a long time.

Take a look at the Oasis of the Seas passing through Denmark.The ship barely made it under the bridge, with only two feet to spare. My parents want to go on a sailing in January, even though it is to places I’ve been already. I guess I will agree with them and check out Oasis. Memo to the readers I’ve been on the largest cruise ships in world before Oasis. I sailed on Star Princess through Alaska, and Adventures of the Seas in the Caribbean.

Check it out passing underneath the bridge:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH8-MR24aos

This story makes me feel sick.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/11/02/teen.burned.recovery/index.html

DI alert, check out the DI Wednesday and Thursday. When yours truly continues on his never-ending quest to get the bottom of things.