November 25th, 2003


Why is it names seem to determine a person's character?

Every Ben I've met has been a bit on the weird or annoying side. Every Lauren I've met has been a really nice person. Every Chris I've met has made for a good enough friend. Every Matt has been a bit aggressive. And so on.

Every Robby I have met, I have not liked (Lauren, please don't kill me). None. This seems to extend to Roberts as well, although not all the time. I think I once met a nice Robert. The Robbys I know at school just annoy and repulse me and I wish they'd fall off the face of the planet. Sam's friend Robby is a bit of an arse and he nicknamed me "Moleman", something I did not appreciate. And my stepbrother ... what the hell is his problem? I barely hear a word out of him, he never greets you when you rock up home, I feel incredibly uncomfortable around him, most of the time you don't know if he's home or not ... really, I'm now your stepbrother, I live in your house, so what's so fucking wrong with taking a bit of effort to know who I am? I can understand being shy because I am, I can understand being a man of few words because I know people like that and like them perfectly fine, but I fucking live with you so is it too much to ask to actually get to know me and let me get to know you?

Eh, anyway. Rugby World Cup's well and truly over. Sob. I was rather enjoying it, even if NZ lost the semi. Heh, John Mitchell (the coach) is going to get well and truly fired. I'd hate to be an All Blacks coach - you can have a perfect record before a Cup tournament, but if you do not win the World Cup, then you're out of a job. It's happened to every coach who's coached an All Blacks team that failed to win a World Cup.

Damn Maths C study. Too much to know. Can't afford to bomb on this exam, though.

Mathematical induction: Prove for n=1, assume true for n=k, prove for n=k+1 ...

That's the least of my worries. I keep on forgetting different rules for stuff on the complex plane. But at least i is easy to work with, though I find Pi to be a bit of a hassle at times (knowing it to 330 decimal places doesn't necessary mean one is proficient at using it in exercises). Speaking of my Pi feat, I was randomly flicking through last year's yearbook when I found a mistake. Instead of saying I recited Pi to 330, they said I only did it to 280. Grr. On the day it was verified to 330. But oh well. It's not like it's critically important and the world's going to end if the error isn't rectified.

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Amak Axver

For the second time in two days, Attention All

Some of you have recommended bands to me. Many of you have complained that I listen to U2 too much and other stuff not enough. I'm sure a lot of you would like to recommend your favourite band to me.

So now's your chance.

I now have unlimited downloads. I don't know how long this will last for, but for the time being I have unlimited downloads and thus, I encourage you to recommend stuff to me. I most likely won't download it until my new computer is hooked up, but still, make your recommendations. If you want to recommend particular songs, go right ahead. If you want to recommend a band/artist, do that, but please suggest a few (2-4) of their/his/her best tracks so that I know what to check out. Also, if you could possibly state what style or genre of music they are (or if you reckon they are not able to be classed in a genre (as I say with U2), please at least offer some description), I would appreciate that.

So go ahead and recommend music to me!

On another note, I've found out how to transfer files from my old computer to my new one. On Sunday, Sam says he'll bring round his CD burner, put it in my old computer (seeing he's experienced with hardware stuff), burn everything I want to keep onto the CD, and then take it over to my new computer. Sam rocks as a friend.

We were also dividing next year's Top Of [Subject] awards between ourselves. He's going to top Physics and IT, I'm going to top English, SOR, Modern History, and Geography, and we're both going to try to top Maths B and C and don't care who wins just as long as it's one of us. We just want to beat Mitch Coote. And Sam would like to take out all of Physics, IT, Maths B, and Maths C just to give his old teachers a tremendous shock because they don't think he's that good. He reckons if he wins it - and I believe he could - he'll give Mr Capper a hernia.

And I'm also plotting to win the Senior Public Speaking Award in conjunction with becoming the first person to ever win the Senior Debating Award two years in a row. What would be truly funny is if everything goes the way we're plotting.

On a side note, we could BOTH win top of Maths B and C because they do give out equal first. Hee.

"Don't believe the Devil/Don't believe his book/But the truth is not the same without the lies he made up ..." - U2, God Part II

That has to be one of the best lines Bono has ever written. It's so TRUE.
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