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School and Stuff (Tuesday, August 31, 2004)

Okay, I haven't updated in a freakin' long time... but that whole school starting thing has kept me busy. Last Thursday, I went downtown to the Natural History Museum with Elaine, and then to Dupont Circle to see Zatoichi — The Blind Swordsman. I took lots of pictures at the Museum, and one of these days, I'll post them.

So yesterday was my first day of classes, and I had my graduate class in algorithms with Dana Richards. I was worried about the class, but it looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. Dr. Richards is really excited about the material, and there's not a lot of homework, so those things should make it pleasant. My chem class, taught by David Kort is going to suck. It's going to be easy, but it's going to suck. Dr. Kort is so arrogant and patronizing, it's just painful. I'm glad I'm already pretty comfortable with chemistry, because he goes so slowly, I don't know if I could ever learn anything from him.

Tonight, I've got Ethics with Michael Tompkins and my chem lab. I've had Tompkins before, for basically the same class, so I'm not too worried about that (even though it sucked before...), and chem lab is just a lab. We'll see what happens.

In other news, I've been working on an interesting side project at work -- fixing our C API to work in a multi-threaded environment. Turns out there were a couple of bugs in the implementation, but I found them, and now I have to do a write up of how to actually use it — since the current documentation hasn't been updated since the 90s.

Anyway, I guess it's back to work, and get ready for class. I really need to remember to put my new county sticker on my car, either pay my ticket or go to court, and take care of the deck stuff. I'm not busy, no not me. Oh yeah, and I'm going to Copeland's on Thursday with people I know from different places. Whoooosh!

—Brian (8/31/2004 2:12 PM)
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