Tonight, Taylor Swift performed in Raleigh as part of her Red tour. It was awesome!

You might wonder how I got close enough to take a picture like this. Well, my ticket was for seat B1, and there were a couple of girls aged about 12 who came together. Sadly, their tickets were for different rows: one was in seat A5, and the other was in seat B2, and they were texting each other all the time.

I thought that was super sad, and I asked the A5 girl if she’d like to swap seats with me. Well, that totally made her evening, and she was able to spend the whole concert with her friend (they even took pictures of the two of them together!). Being in row A meant that I was close enough to take a picture of Taylor when she was being carried from the front stage to the rear stage during the song “22”. Was that yay or what?!

Here’s the whole set, by the way:

State of Grace
Holy Ground
Red
You Belong With Me
The Lucky One
Mean
22
Our Song
Everything Has Changed
Begin Again
Sparks Fly
I Knew You Were Trouble
All Too Well
Love Story
Treacherous
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Thanks to Taylor and everyone involved for a splendid and thoroughly enjoyable concert!

Tonight, Taylor Swift performed in Raleigh as part of her Red tour. It was awesome!

You might wonder how I got close enough to take a picture like this. Well, my ticket was for seat B1, and there were a couple of girls aged about 12 who came together. Sadly, their tickets were for different rows: one was in seat A5, and the other was in seat B2, and they were texting each other all the time.

I thought that was super sad, and I asked the A5 girl if she’d like to swap seats with me. Well, that totally made her evening, and she was able to spend the whole concert with her friend (they even took pictures of the two of them together!). Being in row A meant that I was close enough to take a picture of Taylor when she was being carried from the front stage to the rear stage during the song “22”. Was that yay or what?!

Here’s the whole set, by the way:

  1. State of Grace
  2. Holy Ground
  3. Red
  4. You Belong With Me
  5. The Lucky One
  6. Mean
  7. 22
  8. Our Song
  9. Everything Has Changed
  10. Begin Again
  11. Sparks Fly
  12. I Knew You Were Trouble
  13. All Too Well
  14. Love Story
  15. Treacherous
  16. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Thanks to Taylor and everyone involved for a splendid and thoroughly enjoyable concert!

Thanks to the awesome folks at Aldiko, I now have Aldiko Premium working on my Kindle Fire HD. :-D

Note the nice high-res app icon, which you don’t normally get with apps you sideload from your phone (on which note, I have Chrome and Instagram running on my Kindle Fire HD, courtesy of my phone :-)).

Last day to use your Google Prepaid Card

If you have a Galaxy Nexus like I do, it came with a Google Prepaid Card (with $10 preloaded). Today’s the last day to spend that $10, so I had to frantically scramble to find a PayPass-capable merchant.

When I did a search in my area, all the hits were for places like Rite Aid, McDonald’s, etc., and I couldn’t think of a way to spend $10 there. Luckily, BP also supports PayPass, and our local BP is currently doing a $0.79 any-size-fountain-drink promotion. Nice way to top up the car and our gullets at the same time. :-)

Receipts for my Google Prepaid Card purchase

(Incidentally, since I recently topped up the car, the pump stopped at $6.95. I decided, though, that I didn’t want to waste the $1.34, so I kept the pump going. :-P)

Some final screenshots of the card’s final balance…shortly before the card was forcibly removed from the Google Wallet app:

Card detailsCard listing

Anonymous asked:

Hi there, i would really appreciate if you can tell me what am i supposed to do, i have chosen Grub as my boot loader and linux-3.2.9 as my kernel, and somehow i manage to get GCC on windows and Bochs 2.5.1 as my virtual machine, i need to know what should i do to start writing my OS, i am using C language, i know pretty much about the kernel but after grub and kernel i have no clue what to do?

My friend Faryn says you should do it Steve Wozniak style. You’d better ask her what that means. :-P

Anonymous asked:

Where would you point a long time programmer who wanted to learn more about functional programming concepts and languages?

Well, a big part of learning is diving right in. I dived right into Scheme back in 2002 (albeit only part-time, which is why I’m not a Scheme grandmaster or anything ;-)), and never looked back.

If you want some actual resources, I’ve been told that How to Design Programs and Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs are both really good. I have not read through either of them, so it’s not a personal endorsement per se. Both of these books use Scheme as the language of instruction, but the concepts carry anywhere.

As for languages, any language that encourages a highly-functional style is good. So, Haskell, OCaml, Erlang, Clojure, or Scheme are all on my (non-exhaustive) recommended list.