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Ok, a post, then bed.
Seriously. Been drinking shitloads of liquids, am definitely sick with something that's been going around. And I just noticed that I can see my fingers typing on the top rim of my glasses. In a funny sorta reflection... It's a bit disconcerting.

Yeah. Well. Anyways.

The past few days, starting with last thursday:
PHYS211 exam. 90%. First A on an exam for a long time. I think. Well, anyways. Major studying was done, so I was pleased.
MATH385 exam friday. Eh, well... I haven't been reading the Basic files properly. So.. needless to say, it didn't go that well.
ECE290 exam monday. I don't know yet... I managed to finish it, but it was HARD. And I know I definitely got things wrong. But it wasn't an annoying exam.. it was fun, like the homework. Challenging. In the good way. So assuming I don't completely fail (75% and less - yes, my standards for myself have gone up. Finally. XP), I'll be pretty satisfied with whatever I get. I think. Still hoping for an A, but hey, we can't have everything.

Tomorrow's UIUC's 137th's birthday. Humyeah. Happy birthday, fucking univ that's charging me two times the amount you charge in-state students. I had better be getting presents from ya.

Went in for an interview at CSL (computer science lab?) today, for hopefully, a job. The pay's good, and it suits my interests. And it may mean something to do over the future breaks next year since we'll have an apartment. Maybe even this summer, if, you know, nothing else get's planned. Might as well spend time and do work, earn money, buy myself some stuff.

Buy.com is apparently really close to here. I ordered a wireless range extender, ($20-$10 rebate, free shipping), and chose the 7-9 day free shipping. And it got here overnight. I was shocked. Mmm, still waiting for some things from eCost. A USB pen, and a USB hub. Both free after rebate, although there was an odd handing charge connected to the USB pen... Still, just $4... split between the two, a $2 present for someone somewhat techy. It's not a big flash drive though... although the fact that it packs both a real pen and a flash drive, is somewhat cool.

I'll be attending the Student Engineering Leadership Program thurs-sat. Free, with free dinners. And hopefully something interesting. Need to return my library book on friday. Someone kick me.

I now have 10 thingies of Apple stock. Yay. Originally, it was 5, but with their stock-split-thingie, I now have more. Even though each stock thingie's worth half of the original.. so it's really just an illusion. Whatever. I should cancel my sharebuilder's platinum membership. I really don't make that many trades per month to warrant it ($20. Gives me 20 free timed-trades (set up a plan, and it'll buy on an upcoming tuesday. Although selling a stock is like.. $10, as opposed to the free plan of $20 per sell. :P I think).

Whatever, enough rambling out of me. I need to sleep. Need to CALL HOME, and BUY PLANE TICKETS. I keep putting this off. Buggers.

Current Music: The Runaway Cart-[Orchestra]-Les Miserables - 10th Anniversary Concert (Disc 1)

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contrasedative From: contrasedative Date: March 3rd, 2005 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Split stocks aren't just an illusion. The lowered prices allows the stock to grow again without panicking investors with an inflated-looking number. If the number stayed high, you wouldn't earn as much on your 5 stocks as you should now earn on your 10. I think . . . someone will probably correct me if that's wrong. It confuses me somewhat. And since I'm investing imaginary money for an Econ activity, I keep thinking of the stock market as a game. A fake game.

I may visit UIUC at some point; maybe during Spring Break, if I can get plans together that soon. Is there anything I should plan on doing while there?
ibneko From: ibneko Date: March 3rd, 2005 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Mmm, yes, I now have double my stocks~ and the gain-loss tracker no longer states that I've lost $250 on apple, which freaked me out. ^^;;

Oh. Hmm. Plan on doing..? I suppose you could visit buildilngs. And dorms. Mostly dorms, perhaps, and get a feel of how big a dorm room might be? And um... yeah. I think. And walk around and enjoy our lackage of snow. You should also say hi to me~ :D your spring break is... a week after mine, I believe...
contrasedative From: contrasedative Date: March 3rd, 2005 03:26 am (UTC) (Link)
If I recall correctly, MoCo Spring Break runs from March 25 (Maryland Day!) to April 3.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: March 3rd, 2005 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)
yeah... I'll be around then.
porsupah From: porsupah Date: March 3rd, 2005 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Free, with free dinners.

So, whilst there may not be such a thing as a free lunch, there are free dinners. ^_^

Wish I'd been able to do similarly.. back at the start of the year, when I mentioned the Mac mini rumors to a friend, he wound up putting $10k into AAPL, at about $64. It's over the equivalent (allowing for the recent 2-for-1 split) of $88 now.. and if the Mac mini and iPod shuffle sales figures please the analysts at the next results, I wouldn't be surprised to see it pass $95, possibly even $100.

Wonder if they'll finally come out with the long-rumored Bluetooth-equipped iPod? Seems like such an obvious addition.. (are there competitors that do? I don't keep up with the music player marketplace)

Do you wear glasses rather than contacts out of a choice of style, or comfort? (They just don't seem to agree with some folks, or there are unusual lens requirements contacts can't readily fulfill)
ibneko From: ibneko Date: March 4th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Hehe, yep.

Mmm, it'd be awesome if I could go back in time and invest in apple a year ago. That'd... quadriple my money. It was at $20 a share, a year ago, I think. I dunno... I'm not too sure it'll climb all that much, now that I've invested, seeing how Life and Fate both find it quite amusing to be annoying... (that made no sense. Don't mind me.)

Doubt it. Why would you want a Bluetooth enabled iPod? It's not like you're transfering data...? Unless it's for wireless headphones...?

Glasses out of convenience. 'cause contacts are a pain in the ass in the mornings when I'm in a hurry, and while I've been told once or twice, that I look better without my glasses, I don't think it's worth the hassle. Why do you ask?
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