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So much rain. My roommate and I went out at 7... I had to return books, and he needed engineering supplies. (eto... ruler and mechanical pencils). And it started pouring as we tried to get back... We got on a total of 3 busses, the first two telling us that they, although being our route, weren't going to go back to PAR, our dorm. O.o So strange.

Anyways, got majorly soaked, although I discovered that my new backpack (hip pack, really, as it's like what Lady has, since it rests against my hip bones. Well, no, on second thought, it actually bounces against my butt instead of across my back. So umm.. butt pack? hehe... right. moving on.) is decently waterproof. =^.^= As in, none of my books got wet.

First day of classes today. I had (starting at 12, an hour per class):
Japanese 201 - Elementary Japanese, level 1 (odd numbering system, I know. You'd think it'd be 101)
Not too bad. I'm going to regret this, or so something whispers, but I like the teacher. Granted, the pace is a hell lot faster than I think I'd enjoy, but hey, it's college. I actually understood most of the phrases that she used, I think, even without her translating it into english. Emphasis was placed on class participation. Fuck. I won't mind talking to her one-on-one, but in front of the class? Yeah, I know everyone's probably just as bad, but this be stressful. So the solution? Be the best in the class so I don't embarass myself. Grr... That takes work.

Math 242 - Multiple variable calc. With Mathematica, the apparently sexy software.
Egh. I wasn't expecting software. And the was MAJOR emphasis on US learning, and the teacher being the guide. So it's really a self-learn course thing, with us.. exploring. ::sighs:: Shall have to find this piece of software for mac or steal it from the system. The bright side is the lab is stocked with beautiful eMacs and iMacs. And the possibly bad side is the odd homework submission process. Teacher seemed discombobulated and pointed to the class assistant and was like, yeah, he'll be taking care of your homework, ok-good-bye?

Oh, and I got the wrong textbook for Math 242. Apparently we have no textbook. Just a CD-ROM with the homework on it. And I had already opened the wrong textbook that was shrink-packed with a software key (which I hadn't opened.....). But I dunno if I'll be able to return that... Damndamndamn, losing money.

ECE 110 - Electrial & Computer Engineering: Introduction? I don't know...
Feh. I dozed off for maybe 5ish minutes while she was reading off the paper she gave us. Seats were comfy, and I had been wasting 1 hour between Math and ECE 110, aimlessly walking around in the ECE building because it was raining. After that, we talked about physics. Basic stuff I already knew. Took all I had to keep from dozing off again. ::annoyed::

After that, I had a ECE Mentor meeting. Which was like, upperclassmen would become our mentor. 'cept it was at 5, and it was only 4 when ECE 110 finished. So I wandered off to the beautiful engineering library and wasted 10 minutes climbing stairs. Then I wandered back, met Kendell - My dad's cousin's son - and a few years older than me. Said hi, wandered back over to organizing people, talked, sat down, met another freshman who got there early, talked to him, (matt? Or mike? -.-) managed to get the same mentor as him. Not a girl, alas. We got free food and I headed back to my dorm.

Note to self:
Thank you for taking the time to register. Please print this page for your own records. You are now enrolled in the class:
PAR, Carr Lounge at 6:30-8:30PM on 10/6/2004

It's a mandatory sexual assult awareness program. Probable waste of two hours.

Yes, there are at least 15 lj comments I need to get back on, and at least 3 times that number of posts to read. I will get to them. I think there's also other e-mails and such that I should reply to. But they will have to wait until I'm more settled down... Life is oh-so-cheerfully chaotic at the moment. Besides, I don't have internet access in my room, so responding to those e-mails/comments is kinda hard. Not impossible, but awkward.

So annoying. High Network security + Lack of support personel = annoying disconnects and unresolved problems. I've heard over 3 requests for assistance now, over the hour that I've been in this computer lab. Granted, the high network security is reasonable. The amazing number of computer illiterate people is frightful.

Do people actually make wax for the chin? Or will stuff like NAIR work?

It's getting colder here... I've been sneezing so damn much. I need to switch over to jeans I think... instead of shorts. (short shorts~ short shorts~ short shorts~ Tight tights and short shorts~)
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fbartho From: fbartho Date: August 25th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like Maple 9 personally for my math work... but then I never really played with mathematica, I get the idea you wrote pseudo c++ code for mathematica, which I would probably enjoy...

Agree on the comp illiterate comment,

On the wax idea, I couldn't deal with that, I'll just stick to shaving if it gets unsightly...
ibneko From: ibneko Date: August 30th, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maple 9? Ummm.. would search, but my connection is currently so unstable, it'd probably fall appart if a fly flew between the wireless router and my comp. So, does it cost money? And run on mac?

::grumbles:: hate shaving, it feels weird afterwards and stuff. And it'd also mean I'd have to find a nice mirror that I can carry around, as I'm not sure I want to shave where people might see me, as I'm not even sure how to shave (correctly? if there is such a thing?)
fbartho From: fbartho Date: August 30th, 2004 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
dude... if you have a common guys bathroom, there are sinks and big mirrors... there is no need to worry about shaving in front of people, and people only "inspect" the final result, not how you go about shaving... in the guy's bathroom most of the time people ignore each other to a large degree...

Maple 9 is very new, the newest version of maple they must have a version of maple available for macs, but I don't know which one, it costs a good amount of money, but you can get it for like 75 dollars after several different educational discounts... It is incredibly powerful and can generate pretty formulas and fully manipulable 3d graphs and export them to html: http://frederic.anganor.com/math/maplabhtmls/lab3/Lab3v11.html

drop down to the math folder to see more... its an old website, I am moving it, but hey...

they have maple for PC's and Sun unix terminals... very very powerful software... um you can get it from p2p networks ...
shanrina From: shanrina Date: August 27th, 2004 11:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Buy lip wax because it's really face wax and you can use it anywhere. Don't use NAIR, it smells like rotten watermelons or something and it screws up your sinuses for days afterwards. And yay for you (and good luck on getting the right CD thingy...try to return it if you can).
ibneko From: ibneko Date: August 30th, 2004 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
lip wax... o.O didn't know the stuff existed. But that sounds like a good idea~
porsupah From: porsupah Date: August 29th, 2004 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Coincidentally, shaving just popped up on BoingBoing, pointing to this thread. For a permanent solution, of course, you could consider laser hair removal.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: August 30th, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
ooh, awesome, thanks
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