Blog | Admin | Archives | Heatmap | Recent | Random | Plan
    • 🌊
    • The City
    • The less-well-known Brandenburg Gate in Potsdam.
    • First triathlon in 8 years! 
#blenheimtriathlon 2017

From Connecticut, With Love

I am sitting in the Thompson Public Library, accessing the internet for the first time in about a week and a half. It is nice to be typing on a computer again. I didn’t really notice how much I was missing it.

I kept a paper journal of a good part of the trip so far, so I will transcribe that below. But for those that don’t want to read all of that, here is the summary:

Scott and I boarded a Greyhound bus in Seattle on Friday, June 17th. Only though much pleading and careful watching did our bikes make it all the way to Portland, Maine with us three and a half days later. We assembled our bikes between 10:00pm and midnight behind the closed bus depot, then rode to the Motel, where the real adventrue began. After working our way down Maine into New Hampshire for a couple of days and battling four flat tires, Scott hurt his knee, and we had to take it easy for a couple of days. We headed off again and passed though Massachusetts (sp?) before crossing into Connecticut today.

Now, the long version: [Denotes addition – not in original journal]
Read the rest of this entry »

All-Nighter

Stayed up all night working on my 25-page paper. It is now up to 18 pages. I think I’ll make it. It looks pretty goo so far.

Fortunately, this plethora of school/work/bike trip preparations will end soon, and I will only have one thing to worry about: pedaling.

Circuits test: 79. Not great, but not the end fo the world. I guess I’m getting a B in that class. I think that’ll be my first B from BCC. Oh well, getting out just in time I guess. I graduate this August.

I still have a personal statement to write for UW Bioengineering. Before I leave, hopefully.

Whoops

Concerning the recent downtime of SilverFir.net, sorry about that. I made a mistake.

Kernel Panics

Three recent kernel panics on sf2, the server behind most of silverfir.net, had me concerned. I googled the problem, found that it was linked to Kernel version 2.6.10, which I was running, and so it became clear the an upgrade to Kernel 2.6.11 was in order. Being the master that I sometimes am, I performed the upgrade nearly flawlessly, and sf2 is now running with the new kernel. Let me know if you notice anything weird. Assuming that no problems are seen, I will make the new kernel permanent (and probably delete the old 2.6 kernel as well).

Circuits Midterm Redux

The circuits midterm I just finished was not as bad as everyone made it seem by staying, to a person, until the end of class. The last midterm saw people walking out halfway through the period; there was no equivalent for this one. While I too was pushed to the brink and in fact did not finish the last problem, I am convinced I could have, if only I hadn’t messed up on each of the first three problems, only to catch myself later and return to fix the error. In short, I could have aced it, but I didn’t because of the dumb little things. I’m disappointed, because I don’t get bitten this way too often, but it is still better than I probably would have done, had I not had a gestalt about second order differential equations after lunch today. So overall, I am pleased. We shall see how I feel on Monday, when the test is returned.

Last Few Daze (Days)

Not so hot in the reading or exercise, or sleeping parts, or in the CS part. Bah.

Rut

Mega-uber-super-rut this weekend.

Resolutions? Not worth talking about.

Starting to come out fo the funk now, though, I think.