16 Apr 2002 olandgren   » (Journeyer)

School

This is pretty cool - I get to write a paper on SOAP and its uses. Since a couple of things that I use a lot have recently come out with SOAP interfaces, I've got ready-made examples. Other than that, I also acquired papers to do in two more classes: a 6-10 pager on SOAP, a 15 pager on some as yet undetermined topic in Senior Seminar, and a proof that will probably end up being between 8 and 10 pages in Combinatorics. Fun fun fun.

Hacking

Not a terribly large amount of this going on, beyond the fact that I get to show someone how to read data records that span multiple lines in Perl. Other than that, I've automated enough stuff that I'm comfortable with my system. It's a very odd feeling not wanting to make any massive improvements on my systems. More RAM would be nice, but that's minor.

Life

We broke all sorts of heat records today, and with the advent of summer comes one particularly annoying plague and one happy event. The happy event, of course, is ladies finally coming out from under the layers of sweaters and jackets. The annoying plague is the corresponding swarm of shirtless guys everywhere, reminding me that I really did need to be working out over the winter. So I walked down to the river and then did some work on the stair machine. Not much, but maybe it will have an effect after a month.
Other than that, not terribly much is going on. I'm an exceptionally boring person at times, and this is one of them. I'm still wondering if or how much I've fucked up with Emilia. The opportunity to talk to her just hasn't presented itself, so until it does or I manufacture it, I guess I'll have to live in mystery.
I'm really enjoying the nightly walks to the river, as they give me a chance to talk with friends, find out what's going on in their lives, that kind of thing. I was informed that I was sending "mixed messages" this past summer. It figures, since my motivations were pretty mixed as well. I guess one lives and learns, neh?

Listening

No Doubt - Hey Baby

Yeah, I know. Sometimes you just really want bubblegum pop.

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