It’s not every day I screw up as badly as I did last night. That problem I was working on? Definitely didn’t read the statement closely enough. My 10 equations would have been great, except that at least 3 were based on a component of the circuit that I was supposed to remove, per the problem. That kind of thing makes me feel really stupid, especially given how much sleep I lost over it…

On a better note, here’s a humorous quote from my ECE 230 prof. just now, as he introduced reactive power (aka imaginary power):
“With all the government regulation of power recently, more and more economists are getting involved in power systems. The problem is, economists don’t understand why they should have to pay for “imaginary” power. If we call it reactive power, they don’t know what it is, so they’re willing to pay something for it. Economists aren’t real good with complex numbers…”

P.S. This is the 4th time I’ve edited this message to try to get it formatted decently. Lessons learned:

  • Blogger.com sucks at HTML. Use real tags, less <span>ing just to make things bold.
  • Don’t use mail2web.com to send a post to Blogger via email. It adds advertising.
  • Don’t try to do anything on a PocketPC. Are you listening Microsoft? Internet Explorer 4.01 should have died years ago. It should not ship with Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition.

That’s all.