mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

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    • 1 year ago

      mattiecore

      hi

      how are you

    • Back to life, back to reality

      2 years ago

      mattiecore

      Governor's School is over, so now it's back to real life.... Two and a half weeks of no obligations (aside from packing/cleaning) before moving back up north. I get to be (much) closer to my best friend. I'm going into a PhD program that looks like it's going to be an amazing fit for me.

      The Governor's School has become an integral part of my identity as an educator. Before I left, the GS chorale director, who is the smartest man I've ever met, told me that over the past five summers I've become an important voice on campus and a leader in the community. The lead math teacher was also acting as the Area I coordinator (Area I is just the specific discipline for which a student attends; e.g., mathematics, dance, art, natural science, etc); he kept dropping hints that he doesn't want to wear both coordinator and lead teacher hats, and that the lead teacher position would pass to me.

      And all those things aside, just in terms of my course and the rapport I developed with the students, this was hands down my best summer. The students this year really bought into the program; they were active, engaged, participants and that makes my job so much easier. Some of the students even did a "roast" of me at the last Open Mic, which was really touching. One student told me straight up that the past 5.5 weeks changed her life.

      Also, Thursday night Virginia and I signed a lease on a house up in Binghamton (well, Johnson City really, but close enough)

    • It's been a while

      2 years ago

      mattiecore

      I haven't posted a (substantive) journal in some time. I'm not sure how much people read journals anymore....

      In any case, I thought I should give an update. For the past year I've been teaching at a community college in rural northeastern North Carolina. I enjoyed my time in the classroom, but the school is not a good fit, nor is the community a good fit for my wife Virginia and I.

      Aside from that, I don't think I would be happy long term at a community college. I really want to teach higher mathematics than what is available at most community colleges. But in order to do this, to teach at a university, I would need a PhD...

      This August I'll be starting in the mathematics PhD program at Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY.

      Hooray for new adventures :)

    • Bracketology

      3 years ago

      mattiecore

      Who's filling out a bracket? I'm looking for a group to join.

    • Hey, so...

      3 years ago

      mattiecore

      Mikey and I are performing at RTX this year, as many of your know. And now we know the day and time!

      We're performing on Saturday, July 6 at 5:30pm in Room 12!

      Come check us out. Hope to see you there!

    • Copied from Nick

      3 years ago

      mattiecore

      Please have a looksee:

      Step 1: Click this, read it, join it, and spread it
      Step 2: Follow us on our main Tumblr site, Facebook, and Twitter
      Step 3: GET PUMPED

      I could say a lot about this, but most of what I'd say is already in the newspost. We're basically taking RT Philly, our RT26 podcast and creating a monster hybrid that will not only be massively entertaining, but we hope will also be raising a buttload of money for Child's Play. All of us involved are really excited to get this off the ground, myself in particular. I see XPO26 as the next logical progression of what we tried to accomplish with RT Philly, which was bringing digital communities together to showcase people producing interesting (and oftentimes very entertaining) ideas and work. By moving away from a physical convention to an online streaming environment we can now reach even more people, which means more people can share, listen, and get involved. And did I mention it's all for a good cause (I did)? It'll be at times serious, at times completely goofy, and at all times entirely entertaining.

      So please join the RT group, spread the word around, and stay tuned for more information throughout the summer.

      XPO26: Making the internet a better place
    • 3 years ago

      mattiecore

      Some of you have seen this by now, but for those who haven't:

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      BottomlessWit will be hosting a panel at RTX this year! Hope to see you there

    • 3 years ago

      mattiecore

      It's been a while since I've updated people here about my life. If you don't remember, this is my last semester at Temple.... although I guess I should say was my last semester, because I finished the last of my responsibilities today. It's pretty weird. I'm turning 27 at the end of this month, and I've been in school continuously since I was 5.

      That is a shitload of school.

      But I've gained a lot of valuable experience in that time, and in just a few months I'll be putting it to use. I recently accepted a job teaching mathematics at a community college in North Carolina. For a long time I've known that I'd be teaching some day, but there's still a part of me that doesn't really believe it's happening so soon. In three months time, I will responsible for the education of dozens of students. Kind of scary

      Virginia and I will be moving down in early August. We're both looking forward to living in NC again but we're sad to leave Philadelphia. This city has become our home over the last three years. Now we have to really take advantage of the luxuries city life has afforded us, because soon enough they will no longer be available to us.

      Things will be very busy. My birthday is at the end of this month, our 2-year anniversary is at the beginning of next month, and about a week after that I go off to teach at the Governor's School again this summer (also in NC). All the while we need to be packing our life up and searching around for a place to live.

      How are you all doing?

