August, 2005

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August 22, 2005

First day of the fall semester. Hurrah! Unforunately, I was lazy so I didn’t check when my classes where going to be until last night. Uh, oh, the site was down. Oh well, I can check it in the morning, right? Well it was up this morning, but very, very slow. 10 minutes later I had my class schedule. First class at 12:30. OK, so I get there around 11 AM and then do some computer work until class. When I get to UCF, that plan completely failed. My suitemate described it best: UCF looked like an ant pile that had just been stomped. I spent 30 minutes trying to find a parking spot in 2 garages and 2 parking lots. Finally I went and parked in research park (hehe, didn’t realize that sort of goes together) and walked to campus. I can book about 4 mph, and I had 50 minutes to cover about 2 miles so I figured I was fine. And I was, but I arrived nearly completely soaked. Great start to the semester, huh? Anyhow, Enrique was kind enough to drive me back to my car after class.

August 20, 2005

My computer is dying. First my mouse wires came loose. I tried to epoxy them together, but it doesn’t work quite right. Then my AC adapter began to die, and my harddrive went on the fritz. Finally, my AC adapter gave up the ghost. Luckily, I was in the process of backing up my data when I discovered my harddrive, so I didn’t lose anything. I did a chkdsk and it repaired some bad sectors, so I guess we’ll see how long it lasts. Now I have a single 2:22 hour charge to last me until Thursday when my new AC adapter arrives.

August 18, 2005

Today I am testing the feasibility of swapping over from Typo3 to Nvu as the backend for this site. Typo3 is really grand, except for it is really pretty complicated and I don’t want to spend more time figuring out how to fix the things I don’t like about this site. Besides, Nvu has spell check!