Friday, March 31, 2006

Am I the only one who has tried on snow shoes? Fuck.

By the looks of it my schedule is set for the summer. I accepted the fellow position with the ECE department, so I'll be doing research all summer.

I'm off to California tomorrow. I'll see if knocking on Stanford's door will let me in . . . isn't that how it went in Orange County? Out.
Exit 29A. I-95 North. Florida.

I think if anybody gave a goddamn about Alaska we would be trying on snowshoes on right now. Sure, Martin needs to complete his collection, and sure, Matt has to be crazy, and sure, I still want to go to Alaska, but I'm not all eager to plan the whole thing myself.

Mark, sorry I didnt mention that an excellent oppurtunity to stay the weekend in south Florida came up Wendesday. Thats where I'll be this weekend, including Saturday. Boo me.

I think you are all hoez.
So, summer plans are starting to be underfoot. If we are going to Alaska, we should be looking more seriously from now on. I think that I may go to SIGGRAPH in July/August. Better yet, GTRI may pay for it. Ahh... I like college percs. It is in Boston where I have always wanted to visit.

Are you going Matt? Would you like to go? Anyone, anyone? Beuller...?

I still have not made a firm decision on attending classes this summer or not. That will play a large part in my travel plans. But, I am going somewhere at sometime.

Lets me knowz what you hoez think.

Friday, March 24, 2006

so this vacation has been pretty nice. i suppose it's wrapping up here. i tried not to work for PlayMotion too much. worked on a PlayMotion-related project and learned some things about my new computer, which has been cool.

i also worked like a slave for my mom and for my dad (physical labor vs. computer work) and for my grandparets, 3/5 of whom are moving in to new 'retirement communities' and need people to lift barges and tote bales and organize and generally boss around. i don't know how i feel about all the retirement community business. i think it depends on how old you are. my dad's mom is going to do fine at the new place because she's still pretty spry, but my mom's parents don't care too much about interacting with anyone (making friends) at the place and so it's mostly a prison.

mom asked me to smother her in her sleep on her 75th birthday. she's really not happy about her parents' current state.

also, mom and dad are trying to unload all their shit on me. i've already gathered another table (bringing me up to 6, i think) and a mirror from my mom. i think that my dad wants me to take all of his stereo stuff (amp, preamp, turntable, records, speakers). i really need a bigger place.

i actually made printers go in unix. that was cool. but then i went to the mac and asked something to print. and without ever having configured anything, the system went out and found a printer and asked if i wanted to use it (zeroconf is incredible). i said yes, and stuff popped out of the printer. why can't printing work like that everywhere? as a result, i've decided to adopt a project to improve the zeroconf support under unix. there's just no reason why it shouldn't be there. it's magic.

Friday, March 17, 2006


i know that you're pissed about working so much. but remember, mark, that you're not there to work. you're there to meet people. and one semester is probably not enough time to do that. so keep suffering and make those contactz. or do some real networking and get it rigged so other people do your work for you.

keep your chin up. dude. i think this master's degree thing is a good ideatm.

Monday, March 13, 2006

My school is also mo-mo-mo suck-a-tron. I have been working on assignments for multiple days with others due right on top of one another. It really sucks. I have many complex, long, involved assignments in all my classes. Some classes have shit due during spring break and some have them before and some have them right after. School sucks and I am seriously reconsidering this decision to get a masters.

In other news, I was going to go to Venezuela for spring break to see Shannon. I would have used up my frequent flyer miles that I am desperate to get rid of because I think that companies in Chapter 11 tend to cancel things like that. But, now I am not. Due to fuck stick flight changes in iteneries, I am now staying here. I really do want to see her, but she moves about the continent so fast its hard to keep up. Plus, I am getting the strong feeling that this is turning into a situation where I want to see her but she doesn't want to see me. I don't like that at all.

Lastly, Banff at the Ferst Center is in a week. Be there of b^2'ed.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

schools suck ass. that is the way it goes. there is no two parts about it. after going and talking to the people at tech it looks like I wont be going there for my PhD, at least this fall. They had already filled the 3 or so spots they were going to take. fortunately, unlike last year, they are taking mid-year applications. that means that if I want i can try again then. the downside is that by then I will have to apply again, which will cost money. Also, I will have to basically get a prof in my back pocket before I try again. I don't know if I can try to get some part-time research, or maybe some feeble attempt at writing a grant in order to swing things my way, all I know is this sucks. I'd better go check to make sure that I am still graduating.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Long time, no posting. Just to keep everyone up to date, I am going to grad school at Tech for my masters in ME. I will not get a phd. That is not for me.

I also want to tell everyone that on the Tuesday next will be the Banff Film Festival will be coming to ATL at the Robert Ferst Center for the Performing Arts. You may have heard of this. It is at 7:00 PM on the 21st of February. Tickets are 17.00 at the door or 10.00 (students) before. I will be there. ORGT is helping to sponser the event as well as REI.

My cat's breath smells like cat food.