October 8th, 2001

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yet another vacillation

Welp.

I couldn't sleep, so Zibby and ari spent the time restoring my sanity (or what's left of it, anyway.) And here's what I've decided. I'm gonna be absent all my IRC channels. I'm gonna be on jm2 sporadically at best, as well as IM. I'll still be reading and posting to LJ, and I'll be answering my email. I'll also attend game nights, so if somebody could inform Will to email me when the next game is, I'd appreciate it. Or I'll mail him. I know he doesn't read LJ.

It's just dawned on me that maybe I need an extended break. Tonight broke my spirit and my faith in the channel in a way I can't begin to describe, and to avoid becoming like Blue, I think I need the extended absence. Shad's gonna keep an eye on the place, so...be nice to him. The channel's always hard on its admins, I don't know why...but it is.

Besides, I don't write about everything that takes place in my life in this journal, and here's something I forgot to mention. We took a stress test in psych class on Friday. If your score is at 300 on the test, you've got an 80% chance of coming down with some major illness. My score was 679, and there was some definite stressful situations I missed.

So, we're gonna try again. if all goes well, I'll be back in two weeks. If all doesn't go well, it could be november before you see me again. Who knows?

--that screwed up katster.
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Pseudoprofanity and other randomness...

Assember class.

We're all sitting there trying to write psuedocode and talking about the events of last month and this weekend. I mentioned that one design of New-WTC that's been floating around on the net, and Amber said that she didn't get it. So I made the gesture at her to give her the idea. And she laughed, suddenly getting it.

Then Carl, her fiancee, was drawing it on the board for Bob, and then turned to Amber and wrote "FUC... YOU" underneath it. Then he looked at it and said, "Pseduoprofanity." %)

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got a 96.8/100 on the test in Assembler. It would have been better if I'd had a clue how an ascii interpretation gets turned into an array. Stupid book. Need more code to figure out assembler! But still, the a continues, despite everything. If the test had stood (and he'd not allowed us to redo the code), i'd have gotten an 84. Not bad, I could have done better, but it's okay. I learned a lesson too. Acing the first half helped.

so that puts me at 166.8/175. A nice big 95%. Now if I can keep it up. And prolly paying attention in class would help.

Now off to Ex'hell class in a bit, hopefully she'll like the pretty charts.

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Oops, forgot something. I've been a fairly regular reader of RISKS since spring semester of my senior year (thanks bh!). And I came across this funny thing:

Sincerely yours, *Not* Osama bin Laden?

A Filipino in Belgium ended up in jail after *receiving* a joke e-mail
seemingly from Osama bin Laden (but apparently from one of his friends),
asking to "stay with you for a couple of days." The man was freed only
after a Catholic priest vouched for him as a regular attendee each Sunday.
[http://www.vnunet.com/News/1125822]

oops. That's all I have to say about that.
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live from math class -- october 8th, 2001

welp, here i am in math class again, updating my lj through the text editor on the calculator. i should really pay better attention in math, but...

my teacher is wearing a bright orange dress today. it's hard to ignore. :)

everybody is running around today with that weird faraway look in there eyes. there's a lot of people scowling for what seems to be no reason at all. it's a little unnerving.

and i think, whether you're a peacenik or a warmonger, or somewhere in between, that yesterday hurt! we'd just begun scarring over at the wound that was WTC, and retaliation for that act is literally pulling the scab off the healing wound. and coupled with bin Laden's threat...it's definitely a scary time to be an american.

[note: this journal entry did *NOT* stop me from falling asleep in math...]
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