Today's diary entry is brought to you by the word: Transition.
End - I submitted my last marks file today for the course I tutor. I've TA'd this course for 4 semesters now and it's been a lot of fun. I may have actually set a couple novice programmers down the right path. I'll have to find another way to teach now, I like it.
End - I am studying for the first of my 2 exams - Natural Language Programming. This is it - I write one wednesday, one in early May, and then school's done. I will come back, I will take other courses but in the larger sense, for the time being, school is over.
Beginning - I bought The Java Programming Language 3rd ed. the other day. That means I'm officially ready to start the Java binge that will occupy much of May. That in turn reflects the fact that I will be starting work for IBM in a month.
Beginning - Last Saturday Amy and I signed the lease. We are officially apartment owners now. We are officially roommates now. We even put a deposit down on a couch, chair and ottoman set we like. I don't know whether this, or the IBM job, is the bigger beginning.
Beginning - My 8" Sabatier Chef's Knife arrived last Friday, meaning the trip towards becoming a competent cook has also started. Of course, I can't do anything with it yet except take it out and look at it approvingly, or slice baby carrots with it - but you know, I'm still jazzed. :)