2 More finals left to go, the Math 273 (Calculus 3) and CE 211 (Statics). Forgot a calculator for my assembly language programming class so lost some easy points because of a clock frequency, this many clock cycles, how long will it take? question.
Lets see what else has happened since last journal? I got promoted to mac tech where I work, so that means I am responible for about a dozen macs as both a tech and as software developer (at least I think the developer is part of my jobs for t
Well, I guess this is another update.
The 2 HP PA-Risc machines we got at the last auction have been consilidated into one, so now it is dual processor w/ 320MB of ram, but still a single 4 GB drive. Not bad considering each machine cost $5 and came with keyboard, mouse, and monitor.
Well, it's about 2:15AM local time. Decided I should put down some update things...
I got a NEC MultiSync 4PG monitor @ the surplus sale last Tburs. They still have many of these hanging in classrooms on campus(they all seem to be smaller classes, with the larger ones getting projectors). It is 27", has S-Video, and Composite in(utilizing an BNC connector) as well as RGB(via HD15 and BNC plugs). Supports NTSC, NTSC-4.43(instead of 3.58Mhz for color, it is at
Well putting this up is probably a dumb idea, because the troll posting this will have their day made but
Ok some post (example here, with some of the centricies pulled out, *replaced words* or *comment*):
Well, I'm back in the dorms, waiting for school to start up next week. Got a BBQ @ a friends' apartment (yes, there is more than 1 friend at that apartment), so maybe I'll add more later.
Well I'm done. I'm going home tomorrow/later today (depends on your time zone). Got a bunch of my stuff packed up, but still have somethings to pack.
Only things I can say about finals is, linear algebra/math 220 was ok, GenEd 111 was easy, Phys 201 sucked. Phys is curved though so hopefully it sucked for everyone.
Biggests things I will miss being home at summer: General chaos of bugging friends, not having parents around, and the high speed internet, big screen TV, dining center foo
Got less than a month left of school this year. Can't say too much. At the surplus auction a few weeks ago bought an SGI Crimson with the Reality Engine and a AlphaServer 2100 (sans I/O board, CPU, and memory) and a Sun SparcStation IPC for $10. Ended up spending $35 to make a cable to plug the SGI in the laundry room because it has a 20 amp outlet. No monitor so we have done everything via the serial console so far. From what it looks like it was used for VR in the Mechanical Engineering
Well can't say a whole heck of a lot. We got the one 4-player arcade working with the board I killed (cap that blew was a common one to blow when 12v on the 5v line) after we did some rewiring. I was the lucky person to play with the convergence/purity stuff on the back of the tube so that a white line was white vs. yellow and blue lines in addition to the white line. When we checked the coin counter in it we found that about $38000 in quarters had run into that machine in the 12 years or
Well this semester so far seems to be easier than last semester. Most challenging class so far: Phys. 201, mainly because the labs are due 5PM the next day. Intorudction to Linear Algebra seems like a walk in the park compared to Calculus 2 (which I some how passed with a C+).
Well that computer I mentioned last journal entry was delivered on Tues and Wed to my home and my parents brought it up today (Friday 17th). Only problem so far is that it is LOUD. Oh well, I will live to deal with it and my head phones do a good job at blocking the sound(block, not drown out). I'm still working on stress testing it, as I need to find the ideal setting for the processor fan (adjustable pot on the outside of case for speed).
Update: 21-Jan-2003. Realized
Science is what happens when preconception meets verification.