Posts Categorized: Personal Updates

Helpful Software

Here’s a list of (mostly free) utility software I use very regularly. I’ve used most of it for many years and have found that most of it takes the tedium out of using a computer effectively. Enjoy! SCWebCam3 – What I use to take snapshots of my desktop and upload them. Mozilla FireFox – A… Read more »

Anal Retentive Wallpaper

I like to keep my desktop neat. Everything has it’s place. This summer, I took this concept to a new level and designed an anal retentive wallpaper. It’s a great piece of engineering. It has places for files, folders, system stuff, games, and random junk that doesn’t fit any catagory. Why am I deciding to… Read more »

Elevator Slugs

I am increasingly disgusted by the fat and lazy who are too sorry to take the stairs in the Combs Building. The area in front of the elevator is so clogged between class changes that it is nearly impossible to navigate past it. If you’re lazy enough to take the elevator, at least stand back… Read more »

Anticipation

I’ve be hunting fervently trying to find a teaching job for the fall but to no avail. The way it looks, I’ll have to substitute my way through the MaT program. That’s ok by me, but I’ll be living poor for awhile longer. I don’t require a lot of money, but I really don’t want… Read more »

Ice & Snow

The weather here the last two days has been so incredibly odd. Sunday evening, we were greeted with about half an inch of ice. Looking outside at the crystaline water was incredibly deceptive. The ground looked as though it had maybe a dusting of snow on it. When I went to my 10:20 am class… Read more »

Hello, Boys and Girls

I have decided to forego a job in the computer industry and instead teach. There are two reasons for this decison. One is that as a teacher, I get all holidays and summers off. The other is that the only way I can change the many things I hate about eastern Kentucky is to take… Read more »

The Tech of 2003

Even though it is the 11th of January, I figured I’d post my thoughts on the state of technology in 2003. In a nutshell, 2003 was a very disappointing year. Nothing revolutionary (or for that matter evolutionary) happened. PCs got faster with better graphics and more memory, but the applications that take advantage of this… Read more »

Game Boy Advance

Mom got me a Game Boy Advance for Christmas. I didn’t ask for anything this year, so this awesome gift really blew me out of the water. I really like the GBA as a platform because there are so many games for it that have been ported over from the Super Nintendo. Two games in… Read more »

Return of the Chili Cheese Burrito

Taco Bell has brought back the Chili Cheese Burrito. CCBs were the first thing I ever ate at Taco Bell. They have so much more flavor than a bean burrito and they’re nearly as cheap. Yay! Beyond that, the break has been very good thusfar. I have watched the 5th season of Buffy the Vampire… Read more »

The Wall

When I go to sleep each night, I simply must be facing the closest wall. This ritual, as far as I remember, spawned from my childhood when I was extraordinarily afraid of the dark. I figured that if I didn’t see the monsters, they wouldn’t see me. The best way to keep from seeing them… Read more »