Steven The Great

Sometimes I hate myself
Fri Apr 25 04:52:53 UTC 2008

It's time for another round of:

why starving people across the world hate middle class americans

Garbage disposals

What is the first thing that they tell you about garbage disposals? "Only put food waste in it". Think about that for a second. How fucking decedent are we?! It isn't enough that we throw away a large amount of food, an amount which would probably be considered a blessing to starving homeless people in our own country. We have a special device that runs off electricity to make throwing away food even easier. A large portion of the world doesn't even have electricity. I just used my electricity to help me dispose of half a bowl of beans and cheese, and a hand full of chips.

Garbage disposals are what is wrong with america.

Spring break
Mon Mar 24 04:38:36 UTC 2008

Spring break was cool. My brother came into town from westpoint, and also had his 21st birthday while in town. Needless to say, we went out drinking. Didn't get too drunk, though he did end up puking at my apartment later. It is all good though.

Went to the zoo with my lovely fiancee and our wonderful kidlet. That was fun. I finally saw the damn cheetahs that we donate money to the zoo for. We donate money as "zoo parents" for cheetahs, but the past two times I have not been able to find them.

I didn't get any homework done, but I didn't have much to do so that is cool.

Bonus Question:
Sat Mar 1 01:19:11 UTC 2008

So I was writing some C code today.

Try to answer the question below.

Assume that there is a struct properly declared, similar to this

		typedef struct Doc {
			char* name;
			int* v;

5pts Of what type is "docs" in the snippet bellow: (*docs)[i]->v[j] = tmp;

10pts Give an example of a proper initialization of "docs" such that the above code compiles, and only read from and writes to properly alloc'd memory.

I hate my classmates
Thu Feb 28 02:54:24 UTC 2008

To everyone who left section 5 of Music Appreciation early today right before the movie:

Fuck you!

Who do you think you are? I know, class was almost over right? Wrong. We were 25min into a 50min class. Did you forget what time class ended? Truthfully, I don't think the blame lies solely with those of you who left. I honestly believe some of you can't work a clock, even the one on your cell phone. Also, most of you probably lack the ability to subtract 25 from 50 and figure out that there was still another half a class to sit through.

Our professor mentioned that she would stop talking early so we could see all the parts of the video she wanted us to see. Of course I understand that most of you had important business to do. Except I don't. Don't you think if it was important enough to take up half a class that maybe you could at least sit through it and shut up while the rest of us are watching?

I know what you are going to say: "I payed my money for this class and I'll leave whenever the hell I want to". I get it, it's your class. You already deigned to come to class in the first place, why should you stay for the whole thing?

It is your money. If you want to not study, not take notes, not even show up for class it is absolutely your right.

Why am I so pissed off then?

One word: respect.

Those of us who didn't leave wanted to watch the movie without 10 people getting up at various times during the beginning and leaving. Just because you don't like the class, doesn't mean you can treat your class mates and our professor like asshats.

If you don't want to show up, then don't. But if you do, act like an adult and have some respect. If you were my child I would take you home and whip your ass. I don't care how old you are. You get treated like an adult when you act like one; not the other way around.

In short: Fuck you.

First post
Wed Feb 27 08:01:02 UTC 2008

This is the new journal/rant/online-update of Steven Malins. I will be posting more here soon. I might, or might not, add a place for comments. I may add another section of the site where comments can be made on entries here. Anyways, if you have any comments about the layout or anything let me know via e-mail.

In case anyone is wondering, this site is on a server where I bought shell access. I make posts that are plain text files, and then run a perl script on them and it updates the static HTML page.