Two important things to note, and I totally just took this from wikipedia:
The presentation was numbing, but the results were clear: the vaccine worked. Inside the auditorium Americans tearfully and joyfully embraced the results. By the time Thomas Francis stepped down from the podium, church bells were ringing across the country, factories were observing moments of silence, synagogues and churches were holding prayer meetings, and parents and teachers were weeping. One shopkeeper painted a sign on his window: Thank you, Dr. Salk. ‘It was as if a war had ended’, one observer recalled.
1. We should applaud all proven vaccines.
Those who would prevent its use must be prepared to be haunted for life by the crippled bodies of little children who could have been saved from paralysis had they been permitted to receive the Salk vaccine.
2. We can apply the same damnation to people who don’t vaccinate for “lesser” viruses.
I am officially engaged! I’m like a real adult now.
Of course that also makes me think I’m part machine.
Lani & Jay are [ENGAGED]
I have nothing interesting to say!
Seriously, I don’t get how people have blogs (that aren’t related to jobs or hobbies). I’m bored and trying out If This Then That, so this post is really just to see if that thing works as well as I’ve been told.
Answer: Most likely!
I’m still alive!
I just don’t have time for a lot of things, especially blogging. Also, nothing super interesting is happening in my life that I feel like whoring out, so… Yeah, no updates here.
Sooooo over drama and college and depression.
Secret Santa, don’t judge me on the (lack of) content here :p
Oh man, I’m looking over my piece-work site and realizing how terrible a coder I was.
I haven’t updated any of my code o_o
I’m going to do so soon, I guess :)
Obscurity saved me :)
I got my domain name back.
So I just found out 2 days ago that the .net version of this website got taken over. Yes, I let the domain name expire and shame on me :(
Regardless of what I did or didn’t do, the thing that bothers me the most is that some person from out of nowhere decided that they would take years worth of love and care I put into a project, take my name and turn it into something ugly.
I’m not talking literally here, they’re just here to make money so there are links all over the fucking place on that site.
But you know, the spirit of the site was there. It was attached to the name. It was MY name.
And it’s gone.
So I bought the name again, with the .org you see now. Not the same, but I’m hoping just as good. I keep typing in the .net version because I was so comfortable and familiar with it, and suddenly there’s something someone spent 2 minutes on, just to grab the most search hits and ad revenue.
It makes me sad.
I’m going to keep reviewing books I’ve read. I’ve read more this month than I did in the past year because I bought a nook and get enamored with technology pretty easily.
All right, I started off with Dune. I’d give it about 4/5 stars. It’s a classic, but I honestly don’t like Paul. The world is given to him on a silver platter, and he always has the right answer. Nothing compelling going on about him, and he’s the main fucking character. The ending was also kind of bizarre.
Next were the classics Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island, the latter of which I hadn’t ever read. Barnes and Nobles were offering free classics, and I’m a sucker for free things. I personally love P&P, so 4/5, but TI was not my cup of tea 2.5/5.
Next off I reread the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I’d give it 4/5 stars again. The science is terribly outdated, but it’s still a lot of fun to read. But maybe I’m drawn to British humor :P
I’m stuck deciding on whether I want to keep reading Neal Stephenson’s Diamond Age. It’s way too jumpy for me. While I decide, I’m rereading Alice in Wonderland ‘cause it’s easy and I actually don’t hate it as much as I used to.
I, uh, updated this site. I also got a job 4 months out of college. I’ve moved out of my parent’s house.
This may just turn into a recipe blog, because I totally don’t know what I have time for now :P