Turkey Day 
Friday, 26 November, 2004, 02:19
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

I just woke up, so there's obviously not much to say, except that we are supposed to have white Christmases, not Thanksgivings, and my car (and everything else that is outside, for that matter) is covered in snow. But the fact that there shall be massive quantities of turkey consumed kind of makes up for that.

With that, I complete this update, seeing how my eyes are barely open and my fingers take seconds to respond to my requests for motion ;-)
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Crunch time? 
Thursday, 25 November, 2004, 03:12
No new South Park this week ... I'm kind of disappointed.

I was able to prepare the statement of cash flows for my accounting assignment, which is pretty good considering the professor didn't teach us jack in class. Pretty sweet.

No more updates at the moment, I have to finish the rest of the accounting assignment. I also have a Microeconomics assignment to do ... that, and the VR project needs to be finished 8 days from today, but if I had to hazard a guess I'd say it's approximately 80% done at the moment.
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VR project r00lz 
Wednesday, 24 November, 2004, 03:26
The VR project is so unbelievably awesome, I can't believe it. I hope to get a video of it in action one of these days.

Needless to say, that's one of the reasons why I've been updating relatively infrequently lately.

It's crunch time now ... next week is the last full week of classes. After that, it's the dreaded Finals Week. Eek. I only have two finals, though, so it's all good.

Tomorrow I get to build one of the most awesome computers I've ever built. It's not a multi-processor beast, but the thing looks like it'll fly ... 3.6GHz Pentium 4, 2.0GB of DDR2 memory, a PCI-e x16 Radeon X800 XT, a pair of 74GB Western Digital Raptor drives ... it'll be really, really fast. Faster than my computer ... but many computers I build nowadays are faster than my own. I think the fastest mine will be able to go is 3.4GHz, but that's with a Prescott space heater ... er, I mean processor.

Now, I continue with my accounting homework ...
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Dual-proc lovin 
Saturday, 20 November, 2004, 16:20
As you can see, I've been updating a bit less frequently now. No, I haven't forgotten about the page already, I'm just a bit busy with school. The end of the semester is rapidly approaching, with finals about 3 weeks away. That, and I have to cuss out the people in charge of registration at UIC ... they are once again screwing up my registration for business courses by not acknowledging that I am, in fact, enrolled in the business college.

I'm also testing out a pair of dual-processor servers. In the blue corner, we have a dual 3.0GHz Xeon server. In the green corner, we have a dual AMD Opteron 246 server. Round One ... FIGHT! I'm trying to make the playing field as level as possible, but it's somewhat difficult. Both of them have 512MB of RAM, both of them have crappy video cards (they're servers, what do they need Radeon x800 XTs for?

Anyway, I'm at work at the moment, and it has taken me 26 minutes to type this short amount of text, so it's obviously busy ...
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I hate Christmas music 
Thursday, 18 November, 2004, 00:35
I thought I only skipped one day! O SNAP!

So anyway, I'd like to know why Gaim disconnects every so often ... it's really, really pissing me off. I'm not about to go back to Trillian or, dare I say it, the official AIM client ... but still, when I leave Gaim connected, I expect it to stay connected until I tell it to disconnect.

Flashed the iPAQ up to firmware 1.1 and forgot to get hte GPS working with it. Bummer. I'll probably do that tomorrow after Julie and I go out. I don't know where to take her yet, but I know we'll have to make it over to a Michael's sometime to pick up some gingerbread houses. Those are always fun.

Speaking of fun, Christmas music is not. Seriously, when I hear that stuff I want to gouge the semicircular canals out of the sides of my head. It's not cool, especially because we'll be hearing it until freakin' February. It's not enough that Marshall Field's in Woodfield had to have their Christmas trees set up at Halloween, nooooo, we also have to hear the stupid music. Furthermore, Thanksgiving hasn't even passed yet, why the hell are people putting thier Christmas lights up? I realize it's 67 degrees F out there (you call this winter?!), but part of the fun of Christmas is putting the lights up when your joints are frozen, and your fingers are like little sticks.

So now, after that long paragraph, I shall get to work. There's quite a bit of that.
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