Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Laptop on the Way

One of the nice things about being at work is that it gives an absolute reason to not be working on school. Yet the school projects are still in the back of my head, picking at my brain as the day goes along. It is one of the mixed blessings one receives trying to be a full time student and part time worker in an environment of full time employees. Working adds balance to the routine and forces the student to be more organized, especially when it comes to time management.

One would think that by now I would be used to having multiple projects running concurrently, but I am here to tell you that it is an experience that I am still not used to. I am learning however, that the much of the difference between those that succeeded and those that don’t is time management. We all have the same 24 hours, what do we make of them?

I finally broke down and ordered a laptop computer last night. As much as I would have liked to “convert” to Apple, it just wasn’t feasible at this point in my life. Everything that we are doing in school right now is Windows based. It was very smart on the part of Microsoft to give VisualStudio .NET to the School of Computing, and all of its students, very smart indeed. At any rate, I needed a Windows based solution, so the Apple dream will have to be postponed for another couple of years. The goal now will be to pay off the new machine as quickly as I can. It shouldn’t be too bad, I have been saving for a while, and it should only take a couple of months. On the happy side of this purchase, it is a small Dell Inspiron 700. It will be so great to be able to take the computer to school with me. I will be able to take notes in class if I choose, but more importantly than that, I will have the ability to collaborate with my classmates outside of the computer lab, and long distance IM sessions.

Onward and Upward!

1 comment:

Rich of GTH said...

Finally broke down and did it...you are getting as bad as me now :P