30 Sep 2003 jamuraa   » (Observer)

School

I found out last week friday that I passed the big test, which means that the next thing to do is figure out exactly what I want to research for a long period of time. Got a little bit of guidance from my advisor - going to look into it a little this week, but I may be working alot with Player/Stage in the future.

Definitely on a regular schedule with the classes and other stuff right now. Math logic isn't turning out to be as bad as it could be, although I haven't been working on the homework for that for a couple days so mabye I'm fooling myself. Got a perfect score on the first homework, finished up the second homework to the best of my ability. I'm not getting as many of the notes typed in as I would like to, but I can do that later, if at all. Didn't solve the "big problem", but I may have gotten close working with someone else.

Internet Programming assignment is due today. The proxy doesn't have as many whiz-bang features as I'd hoped, but it does work. The cache was my reposnsibility, coded it up on sunday, debugged it yesterday. Still has some bugs, but they're related to not failing nicely when a client disconnects before it's done, when you hit the back button halfway through loading a page for example. Next up is probably a Perl or Java Servlet assignment, since that is all we've been talking about in class. It occurs to me that Java Servlets aren't as elegant as something like PHP at generating HTML, but the persistence makes them very enticing. In that same vein, I looked a bit at Prevayler earlier this week.

Dieting

Still workin, kinda. I've discovered that dieting is very hard to do when you have no food in your house. It's far too easy in this day to just order out for food. Haven't gotten any work in on the new EatWatch software I've been thinking about for a while.

Other Stuff

BitTorrent released 3.3, which is a major improvement. I'm not sure I like the introduction of the nagware component though. A guy has to make a living, but I think that you're more likely to just make people mad at you when you pop up a browser asking for cash when they want to download something for free anyway. Then again, it is open source, so it's really not too hard to rip the nag-code out.

That's all for now. Time to go to lunch.

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