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01/27/16 – Weeks 3 and 4
Before Classes

Week 3 (18-24) was exclusively devoted to not freezing to death in my home. Who doesn't love a surprise snowstorm? Really, though. If it weren't for service outages I could really have spent the week doing something productive. On Monday I managed to connect with a professor about a grade from last semester not being submitted correctly (resulting in an 'I' on my transcript which now, mercifully, is gone) and Financial Aid about my employability. I was also going to speak with the department I was going to be working for but, surprise surprise, no one was working because a snowstorm was coming.


Week 4 (25 to 31) has, so far, been about catching up work from last week. I am now employed (more or less gainfully) and enrolled in all the classes I will need to graduate. Most of the remaining week will be spent
a) getting coursework completed for next week,
b) arranging a time for my Tutorstunde (required by my German course) that doesn't conflict with my work schedule,
c) revisiting the hardware design for my VCclone tanks. I recently found some sketches that I know never made it to PCB but I can't recall what I didn't like about them,

d) perhaps most importantly, I intend to start doing some scans of the myriad notebooks and journals I have lying around. Most of them contain notes specific to a semester or course but, hidden among these notes, are smaller sketches and project designs that are presently useless because of their non-categorization. I know this isn't a project I can complete this week but between this week and the next I hope to at least make a dent in them,


and in whatever time's left over I'll be celebrating the Lunar New Year on Guild Wars 2 and trying to get together a game of Star Wars d20. So yeah, good luck to me on that. Nothing says scheduling conflict like a roleplaying game.

  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Air Gear OST
  • Reading: The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2
  • Drinking: SoyKaf ;)

01/14/16 – Week 2
Before Classes

Since week one spilled over so ungraciously into this week, I'll try to keep my goals manageable.

From last week I still need to a) Duolingo and b) Chase my seasonal job on campus. Both of those I can do pretty easily even in the time I have remaining this week.


Additionally, I've been asked to do some laptop repair by a family member so.... yeah. I'll be trying to find a cat-free, static-free workspace for the next couple of days. Here's hoping it's salvageable. While I'm in the process of working on laptops anyhow, I'll try to finish repairing my own laptop, since I can now no longer do many, many of the things I intend/need to for these little projects of mine. Little things like compiling code, running solidworks, Adobe Premiere, or MS Paint.....


So that's the bill until the 18th. :D 5 Weeks (including the preparation) and I'm still marginally productive. Isn't it amazing?

  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Air Gear OST
  • Reading: The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2
  • Drinking: SoyKaf ;)

01/04/16 – Week 1

Before classes


Considering my last week of preparation was an abject failure, this first week of a new year will be spent with many of the lingering objectives of the last year.


This week's objectives:

  • See if any salvage of my laptop is possible
  • Update the list of open projects
  • Update my display image on dA
  • Record a video presentation of the first half of my Senior Thesis Presentation
  • Fight with Financial Aid out of custom and habit
  • Update the resume my school has on file
  • Finalize a seasonal job with my school for the semester
  • Prototype the control structure for Solitude

       


Of particular interest this week is my final objective, “Prototype the control structure for Solitude.” In this last week of Wintersday, I'm going to be spending a lot of time on Guild Wars anyway, I might as well make use of it professionally.


Additionally, to better prepare myself for the coming semester I would like to

  • Spend a little time each day on DuoLingo (in preparation for my German 101 course)
  • Spend a little time each day on YouTube watching Machine Learning lectures (to get a firmer still grip on my senior thesis which, at this point, is completely at the mercy of data I don't have and can't even attempt to get until the 19th.)

Perhaps not a thrilling first week of the new year but I'm sure I'll have excitement enough when school starts the 19th (week 3.)

  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Air Gear OST
  • Reading: The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2
  • Drinking: SoyKaf ;)

12/23/15 – Week -2
Before classes

This week is going to be comprised almost exclusively of holiday bullshit and vain attempts at repairing my relationship. I don't anticipate getting any serious work done this week (as evidenced by the two day gap between my last after-action and this briefing) but I can do some petty updates like uploading photos of my retro-tech laptop project.

Let's see how it goes, I guess.

[No after-action report.]



12/29/15 – Week -1

Before classes

Last week was consumed by the holiday and dealing with family members so while thee is a post for documentation's sake nothing was accomplished. This week, ending on January 1, will be a preparatory week (as best I can manage) and will include:


  • Correcting the lingering errors on my laptop (this will necessitate at least a re-install of the OS.)
  • Familiarizing myself with the Arduino UNO
  • Updating the list of open projects (stage status and documentation where possible)
  • Spending a little time each day on DuoLingo
  • Spending a little time each day on YouTube (watching Machine Learning lectures)
  • Recording a video presentation of the first half of my Senior Thesis Presentation (a progress report and justification) to gauge its usefulness on the final presentation
If there's any time left after these things (and Wintersday, naturally) I'll be very pleased with myself and maybe upload something worthwhile.

  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Air Gear OST
  • Reading: The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
  • Watching: Machine Learning lectures on Youtube
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2
  • Drinking: SoyKaf ;)

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Angelwyng
Eric Lawson
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Me working hard, of course. Live is one of the most fun things in the world that can still be considered a job. Radio pays in peanuts, however, so it's only a part-time gig. Now they won't even give me my peanuts.

Also: I wish I could remember what was on that Stick-It note.

Current Residence: KY, USA
Favourite genre of music: This month? Something OG (Original Glow ^^) with a hint of teen angst and violence.
Favourite style of art: Super-High Contrast Electric Love
MP3 player of choice: iPod Shuffle (Gen1 x2)

Personal Quote: "Pedantic scag."
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Medru Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! Sorry for the late reaction, but thanks for the +fav ! I am a dummy! 
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DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday :cake: :party: :sun: :airborne: :woohoo: :happybounce:
I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your time :hug:
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Angelwyng Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the kind wishes. I was actually sick this birthday, unfortunately. :/ Maybe the next one will be better. 
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DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that's sad, sick on your birthday :(
I hope next year is definitely better than that :thumbsup:
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thanks for watching dear :heart:
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Thank you for the :+fav: :) and the watch!
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Angelwyng Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for sharing the cool comic. I can't wait to see more.
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daegann Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thx for the fave and the watch :)
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DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday Free Birthday Icon Hug  Sun
I hope you have a wonderful day today Heart Have your cake and eat it too Airborne Sun Woohooooo! :happybounce: :) (Smile) Party
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Angelwyng Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the kind wishes. :)
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