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**News and Updates**
August 25, 2004 12:40 AM
Welcome, all my Bio-II classmates! The new semester
has rolled around, and it seems I have once again volunteered to host
the powerpoints from class. They are available from the respective
link on the left nav-bar. I'm such a nice guy. Feel free to look
around my family's site, although it isn't oft updated anymore. It is
quite large by comparison to many, over 500 pages, and has lots of
info. The vacation stories make up a large part of it, and as they
should, as we have taken quite a few trips! I also encourage you to
take a look at some old home-school favourites of mine, The
Roman Project and The Cinema Project.
These days I only really update my livejournal
account, which may come as a surprise for those familiar with my
distaste for the pure schlock that is found in most blogs (how many
times can you read "omg liek person x is soooo cute!"
before you start hating the internet?). I like to think mine is a
little different, as I try to focus mainly on educating people on
various political issues, discussing my own opinions on the matters,
as well as an occasional update on my life. Feel free to drop me an
e-mail ( email button located at the bottom of every page, as well as
in text at the top of most) if you spot any errors, or just want to
chat about this-and-that. I just added the "About Me"
section, so feel free to check that out. I'll have some new pics up, eventually.
May 31, 2004 9:43 PM
Listening to the 2nd period in the 4th
Lightning-Flames Stanley Cup finals game on 620
WDAE. It's on the TV in the other room, but people keep
switching it to other channels. My birthday was the 20th, the "
big 1 - 7 " as a friend put it. Yup, 17 years old now. As usual,
nothing big, I can see R movies alone now. Oh boy. Saw Shrek 2 today.
It was great, awesome, wonderful. Gotta love Antonio there. Also saw
"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" at the Tampa
Theatre, where Dad and I are now "Mogul" members, we
get in to movies free all year and some other cool stuff. They're
having a "Summer
Classics" series, where they are showing a bunch of great
old films every Sunday at 3, my plan is to go and see them all. I
have been playing my guitar a great deal more lately, it's pretty
fun. It's such a delightful sounding instrument. Been working on the
basics for the TLAB website, was trying out Macromedia Dreamweaver
since WebExpress inserts double center commands for old-browser
compatibility, but it makes everything look awful on Mozilla and
Mozilla FireFox. Interestingly enough, when the Dreamweaver trial
crashes, it corrupts my registry causing windows to do a complete
registry wipe. This effectively annihilates all the settings and
hardware information on my computer, causing me a 45 minute or so
headache to fix it enough to restore a registry backup. Lovely. I
have not been able to find anyone else on the web who has this
problem, sadly. For now I've installed it on Dad's old laptop (
Win2K, shudder ) and it seems to be running fine. We shall see.
May 11, 2004 12:32 AM EST
Ah, the semester is over. Just got my grades back,
straight A's again. Pretty happy about that. Got my ACT scores back
too, 33 out of 36. Again, not too shabby. Just finished watching
"Bad News Bears", that 1976 classic starring Walter
Matthau. I expected it to be pretty lame, but it was actually rather
humorous and cute. Tatum O'Neal was pretty cute in that one. If I
were 13 again I might even call her "hot", but I'm not, so
I won't. The damage is already done. Too bad her career never really
took off. Speaking of age, I'll be turning 17 in just over a week.
Pretty exciting, only not. Went and saw "The Punisher" with
Boomer a few days ago, was a pretty good movie. I believe my exact
words were "It served it's purpose well", a stunning
compliment from a tough critic, as those who know me best realize.
Saw Emily and Dani again at the "Teen Coffeehouse" hosted
by my very own TLAB
(www.teenboard.org), so that was cool. I like them. Gonna take Trevor
to lunch tomorrow hopefully, have him meet "the fam", as it
were. He's already studying ahead for the summer semester with the
one week break between them, the poor soul. I chose the slower route
and took the summer off, maintaining my somewhat fragile sanity. My
parents bought me the Last Samurai DVD the day it came out, that was
pretty cool of them. Nothing much else is going on, just waiting for
high school to let out so I can start hanging out with my old buds
again. Over the summer my plans are as follows: practice my guitar,
create the new TLAB website,
watch more movies, read more books, go to the gym more, and then some
other stuff I've yet to think up quite yet. Sounds exciting, eh? At
least there are no guitar finals.....
April 25, 2004 7:35 PM EST
time I got back to this... Just got back from Tyrone Square Mall,
got to meet Alton Brown , of
Good Eats (a show on Food Network) fame. He signed my copy of his
book (well, one of them) "I'm Just Here for the Food". How
cool is that, eh? I love his style of blending science and cooking.
