I’m back at Taylor after spending only 2 hours at Taylor this week. First, I had the Computer Science Senior Trip then I went to Chicagoland. Saturday was the long awaited marrage of Daniel and Teresa. It was a very beautiful wedding. Before I head to bed, I’ll leave you with a photo of the newly-weds.
Archive for January, 2005
For the next week, I will be gone! Today, I’m leaving with the computer science seniors for our senior trip to Miracle Camp in Michigan. Wednesday, I get back and head to Alisse’s house for J-Term break and Tereasa’s Wedding. Sunday, I’ll be back at Taylor, just in time for the new semister.
the rest of J-Term!!! I turned in my senior project 10 minutes ago, with 40 mins to spare.
Now for a nice break.
It was 0° F this morning. Now, it’s up to 10° F. This is much more like J-term then last week when it was in the 50′s and raining all the time.
People make fun of you a lot, but they’re stupid because you’ve
got a much better life than they do. In fact, they’re probably just jealous.
You believe in crazy things like human rights and health care and not
dying in the streets, and you end up securing these rights for yourself and
others. If it weren’t for your weird affection for ice hockey, you’d be
the perfect person.
the Country Quiz at the Blue Pyramid
So, this afternoon I ran into on of my biggest frustrations with the Taylor Network, the blocking the download of nearly all mp3s and other music files from the Internet. (As a side note, I think blocking P2P on campus makes sense just for the bandwidth issues, but not normal http traffic). I ran across this site. It looks pretty neat. How it works is you can try music, then if you like it you can buy it. I hadn’t heard of any of the artist before and wanted to take a listen, but no, I was denied, block, censored by Websense, Taylor’s filtering software. The music offered on the site is licensed under the Creative Commons License which, in my opinion, is much more like what copyright should be and how it was originally defined in the Constitution. The Creative Commons seems to be a much better, more balanced answer to copyright issues than suing teens and old ladies, perpetual copyright and DRM.
So, this past week has been more of a normal week. My senior project is coming along and I should be on track to finishing on time. Next week, I have my senior oral exam. Ugh! I suppose should study, but where does one begin studying for something that covers four years of school?
Other highlights of the week:
Thursday we made a special edition of the Echo. It was only 4 pages. That went ok for only having half the normal staff.
Thursday evening Alisse and I, along with Emily and others watched Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition and Friday, we watched The Two Towers Extended Edition. Next week, Return of the King Extended Edition. I can’t wait
Last night, I went down towards Indy to Aaron’s house for his birthday. I had a good time.
Apple released the Mac Mini this week. I think it’s pretty neat… if only I had extra money. The next computer I buy will most likely be a laptop, most likely an Apple Powerbook. First, I need to find a Job.
Well, that’s about it for now…
100 Years by Five for Fighting
“Every day’s a new day…
15 there’s still time for you
Time to buy and time to choose
Hey 15, there’s never a wish better than this
When you only got 100 years to live”
2004 was about thinking and reflecting – but isn’t every year?