Friday, April 28, 2006

Five Days To Go

And this semester will be over, putting me squarely on summer vacation, and yes, I have a lot that I would like to do.

Today’s final in Algorithms that was promised to be 2/3 multiple choice 1/3 short answer ended up being 100% short answer, and was a total pain. I just hope I passed, because I really don’t have a lot of desire to take the class again next spring.

After the exam, I went to work where I had to take care of a lot of the stuff that I wasn’t been taken care of because I was out of the office from Tuesday to today. I guess that it’s nice to know that I am needed, yet at the same time, it was somewhat frustrating that most of my afternoon was spent taking care of things that others certainly could have done in my absence.

I also signed up for a photography course today. Still feeling somewhat photographically dead, I have decided that I need to see what I can do to remedy the problem this summer. A good friend is teaching a seven week course titled, Visual Awareness and Creative Seeing. Hopefully it will get me out of my slump. It will be something nice to do on Tuesday nights for a while once school lets out. I have also decided that I would like to buy a new camera. I have wanted a digital SLR for a while now, and this may as well be as good of a time as any to bite the bullet and go for it. I am looking at the Canon Rebel XT or the Canon D30, if anyone has any experience with either I would be interested in hearing what you have to say before I make the investment.

This evening I went on a nice bike ride with my dad. It was a good way to spend the last few minutest that it was light outside. You could say that today was the first real bike ride that I have been on with the new bicycle. I actually got farther away from home than a couple of blocks. As soon as school is out, I will have more time for it. I need to spend more time on it if I plan on riding the Salt Lake Marathon bike tour in a month or so.

Anyway, things are ok. I still have an exam in compilers next Wednesday, and a project demo after that, but those two should be much happier than today’s exam. Just a few more days, if only I could speed up the clock and get it over with.

1 comment:

Michael Sarver said...

I have the Digital Rebel XT and I absolutely love it! I'm sure the 30D is a fine piece of equipment also, but do note that if shooting in RAW format, Adobe Camera RAW can't convert the 30D files yet (as of last week). I'm sure they are working on an update to ACR so it probably isn't much of an issue; just something to note.