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mute, wet, burdened (29 Nov 2005 at 13:16)
Jeesh, so busy! Everything seems due this week, even if it has no official deadline. They are: SC Paper, Thesis Proposal, Artbus. But, I will succeed.

Also, the headphones of my MP3 player broke again this morning. I have repaired them way too many times by now (they are covered in electrical tape and wire ties, perhaps you have seen this) so I guess I will have to get new ones. This makes me very depressed because I hate running without rock'n'roll and chiptunes and I hate not running, also because it is wet outside.

Here are some things that I hate:
  • Broken headphones
  • LaTeX
  • Donald Knuth
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Stephen (c-24-131-70-211.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) – 11.29.05 22:40:35
Why do you hate Knuth?
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-69-245.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 11.29.05 22:50:06
Invented TeX
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Max (mheath.stu.wesleyan.edu) – 11.29.05 22:55:39
Yeah I recorded my last AAD with broken headphones duct-taped around my head. I had a pretty hard time getting all that adhesive gunk out of my hair in the morning...
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-69-245.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 11.30.05 00:52:09
Should shave your head
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Arthur (ctwboo101.ctw.utwente.nl) – 11.30.05 03:58:28
Is that the mp3-player you plastic-soldered together?
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-69-245.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 11.30.05 10:53:47
No, I replaced that one by a hand-me-down from my brother. Being covered in melted plastic wasn't its only problem...
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Doug (164.58.150.40) – 11.30.05 12:50:40
I feel mere animosity for Knuth, rather than outright hatred.
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 11.30.05 13:10:29
You are a better man than I.
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Alois (host250-220.pool8255.interbusiness.it) – 11.30.05 17:09:18
You hate Knuth for inventing TeX? Would you prefer to write your thesis in word? :) :)
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 11.30.05 17:27:46
I'd prefer it if he had done a better job, that's for sure! There are a few good things about it, but in many ways it is an abomination. Worse still is people's reverence for it, which makes it resistant to rewriting.
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Adam (69.182.56.238.ded.snet.net) – 12.31.05 18:41:04
\usepackage{epstopdf}
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-70-57.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 12.31.05 18:44:02
Wasn't I just complaining that TeX should do that automatically? I can't believe that's not the default, but it's good that someone has fixed it, at least.
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