Finished for now (and next?)
Finished my last exam today. It was A.I. with Prof. Marie desJardins at UMBC and I must say it might have been the most difficult class I have taken. I don’t know if my mind isn’t geared that way or what, but that shit is hard. Of course my course load didn’t help. If I had been able to dedicate twice the time to the course work than I actually did I might have been more comfortable with the material. Unfortunately I was forced to divide my time between my other courses. (Personal interest was also a factor, it was much easier for me to write a kernel module in C then spend time in LISP).
So how am I planning on spending all this extra time you ask? I have to take two classes in January to complete my course work for my degree. However, cultural anthropology and classical mythology shouldn’t be too difficult after this semester of hell. Besides that I have a few ideas…
- Work on Go-Linux. Stefan’s brother Michael has started work on a new page and CMS system (many thanks!) ‘cuz I was taking too long apparently But I posted new photos to the gallery in Real Life and I’m going to start revamping the school page to ready it for the addition of all the work from this semester. I also have some plans for security related server admin stuff. Maybe I can talk Stefan into doing this…
- I want to start really hacking on the kernel. I’ve been lurking enough but I’m just looking for the right spot to jump in and preparing myself for the reaming I get for my amateur code.
- I want to finish the jukebox hardware Stefan and I started last year. Requires some resoldering of weak joints and I’m going to try to snag a PVR style card like the PVR-250 or 350.
- I want to rewrite that shitty perl jukebox implementation in C. Now that I have more experience in socket programming it shouldn’t be hard at all… I’m just dragging my feet since I find the kernel more interesting.
OK that was way too long for the day of an exam. Happy holidays!!!
22 December 2004