Cape Kiwanda

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An Audio post about last Friday–I would post more, but I’m tired of typing, and AudioBlogger limits you to about 5 minute posts, and I ran over once already. Finals week is nearly over for me, I have the paper and one final down, two finals left to go.

As you can see in the title, the name of the beach where we went was Cape Kiwanda, the name escaped me while I was talking.

Dead Week

Being that finals are next week, I probably won’t be doing much with the website in the next few days. I have a project due Thursday for my engineering course, but it is simply to turn in corrected versions of three assigments done over the course. They were done on computer, so it should be pretty simple.
Then on Friday, I have a 5-6 page paper about the book we read in English. He mentioned earluer in the year that he would push it out until the time alloted for that class’s final, which is next Monday, but last Monday, he seemed to have changed his mind.
Also on Friday, I have due the last CS program, but it looks like it might be pretty complicated. The paper is due by 5pm, and the CS program is due by midnight, via e-mail.

Then the exams. Monday at 8:00 is english, but the paper is the final for that class. At 10:30, I have the Physics final. 8:00 Tuesday is my Calculus final, and the CS final is at 10:30 Tuesday. At 12:30 Tuesday, I am done with all work for the semester.

Not sure how long I am staying on here–I don’t want to leave too early, so maybe wednesday or thursday. I still have to pack up everything in the room, so I do need some time, and I will probably want to sleep sometime. Of course, if I get packed, I can sleep at home too…

At any rate, I best get to bed so that I can get a good start in the morning. I may post updates as things get completed, if I feel like it.

Until next week,

English usage

I did this test a few weeks ago, and drafted the post for some reason. Cel did the same quiz, and I had to go back and figure out where this one went.

English Genius
You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 88% Expert!
You did so extremely well, even I
can’ t find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon
intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don’t. You
have an extensive vocabulary, and you’re not afraid to use it properly!
Way to go!

Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

You scored higher than 43% on Beginner
You scored higher than 77% on Intermediate
You scored higher than 61% on Advanced
You scored higher than 96% on Expert

Link: The Commonly Confused Words Test written by shortredhead78 on Ok Cupid

Categories Working

This post relates to the categories I was trying to set up on my Blogger blog, which I have since abandoned.

I have now made the categories work. It took a bit of fooling around, and anyone who came by in the middle would have seen quite a mess. At one point, blogger posted a message to my blog informing me that it thought that my post-by-mail post was spam. It didn’t reply to my e-mail, it just posted it straight to my blog. I also posted some of the things more than once, as anyone reading my blog by RSS probably knows. Now, it works satisfactorily, the only thing that is a bit odd will be the double “posted by” line at the bottom, but there’s not much that can be done about that.

Anyway, now that categories are up, the Photos link over to the side will have the photos I post, and nothing else. Everything will still be posted on the main blog, though. I could do a few more categories now that I have it figured out, but all I was trying to do was to be able to automatically have a list of all the pictures I post to the blog.

I also have been posting the pictures to the galleries section of my website, if appropriate. I set up a new “Around Campus” page for those pictures, too.

[Edit 4/19: For some reason, a few of the ones I forwarded through my computer seems to have gotten stuck in Outlook, and every now and then, it decides to forward them to my blog again. I’m in the process of stopping this, and will remove them as they happen, but if you see strangely formatted posts with e-mail addresses in them, that’s what happened.]

[Photos] Franz at Night

Franz Hall, at night.

Taken last fall.

I’m trying to create a subcategory of my blog for the photos, which will automatically publish here. For those who like wandering around in works-in-progress, here it is. Now I just need to get the publish by mail working properly.
[Edit: I have since switched to WordPress, and made this post irrelevant.]

Founders Day

Today was Founders Day here, so we didn’t have class. There were several sessions, where Seniors from various majors presented things about their senior project. I went to two of the four Engineering sessions. I had thought about going to the one at 9 this morning, and actually set my alarm so I would be up in time to attend, but decided when I got up that I wasn’t that interested in going and slept for another hour. I went to see one of the 10:15 sessions, and got there a few minutes late. There were a bunch of people crowded around outside the door the website said the presentation was in, and I decided I didn’t want to bother going through all that hassle, especially because I wasn’t sure if I could go in late, or if they were also waiting for a good time to enter. I wandered a bit, and found a paper program. I determined that the presentation was actually in a different room, and so I went to see it. I saw about half of one group’s presentation, about a highway intersection realignment, and all of the second group’s, about a aerial tram connecting the two campuses of a local teaching hospital, OHSU. One campus is at the top of a hill, and the other is at the bottom, near the river an across the interstate highway. There are currently plans to build a tram, but this group designed their own. It was actually pretty interesting. Then lunch, and then I went to another session, this time presenting a remotely controlled submarine and a web based schedule forecasting program. The idea being that if students plan out their entire schedule a few years in advance, they can check for conflicts, and faculty can see which courses will be in demand which semesters, and can see how many students are planning on taking specific combinations of classes in a certain semester, therefore minimizing time conflicts. The software isn’t completely done yet, and I doubt that I’ll be using this program anytime soon, but it’s sure a good idea.

I also went to see the mock-trial program put on a umm…Mock Trial. Interesting, and something I might look into to get involved with. More likely not, but it does look like a bit of fun.

I wrote the following yesterday, but forgot to publish it. I think there was some sort of point that I was getting to, but it is now lost forever.

The weather here the last few days has been pretty erratic. This afternoon is beautiful, and I took several pictures around campus that will be posted in the coming days, but I’m going to go on a bike ride while the weather holds. Yesterday, we had a few downpours, followed by sunbreaks, followed by hail, followed by whatever hadn’t happened in the last few hours, and so on. Today was supposed to be more of the same, but it looks good for now. We’ ll see if I regret this this evening. I’m taking the camera, but my destination is to Fred Meyer. I actually might continue on to St. Johns park again, this time in the daylight, depending on weather and how I’m holding up. Anyways, I’m off.

[Edit 4:36 pm: As soon as I got out the door, I realized that it was starting to rain. And the incoming clouds were solid gray. I guess I missed my chance.]

Birthday Poster

My birthday posterAs mentioned, this is the less than flattering picture posed in at least two places around campus on my birthday. This particular picture was at the front desk of Villa.

I’ve been posting more pictures recently. I like doing it, and I think I will continue to do so. I think I’ll try to keep pictures and content in seperate posts, just to keep things a bit clearer. The weeds post was an anomaly, because I was trying to save my 100th post for my birthday.