Pete's Log: silly laptop fan

Entry #605, (Life in General)
(posted when I was 22 years old.)

Wow. realloc's fan turned on for the first time ever today. All of a sudden I was hearing loud fan noises coming from my laptop and I got really confused. Then I realized that I'd just installed setiathome and my processor was actually forced to do work. So I've turned off setiathome for the time being...

matlab, I'll admit, is a fantastic tool. But it is so freaking counter-intuitive for me. Nothing behaves as I would expect it to. But that's ok, I like frustration, it makes life more interesting. Maybe it's not matlab's fault that it's counter-intuitive. Maybe it's just because I don't have any kind of intuitive grasp of the math involved. So I think I've generated more matlab flops today than in the rest of my college career combined. Well, probably not, actually. But there's been a lot of flopage tonight.

I need to try to get mol running. That'd be cool. Then I could install the macos version of mathematica and not have to reboot. But that'll be a project for another day.

The amount of extra credit I've completed is now greater than the amount of required work that I've not completed. Which means I'm gonna go to sleep, since looking at this stuff is really making my head hurt. Need to wake up early enough tomorrow to print out all my graphs and such and to run my head into a few more of these problems that aren't making sense.