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Colleges

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Here’s the current list of colleges I’m applying to, in alphabetical order

  • Caltech
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Cornell
  • Harvey Mudd
  • Olin
  • Rensselaer
  • Stanford

Wish me luck!

Lazy Monday

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Well, accidentally pressed back and lost a lot! Summary: School was good, working for Intel Retiree’s website, and slept when I got home from school.

Things Accomplished in WoW

Summary: LWing to 373, 3v3 Arena went 9-2, 1768 rating, ~550 arena points.

Crave Gadget of the Week

Definitely this awesome Master Chief costume!

Imagine if he were sitting in this warthog!

But I’m not all that excited about Halo 3. Not a big console guy, and I don’t have a 360. But its still exciting!

/Cuttlefish (Slash-Cuttlefish): News for Geeks, Stuff that matters?

Excel 2007 Multiplication Bug – Like MIT, Microsoft can’t do math either!
Google eyeing its own ‘Second Life?’ – Just what the world needs, more virtual worlds!
Overall, a slownesday

Onion Story of the Day

Chinese Authorities Execute 10 Million Recalled Toys

Politics

  • President Ahmadinejad is in New York, and giving a speech at Columbia University! Too bad they won’t let him go to Ground Zero. Even if he is a horrible terrorist, I believe that he deserves respect. I follow the same logic on Bush too, (R-E-S-P-E-C-T) but atleast Ahmadinejad can string words together to make fluent sentences!
  • Dennis Kucinich is on Jay Leno tonight! You should tune in!

Woot News!

Expensive Speakers — NO. Uninspired “death” T-shirt — NO. Not today, Woot. But a couple of the upcoming Derby shirts look cool!

And finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for,

Lolcat of the Day

Weekend Report!

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

So, Sunday was pretty awesome. And by awesome I mean that I slept in until 1:00 PM.

Things Accomplished (Not in WoW)

Well, I was running 3rd in the GT1 class in rFactor (racing game) 45 minutes into an 1:30 race. That was Until I made a pitstop and got rammed from behind by another car, and for some reason this caused a VPU lockup. OH WELL. I also worked a bit on the Hilhi SpartsRead website (stay tuned for more) and read 20 pages of Beowulf.

Things Accomplished in WoW

I farmed 6 Primal Mana and stole 3 from my brother for a net gain of 9! I also (finally) got revered with Lower City and got my Auchindoun key. Dailys netted an easy 72g. Farming Primals netter 60g in trash. Good day!

Crave Gadget of the Day


Apparently its some sort of Tamagotchi.

/Cuttlefish: News for Geeks, Stuff that matters?

MIT’s SAT Math Error – Their average SAT score is actually 50 points lower!
RIAA Targets New Colleges – Something else to look for when applying to colleges, make sure they’re not on the RIAA watch list!

Other Random News

Smoky the Cat found 3 months after tornado!

Racing News

  • Vitaphone Maserati wins FiaGT! Woohoo!
  • Dario Franchitti, Scott Speed, Jacques Villenueve, and Juan Pablo Montoya in NASCAR next year? I may just have to watch!
  • ORECA buys Courage and will run LMP1 next year!

Woot News

Ugh, an ugly T-Shirt and a ROOMBA! DO NOT WANT.

And finally…

Lolcat of the day!

New Missions!

Friday, August 10th, 2007

New list of some things to do:

  • Create a Flash Zune mp3 player for my Myspace profile (this could be cool)
  • Create (Music AND vocals) a song using lyrics from “There is a light that never goes out” originally by The Smiths.

Append this to the big list further down the page!

Projects and Stuff I’m working on

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

I’m rather bored here at work, it takes like 7 minutes for this one program to open (on a dual 3.2 ghz Xeon computer), so I figured I’d try to post a list of things that I’m doing this summer!

Projects (Physical)
-Electric Go Kart

Projects (Computer)
-WowGoldInfo Website
-CS:S Map of my Office Building
-CuttlefishTech House Remix

Projects (Practical)
-InvenTeam Final Writeup
-InvenTeam Website

Projects (Work)
-VHDL Code for a Xilinx FPGA
-C code for TI microcontrollers

Projects (Entertainment)
-Watch every episode of House (currently on 23 of 71)

Surely there’s more!

Me on TV

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Here’s a YouTube clip of me on KGW, talking about the InvenTeam (see below article!)

InvenTeam in the Oregonian

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

This article ran about the Oregon Inventor’s Conference on Saturday:

High school inventors dream it, build it, show it
Science – Four Oregon teams display their inventions at PSU, then head for MIT in June
Sunday, April 22, 2007
RICHARD L. HILL
The Oregonian
The budding inventor beams as he describes a mobile device that one day may bring electricity to a remote village in a developing country.

