Reading Week

Well my reading week is drawing to a close and now it's back to school for 4 midterms over 2 weeks. Not fun. I should have studied more this week, but honestly I don't regret not studying. Well currently I don't, it may be a different story on friday and saturday. I spent the majority of the week with Mike and a bit with my friends. Unfortunately my friends at home are all still in high school so I couldn't see them as much as I would have liked. Mike and I did go visit our old high school for a day, it was fun! We watched movies, hung out, went out for dinner and played lots of mario kart. I went shopping with my mom several times and even got a few possible dresses to wear to my sisters wedding. I'm the only brides maid/maid of honour, so I get to pick the style, she still picks the colour. All in all it was a great week and was far too short.
It's scary, soon I'll be done my first year of university. I really only have about 6 weeks of classes left. It sounds like both and long and short time. We have to tell the university before the end of march what program we plan to enroll in next year before the end of march. I sat down with my mother today and figured out that I am going to major in chemistry and minor in biology. I was thinking originally minor in gentic be decided just general biology would give me more flexibility.
Well thats everything that's new so far for me. Make sure to check out Mike's new comic!


It Figures

I've been saying for a while that I was going to get some form of content to go with this blog. Since the process of starting this blog was one of jumping on a bandwagon, it figures that the next step would be a webcomic. It would have been up earlier today, but it took a lot longer than I thought to match the style of the blog and the comic hosting site. Oh, by the way, the comic is being hosted on the fairly young comicfury.com. They offer some pretty nice free comic hosting options, and the community there is small, but seems pretty nice.
So I'm not making any promises, but I'm going to try for a weekly release, I'm looking at sunday mornings at 12:00am.

Anyway, the comic is going consist of one-off gags, exploring the question of "what could go wrong?" Hopefully they'll get better from the first one. I'm always open to comments or critcizms, and look forward to trying my best to entertain anyone who bothers to read this. This should be fun.

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hey... I didn't end with "untill next time..."! 'tis the dawn of a new era.


New Theme

So I mentioned that a new design for the blog might be on it's way, and after poking around for the last hour and a half or so, here it is. It's not much of a change from the old theme, but it's a bit tighter, if you ask me. I need to come up with a title graphic though, that plain text title looks horrible.
I just have one or two more things I need to work out before unveiling what I've been working on, so just be patient, you'll see soon enough. I want to set Monday as a deadline, but I have my Opa's birthday party to go to and some job hunting to take care of, so we'll see. Speaking of which, I need to get up in about five hours for that job hunting, so I best be going. Until next time.

I have my work cut out for me


I Didn't Touch Anything, I Swear.

So, yesterday my Opa called me over to his house because his computer wasn't working. It was complaining that it couldn't find his hard drive to boot from. My hunch was that it had something to do with the damp CD he had put in immediately before the computer shut itself off. I will say in his defense that he did have an understandable reason to do so. When I got to look at it, the first thing I did was turn it on and see the error for myself. I even poked around in setup, and found it could see the CD drive, but not the hard drive. I thought that was weird, as it was probably the CD drive messing up. Either way I decided to see what would happen if I took the CD drive out. I pulled the computer out from under his desk, put it on the table, opened it up, and moved it to where I could attach a screen. Before going any further, I decided I wanted another look at the error message. Unfortunately, I couldn't, because the system booted perfectly. Nothing wrong at all. I have no idea why. Oh well.

In other news, I decided if I'm going to be home for the next 8 months, I might as well get the Linux installation on the family computer up-to-date and bootable without messing in the BIOS (I put grub on the wrong drive last time). I decided to go with Fedora 10, as I had a really strong urge to see Plymouth in action. I installed it Sunday afternoon, and I didn't get to see Plymouth until earlier today due to slow Internet and a ton of updates. I finally got the Nvidia drivers installed, and now it looks very nice, but keeps freezing and the package manager bothers me. I think tomorrow it will be getting Linux Mint, which is my current favorite distro. I was hoping the impressive look of Fedora10 would get my family interested in using Linux, but Mint is pretty polished itself.

I would also like to point out that as soon as I find a way around some annoying technical difficulties, one of the content ideas I've been thinking about will be unleashed. It may coincide with, be proceeded by or closely followed by an update to the look of the blog. Maybe. We'll see. Until next time.

I got talked into fixing someone else's computer while writing this. I'm on a roll!