Friday, May 30th, 2003: How to Get Rid of Unwanted Books

05/29/03 11:38:34 PM
by: regolith - mood: cooking-with-gas
Finally went to get my blood tested thursday, 2 weeks after my physical. They really should have said something about not eating before going to the physical, but my part is all done with now... Just need to wait on the results.

More bittorrent annoyances: the peers exchange a long bitfield that tells which parts they have. The only problem is that part 0 is represented by the HIGH bit of the 0 byte... bit 7. Not bit 0. Part 7 is bit 0 and part 8 is bit 15. Quite an annoying discontinuity there. Owel, will just have to implement my own bit array class instead of using the one provided for me by .NET...

In manga news, Right Stuf has $20 off $100 of manga... dunno the coupon code, but it'll be up at some point.


Re: The Comic
05/30/03 01:03:53 PM
by: apon - mood: Default

Since I'm going to be moving in about a month and a half, I've been sorting through my stuff and clearing out the junk that I don't want to move again. As it turns out, I have a large number of books that I have no interest in keeping around anymore. Most of them are from college, things I either couldn't sell back or for some crazy reason decided to keep. Now that it comes time to get rid of them, I'm not entirely certain what to do with them. I suspect very few of them will be able to find new homes through eBay, and the local public libraries won't take donations of textbooks. I'll probably try to pawn off some of the programming texts on unsuspecting coworkers, but beyond that I guess they'll just end up in the dumpster. Seems like sort of a waste, really.

I also thought you, kind reader, might be interested in my panel by panel analysis of today's comic:

  Frame 1: I suppose the caption makes the intent clear, but there was supposed to be a big fire blazing happily along.

  Frame 2: Needs more bruises! Also, molotov cocktails are hard to read.

  Frame 3: There were supposed to be mutliple books exploding like grenades. *pout*

  Frame 4: Amusingly enough, my cogsci book is one of the ones I intend to keep.


05/30/03 01:15:49 PM
by: apon - mood: Default

The coupon code is newsletter4203. Justin did, in fact, know the coupon code, because I put it right there in the ICQ that told him about the sale in the first place. Here's your link. If you're buying Tokyopop manga, you can get 11 of them for roughly $7.36 each, with free shipping and GotAnime tacked on to the coupon.