The One with the Wireless Card
|A1||X||Get wireless detected|
|A2||X||Read Philosophy readings|
|A3||X||Write immaculate conception essay|
8. Schoolwork - reflection on the Immaculate Conception
7. On the benefits of speech synthesis
6. planner.el and maintaintership
I should plan my day better. Looking at the tasks accomplished... Haven't done much.
Also, should tell mom that my phone refuses to charge. It flickers on using the battery I have, but dies quickly.
4. Marcelle's blog
Ah, yes, the wireless card. =) I am a very lucky girl. My parents got me a wireless card for my Christmas gift (in addition to my beautiful subnotebook, of course). One of the things I really like about my parents is that they won't actually wait until Christmas to give it to me, since I can very well use it before then. =) I have clueful parents.
Got my wireless card working. There was a bit of confusion about eth0 and eth1 - turned out to be my fault. Once I had gotten my dhclient all sorted out (I was mistakenly calling it from intuitively, and that turned out to be a Bad Thing), it Just Worked. For reference, I've got a Linksys WPC-11 Instant Wireless card. It's supposed to be a Prism2, so has limited functionality but can act as a wireless access point with the hostap tools. Coverage in Faura is not bad, but I haven't checked other areas for decent signal. Should improve if Dr. Sarmenta manages to get Microsoft to agree to blanket the campus with wireless access points.
Speaking of Dr. Sarmenta... He was in a meeting earlier, so we didn't have ThesisProject class. I want to change advisors. ;)
2. Microsoft and wasted PR opportunities
If you think about it, many of our classes are too vendor-centric. Take Contemporary Databases (translation: Oracle), or Enterprise Java Programming (guess), or even Intro to C++, which was actually pretty okay if not fairly boring, and had a sliver of MFC tacked on at the end but didn't cover other toolkits). On the plus side, we do actually have Systems Programming, which is Unix-based thanks to the strong push of people like William Yu, Sir Marco and Doc Mana if I'm not mistaken. w00t!
(Update 2003.09.24: Come to think of it, we're remarkably not vendor-centric - at least the classe I've taken.)
Anyway, I really should be going to bed now. My roommate has borrowed my alarm clock again - it's apparently the loudest in the dorm... =) Hopefully I'll remember to wake up tomorrow. Good night!
I _really_ have to drag myself off to bed now.
Class tomorrow, that's right.
If I don't get off now I'm going to schedule an involuntary shutdown.
Prying fingers off keyboard.
(Oh, I had pizza this evening, thanks to Gino and Brian. Bryan? Argh.)
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