Tuesday, April 29, 2008

mathematical vandalism

does anyone know where to get a cheap huge whiteboard? other than ebay, where the shipping is gonna cost more than the item, of course.

cause i definitely need one. my closet doors are not big enough.

to those who are curious, those are maxwell curl equations (faraday's and ampere's law) in cylindrical and rectangular coordinates for a waveguide. i got the derivation down, but the physical representation still confuse me. anyone familiar with TM and TE modes for waveguides?

Monday, April 28, 2008

Quick Fix Synthetic Urine

gmail never failed to give me serious WTF links.


copy pasted from the site:

Quick Fix Synthetic Urine is the clean, pre-mixed laboratory urine that everyone is talking about!

Instead of generating the urine in a human body, Spectrum Labs has perfected a means of creating urine in a laboratory environment. This laboratory process results in a cleaner, fresher urine that is toxin free and balanced for pH, specific gravity, creatinine, and several other urine characteristics.

Each box of Quick Fix Synthetic Urine contains a 2oz sample of urine, one heat pack, a flip top cap, and a temperature strip that reads between 90 and 100 degrees.

Once this synthetic urine is warmed between 90 and 100 degrees in a microwave for up to 10 seconds it becomes suitable for use. Attach the heat pack and keep it warm for upto 8 hours!

Scientific Uses
Instead of using expensive urine controls, Quick Fix Synthetic Urine provides a non toxic testing medium that mimics the characteristics of normal human urine. This lab produced synthetic urine can also be used for the calibration of urine testing equipment. Unlike natural urine Quick Fix can be heated up unlimited times.

Urine Therapy
Although not recommended for internal use, promoters of urine therapy believe urine to have many curative powers. Some cultures, especially Indian, have traditionally used urine as a medicine. In Ayurveda its practice is called Amaroli. Urine has been prescribed in India for over 5,000 years for health benefits, as written in the Shivambu Kalpa Vidhi.

Believe it or not, another popular use for Quick Fix is by the fetish community. Quick Fix Synthetic Urine is used instead of regular urine because of health concerns. Regular urine contains impurities; our synthetic urine mimics the look of regular urine and provides a healthy way to play.

What could be funnier than dousing your roommate’s bed with urine? Not much! Doing it with fake urine will reduce the chance of getting your ass beat! This synthetic urine is healthy and doesn’t contain the nasty toxins human urine does.

who came up with these things?

Sunday, April 27, 2008

WHAT THE FUCK, irvine?

dear city of irvine's climate control division, need i remind you that this is NOT palm spring?

no matter how good orange county food is, if this bloody heat wave keeps on coming, i'm moving back down to san diego after graduation. eating tacos at 70-degree weather is much more preferred than eating delicious ramen at 100-degree weather.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

your pokemon has evolved

goodbye microns.

hello nib pens. you make lines look so much sexier.

don't you all agree?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


i'm not very big on food blogs, even though i love food. i also have no intention to spam this blog (and your flist) with food, but just this once, i feel obliged to share one of my favorite food that i've been eating every day for a meal.

it's called natto.

to some, this may be the most sick-tasting, disgusting-looking, horrendous-smelling food, but once you finish an entire bowl of rice with natto, there's no turning back. i was like that too when i first tried it; it was the only food that i have ever encountered that looks, smells, and tastes the same: disgusting. but i love it. i can't deny that i love it, and that i can't live a day without eating a pack of it for a meal.

this is how i usually prepare my natto:

first, get a bowl of rice ready and a pack of natto. depending on what natto brand you buy, you may get a pack of seasoned soy sauce and wasabi mustard, like the one i have here. this is the cheapest brand, $1.69 for 3 packs, bought at mitsuwa.

make sure your rice is hot. not warm, but hot. rice that just came out of the rice-cooker is the best. if you use leftover rice that's been stored in the fridge for a few days, pour a bit of water into the rice container and heat up entirely wrapped. essentially, you want your rice to be hot and moist.

the next step is to take the natto out of the pack and put it on top of the rice.

make sure you get every single piece of bean inside the package. the package is pretty small, so you don't want to waste any of the beans. also, to those of you who eat a lot, you don't want to use too much rice for a pack of natto. there should be more rice than natto, but not too much. the quantity shown in the picture is considered plenty, but not too much. if you put more rice than this, you will hardly be able to taste the natto.

pour the wasabi mustard and the seasoned soy sauce. don't use too much wasabi mustard, or it'll just taste like rice and wasabi. i like my natto-rice salty, so i usually add more soy sauce into the mix. as a final touch, extract an egg yolk and put it on top of everything.

this last part is the fun part. stir it up using your chopsticks with the conviction of a hungry monkey defending his lunch. remember what sa-chan said in gintama: "when you stir natto, you gotta stir it hard! if it's not sticky, it's no good!

and the final result should look like this:

enjoy! and be sure not to eat natto while playing wii.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

speaking of a 30-page thesis...

i was about to draw something similar, but the idea's been taken long ago.

damn you, jorge. damn youuuuuu.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

enter right, exit left

guess what i will be doing over the summer?

now i'm completely and entirely justified to walk into a classroom wearing a tie.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Vongola History Lesson

Part 1 - 2 - 3

Finally. Today I'm happy to present you, the fourth installment of Vongola History Lesson. The 4th installment consists of 3 chapters, with this being the first chapter. Chapter 2 will be released next week to give a feel of the usual 20-page a week weekly shonen series, and also to not overwhelm you readers with 60 pages of comics to read all at once.


Monday, April 07, 2008

on the subject of social outcasts

THIS is the reason why you people need to start beating your kids.

start discipline early.