Sunday, September 19, 2004

Busy Weekend

This whole blogging thing is taking a lot more than I thought that it would. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of keeping an online journal and having an audience to read it, but it does take a bit of time and effort to try and come up with something fresh and new each day. I am could sit here and think up excuses to explain why I haven’t written in the last couple of days, but I think I will just boil them down to two little points. 1. I have been really busy with school. 2. The thought of sitting down and writing anything coherent didn’t sound like fun, so I let it go.

Autumn is upon us, and the signs are showing everywhere. The leaves have begun to change colours, the air is crisp in the morning, it is getting windy, and for the last couple of nights we have had rain. Football is well on its way, and most people on campus are very proud of the way that our team has played. The newness of being back to school is quickly fading into yesterday, as we all are hit with the reality of what it actually takes to get good grades.

I spent six hours yesterday working on a programming assignment; it was really a lot of work. Though the assignment was long, I think I finally managed to really understand the implementation of the binary search algorithm, and the selection sort. One gains a real sense of satisfaction having programmed something and having it work as you would expect it to. This is probably the first time in my life where I have been willing and interested in spending hours and hours on a homework assignment. It gives me a great sense of accomplishment to finish, and know that I did it correctly and well. Now I just need to find the same love and excitement for ODE’s and Discrete Structures.

Judging by my todo list, the coming week will also be busy and full of challenges. I am figuring out that you just have to stick to it to get it all done. I will try to find a useful tidbit, or anecdotal story to share each day. Even if it is only a paragraph’s worth, it is better than leaving you in the dark for days at a time.

Oh… and I haven’t forgotten that I still need to create my own posting template for this blog, it has just fallen to the back burner for the time being!

Until next time, take care!

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