28 Nov 2000 AArthur   » (Journeyer)

iMacLinux

Check out the Nubus PowerMac Kernel Compiling Howto, that I posted today. It's been a bit slow news week, so not much has been posted.

Scouts

Stuff is starting to slow down. Still working on what to do at the meeting on Thursday. Need to get a second coat of paint for my sister's room, to finish up my Family Life group project with my sister.

Besides that, I still need to get Mr. Rapp to sign my Eagle Project book, although I did get a letter of thanks from him. I also have to go over my Personal Management Budget, not to mention going over the Family Life stuffs.

School

For college, I am thinking in studying Political Science, and a carrer involving Goverment (obviously). I probably will attend Hudson Valley Community College for the first two years, then for the second two years SUNY Albany. Obviously, I'm more certain about the first, I have to think more about the second.

Albany is a good area to live in for studying this, as the State Goverment is in New York. SUNY Albany offers an intern program, that lets Juniors and Seniors in college work with the State Goverment.

Not to mention, I like this area alot, as much of New York State. It also mean, I can save some money going to college, as I won't have to pay for board.

I'm 45 out of 92 in the Greenville Centeral Class of 2001. My overall GPA is 80.2. That said, I've taken fairly difficult classes, such as Course IV and Physics. My Social Studies total average is around a 90, which isn't that bad. I took the SATs in November, I don't have the score yet.

I figure I'll start out at a community college, as it will be slightly easier, and I will be able to get into a better school for the final 2 years, then if I started out in a 4 year college.

I decided to go into the field of Political Science instead of a computer related field because:

  • Math is hard for me.
  • I've became more cynical of technology and computers lately, especially with the enviromental dangers and physical damage of users to/of them.
  • I enjoy working with real people, dealing with real issues.
  • Between experiences in Scouts, and stuff I have learned in High School, politics are more interesting then computers.
  • Can you say, boring programming classes, doing lame qbasic or VBasic shit?

    I plan to send in my application to HVCC in a couple of weeks, then sometime in January take a tour, and meet with admissions.

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