3 Apr 2000 CentralScrutinizer   » (Apprentice)

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 entry proceeds me.

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