Wednesday, September 21, 2005

promoted to administrator on Wikipedia

I just became an administrator on the English Wikipedia. I'd like to thank everyone who supported my nomination!

For the uninitiated, Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that anyone can edit. The project is extremely active; the English edition currently has over 600,000 articles and counting. Administrators can do things like delete and protect pages, revert changes with one click and block users. This includes the ability to edit protected content, such as the main page and system interface messages. Pretty cool, huh?

Of course, with great power comes great responsibility. One must be cautious when making major changes to one of the biggest websites on the Internet. I'd probably be tarred and feathered if I'm not careful. ^_^

You can learn more about my Wikipedia contributions at my user page. Feel free to drop by my talk page and say hi. :-)

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

losing faith in college dances :-(

I'll have to admit that I love dances. However, the California Dreamin' Mixer on Friday - for lack of a better term - sucked. The music was repetitive and there were no slow songs. The tickets weren't cheap either. This wasn't the only dance at Berkeley that was disappointing; out of the five I've been to so far, only two of them were worth actually worth attending: the '80s dance in February and the Boat Dance in April.

You can read my review of the dance here. College dances seem to get crappier and crappier for some reason. Perhaps this is why many people tend to avoid them altogether.

Currently listening to: "Candy Shop" by 50 Cent

Saturday, September 10, 2005

new ThinkPad T42

I recently got an IBM ThinkPad T42 laptop. It has a 1.8 GHz Celeron M processor, 1 GB of RAM and 80 GB of storage. The laptop isn't quite as fast as the Dell Dimension 3000 desktop but is more than enough for what I need. The ThinkPad T42 wasn't cheap; Dad says it cost him around $2,500. I'm definitely going to take good care of it.