mattwaterman.net2017-01-20T01:33:09ZMatt WatermanCopyright 2017, Matt WatermanSPHPBLOGElectronic Targets Projectetarg.net.]]>http://www.mattwaterman.net/index.php?entry=entry121015-1548012012-10-15T00:00:00Z2012-10-15T00:00:00ZFinished School
Now it's on to grad school in computer science.]]>http://www.mattwaterman.net/index.php?entry=entry111213-2027472011-12-14T00:00:00Z2011-12-14T00:00:00ZCandidate Picker
I think that a lot of the appeal of the candidate picker was that it showed people that the person they were aligned with the most probably wasn't one of the mainstream candidates (or at least what the political machine lays out as mainstream). It could be a real eye-opener.
Maybe I'll look into it in a few months.]]>http://www.mattwaterman.net/index.php?entry=entry111024-1950482011-10-25T00:00:00Z2011-10-25T00:00:00ZNot much blogginghttp://www.mattwaterman.net/index.php?entry=entry100302-0811392010-03-02T00:00:00Z2010-03-02T00:00:00ZDefermenthttp://www.mattwaterman.net/index.php?entry=entry080417-0705412008-04-17T00:00:00Z2008-04-17T00:00:00ZShootinghttp://www.mattwaterman.net/index.php?entry=entry080214-1648352008-02-14T00:00:00Z2008-02-14T00:00:00ZCandidate Stuff
Hopefully we can elect a president who at least sort of mirrors the values expressed by the hundreds of thousands who submitted their preferences.
Anyway, the whole candidate thing was fun. There are links to it everywhere and it has popped up in articles all over--one of which even said I had been called up to active duty because I hadn't updated my blog in months. Nice. Should have e-mailed me first! Oh yeah, then there was the live radio interview with Boston City College ("Voice of Dissent" or something), but they only talked to me for a minute or so and could have asked more relevant questions.
I whipped the site together definitely not expecting it to be such a huge hit. If I had, I would have spent some time making it look a little less basic and refining the minor bugs. Probably would have registered a domain name, too. ]]>http://www.mattwaterman.net/index.php?entry=entry080211-1632012008-02-11T00:00:00Z2008-02-11T00:00:00ZOrdershttp://www.mattwaterman.net/index.php?entry=entry080211-1625312008-02-11T00:00:00Z2008-02-11T00:00:00ZFerrets
We checked the place out a few months ago and I was "approved" for adoption, so all we had to do this time was pick some out, sign some papers, and take them home. We had decided previously that we wanted two girls and when we got there, we were quite taken with Pansy and Petunia.
All of the ferrets are caged together in groups and we didn't want to break any up. One little girl just had her cagemate die or something and had just been placed with Pansy and Petunia, so we didn't feel *too* bad about breaking them up. Pansy and Petunia are both about 3-4 years old and had been in the shelter for over two years. Poor things. Here they are on the way home:
It has been a few weeks now and they've settled-in pretty well. They're very sweet, but they certainly get into trouble and we're very happy we got them.
First thing. Stats aren't being updated at the moment and the reason behind this is very simple. When I wrote the script that parses the stats, I didn't expect there to be more than a few hundred records--ever. Now there are lots and lots of records and the log file is huge and my code just isn't efficient at parsing it. This has been creating issues with the server and I disabled it for now. It wouldn't be a huge ordeal to fix it so that it'll be efficient, but I just don't have the time right now. Things are really really busy right now for me. I'll try to get to it as soon as possible, though.
Okay, second thing. Lots of people like to send me messages and leave comments because I said that Kucinich doesn't have a chance. I'd like to say that I think otherwise, but eh, I honestly don't think I can. I support Dennis and think he'd be a great president and I even plan to vote for him in the primaries. But I like to think I'm a realistic person and I'm not optimistic enough to think that enough americans will unbury their heads from the sand to realize Dennis is the best candidate. Still, I will continue to do what I can for Kucinich and I encourage everyone else who thinks Kuncinich is the best but has no chance to also vote for him when the time comes. Maybe something magical will happen, but I'm not counting on it.
Now because I've said that, I should clarify, in case anyone wonders, that I did not program the candidate picker to help the guy out. He wasn't really on my radar until AFTER I made it. See the entry below about that if you want clarification.