March 5th, 2006

Neko (lofulah)

Shinigami no Ballad

OMG. There's a kitty with wings in this series!

I don't know much more, 'cause... >.> got physics to cram.. 7 more lectures to powerpoint through, and then practice exams, and homework problems, and review sessions, oh my.

I've had once bottle of Bawls and several cups of tea now. Just started getting sleepy, but I've been nicely focused for the past... 3-4 hours after dinner. At least, I've actually been able to focus on the powerpoints while taking notes from them, without actually having to force myself to focus.

Maybe it was the nice 1 hour long thunderstorm-rainfall clip I grabbed. Helps block out distractions better than music, which my brain actually parses. Unless it's random japanese. Or mind-numbing trance/techno stuff. But I think the thunderstorm sound effects take less brain.. well, processing power. So that's good.

Alrighty, had my slice of apple pie, am showered and clean, one more cup of tea at hand, and we're ready to tackle several more lectures. I might not sleep tonight. Hum. Oh well. I need to ace this exam really badly. And just this once, I'll screw my health over. I can get sleep monday morning (eh, sunday night?). Got enough bawls and tea to make this work, hopefully. Brain, don't fail me now!
Neko (lofulah)

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Planned Maintenance March 10th
Over the past several months you may have been experiencing database errors on the site. These include errors on commenting, loading user profiles, individual journals and sometimes loading a friends page. This has been frustrating both for our users as well as for us, as we have been working on a solution that wouldn't leave us back in the same situation again shortly.

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20 minutes would be really impressive... granted, I don't know what they're planning to do, but maintenance on a system as large as livejournal in under 20 minutes...

'course, that might just be the literal downtime that comes between some before-and-after stuff. I don't really know what I'm saying here.
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Random beer ad our physics professor showed us.

rather impressed, actually. The melody for the music's by Era. Which.. was interesting. Was like, "Heeyyyyy, I know that melody."

Now just to figure out how they manage to kick in full screen when I click play. o.O I lose my mouse, and the only way to kill it is by hitting space or esc.

I could probably figure it out. Just don't have the time right now.

Alright, break time over. Back to cramming. HOLY FUCKING SHIT, I HAVE 24 hours left!