September 9th, 2003


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I was exposed to Linux for the first time today.

Already I am addicted.


GDE, for those of you who are curious.

And I love the games that come built into Emacs. Yes, they make Emacs load aggravatingly slower than Notepad (it's a text-editor, dammit! And it's running on Linux, for crying out loud! Freaking hypocrites...) but they are fun to play when you finish your lab an hour early and do not wish to leave.

the author of my econ textbook has been reading harry potter

6. Three managers of the Magic Potion Company are discussing a possible increase in production. Each suggests a way to make this decision.

HARRY: We should examine whether our company's productivity--gallons of potion per worker--would rise or fall.

RON: We should examine whether our average cost--cost per worker--would rise or fall.

HERMIONE: We should examine whether the extra revenue from selling the additional potion would be greater or smaller than the extra costs.

Who do you think is right? Why?

-Principles of Economics, 2nd ed. by N. Gregory Mankiw, page 16, "Chapter One Problems and Applications"

(Hermione is right, BTW. Hermione is always right.)