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Archive for January, 2004

My website on Google

Wednesday, January 28th, 2004

I’ve always wanted to be on Google for something…

and now I am. If you search for ‘Moscow Photos’ (without the quotes) on google, my website will come up on the first page (ok, I know its the last entry on the first page, but still…). I found this out, because I noticed that I was getting a significant number of hits on my moscow pictures page, about 10 a day. For my website that is a lot. So, when playing around on google, I found that I had been listed there, even though no one is linked to me. Hopefully I can move up in the rankings.

Panther

Wednesday, January 28th, 2004

I installed Mac OS X 10.3 last night. The new version, code named Panther is amazing. By far the most amazing feauture is a little something called Exposé. If you’re not familiar with this feature, you have to check it out at the apple website. I was considering repartitioning my machine and installing a flavor of Linux as well, but decided that I had better wait until I had more time on my hands. For right now, I have so many things going on (all of which require my computer), that I couldn’t afford that much more downtime.

GRE scores

Saturday, January 10th, 2004

I just talked to my brother on the phone and my GRE scores arrived at the house today. I already knew what I got on the two objective sections, because they were computer scored. I got a 640 in the verbal reasoning section and a 640 in the Quantitative. What I didn’t know were the percentile scores. Those two scores correspond to the 90th and 66th percentiles. I was a little surprised by the fact that I did better in the verbal than the quantitative, I would think that being good at Computer Science and it being closely related to Math would mean that I would be better at the quantitative side of things. However, when I think about it more critically, it shouldn’t surprise me…

Computer science requires similar reasoning skills to math, but the subject matter is quit different. We must solve problems and many times the solutions require the manipulation of numbers, but the solutions are not primarily numerical. They are primarily verbal. I don’t mean the solutions are primarily spoken, but that they are written in a language with proper syntax and grammar, like any human language.

A piece of information I gained from Andrew(my brother) was the third score on my test. This score was for the written essay portion of the test. I scored a 5.5 out of 8 on that section and I think Andrew said I was in the 90’s percentile wise.

I’m happy.