What a crazy-busy week this was. Seems like every day something was due.
But it's almost all over.
Early on in the week I noticed a neat quote somewhere. It is: "Linux:
be root. Windows: reboot." This is now firmly stapled to my cubicle wall.
Saturday I attended Open Source
Weekend. Learned some more cool features of Eclipse, some
introductory material to mono, what
the deal behind GPG is, and I gave a talk about open-source software in
education with Professor Nash of University of Ottawa. In this talk, I
showed off the PHP version of e-Tutor; the response was very positive.
Today is my birthday. Bought myself some new headphones. I convinced
my parents that it would be really great to have a new suit, and so I
got one, complete with taupe shirt, a pretty cool tie, and the perfect
belt to top it off. The ensemble looks great.
The weather was amazing today, so I took the snow tires off the
vehicle. The agenda for the next few months includes touching up some
rusted areas, finding a leak in the door seal, and fixing what is most
likely a cracked coolant pipe. Also, I intend to purchase some alloy
Mazda Protege GT wheels to replace the current steel ones. These will
have to have new tires. This is a good thing. With any luck, this
ten-year-old car will have another ten years left; is it possible?
Now I'm just finishing a communications theory lab report; what a
great way to ruin the perfect birthday. Another busy week is coming up.
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Busy Last Week, Busier This Week
Last week included the most interesting prank I've seen in my three
years at Carleton: a car made to look as though it had plowed into the
ground after falling four storeys. The effect was really good, I was
fooled at first. The car was actually cut in half during frosh week. The
guy who owns it lives in attached housing and is entitled to a parking
spot for his car, only he doesn't have a car; he has half of one.
People's reactions could not have been better, especially seeing as it
was on the day high school students came to see the campus.
Yesterday marked the last lab and last test of the school year. Exams
are quickly approaching. The day every aspect of the semester is over is
the day I shall be happy.
Yesterday, I also learned an important lesson. After taking down a
full Guinness in haste, never, ever sprint for the train. It left
me feeling very sick, unable to breathe. Physical activity is fine with
other beers, just not Guinness.
Finally, yesterday saw me banned from irc.gimp.org from six of my
shell accounts. All I did was push for a reason why it makes sense to
have all the icon depth/size resources in one file, as in Microsoft
Windows. Apparently it is forbidden to disagree with a man named Yosh.
For a while, I felt like the driver of this particular late-model white
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Yet Another Week
It was a busy week. I spent all week at school doing EngFrosh interviews. At the end of it
all, there was a midterm Saturday morning. If there is one thing I do
not like it's six day work weeks. And the midterm did not go
In more important and happy news, I've basically finished
Celestia-GTK2 this weekend. The GConf stuff is all in, the Makefiles
have been updated, a new icon has been created, pictured in all its SVG
goodness. I feel the next version will be coming out soon, so timing seems
to have worked out pretty well.
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I attended an informative presentation by Robert Love today (yesterday,
it's just past midnight). After that, there was a good beer drinking
event, when I really got to know the guy in a more one-to-one fashion.
It's amazing how different-but-not-quite-different people turn out when
you meet them in person. I don't get that a lot.
About 45 minutes ago I bought Robert a beer. That's something I don't
do every day. I'm drunk. Good times. It's too bad I have a stats test
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