Eightface

by Dave Kellam

Hrrm

My sidebar thing doesn’t seem to be updating anymore, it could be this new version of kunglog, but that doesn’t seem quite right. First day of camp tomorrow, i must prepare for the onslaught of little ones. Be brave. Be brave.

Update: of course it wasn’t the software, it was a human error: no closee off anchor tag mean no link appears.

June 29, 2003

Not much going on

I haven’t really been up to a whole lot lately. We’ve been doing planning and whatnot for camp, that’s where the day goes. The night goes to me sleeping, watching movies and touring around town. I’ve been trying to do some more reading lately; been through You Shall Know Our Velocity (it had me laughing out loud) and the first Harry Potter book, i figure that i should be done the first three in a couple of days. Go summer!

June 28, 2003

D not a passing grade

Some schools have decided that a D is no longer a passing grade. Apparently, the schools are sick of students just barely scraping by and wanted to raise the standards. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I can’t see it making a whole lot of difference. On the other hand at Queen’s they don’t even bother giving us D’s. The reality is, you’re taking an arbitrary system of judgment along a scale and shifting that scale in one direction. So, all you’ve done is change the arbitrary values that are being awarded. You’re still going to have students that are only doing enough to get by, you’ve just changed how your school is perceived against other arbitrary numerical scales. It makes those schools look worse, but not many schools have a tendency of showing off their mediocre students anyway.

June 23, 2003

Ancient Language

The Incas appear to used a form of binary as their primary form of non-verbal communication. It also appears to be the first three dimensional language. It used a series of knotted ropes that had over 1500 possible permutations.

June 23, 2003