New ram arrived in the mail this week - 1 gig of Crucial DDR400, thus the Linux Desktop is back in action. Writing this post from my newly installed Ubuntu 7.04 Herd 4 partition. I’ve got 6.10 on here as well, but I figured its better late than never to do what I can for the release in April.
I’ve got the basic css design done on the new wordpress version of the site. Still needs some work, but I am now at operational status.
Lately I’ve been swamped and haven’t had much time to do anything besides eat, work and sleep. Around the beginning of the year, I did all the typical new years resolving to get my life in order - at the top of that list was quitting smoking (almost two months strong now!) and getting back in school to finish my education. So far I’ve finished my application to UIC and am in the process of finishing up my applications to University of Chicago and Northwestern. The latter two are definitely reach schools, but I think I’ve got a shot, and not trying I’m sure I’d regret for the rest of my life. The latter two are also extremely long with multiple essays.
I thought I’d post the most interesting prompt from the Northwestern application and see if I have any readers yet - and if I do, what their thoughts would be.
Isaac Newton once wrote, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Whose work would you most like to continue in your lifetime and why?
The interesting thing about this question when thinking about the computing field is that so many of our heroes, pioneers and founding fathers are still alive and working! Probably a majority of them still have the bulk of their careers left due to what life expectancy is these days, and how relatively young this field is.
So far I’m deciding between writing about Steve Wozniak, John Von Neumann or somehow talking about the digital divide. Who would you write about?
I’ll get back in the writing groove this week I promise.
Happy Chinese New Year, Internet.
Today starts the year of the pig.
Today starts IntentionallyObsolete v2.0