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My jazz presentation was tonight. [May. 7th, 2004|12:45 am]
Lindsey Kuper
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It went pretty well. I can't believe it's over, though. I can't believe tomorrow's my last day of class. I can't believe I'm graduating in ten days. I can't believe I'm leaving here. I'm moving in ten days, and I put a new poster up on my wall a couple of days ago. Denial.

I can't believe that Elizabeth gelishan said everything that she said after the presentation. Wow. It makes me incredibly happy to think that the result of all this was that we inspired someone to write jazz -- and that our work ended up being meaningful to someone outside ourselves.

What do I have left to do? An NP-completeness proof. Couple of Prolog assignments I didn't get in on time, nothing too horrible. A jazz paper rewrite or three. Music portfolio-type thing to make. A couple of CS exams, but they're of the the open-book, open-notes variety, so I'm not too worried. I do need to figure out what's up with parameter-passing mechanisms, though.

Both bands I'm in are in a battle-of-the-bands thing tomorrow night. One after another. It's pretty funny. Technically, Tanny and I could sabotage Industrial Theme Park by totally sucking.

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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2004-05-06 11:57 pm (UTC)
... Prolog...
Ooh, interesting... what sort of class are you writing Prolog for? Do you like it? Have you found it useful? Would you recommend that people go out of their way to learn it?

(I've been doing AI-ish things, but almost all in common lisp, which I love dearly...)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-05-07 10:31 am (UTC)
Oh, it was sort of just tacked onto the end of my Programming Language Concepts course so that we would have a little experience with logic programming before graduating. We haven't done anything major with it, just a couple of exercises. I think that it's interesting to learn about for its own sake, but I'm not sure how useful it is in practice.

Lisp rocks.
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2004-05-07 01:13 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a potentially interesting course -- I don't think we have anything like that, which seems somewhat odd. I'm pretty sure you could get out of the CS program here without having touched anything more exotic than Scheme, Java, and C...

But Lisp does rock, yes :) Did you work with it for this class, or for something else?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-05-07 04:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Scheme, Java, and C were the first, second, and third languages I used in the CS program here, too.

The course was pretty okay. Here's the website, if you're interested. We did a case study of Lisp, but didn't actually use it in this course. (We used ML as an example of a functional language. It was kinda cool -- not as pretty as Lisp or Scheme, but with crazy mad type checking.)
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[User Picture]From: eliciel
2004-05-07 01:54 pm (UTC)

Just wanted to say

Even though we didn't stick around after your presentation and performance, Roy and I both concur that it was delightful and that we enjoyed it very much! Roy said hearing your presentation took him back into brain-straining music theory days as a music major here at Grinnell!

You rock! I'm going to attempt to come to the battle of the bands performances, but I've got a lot of alumni to drag along with me so we'll see how successful I am.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-05-07 04:02 pm (UTC)

Re: Just wanted to say

Dude, it took me back to my music theory days, with a sickening jolt, when I screwed up the minor II-V-I I was trying to demonstrate. How mortifying. But thanks, I'm glad you guys dug it. =) And I hope you do make it to the battle royale. Heh.
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[User Picture]From: gelishan
2004-05-07 09:10 pm (UTC)
Your performance made me incredibly happy, too. I haven't felt so inspired to try something new for a long, long time.

Also, "Rockstar Girl" was stuck in my head for about 10 minutes after I left TONIGHT'S performance. ♥
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-05-07 09:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, cool -- I'm glad we decided to do that one, then. =)
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[User Picture]From: gelishan
2004-05-07 11:05 pm (UTC)
What were the other choices? I feel vaguely cranky that I haven't heard you perform more, though that's my own fault. :D
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-05-07 11:19 pm (UTC)
The other choices, more or less. I'll be putting some new ones up soon that have JP playing, but for now it's just Tanny and me.
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From: babydragonfly
2004-05-07 09:53 pm (UTC)
I am amused at your most recent plan post.

(*ducks*)

You make a good point.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-05-07 10:03 pm (UTC)
*head spins*

You're fast. I posted that three minutes ago!
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