Wednesday, March 23, 2005


What a week. It isn’t that I don’t have things to say; it is just that things have been so busy that when it comes time to sit down and write, I am just too exhausted to do it. Spring break ended, and it was back to school. Monday I didn’t have class, but I did have a lot of stuff that needed to get done before I would be ready to go back to school.

Monday, I was at work just after 6 AM. Yes, it is rather insane to be at work so early, but it also has its advantages. First, no one else is at work, which means it is quiet and that there won’t be any interruptions. Second, it means that by two o’clock I will have put in an eight hour day, leaving the afternoon for homework. I don’t do it very often, but when I do, it is nice. I felt that I accomplished a lot at work on Monday, and though I was tired when I left at 2, I had plenty of time to wok on school that afternoon and evening.

Tuesday was my first day back after spring break. Class wasn’t too bad, but there is lots of homework. I think that the group study room (aka the "fishbowl") in the library is becoming a bit too familiar, but at least I am able to get things done when I am there. It is a good place with enough ambiance to keep me awake, but not enough distractions to keep me from getting things done. Last night the evening was spent beginning work on a Software Practice group project. I have forgotten what “fun” it is to fight with C++ compiler errors. We made some good progress, but I can say that I absolutely hate “LINKER” errors, there just isn’t a simple way to fix them… at least in my experience.

Today I went to work. It is nice to be trusted with projects. It is also nice that they care about my opinion. When I am involved with work the way that I a right now, I am reminded of why I decided to major in Computer Science. The only downfall is that getting everything done on my crunched schedule becomes a challenge, but it is better to be busy rather than bored. I should have gone to a Software Practice discussion this morning, but I completely forgot about it. I am not sure how that happened, but it did, so I will just work through the examples on my own.

That’s it for now. As you can see, there is a lot going on. Just a few more weeks and summer will provide a rest.

1 comment:

rfin said...

You're swimming at a fine pace, good form, nice turns, and you're learning more with every lap, sometimes even every stroke. Keep reaching forward. Keep breathing. You're doing great!