July, 2004

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July 30, 2004

Well, I bombed my Physics II final exam yesterday. Out of 5 questions, I missed at least one and a half. And that one was a giveme question to – I just blanked on it. I’m praying there is a nice hefty curve, but we’ll see. Hopefully I can do better on today’s Calc III final will go much better. And right after that, my family and I are headed up to North Carolina for vacation.

July 25, 2004

After church today, I spent 4 hours driving around to various public libraries tracking down some good books to read. I finally got my quota of 10 books, a collection of David Webber, L.E. Modesitt, Andre Norton, Anne McAffrey, and some others…ahh, yes…I feel good times acoming…unfortunately, I’ve got to wait until after this week as I have finals. Oh well…such is life.

July 23, 2004

The AC came back on the next day, so no more midnight cruses through the compiler. Today Dr. Gonzalez came back and started cracking the whip. Finals are next week and then I’m headed to North Carolina, where the highs will be less than the lows here in Florida (if that makes any sense).

July 20, 2004

Well, well, well….It’s 1:30 AM (so technically it is Tuesday, but I’ll let that slide) and I’m in the middle of a Florida summer with absolutely NO Air Conditioner! I can’t seelp, and I’m miiserable…so I’m updating this site….Nothing better to do. Oh and being the future engineer that I am, I’ve decided to help cool myself down by getting a small trash can, filling it with cold water and soaking my feet. It’s working some, but I want my AC back!

July 14, 2004

After months of griping (mostly to myself), I finally got a bit more serious with my spam filtering software. I REALLY don’t like annoying things, and spam most definitely qualifies! Since 20 out of the 25 emails I get is spam, I’m very annoyed. Not even SpamAssassin and SpamBayes combined work to my satisfaction! So…I’m going to write my own customized spam filter. It won’t tell my my sister’s email is spam, and it’ll archive spam in a great zip file, but never show it to me or put in a “likely spam” folder. Today I spent an hour or so figuring out how to access my mailbox from PHP (with a little help from some telneting). Spam is going down (provided I have enough time to code it).

July 13, 2004

Whew, today’s been a very busy day – non-stop activity from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM. Now that I’ve got an hour to comp some food and upload another little project I worked out a month ago. It’s 300 line C program that shows you how to use wxWidget’s GUI library WITHOUT using the C++ interface. This means you could easily access it from assembly language, and…hold it – I saw your eyebrows go up! And yes, that means that you might see a Simply KoolB GUI compiler in the future 😉

July 11, 2004

Extremely impressive. I’ve been gone 2 weeks from this site and I don’t have anything to show for it. Bad Brian! Hopefully I can get time to work more on the site – I do have lots of good little stuff to put up, actually. But first I have a Calc III test tomorrow to deal with.