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Archive for February, 2009

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

It’s been a little over a week since the extraction. Day-to-day report (warning: I may play some things up, but not much): Thursday, 12 February — Day of extraction My dentist had called in another doctor (whose gigantic physique reminded me of Kirby) who was supposed to “help” with the extraction but who actually ended […]

My Colemak — 72 wpm!

I posted earlier that I would reach 60 wpm by the end of February. Well, it’s been almost a month, and the typing tester on tells me that I can type at 72, so it’s all good. :) It’s too bad that I didn’t measure my QWERTY speed before switching to Colemak, because it’s […]


It was decided that I should have my teeth aligned a bit. My bottom teeth are fine, nearly perfect, but I do have a slightly misaligned upper molar. My upper lateral incisors aren’t in line with the rest of my teeth, either. So instead of braces, the dentist recommended that I get these transparent things […]

2009 AMC 12 A

This was just not my year. I forgot to bring a watch to the test site (first time ever that this has happened). I found myself half-panicking, skipping several problems lest I miss a chance at an easy problem at the end. It didn’t work, of course. On #14, I chose C) 1/6 instead of […]

Chemistry and LaTeX with mhchem

There is a LaTeX package called mhchem available that makes typesetting chemical equations a lot easier. Sure, you could be lazy and type it all out in math mode like this (sorry, I don’t know much chemistry yet): or in text mode: C$_6$H$_{12}$O$_6$ + 6O$_2 xrightarrow{text{heat}}$ 6CO$_2$ + 6H$_2$O But that’s ridiculous. Writing it is […]