Jeff Lewis, a senior at Newberg High School, points to a 10-foot-wide dish that concentrates the sun’s rays onto a Sterling engine that operates on external heat.

“We keep fine-tuning it, and maybe it will be very useful to someone,” says Lewis, who is a member of a student team that is developing the “Solar Sterling Generator.”

The dozen-member Newberg group and teams from Hillsboro, Gresham and Westview high schools showed off prototypes of their inventions Saturday as part of the Oregon Inventor’s Showcase at Portland State University.

The four teams began work on their inventions last fall after their proposals won $10,000 grants from the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams program, funded by the Portland-based Lemelson Foundation. A panel of faculty and alumni from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, professional inventors and engineers selected the four Oregon projects along with those from 16 other high schools nationwide. The InvenTeams will exhibit their inventions in June at MIT in Cambridge, Mass.

“This project has been challenging, but it gives you hands-on experience with how to create a useful product,” said Lewis, who plans to study mechanical engineering at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.

At a table next to the Newberg squad, 17-year-old Reilly Hamilton of Hillsboro High described his team’s “Heads-Up Display” for autos. The easy-to-install device projects an image on the lower part of a car’s windshield that displays speed and fuel level so the driver doesn’t have to look down at the dashboard.

“We’re still working on a smaller device that you can fit in your car’s glove box or CD holder,” Hamilton said.

The Westview InventTeam is developing a tactile graphing calculator that enables visually impaired math students to feel the graphs they produce.

The Gresham team is creating a “Drip-Irrigation System” that can water houseplants automatically based on the soil’s moisture content.

“We’re also hoping to make this irrigation system a Web-based device so that people can water the plants in their house while they’re on vacation,” said James Lao, a 15-year-old junior.

The teachers who advise the teams say the students learn how to work together in designing and making their inventions.

“This is totally student-developed,” said Eric Walters, a physics teacher at Westview. “It’s fun to see what these kids can do when given the resources. You see them grow as individuals and as a team.”

Dorothy Lemelson, co-founder of the Lemelson Foundation that she started with her late husband, Jerome Lemelson, one of the nation’s most prolific inventors, said she was impressed with the student inventors’ enthusiasm.

“These young people become inspired about learning math and science when they create an invention,” Lemelson said. “This country needs this.”

Many of the students on the four InvenTeams work on their projects after school a couple of days a week.

“But we’ve found that the further we get with the invention, the more excited we become, and the more time we put into it,” Newberg’s Lewis said. “We want to just keep going.”

Model United Nations!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

MUN Logo
Last weekend, I attended the Model United Nations conference in Eugene! MUN has always been so much fun. This year, I was the ambassador from Chile in General Assembly A. The General Assembly is the core part of MUN. While the GA passes some of their own resolutions, their main goal is to approve or deny the resolutions coming from all the other committees. As Chile, I didn’t have any real political power, but I made a point to speak whenever relevant.


I brought plastic sign holder and a cool Chile sign. Everyone else just had their lame paper placards, while I had a cool looking plexiglass sign that said “Republica de Chile” and the motto, “Por la Razon o la Fuerza.” I also had a plexiglass suggestion box that I relabeled “Messages for Chile” that the pages used to deliver messages to me. One of the most random things I brought was a confidential stamp. I made sure to stamp every single note I sent.

Chile Sign
Here’s the message box after I converted it into a donation box. It was soon hijacked by China =(

This is the nametag I made for my delegation. I entered it in the Name Tag contest, but we didn’t win anything =(

Chile Name Tag

Next year, I intend to be a committee chair. Preferably of 2nd committee or Disarmament. I can’t wait!

Powder Tuff Volleyball

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

I decided to take part in a school activity, for once!

Volleyball

The event was Poweder Tuff Volleyball, a spinoff of Powder Puff Football, but for guys. I was on the team of IB students, and for some reason our team was called “Spanky.” I don’t understand, so don’t ask.

We only played one game, which we lost, but it counts as a victory in my book. First of all, we only had 4 people on our team. The other team had 9 people (6 of which play at a time). Secondly, the team was composed of the Varsity Basketball team. So they were all coordinated, tall, athletes. And last, we only lost 17-25. It could have, and should have, been much worse.

Three cheers for Spanky!

School Website

Monday, March 12th, 2007

I’m starting a new project: to upload all of my school work online.

I already type just about every assignment, so why not upload it all?

You can view my progress here:

http://school.cuttlefistech.com/

Yes, its very rudimentary. I might skin and CSS it later, but for now, it’ll be more like a directory structure of school.