11 Dec 2000 nosinut   » (Journeyer)

So many things have happened, and my diary entries aren't going to be able to catch up.

Trilogy flyout (Austin, TX). Escalate flyout (south of San Francisco, CA). Much work. Some play. Dreamcast -- Soul Calibur in particular.

Some awkwardness -- note to self: asking a girl to dinner and finding out about her boyfriend afterward is embarassing.

2 weeks left, studying punctuated by exams. Then Florida for Christmas break, then Wyoming for some skiing, then back to Pittsburgh for a short bit of do-nothing relaxation before the next semester.

Many good books during the long plane flights: The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay), Microserfs (Douglas Coupland), Jumpers (Tom Stoppard), Roll-out Racquetball (Charles Brumfield). And I reread The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera) for like the third time. I've also been on a psychology-of-gender kick that started with my Uncle's recommendation of Natalie Angier's Woman and is currently in the middle of Deborah Blum's Sex on the Brain. Some good discussions of feminism versus evolutionary psychology along the way.

There was some irony in the fact that I read Microserfs on the plane flight out to interview in the bay area.

So this whole growing-up facing the realworld graduating from college thing. It's kind of thrilling, really. Rent.net must love me for the ad hits they get as I think, "wow, I could live here if I lived in Austin" and a few seconds later, "or I could live here, or here, or here".

Also looking at a few Pittsburgh start-ups. Funny how unattractive start-ups have become these days: lots of work, little pay, poor stock options. Such a switch from a couple of years ago. (When it was lots of work, little pay, millionaire stock options.) But it could be fun.

Donovan's Compass project is apparently coming along fabulously, I'll have to check out the source code in a bit.

So, I should really be cleaning my room. Actually that's a lie. I should really be studying for exams, but I'll be cleaning my room instead.

Did you know that a loaded Audi TT only costs $35k?

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