Went to the frat party. Got a little tipsy before hand. I
was still as nerdy as ever, though I was more verbosely
analytical of myself. My momentum management was not so
good either. The party almost sucked, as there were only 3
girls there for quite a while. Eck. Girls finally arrived
at 11:30/ish, and things got better. I didn't get the goods
up to go talk to this tall girl, but I will figure that
out. Helped my friend most of this weekend, makes me feel
good to help him with his girl problems. Girls are stinky,
yes that means you.
I didn't code near so much as I'd hoped. Watched too much
TV. I did get my website a bit more to where I want it to
though. I was going to create a Zope ZClass to implement
the 'sections' of my website, but that quickly got out of
hand, so I'm implementing it a lazy way. Almost sat down to
write real code, but have yet to do so.
Quake 3 Fortress came out. Good time sink.
I did a diagram of my Test Suite idea on Saturday. Since
none of you commented on it last time, I expect lots of you
to to check
it out and then
let me know what you think. That means you. Don't try
and hide, I see you through the telescreen.
Started in on reading So Long, and Thanks For All the
Fish again. I like Douglas Adams, even if this one
isn't so outlandish. I thought about starting to read
things I've heard about like Neal Stephenson (?), nerdy
stuff. I just know I need to balance fiction, non-fiction,
and technical stuff better. :)
I missed "Code Rush" :(
As a guy who's in college in America, I must weigh in on the
college education debate. 1) I went straight from high
school to college, but I wanted to be a music major at
first, so I had little choice, plus my parents. I have not
thought enough over whether it's good or bad I went straight
through. I think I've learned the same 'life stuff'
regardless, just had to juggle school along with it. B) SMU
isn't cheap ($25K/year). I'm afraid only 33% of my
professors have been worth it. More evil is the fact that I
would not give the two CS professors I've had a Ph.D. They
lacked the 'curiosity' that I see in my friends, in free
software hackers, in smart people in general. Maybe they're
old, maybe their academic, who knows. C) I've felt the
temptation to go get a job and quit school numerous times,
but the main reason I'm here is to get a paper degree, and
to become smart. I know I'm going to have to rely on myself
to get uber-smart, but that's the way life is, ya know?
Ergo, D) SMU is pretty much a vacation school. There aren't
a whole lot of sadistic professors here, and the ones that
are get weeded out quickly. So I'll slide through here, get
a degree that looks decent on paper, and go get a job that
will buy me all the toys I desire. I'm sure that this irks
the hell out of some of you, so tell me and I'll
become a better person.
And finally, I may leap back into the world of stand up
comedy. There's an open mic night here at SMU, and I think
I may leverage that. Need to get my cajones built up
though, know what I mean?
I realize this has become one of those really long annoying
diary entries, and that it has little technical value.
Sorry. I now yield the floor to the person whose diary