Monday Morning, May 18, 2015
I've found a roller pen which works, trulythe rollerball pen is superior to
all other pens. I completed a project for Calculus BC on Friedrich Gauss,
whose curiosity led him to forumate many prooft theretofore undiscovered. He
did not, however, publish any of this; he maintained his findingin his diaty
and never told anytone of such breakthroughs. I hope the project is
well-received by everyone, notwithstanding the instructor Mrs. █████, since
I have invested so much time into this and hold Gauss in high regard.
Although I do not wish to pursue a career as a mathematician, I want to
study mathematics as a hobby; it is very exciting to discover something new.
I wish to pursue a career in computer engineering, designing processors or
ICs or some low-level hardware.
Although I have no hope for the future of computing to remain simple, as it
is burdened by "standards" and "innovations" I still wish to design this
hardware because it is to me the oasis of computing, largely untouched by
the caitiff hands of engineers employed to produce for surface convenience.
That is the
hinderence of progress: convenience. At least, progress in a positive
manner. Man invents a calculator; I never doubt its usefulness but he uses
it too much and is consequently abstracted far from the bosom of arithmetic;
he does not hear or see. He has lost sight of the value of his journey; it
is discounted, cheapened.
My studies in Japanese go well; I am able to recognize all of the vowels and
can write the well. Of course, learning is not without trial; I have many
syllabograms to conquer still. I hope these things never sour.
Gauss, an ardent perfectionist, delighted himself by the beautiful
simplicity and neatness of his proofs, even erasing his work from which he
arrived at the conclusion in his diary. I agree whole-heartedly with his
practice. The journey is profoundly personal and cannot be taught.