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From NY1: Illinois Senator Barack Obama is campaigning in Florida today. He’ll be in Connecticut Sunday to deliver the commencement address at Wesleyan University, in place of Senator Ted Kennedy. Our speaker was alright, but he was no Barack Obama. And why did Wesleyan get Ted Kennedy, when he’s our Senator?!
I’m now (essentially) graduated, with a Bachelor’s of Science. As I was walking across the stage, there were five different people who shook my hand. A few congratulated me; the President beamed with joy as she shook my hand (given that I’m a W-name, her facial muscles must have been aching?). But the last guy’s [...]
A long time ago I coined Wagner’s Law: “While driving, the probability of encountering a bicyclist is exponentially higher when approaching a blind curve.” Why this is, I have no idea, but the world’s bicyclists always seem to be entering blind curves when I’m driving. I very rarely get to pass a bicyclist on a [...]
There were a couple people screaming profanities outside my window. After about ten minutes one of them shouted, “Come drink with us” at some girl, and I looked out and saw that they had beer bottles. Sufficiently irritated at this point, I called Campus Police. The dispatcher said, “I just sent someone up that way [...]
It looks as if we’re actually being charged $500 to take our school laptops with us (after paying $1,200 for the “Technology Fee,”) which has me scouting out prices: can $500 buy something better than this? In the process, I came across this: a tri-core computer. If you’re confused…. Me too!
I have a homework assignment to interview three people (with jobs) and ask them the three skills necessary to succeed at their job. If you have a job, and think you’re able to perform it, would you be so kind as to answer? (And mention your position?) *efficient*
Have you ever noticed that someone mentions something, and all of a sudden you notice that thing multiple times? One professor mentioned that very phenomenon one week. Early the next week, I was touring Waltham’s 911 dispatch center, and noted the software they used for (Computer Aided Dispatch) CAD, intending to look more into it. [...]
Yesterday was, for all intents and purposes, a snow day. They closed the school down at 1. Of course, I had no classes anyway, just some work that could be done anywhere. But this was a snow day. You don’t do work. At least, not the work you’re supposed to. Kyle, always being curious about [...]
As long as I’ve posted a lengthy diatribe about how awful the library room-booking web interface is, there are two more that drive me nuts. We have a way of putting in work orders for maintenance. Last semester I tried to open one of our windows and it just fell out. This semester, we had [...]
Even though I got to a business school and am a management major, my real passion is working on websites. We just build a new library here, for millions and millions of dollars. We use a tool called RoomWizard for booking rooms. We get a web-based interface to book library rooms. This is a great [...]