Today is my second day of classes at ND, and things, although busy, are going well.
My classes are Operating Systems, Multimedia Systems, and Realtime Systems. I get the feeling systems are important. I am also TA'ing for CS1.
OS looks to be the most nasty: few projects, but every class period we discuss a new graduate or corporate published paper, 8-20 pages. A sample is the major first paper on RAID systems.
TA'ing looks to be fun, I'll be working with around 40 of the 80 or so students for 2 consecutive hour labs on Monday.
Back in the apartment things are also good. I refuse to pay $10 per meal for a meal plan, so I'm trying my hand at making some food myself. Any cheap/good recipe ideas are appreciated.
In short, life is busy and good. Oh no! Its time for RTS. Ta-tah!
My mom reports:
"Violet was born 2:30 am. All ok. 9 pounds 7 ounces and 21 inches long. Just a few ounces smaller than Enoch (her father, my brother) was at birth. Good, loud crying heard over the phone."
This came in 2:45 or so this morning (I was asleep). In any event, I join the ranks of those such as Uncle Doug and Auntie Anna. Why do I feel so old?
Life is fast and crazy: I'm mostly moved into ND. I'm home for my last consecutive night, and tomorrow morning Sharon leaves for a long while. That stinks.
On the bright side, I have a room, some room-mates who I think are foreign and should be cool, and a really awesome campus and 14 story library.
Apology to Scholl, I never got the computer set up on ND campus. I will IM you when that happens.
Geek Note: Working on Chromaggus
My sister-in-law had labor-times tonight, but I probably shan't be an Uncle Dave for another day or so. Please pray for my brother Enoch and his wife Tiffany.
More updates and pictures should follow when I'm not running all over the county trying to secure meal plans.
Our route was the circle of trail shown, starting at the left, going counter-clockwise.
The heading says it all, really. I climbed 10+ miles of mountain from 9:30 to 1:00 am yesterday and today. We were rather slow, b/c of our group makeup, but we ascended over 3000 feet (with lots of ups and downs), reached 3 peaks, and weathered 2 storms, 1 above the tree-line. My feet are sore.