October 1999 Archives
10/31/99 -- spent Halloween in the computer interfacing lab. We're up to at least 30 hours… but it's almost done! Ack.
10/30/99 -- I've said it before, I'll say it again: John Cusack is awesome. :) Though movie nights just aren't as much fun sans Jen.
10/28/99 -- Well, I'm up on Linux. Finally. X and everything. :) Now I can do all that development I have to do … at home. :)
10/26/99 -- What will they think of next? :)
10/25/99 -- Busy busy busy. Insanely busy. I didn't even notice it
was the weekend. 'Cept I got to call Jen Saturday night because my
International Sprint Card finally came. Oh, and Athena's being a flaky
bitch, which worries me because that's where I do all my programming for
class… though as soon as I get Mandrake installed I can move my
development stuff home.
10/20/99 -- This is hilarious.
Especially the part about where his session got killed by friendly fire.
10/18/99 -- Finished another book. There's a
mouse in the apartment. Found out that Britrail passes are expensive as
hell. Ah, well… I get to see Jen, so it'll be money well spent.
Feeling much more emotionally stable, though. The world did pretty
much leave me alone for the last two days. Very much appreciated.
10/15/99 -- Okay, if anyone is listening, I'd like to get off the
emotional roller coaster now. I had nightmares all last night, I missed
an entire page on a test (though I do get to make it up), I'm rather
uncertain about my performance on a second test, I have a third test and a
presentation Monday, and I got rear-ended on the way to work. Oh, and
yesterday I found out that they're dissolving my business unit. I just
want the world to leave me alone for a few days.
10/12/99 -- Making spaghetti isn't nearly as much fun when the love of
your life isn't around to make fun of how much garlic you use. Even if
you do get to put mushrooms in. Sigh.
10/11/99 -- Downloaded the Homeworld demo from Sierra. That looks like
a kickass game. Props to E for pointing me to it. Went out drinking
Friday night with a group of cool physics geeks. :) Had a thought…
that tech idea I posted to the random fruits page on 9/30 might be
interesting as a thesis. The "moving network" thing especially. Hm.
10/04/99 -- Well, turns out AI and Design of Operating Systems aren't
going to be anywhere near as cool as I had hoped. At least the textbooks
are good, though; I can read them in class and still learn
something. Apparently you have to wait until Advanced AI
and Advanced Design of Operating Systems before you learn anything.
I think I get to take Advanced D.O.S. next spring or summer, though, so at
least the wait won't be too long.
In other news, got my first e-mail from Jen today. It's so nice to
hear from her again… I've never missed anyone this much.
Apparently technology over there just isn't up to the standards we're used
to here in the states, which kinda makes me worry about the rest of the
world, you know? I guess I finally know why it seems like more than half
of the people in my major weren't born in the States -- and why more than
half my profs weren't, either. :)
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