Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Last Lecture

Dr. Randy Pausch knows he is dying. This video is fairly long, as it lasts 10 minutes. Hope you can take the time to watch it. It would do us all some good. See comment from DavidG. Also, your can reference Dr. Pausch's health Update Web Page for his current status.

Make a Sketch
Do you know who this fellow is here on the right? It looks a little bit like me. Yes, it's a sketch of me made by a computer. I made it at the web site, Sketch Generator. This "program" will generate a sketch-like abstraction of your digital photograph. Simply specify a jpg image file to upload, set the desired sketch parameters, and click on the "Generate sketch" button to generate and display the source photo's sketch image. You might want to try it for yourself.
Quote of the Day
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
~ Dr. Randy Pausch

Joke of the Day

A clergyman was walking down the street when he came upon a group of about a dozen boys, all of them between 10 and 12 years of age.

The group surrounded a dog. Concerned lest the boys were hurting the dog, he went over and asked "What are you doing with that dog?"

One of the boys replied, "This dog is just an old neighborhood stray. We all want him, but only one of us can take him home. So we've decided that whichever one of us can tell the biggest lie will get to keep the dog."

Of course, the reverend was taken aback. "You boys shouldn't be having a contest telling lies!" he exclaimed. He then launched into a ten minute sermon against lying, beginning, "Don't you boys know it's a sin to lie," and ending with, "Why, when I was your age, I never told a lie."

There was dead silence for about a minute. Just as the reverend was beginning to think he'd gotten through to them, the smallest boy gave a deep sigh and said, "All right, give him the dog."

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1 comment:

dave_g said...

The last lecture is interesting...this is a short synopsis of what he gave at Carnegie Mellon U. in September 20, 2007. Randy Pausch, however, is not gone now....he lives with his wife and three children in Virginia. The state of his health is stable, albeit he is not a really healthy individual. For a really great experience, view his one hour plus "last lecture" at google video.