6 May 2008 - 1:02pmWork

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Well, I’ve been home for a few days now, had a good weekend spending time with Joelle and my family. Joelle and I went shopping on Friday night and I spent entirely way too much money on clothes for work (some of which was funded by generous donations from my parents… thanks for that $0.63 gift card :) ). Joelle’s birthday extravaganza took place on Saturday. We had spaghetti for dinner and cookie cake and ice cream for dessert.

Then Monday came and I started my job. As I understand it, I’m going to be doing some web development using Java Server Pages for possibly two different applications. At this point I’m trying to wrap my head around the structure of the application and the way the different pieces of hardware and software interact. I think I’m going to enjoy what I’m doing, but that remains to be seen.

As far as I know, I’m going to be working Monday – Thursday all through the summer and fall, hopefully maxing out my hours right before Christmas. My intentions are to save the majority of what I make so that Joelle and I will have some money to work with when we get married.

Completely off-topic: Android winners were not announced yesterday, as was originally stated. Word on the street (if by street you mean internet) is that the judges final scores for the top 100 applications are due tomorrow (the 7th). Hopefully they’ll all be on time and we’ll find out by Thursday who the 50 winners are.

I guess that’s all for now. I should probably try to find something to do that justifies my hourly pay rate.

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30 April 2008 - 9:55amHappy Birthday Joelle!

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Today is Joelle’s 21st Birthday! If you see her or have some way of contacting her, wish her a happy one. I’ve got to get her a present this weekend (or maybe I already did…).

It has been a long time since I posted on this thing, so several items of importance follow:

First, an update on the RSS Challenge I mentioned that we had in COSI. I didn’t win, Ryan did. My entry had some database issues and several bugs which needed to be ironed out.

An update on Android: We submitted our entry to the contest on the April 14th deadline and are now waiting anxiously to hear from them. Winners for round 1 are notified on or about May 5th.

School: Last week was dead week (the last week of classes before finals). That means I had a buttload of work to do and no time to do it all. I had two programming assignments due last Thursday, a project presentation on Friday, another presentation this past Monday as well as write ups for each of those. I had one final each Monday and Tuesday and I have two today (one of which is already over). Good news is that I got everything done and turned in on time and I think I’ve done decently on all my tests so far.

I start my co-op on Monday and will be working almost full time from then until Christmas. I intend to work on a few different things this summer, hopefully one of which will be Android (I really hope we win this first round). When the fall gets here I’m thinking I’m going to follow along with the Cryptography course Tino is teaching via Ryan and Jake. I’d like to take the course but I won’t have an opportunity since it’s only offered in the fall.

All that said, I have about 80% of my stuff packed and will be heading home tomorrow probably around noon. Hopefully I’ll have time in the near future to mess with the theme and get the colors the way I want them (I know some of you have said it’s too light, too boring, etc.).

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25 October 2007 - 1:58pmA General Update

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So I haven’t posted in almost a whole month, sorry about that. Anyway, not too much has been going on lately, so there’s not much updating to be done. However, I’ll touch on a few things.

I’ve recently been working quite a bit on the K2CC Amateur Radio Club webpage. We decided to adopt a wiki infrastructure for the site, so I dug in and did some work implementing and configuring the mediawiki package. Check it out at http://k2cc.clarkson.edu.

My 20th birthday was this past Tuesday (October 23rd). My parents came up to visit for the weekend prior and brought me my sweet birthday present. Then, Tuesday evening, some friends from the lab threw me a nice surprise party with balloons and cake and ice cream. :)

In other news, time is down… which is a terrible situation for the world as a whole. What will become of the space-time continuum? What will become of mankind? This is surely not good…

I guess I’ll tie this up with a look into the future (oooo… how’s he do that?). Next weekend I’ll be heading home for a few days to see Joelle and my family. Since I haven’t seen Joelle in almost a month and a half, I’m really excited. As far as this site goes, I plan to take some time in the near future to add a few more pages for everyone to take a look at. So check back soon.

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