25 Mar 2000 bobman   » (Observer)

For some reason, the idiocy of our bomb threat happy people continues. 12:34PM - Evacuate to the other school. Come to find out, the administration had known about the threat for 20min-30min before the actual evacuation alarm went off. They made time to move our lunches to the other school... Of course, there could have been a bomb ticking down those minutes, but there is the assumption made that it isn't real.

That assumption is not very safe, in my opinion, and we left the other school, returned to ours, about an hour and a half later. I, of course, was prepared for the eventuality of staying in another building, so I packed my laptop case with snacks, laptop w/MP3s, wireless headphones, and my Palm Pilot IIIx. Sorta useful, but we were there for too short a time to really need all of it.

Needless to say, I didn't get to work on the MOSXS.

What I ran into, however, was telnetd ceasing to work this morning and being unable to restart the box with the nifty Restart button in the login window. In fact, if I want to say something of the usefulness of today, I'd have to say I tested the fsck capability of the server.

In Computer Programming I found out that the tan() function expects radians. Then, with Dave's help, I fixed my class and did some polygon calculations using apothem, number of sides, and side length. Wheee.

Oh, by the way, I got my acceptance letter from WPI... Whoohoo! If you go there and want to clue me in to how good, or how bad, a school it is, e-mail me.

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