May 31, 2005

Finally, Some Good News

Well, I've been avoiding posting because I haven't had anything I wanted to say. Thus far, I haven't been particularly busy, except in trying to find a temporary job. See, Baylor thought that I wanted to take classes in the Fall, and by the time I got them to let me register for the summer, the Greek classes were full. Thus, no Greek for me this Summer. Which means I'll be graduating with my CSMath degree in three or four semesters, depending on how much I want "The Honours Programme" printed on my degree. If I figured it correctly, I'll be able to take 15 and 16 hour semesters for three semesters and graduate with a B.S. in CSMath with an English minor, but no honors. I guess it also depends on how soon I want to get a job/find a grad school. I'll be talking to Coppinger sometime this Summer to figure things out.

Tomorrow afternoon, I start working at the Grayson County Homeless Shelter, though I'll probably work more in the adjacent resale shop than the shelter itself. That's only for fourteen hours a week, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons. So I think I'll try to volunteer at the library or something when I can.

Aside from that, I've pretty much just been reading and playing old NES and SNES games on my computer. And a little programming. I finished Pride and Prejudice some time ago, finished Moby Dick this morning, and think I'll start in on The Origin of Species and/or Silas Marner now.

Posted by Gallagher at 01:23 PM

May 05, 2005


So I have this bad habit of not posting. In an effort to fix that, Wilson has kindly asked me to put this on my blog.

  • You are stuck inside Fahrenheit 451. Which book do you want to be?
    I'm going to assume that this is really asking which book I would like to save for posterity, should I find myself stuck in that world. Naturally, I would be Euclid's Elements.
  • Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
    Hmm. Can't say that I have. As for being "struck by a fictional character," I remember Aiden from Byzantium and Taliesin, from, well, Taliesin (both by Stephen R. Lawhead) as two particularly gripping characters.
  • What is the last book you bought?
    Learning Python, which I bought Monday. That same day I also bought Fermat's Enigma, a pop math book on Fermat's Last Theorem.
  • What are you currently reading?
    Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, and ANSI Common Lisp, by Paul Graham.
  • Five books you would take to a deserted island:
    Tough, tough question. However, I would have to say
    1. The Bible, preferably with the Septuagint and Greek New Testament as well as a literal English translation.
    2. The Art of Computer Programming, by Donald Knuth. As much as computer books would seem out of place, these are as much math as computer science. Besides, the exercises could provide years of "entertainment."
    3. Euclid's Elements. What else can I say?
    4. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (unabridged). Just think, I could kill myself in sword fights hundreds of times over!
    5. A grammar for Koine Greek. See number 1.
  • Who are you going to pass this book meme baton to and why? (only three people)
    I'm supposed to know three people?

Posted by Gallagher at 06:12 PM