First of all, the Giants go up 1-0 in the series with a 4-3 win over the Anaheim Angels. I said it before, and I'll say it again, if we manage a split at their place, I like the way our chances look. We came out of Atlanta with a split, and St. Louis with the sweep, and now we'll leave Anaheim with no less than a split. This makes me happy.
And not only did the Giants win, but the Cal Bears won an *ugly* football game today, defeating UCla 17-12. Nobody could go anywhere, and I think Cory Paus is out for the season with a broken ankle. But a win is a win, and this puts us at 5-3 with four games left to go. Of those four games, it's @Oregon State, @Arizona State, Arizona, and Stanfurd. I would be disappointed with anything less than two wins out of this bunch (considering three of those teams are sucking lake bottom in the Pac-10 at the moment), and that would put us at least 7-5. Good enough to go bowling, except, well, we're not going bowling this year. One year postseason ban, partially because of events that happened before *I* was a student at Cal, let alone any of these players. Sucks.
Project Bookworm may be making an apperance after a long hiatus, oddly enough because of an assignment in my Information Storage and Retrival class. That assignment is to write the tables for a bookselling application, mainly to let the customer browse, and it's not that far off from what I've been doing with Project Bookworm. Plus I've had some keen ideas with XML I've been sorta wanting to play with, and I suddenly have reason to be spending all my copious spare time with my nose in O'Reilly books.
Last Thursday was also my first day of class with Pam Samuelson, a law professor here at Berkeley, who specializes in information law. The RIAA calls her the "Antichrist" if that gives you any idea of how nifty a professor she is. She handed out our assignments for the semester, which I'll prolly post here because I want to get people's thoughts on the matter, and it's looking like it's going to be a fun class. And the assignments all look doable, not like this monstrosity of a paper that I just turned in.
The depression beast has waned a bit, he's still waiting to strike, but he tends to show up when I'm stressing out a lot. And school was stressing me out quite a bit. Now I can sorta coast a bit, do readings, and take care of some other business...like setting up an appointment at the career center to help me write a resume and some of the stuff I've been wanting to do with Project Bookworm and speaking with Professor Davis about the future, which I've been wanting to do for a while.
I tinkered with RSS feeds for a while tonight too. I added Kevin Fox's wonderful weblog fury.com to my LJ friends page as furydotcom if any of you want to pick up on it, and I also tinkered with an RSS feed program. That's another project I'd like to do, is figure out how to pick those up and trigger an alert if there's any interesting updates. Again, this leads into my playing with XML and other stuff.
And I'll prolly go see Bowling for Columbine sometime soon. Maybe Monday. We'll see, lots to do in between here and there before I make a call.
clean my room
do my homework (or at least start)
talk to Patrick
relax and enjoy myself.
and that's it.