March 30th, 2008

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There was a party at this dude Abe's house. Not betaphen, obviously. Rock band always makes for good times, but my leg did some weird falling asleep/crampy thing while playing the drums once. Nonetheless I think I am getting better at the funny patterns that go like (something with hands)-kick-(something with hands) at eighth-note speeds that show up on Hard a lot, and also simple things like two eighth-note kicks in a row. nolacoaster and lambdacalculus one-upped the rock band scene by being a real live rock band, and playing a solid set of six charming original pop anthems, plus an unexpected SIGBOVIK theme song.

Departing from the party ("departying" sounds too much like "deplaning") I started walking home with Alex since she lived in the general shadyside area as well and we spontaneously decided to get some Eat'n'Park. Mmm, waffles at 2:00am.
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A paper at the ArXiv about double entry bookkeeping and some fairly intense bicategory stuff. Too bad I know about 2/3ds of the category and none of the accounting: I think if I knew a little more about either I might get what they are saying.

One finds some great phrases and terms of art rooting around wikipedia's pages on accounting, though. For instance, hate to break this to you if you were feeling attached to it, but goodwill is no longer amortized. Too bad even the main page on double entry bookkeeping betrays, I think, in its presentation style the fact that this shit was invented before negative numbers were widely accepted.