Saturday, May 23, 2009

Post-School Happenings

Another school year is finished, finally! For once I was actually looking forward to the end of the school year. Still, I think I'm going to miss everyone at Taylor until I go back. Fortunately I get to see lots of people at Robert's wedding tomorrow. Yikes! Robert's getting married tomorrow! That's so cool!

Anyways, I have been completely exhausted the past two days. I have been packing and unpacking carloads of stuff and carrying things up and down multiple flights of stairs. We (Jessica and I) didn't end up getting home (her house) until 1:30am two nights ago, and yesterday and today have been crazy with work. Today is her sister's graduation party, so we've been getting that all set up for today, which I am taking a break from now.

I have another week before I fly out to Atlanta, and then another two weeks before I fly to Mexico City for OM. I plan on updating here as often as I can, so visit back for updates.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Quick Update

I attended my last class of my Junior year yesterday. About 10 people showed up. Only one more week of exams, most of which are on Monday. I also managed to finish all my homework and projects, save for one: implementing immediate files in Minix 3. Fortunately, I have until Wed. to finish this, and I feel like I'm awfully close already.

I also got around to backing up bunches of stuff on my external hard drive as well as installing an updated version of Rockbox on my iPod. Hopefully it'll fix some of the strange bugs I've been noticing. I also wrote a nice perl script to automatically mount my iPod, because it can show up in different device nodes depending on the order I plug it in to my computer. I should probably take it out of /etc/fstab then, so I don't accidentally mount something else to /mnt/ipod...hooray for Gentoo!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Star Trek

Two words:


Wow. Holy cow. Wow.




*pant pant pant pant pant pant pant*

*pant pant*


Whew. Ok. I caught my breath. So, the Star Trek movie is incredible. Like I suspected, it is absolutely nothing like any other Star Trek movie or series. It's completely different, but still amazing. And unlike I suspected, I only have two complaints with it--one major and one minor. The minor complaint involves a particular love story not present in any of the TOS episodes or movies, and the major complaint should be glaringly obvious to every Trekkie or even anyone who's watched any of the first 6 movies. It's so major, that I'm afraid I cannot accept this movie as canonical. Besides that, though, the movie was amazing and provided hilarious backstories on all the characters. The action sequences were very well done, and the opening scene was great. Overall a very entertaining and enjoyable movie...perhaps the funnest movie I have seen in years. I most definitely recommend it to everyone; even hardcore Trekkies will find it wonderful. I wish there was an HTML tag to express my emotions at this point...oh well, I guess you'll just have to see it to believe it.

Rating: 4.9/5

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


  • Teehee. It's just fun to say.
  • The best way to prevent yourself from getting distracted by video games is to demolish the MBR on your Windows partition, giving the only backup and all your Windows cds to someone whom you trust. Watching GRUB trying to boot it is funny...
  • Star Trek comes out tomorrow! 7pm, at an IMAX in Indy! It is SO going to be worth it, and I'm excited.
  • Minix does not use GCC, nor is there any information on the internet about "selector zones" or why a perfectly legitimate line of C fusses about them.
  • Getting the very last waffle cone at Cellar's open house is pretty cool. Good timing!
  • Going on walks with cute girls is fun. (s/girls/girl and s/fun/extremely fun/)
  • xkcd is hilariously funny this week. (updates every day, and has Firefly jokes!)

Friday, May 1, 2009


I wish I still had Facebook so I could change my status message to "Jesse is...extremely pissed."