Things that are awesome.
1. Puzzle Pirates and our soon-to-be crew. We have a ship on order (it'll be ready in a day or two), we've been training up at puzzles, and I've been trying to memorise routes so as to not need to worry about charts.
I don't think I'll manage to memorise any before we start sailing, but I've been getting island league points on my world map at least. I would have had the third archipelago of the ocean mapped if I hadn't accidentally teleported home when playing this morning.
Remember, kids - don't pirate while asleep, or while using a touchpad laptop mouse. It never helps.
ETA: I now have our ship, and a whisking potion so I can skip to islands I've been to before.
I do not, unfortunately, have the option to make a crew. Still need Narrow in swordfighting and battle navigation.
2. Reading computer science papers. The history of Haskell
makes for interesting reading. (I have been warned off Haskell by Fib, who suggests I learn ML instead if I really want to learn a functional language. I need to play around with ML more.)
3. Three songs:
'Tribute' by Tenacious D
'Title of the Song' by Da Vinci's Notebook
'Finite Simple Group (Of Order Two)' by The Klein Four Group
4. Spoof CS tripos papers. I couldn't find them on the university site, but a bit of hunting produced 2006's paper
. Question 3 amuses me far too much.
A little more searching produced all the papers from 1999 to 2006
. Warning - most of these contain swearing, marijuana references and very bad jokes about curry (there's one almost every year). Do not inhale. Do not take orally. Oh, and probably best not viewed at work, either.
More random links:The photos from this year's 3YGB
.Homepage for Philip Wadler
, one of the inventors of Haskell.Oz and Ends
, a blog that's mainly about children's and young adult fiction.