Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Skitzophrenia of Pittsburgh

Flooding in Giant Eagle Auditorium

Pittsburgh Dowtown under water

And the next 3 days will have highs above 80. It tasted like fall this weekend... I actually remember liking it every fall. The leaves changing aren't as pretty here as they are in New England.



Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Life imitating... life

When I was a junior in high school, I toured Carnegie Mellon and decided instantly that I didn't want to tour another school and only wanted to go to CMU.

Today is the Technical Opportunities Conference here at CMU and I really only wanted to talk to Google. I know that I need to look at other companies in case I don't get an internship at Google next summer.

So yeah. How does one overcome this?


Tuesday, September 14, 2004

"I feel love"

"Does the sun EVER shine in Pittsburgh?" - Mom (we're going to get nailed with rain again, when my parents are here to visit this weekend)

PiKA decided to nominate a safety chair with 0 design, 0 building, and limited mechanicking experience. Yay.

I really like my probability class. It can be a little slow, but having problems about drives going offline really is nice and concrete. I figured out that I really dislike abstract stuff like algebraic structure theory.

OS is a bit annoying right now. However my new habit of doing work ahead of time to some extent is helping, to a large extent.



Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Oddities in Education

If I drop no courses this semester, I will need
4 cs courses
1 physics course
1 humanities course
to graduate. Basically a little more than 1 more semester.

Get a random minor (psych: 7 courses. Business: 5)
Do research this spring and hope to get into the fifth year master's program
Have an amazingly easy senior year.

Scary. If I pushed extra hard, I could graduate this spring. I'm not ready to be a college grad!


Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Midweek updates

Something recently learned - starting assignments ahead of time leads to good free time later. Yes, it's only week 2, but it seems to help.

Photos from Fallingwater

Best line today from a professor in an email "Also, let's talk about constructive uses of low precision (to test algorithm stability)." It's making the CS major in me cry. Less precision?

sold the 19" crt today. I just couldn't justify the desk space when the image sucks so much. Thanks Dell, I'm glad I got your monitor.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Trey's quote in OS

"What languages don't support recursion?" - Eckherdt, rhetorically
"ML..." - Trey