Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Mason

This is beautiful. From Wired Magazine's Website:

How does a fertilized egg become a human?
Imagine that you place a 1-inch-wide black cube in an empty field. Suddenly the cube makes copies of itself - two, four, eight, 16. The proliferating cubes begin to form structures - enclosures, arches, walls, tubes. Some of the tubes turn into wires, PVC pipes, structural steel, wooden studs. Sheets of cubes become wallboard and wood paneling, carpet and plate-glass windows. The wires begin connecting themselves into a network of immense complexity. Eventually, a 100-story skyscraper stands in the field.

That’s basically the process a fertilized cell undergoes beginning with the moment of conception. How did that cube know how to make a skyscraper? How does a cell know how to make a human (or any other mammal)? Biologists used to think that the cellular proteins somehow carried the instructions. But now proteins look more like pieces of brick and stone - useless without a building plan and a mason. The instructions for how to build an organism must be written in a cell’s DNA, but no one has figured out exactly how to read them.
- Steve Olson, author of Mapping Human History

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

Friday, January 19, 2007

The Tabs

import pickle
class manage:
(tab)def create(self): #creates a new student and assigns them an ID sets ID saves
(tab)(tab)sacred=pickle.load(open("data.tbs", "r"))
(tab)(tab) = sacred["list"]
(tab)(tab) sacred["list"]=sacred["list"] + 1
(tab)(tab) datafile=open("data.tbs", 'w')
(tab)(tab) sacred[]={}
(tab)(tab) pickle.dump(sacred, datafile)

(tab)def setid(self, arg): #sets ID of instance, may not be neccisary
(tab)(tab) self.attrib={}

(tab) def edit(self, name, attribute): #sets names on instance, needs ID set to save
(tab)(tab) try:
(tab)(tab)(tab) self.attrib[name]=attribute
(tab)(tab) except:
(tab)(tab)(tab) self.attrib={}
(tab)(tab)(tab) self.attrib[name]=attribute

(tab) def save(self):
(tab)(tab) sacred=pickle.load(open("data.tbs", "r"))
(tab)(tab) for key in self.attrib:
(tab)(tab)(tab) sacred[][key]=self.attrib[key]
(tab)(tab)(tab) print key, 'corresponds to', self.attrib[key] #for creation use only
(tab)(tab) datafile=open("data.tbs", 'w')
(tab)(tab) pickle.dump(sacred, datafile)

(tab) def open(self, id):
(tab)(tab) sacred=pickle.load(open("data.tbs", "r"))
(tab)(tab) self.attrib= sacred[id]

(tab) def delete(self, id):
(tab)(tab) sacred=pickle.load(open("data.tbs", "r"))
(tab)(tab) del sacred[id]
(tab)(tab) datafile=open("data.tbs", 'w')
(tab)(tab) pickle.dump(sacred, datafile)

#Sorry about all the (tab)'s HTML doesn't support the tab.
#They mean exactly what they say
#I'm currently stuck at the wxPython tool kit. Merh

Sunday, January 07, 2007

The Anti-Folk

So I really like Regina Spektor's music.

The best ones are the "I" and "music." and of course Fidelity.

I've been living at home for the last few weeks. I'm waiting on a church to have a meeting tomorrow (Monday) so see if I will get an interview. If that doesn't turn out I will go again. It's pretty frustrating being at home, but I'm resolved to keep busy. My computer gets sent in tomorrow. I really haven't used it all that much. My old roommate told me I couldn't go a day without my laptop. I've pretty much been apart from it for 2 weeks. I'm thinking about getting back into python programming, but I need a project.

Monday, January 01, 2007

The End of the Year

So 2006 is done. 2007 is here. 2006 brought about all of my best guy friends getting married. First Shane, Clifton, now Justin. Clifton and Nikki are pregnant with twins. They have a cat. I'm now done with school and looking for a job. Living at home isn't that exciting. I had my internship, but it really doesn't ever end. I am now officially engaged after being un-officially for well over a year. Justin and I started another blog. He's been kinda busy lately so I've been keeping things held up. Heather and I have been apart for way too much this year, but we were able to spend more time together toward the end of the year. I miss her. I was able to preach a couple weddings. Heather and I are working on ours. May your 2007 be filled with joy and fresh fruit!