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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #920 on: November 02, 2011, 01:23:04 PM »
(My computer organization class, for whoever might be wondering, is actually about the low-level architecture of computers, digital logic in chips and stuff and how assembly code interacts with memory, registers, cache, etc. It's a fun, but hard class. :P)
The class we had similar to that was my 2nd favorite class in college. We had a "binary bomb" project where we were given the assembly code for a program and had to figure out the right inputs. If you guessed wrong it blew up and you lost points. I think I annoyed my partner because I kept figuring out the next part without him because I was having so much fun with it XD

Course now I've forgotten it all and I'm having to relearn it for my Compilers class :P
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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #921 on: November 02, 2011, 01:48:06 PM »
Between this and that game programming class you took where you leveled up, I'm very curious as to where exactly you're finding these fantastic classes. XD
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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #922 on: November 02, 2011, 01:49:00 PM »
I'm glad to hear you are okay Jon.
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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #923 on: November 02, 2011, 02:11:10 PM »
Between this and that game programming class you took where you leveled up, I'm very curious as to where exactly you're finding these fantastic classes. XD
lol wow. I'd completely forgotten about the leveling up part of that class, and was rather confused for a few seconds XD But that would be Elon University in NC. Loved the comp sci department there, the professors were great :D Though on the other hand I'm done with school in the spring and am going to have to start paying off all the loans it took to go to such an expensive school... :S

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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #924 on: November 02, 2011, 03:28:12 PM »
Man, I wish. I could totally rock that exam. :P

(My computer organization class, for whoever might be wondering, is actually about the low-level architecture of computers, digital logic in chips and stuff and how assembly code interacts with memory, registers, cache, etc. It's a fun, but hard class. :P)
I did look that up before responding, but I couldn't resist. ;D Actually, that sounds like a really interesting class. I've run across some assembly looking at (TSL) crash dumps, but it's all way over my head. :-\

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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #925 on: November 02, 2011, 05:39:40 PM »
THE GOOD: I finally have my house back after having it invaded by visitors over the past week

THE GOOD: It's ohhhhhhhhhhhh so quiiiiiiiet,,,

THE BAD: Job hunting.  I haven't had to find a new one since I was a teenager and I'm quite intimidated.
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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #926 on: November 03, 2011, 08:00:14 PM »
The BAD: Got my networking exam back today, and it's the worst I've done on an exam in a long time :(
The GOOD: All my other grades in that class are all right, so shouldn't matter too much
The GOOD: Almost the weekend! :D
The GOOD: Went jogging today :D
The BAD: Mouse broke :(
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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #927 on: November 15, 2011, 11:39:45 AM »
the bad: almost a burnout
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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #928 on: November 15, 2011, 12:58:00 PM »
The GOOD: Ultrasound last night.
The GOOD: Baby is in the correct position for delivery - though no guarantee (s)he will stay that way.
The GOOD: The tech captured some cute pictures and videos. :smitten:
The BAD: Said media somehow didn't make it onto our CD. :-\
The GOOD: They're burning us another one. :D

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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #929 on: November 15, 2011, 06:31:48 PM »
Awww nice :) When is her due date?

The Bad: Had to cut a story in half at my internship this afternoon.
The Good: I'm glad they told me it was way too long so I could edit/revise it. I'm actually pretty pleased with the final product.
The Bitter sweet: The internship ends Friday.
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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #930 on: November 16, 2011, 03:23:35 PM »
Awww nice :) When is her due date?
Well, it was December 17, but because the baby is pretty big already (~8.5 lbs at 35 weeks), they're not going to let it go past December 10th or so.

The BAD: Having problems with Linux
The Worse: Somehow I broke the Fog server our department uses for reimaging computers. :(

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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #931 on: November 17, 2011, 03:53:00 AM »
Between this and that game programming class you took where you leveled up, I'm very curious as to where exactly you're finding these fantastic classes. XD
lol wow. I'd completely forgotten about the leveling up part of that class, and was rather confused for a few seconds XD But that would be Elon University in NC. Loved the comp sci department there, the professors were great :D Though on the other hand I'm done with school in the spring and am going to have to start paying off all the loans it took to go to such an expensive school... :S

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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #932 on: November 17, 2011, 10:54:44 AM »
the good: bought some games whit a discount
The bad: still no weekend
The worst: losing job at the end of the month.
The luck: still living at my parents house.
The best: selling my vacationdays to get more monney.
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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #933 on: November 18, 2011, 09:35:20 AM »
How much was tuition a year there Tess if you don't mind me asking? I went to a state university in my home state. It's been a pretty good education though. To me it shouldn't matter where you learned stuff, it's how much of it have you retained and can apply it in whatever field you are in.

I'm sorry you are losing your job Gilgamesh. Hopefully you can find a new one soon!

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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #934 on: November 18, 2011, 10:08:54 AM »
How much was tuition a year there Tess if you don't mind me asking? I went to a state university in my home state. It's been a pretty good education though. To me it shouldn't matter where you learned stuff, it's how much of it have you retained and can apply it in whatever field you are in.
When I first went there (2006) it was about 21,000 I think? It was a little less for me due to being in-state and scholarships. It's gone way up in price though since then, 37,000 with tuition and room & board combined. My sister's a sophomore there this year and she's transferring to a state school next year due to the cost.

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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #935 on: November 18, 2011, 09:27:11 PM »
Not so great today, I'm afraid.

The Bad: I got into a car accident on my way home from work, thus totaling my car and providing me with no way to get to work next week.

The Good: I found a tow truck service that can buy what's left of my car off me. I have to sign the title over, and he can use it for parts, and whatnot. A blessing in disguise, cause now I can look for a new car.
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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #936 on: November 18, 2011, 10:23:27 PM »
The Bad: I got into a car accident on my way home from work, thus totaling my car and providing me with no way to get to work next week.
Hope you're all right :(

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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #937 on: November 18, 2011, 11:08:35 PM »
The Bad: I got into a car accident on my way home from work, thus totaling my car and providing me with no way to get to work next week.
Hope you're all right :(

I'm fine. I was shooken up when it happened, but it's never something you get used to. I'm down in the dumps, but I'm considering this a perfect time to change up my life a bit, starting with a new car.
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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #938 on: November 20, 2011, 12:07:30 PM »
THE AMAZING: I've been accepted into Renton Tech's app developing program starting January 3rd!  Yaaaaaaaaay!

THE INTIMIDATING: Tuition.  Oh heavens.

THE TERRIFYING: I put in my notice at my job and don't have a new one yet. :S

THE HOPEFUL: God is good and will provide. :)
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Re: The GOOD & BAD THREAD (VI)
« Reply #939 on: November 21, 2011, 09:18:34 PM »
I'm glad you're okay, Deity!


THE HOPEFUL: God is good and will provide. :)

Yes he will. :yes: *sings* "I lift my eyes unto the hill/where does my help come from?/ my help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth"

The annoying: These essays I have to write for graduation.... going to be the bane of my existence until December 2nd.

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