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Progress report Nov. 12th, 2007 @ 10:15 am
Reading back in my journal, I discovered that I had set some goals for after college.  It's a good thing that that is a really open ended time frame.  Here's the report:


The cubicle sea Nov. 7th, 2007 @ 04:21 pm
I'm posting just because I just stood up on my chair.  I looked in all directions, and here is what I saw:

This is the danger of Live Journal.  Sometimes I just feel inspired to write, and whoever reads may suffer the consequences.

Cleaning Nov. 5th, 2007 @ 10:09 am
It is time for a rearrangement of furniture, and a general cleaning of the apartment.

In other news, my new computer ROCKS:
Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM (4GB on the way), 320GB HD + 500GB USB HD, ATI Radeon 2600 Pro, Antec Sonata III and a Zerotherm "butterfly" chip cooler.  It all adds up to "fast and quiet", and a good chance that I won't have to buy a computer again for three years, which is my target.
Current Location: Webster NY 14580

I Return to LJ, again Jun. 1st, 2007 @ 12:44 am
Looks like it's time for the annual post to my LJ (Which appears to bear the misnomer "The Daily Dave").

Events of today include:

Wow, LJ is much improved since my last post over a year ago.
Aureal Permeation: Summer fan drones

Whiteboards Feb. 8th, 2006 @ 09:50 am
Whiteboards have a tray for holding markers and erasers. They typically hold two kinds of markers: Dry-erase markers, and God-should-have-used-this-marker-to-write-the-ten-commandments markers. As a side note, I have a new job at Xerox, and Xerox doesn't block their employees from accessing LJ.
Other entries
» Snow
4 wheel drive + maybe 9-12 inches (roads had between 3-6) of snow + 1:00 AM = FUN!

Slipping and sliding was as expected, snow drifts were high (I'm guessing up to 18") due to very windy conditions. There was occasional whiteout. Traffic was minimal, and at least 50% snow plows. I saw some snowmobilers, and my usual parking spot was filled in on the left with 2 feet of blown snow, so I backed in, which took 3 tries due to the snow drift, even with 4WD. I also stopped in K-Mart's parking lot and righted the a stoptional that a snow plow had presumably knocked over. In fact, the only problem I had was that I wasn't wearing snow boots, so getting into and out of my car (and clearing it off) made my feet cold and wet. Oh, and my car is really slow to give any heat this winter. Really just minor nuisances.
» Mmm... Job
I have a job. A very small company. An NDA is involved. 'nuff said.

For some reason I can't seem to get excited as everyone else seems to be about me getting a job. I'm beginning to realize I would have been happy either way. This is partly because there are still three or four headaches to get out of the way. I could be considerably more excited when I get the keys to an apartment (plus electric, water, phone, cable, cable-modem, possibly gas). I'll be possibly more excited when my parents come and move me out of this 12#@#%$@! aparment I'm in now. It's a great apartment, I've just been here too long, and there are some very depressing people around: the college students. On Saturday the 14th, I may not be excited, but I'll be very happy, as there's a canoe excursion. I'll be both happy and excited when the very small NDA-bearing company sells a product, which I'll probably by that time have had a significant part in making. As for my current sutiation in life, I say this: I didn't fail to leave room for improvement.
» Daemon Tools
I use Daemon Tools to play my video games without the CD. Out of curiosity, I looked at the CD's for Total Annihilation I had ripped previously, because I knew they contained audio tracks. As it turns out, AudioCatalyst is able to rip the audio off of the images of the CD's, and since there is no CD involved, it rips & encodes anywhere from 25x - 42x
» The Future.
Funny thing about the future. It doesn't exist yet.
» Big choices day.
My day was somewhat eventful. Since I am not going to finish my thesis
by the Aug. 13 deadline, I am ditching the BS/MS program, getting my
BS mid-August, and continuing as an MS-only student. This will give
me until August 2008 to finish. The downside is I'll have to take one
more course (of my choosing from the graduate-level offerings), and may
lose my thesis topic. I'll also be paying graduate-level tuition rates
after this.

I'll be able to get a job and not deal with school for the next
3-6 months (assuming I'll be able to get a job), so I'll have time
to do the things I'd rather be doing for a while.

Tomorrow I devote to finding a job.
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