September 23, 2005

Wrestling with Windows

September 23, 2005 - Categories: geek

They seem to be blocking Skype. WAAAAAH!

I booted the Vaio to see if Yahoo Voice still works. Took me almost
ten minutes to get the computer to stop thrashing. Windows. Pfft.

Discovering my inner nerd II

September 23, 2005 - Categories: geek

My first class clued me in to my inner nerd.
My first lab report brought my inner nerd out in full force.

It’s a good thing that I blocked off the entire day for the lab
report, aside from a few hours in the morning to fix up a package for
IBM.

I spent almost four hours practically rewriting the lab report. I
fixed spelling, grammar and style. I fleshed out the report with ideas
from a number of other papers, all properly cited. And I had _fun._

‘course, as I was printing a copy for the teaching assistant, I
started wondering whether having an undergrad lab partner was a good
thing. I’m going to ask the teaching assistant if I could pair up with
another grad student who also has the urge to write things nicely…

I don’t feel so bad about my undergrad education now. I must’ve
learned _something_ along the way.