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  • Comments (2057)

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      2 years ago

      Happy dongday brother

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Thanks, fellow redbeard!

    • edwin

      3 years ago

      Since you're the only one from BW I'm familiar with, this is going on your page. @Mikey @Travie

      Your panel was easily one of the funniest things I've ever watched. I think the only thing I didn't like were the unfunny people who wouldn't shut up and let the funny ones do the talking. Though the roommate murderer was pretty enjoyable. But you guys handled the unfunny masterfully and made it hilarious, and it was simply excellent. Thank you for making my face hurt.

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Haha, no, I didn't

      • edwin

        3 years ago

        I could see the fear in your eyes when you took your first bite, and your pleasant surprise when it was good. Did you end up finishing it?

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Thanks! I appreciate that

        And even though that guy murdered his roommate, he did give me a tasty donut

    • Psycholagny Resident of Old Olney

      3 years ago

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      • Psycholagny Resident of Old Olney

        3 years ago

        Pythagoras gonna kick YO ass.

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Wait, when did you see me teach?

    • Mikey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold tiddlywinks

      3 years ago

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      This gif has everything.

    • manofchance FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Happy FU and i loved bottomless wit at rt this year :D

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Thanks, much appreciated!

    • meeka

      4 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • Dusty_Dink FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pizza 4 Life

      4 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!

    • Kaoru27Umi Princess of Mars

      4 years ago

      You are from Philly? I am currently working in Philly! smiley0.gif
      Happy FU!

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I'm not originally from Philly, but it's my home now. I'm a Southern transplant

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      4 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day!! <3

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Thanks

    • dvdx

      4 years ago

      Random yes, but happy Featured User day :D

    • BigJohnnyC213

      4 years ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • RoadBlock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DONGS

      4 years ago

      SAY SOMETHING MATH-Y NERD.

      :D

      • RoadBlock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DONGS

        4 years ago

        ...

        Well played, sir!

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

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    • Bellzebob

      4 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

      4 years ago

      You are awesome and smart and will be a fantastic teacher!

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Thank you :)

    • Psycholagny Resident of Old Olney

      4 years ago

      If you can store 1.8 zettabytes of data in 4g of DNA, and the average person has ~650 g/mol of DNA, how much data can you store in a human being?

      • Psycholagny Resident of Old Olney

        4 years ago

        Nice! Thanks!

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Good ol' quora :) So the first answer gives a range estimate for grams of DNA in the average human: between 6 and 60g. So for data in terms of zettabyte we have between (1.8/4)*6 = 2.7 and 27 ZB of data

      • Psycholagny Resident of Old Olney

        4 years ago

        www.quora.com/What-is-the-total-mass-of-DNA...

      • Psycholagny Resident of Old Olney

        4 years ago

        I went to Google "how many grams of DNA are in the average person" and that's what it told me which completely threw me off... so I came to you XD

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        What is the unit g/mol? Certainly it can't be grams per mole, because that doesn't make sense here. If we can convert the g/mol into simply grams then the problem is more or less done

    • Nevada

      4 years ago

      You know what's coming up, soon?


      Postseason. You going to do another Survivor Pool?

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Thanks!

      • Nevada

        4 years ago

        Aaaaaaw. I can see how that might be difficult to do all at once, though. Good luck!

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Nah, too lazy :)

        I just finished my semester, and I have quals in January, so I'm taking a few days off first and then I start studying again :/

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      4 years ago

      Presented to you without context:

      Megan (my wife): "No, it's double-douche-y if it's math."

      You can find her here: @doppsgrl

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        How dare she

    • Mikey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold tiddlywinks

      4 years ago

      hey.. you're gonna lose at everything versus me... EVER.

      • Mikey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold tiddlywinks

        4 years ago

        yes

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        nope

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      4 years ago

      Ok, I just sent the money in. Let me know if you guys don't get it for some reason.

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        meant to cool

        thanks!

    • Lammy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Looks like fun! Count me in.

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      4 years ago

      Yeah, you can count me in! Do you have Paypal? I can't pay now, but I should be able to before the 15th.

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Oh I know, don't worry :P

      • Dopp ROLL TIDE

        4 years ago

        Ugh, I just looked and you're right...

        Problem is, I'm older.

        ;~;

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        yes ;~;

      • Dopp ROLL TIDE

        4 years ago

        pfft what are you OLD or something?

        lame

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I don't, but my wife does. The e-mail is [email protected]

    • Mikey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold tiddlywinks

      4 years ago

      Do you remember in high school when I loned you like 5 bucks and you said you'd be my body guard as we walked in the parking lot and kept saying "watch out for snipes"....