It especially appeals to me now that I am almost done with my Biology
class... The powerpoints to which I have graciously made available in
the link above. Or here if you missed it.
Anyhoo. Got my SAT scores back. 1420 out of 1600, 700 math 720
verbal. Not bad, not as good as I had hoped, but better than
expected. Still waiting on my ACT scores, but I'm expecting better
than the SATs. Tom was done two weeks ago, that was completely
awesome. He's still my best buddy, even if he moved away over a year
ago. Brought him to Bio class with me one of the days, had him meet
my friends Trevor and Stephanie. My whole family had a great time
with him, always do. You're always welcome here, buddy. Finals are
next week, 4 tests this week. Shouldn't have to take the Eastern
Humanities final, so that's nice. Last
Samurai is out of theatres now.. saw it 5 times in theatres.
Never done something like that before. Seriously good movie. I'm vice
president of the teen board of our local
library, should be creating a decent website for them
(www.teenboard.org) as soon as finals are over. Recently
worked for the teen group at a little 60's event thing, even got my
picture in a local paper over it. A different local paper also
interviewed me for their "volunteer of the month", which
should be out next month. Heck, I'm almost a celebrity around here it
seems. I'm taking the summer off, so I won't have my Life Sciences AA
until next summer. It's worth it though, I'm already burned out
pretty bad. Over the summer I hope to practice my guitar more (I have
been practicing, but still can't really play more than a few chords),
and maybe some community theatre. That'd be fun. We'll have to see.
Anyways, there's a quick update on my life. Oh, and Iron
Chef America just finished tonight. They'll be replaying
episodes for a few more days now. All I have to do now is survive the
next two weeks....
February 28, 2004 7:23 PM EST
I'll try to post soon. Until then, here's a picture of
my Calc I class from last semester. (Picture)
November 1, 2003 2:00 PM EST
Wow. It's been a very tough semester this time around.
Haven't talked to any of my friends in a while, main I've just been
working on schoolwork, plus some volunteer stuff at church. The
church is having a rough time, so my family has rather been forced to
take over a number of positions besides putting my father's ideas
into motion. It's been an interesting time to say the least. School
is going pretty well, Still mostly making A's, but it's been pretty
brutal. The tests in Abnormal Psychology are a nightmare, lots of
writing and memorized names and years. Chem hasn't been too bad, and
the lab midterm was surprisingly easy. Calculus is.. well, a little
difficult to follow at times, but not too bad overall. Java, while
fun, has a lot of deliverables, so takes a lot of time, and besides
that it has some pretty brutal tests too. It hasn't been all bad
though, I've gotten to meet a few people as of late too. Of course a
big hello to Lester, a friend from chem class who has been a great
help with some technical questions involving network security and
Linux. Thanks a lot for all your help! Also Jason, who I happen to
have classes with every day. I also recently met a few kids around my
age at a little Halloween. thing at the library. So a big hello to
Su, Brian, John and Kaylie as well. Tomorrow after church, (I've been
derelict in my A/V duties thanks to school, erk!) I'll be heading to
the Festival of Reading
to watch our favorite local band, The
Crabgrass Cowboys. If you're interested, they'll be playing
there around 3pm. The Festival is at Eckerd College, and goes from
10am till 4pm.
Links: My Roman Project
Horn - Fermat's
Last Theorem - The
August 23, 2003 12:34 AM EST
Quick update: Three of my computer's main HD
partitions mysteriously disappeared. Currently working on
reconstruction efforts, I have found the data from the corrupted
partitions and now need only to copy them somewhere. Will need to
install the 200GB HD on to my secondary computer to back up files
from the Primary computer tomorrow. Still sick, coughing, sneezing,
whatnot. Have an appointment at the gym tomorrow, as well as my
annual test for academic placement. The new semester starts Monday,
interesting class load. Calculus I, Chem I w/ lab, JAVA I, Abnormal
Psychology. My glasses had been broken, finally got them back. They
are much darker and greyer than before, I am very pleased. Hopefully
I'll update again soon once I fend off this illness and horrible hard
April 12, 2003 9:31 PM EST
Just a quick little update. My links page has been
started, check out some of my friends' sites. Also, just completed a
really simple little java applet, pretty much cut-and-paste out of
the book. Check that out here. (IE
required). Also, the Red Wings are two games behind. It is very sad
for us to be losing to a team named after a Disney movie. <Added
April 13> Another two little Java applets done, this time written
from scratch. See them here and here.
I kind of cheated on the second one, using spaces to align
everything. Oh well.
You want to see the old page?
Okay, but I warned you.