Here is a lesson that I have learned over the past 4 years: _TOOLS_. Humanity has reason and it can use tools. It is what separates us from the animal kingdom: the ability to do something better the second time, the third time, and so on. In fact, I can create a tool that has no purpose today, but saves a dozen hours tomorrow. I can build a tool that builds a tool that builds a tool. The Nth tool may be totally useless in the hunter-gatherer sense of the word, but the Mth tool may cause something wonderful to happen.
Greetings once again fellow human beings. Hack Mars progresses as I speak. Amazing things are working themselves loose and soon we shall see some interesting stuff surface. If yesterday's rant about how HM is going to innovate a new genre of gaming was not enough, here's some ideas for you.
Greetings, I hope you are well. If you are reading this, perhaps you are. You are probably aware that reading this is supplementary to life as opposed to required. I write this so that I can get enjoyment and you read it for the same purpose. I hope we are on the same wavelength, you and I. On good days like today I work on required things 15 hours each day and the rest is usually spent eating. On not so good days (like yesterday) I watch movies, anime, and read Slashdot for about five hours. But yesterday was not a bad day since I got ~10 hours of work done. As long as I can get a large amount of required work done everyday, my goal will be accomplished. I have done the scheduling required for this task and I am annoyyed that I was unable to complete the task in the time I gave it, but I have assumed that exactly that would happen and have given myself extra hours to work on it. But that means that I have to work harder. Working harder doesn't always work. For today's lesson I will try to glance on the topic of working harder.
First, download Song 20i [441.3 kB]. It is an ogg audio file, which means you need Winamp, XMMS, ogg123, or some ogg player. It is 1 minute long and it is monaural. Then, if you think it is keen and you want to be able to do something 1000x better, then download Song 20 source [5.6 kB]. You probably noticed that this file is extremely small. That is because it is 'compressed' using the highest of high tech solutions. Read on to find out the hows and whats. If you're wondering what the ugly pictures are, they are compressed versions of the ogg and source. Can you tell which is which? If you are, you deserve a gold star of hacking.