      Watch out for snipes.

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Hahaha, hell yes! I was the best body guard

    • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

      4 years ago

      So I can now play the C chord and the F chord. What are other beginner chords I need to know? And we should plan a night to go get a drink. I'm afraid a lot of the bars I knew in Winston are either college or closed down but that won't stop the fun!

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        4 years ago

        Practice all the chords!

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        MORE PRACTICE

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        4 years ago

        I know! But I was practicing for like 3 hours!

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Suck it up! You gotta build up those callouses!

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        4 years ago

        Cool! I also taught myself the G chord tonight.Then my fingers hurt.

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        www.ukuleletricks.com/11-must-know-ukulele-chords-f...

        There are at least two good bars in Winston, so just say the word and I'm in

    • Nevada

      4 years ago

      Do you plan on going to TO? Just curious.

      • Nevada

        4 years ago

        I dunno yet. Maybe. I dunno.

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Nope, unfortunately I can't make it :/

        You?

    • Bey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold wut is a hallo

      4 years ago

      asparagus pee

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        why? WHY

    • PandaM66

      4 years ago

      Who are you? 0.o

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        GET
        IN
        MY
        MOUTH

      • PandaM66

        4 years ago

        I am disturbed by the one eating whatever it is eating...

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        i like the one that's kind of talking to itself

      • PandaM66

        4 years ago

        but at the same time, I can't stop watching it....

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        That was the one

      • PandaM66

        4 years ago

        was it the owls one???

        cause they were freaky xP

      • mattiecore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        haha, i only asked because you modded a recent journal of mine

    • caleba04

      5 years ago

      I finished the Pillars of the Earth. It was a really good read, though with maybe a little too much emphasis on sexuality for my taste. Thanks again!

    • Psycholagny Resident of Old Olney

      5 years ago

      Didja number change? Cause 29 is being an error filled dong smiley2.gif

    • warmsox Sports Forum Moderator

      5 years ago

      cause its awesome.

      and you suck.

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      5 years ago

      Well, that explained everything!

      I will still never be half as cool as her in that picture.

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      5 years ago

      Mattie! I got a package from you today. Is this for Vicky or CALFmas?

      Also:

      THANK YOU smiley12.gif

    • Lammy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      MERRY CHRISTMAS smiley11.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley11.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley11.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley11.gif

    • Bey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold wut is a hallo

      5 years ago

      They were ferals and he never warmed up to us. The others are pretty friendly, but they aren't lap-cats or anything, just like to be pet sometimes. Sometimes he'll let you touch him, but he usually just runs away. Which is extra bad because he needs to be brushed with all that fur. D:

    • Bey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold wut is a hallo

      5 years ago

      I wish he was a friendly chunky bean. :( He does not love us.

    • Bey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold wut is a hallo

      5 years ago

      No, he is just fluffy!

      And like a giant cat, but not really fat. He's the least fat of his litter!

    • steph

      5 years ago

      I take that back- there's a Freddy Mercury one. I know who that is.

    • steph

      5 years ago

      I have no idea who any of the people in these rageface type memes are, tbh.

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      5 years ago

      Ugh...

    • Psycholagny Resident of Old Olney

      5 years ago

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      the only way this makes sense to me is cause you love math

    • cyanophobia

      5 years ago

      Hey, FYI, You're super awesome.

    • daruma

      5 years ago

      As it turns out, the couple that adopted her ended up divorcing a couple years ago. Kinda sad, but if they weren't happy, everyone is better off. I think she goes (or went, anyway) to school in Cobb county somewhere, I wanna say maybe powder springs?

    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      5 years ago

      LOL.

      They're doing the Weezer Cruise in January. As far as I know, this is the only show they're doing prior to that event.

      They're playing through Rock and Roll Part 3. :D Oh, and Matt Sharp and some of the Rentals gang are going to be there as well. I'd call you during the set, but I think they're going on at 10pm PST.

    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      5 years ago

      guess who's going to see ozma next weekend....?

      smiley0.gif

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      5 years ago

      I'm being flippant and sleep deprived, don't worry about it.

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      5 years ago

      Well then fine, be racist about it.

      Jeeze.

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      5 years ago

      >send to Virginia: "put this into Wolfram-Alpha: (x^2+y^2-1)^3-x^2y^3=0"
      >profit

    • karlibean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Sounds pretty hardcore to me! Hope it goes well for you and you enjoy your visit.

    • Psycholagny Resident of Old Olney

      5 years ago

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    • Bey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold wut is a hallo

      5 years ago

      OMG NO JK :(

    • Bey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold wut is a hallo

      5 years ago

      I know, but I hate you.

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