Archive for October, 2009

rain cereal and dreams

October 30, 2009

I slept for about 15 hours last night. After I poured a big bowl of cereal for breakfast I found out that there was no milk. Today It is raining.


soldering iron fun

October 28, 2009

Today I bought a soldering iron!
I have had several simple projects that Have backed up because I have been soldering ironless for the entire time I have been in Michigan. My Dad tried to bring me one from Houston that I had bought from the dollar store, but they took it at the airport because he was trying to carry it on.

I fixed my beautiful sony headphones that I bought from the good will computer store back in Houston. I also fixed the charging cable for my mp3 player that has been broken for months. The cable got closed in the car door and the wires were pretty messed up when they got to their destination. Now I can load my mp3 player up with podcasts. I am excited.

I still have to re-solder the dc jack that got loose on my dell motherboard, but that will have to wait for another day. Once again it stopped working months ago and I am just getting around to fix it. The real challenge will be reassembling the laptop. It has been sitting in pieces. Perhaps it will be transformed into a wearable pc.

new classes and fallen leaves

October 27, 2009

I started a package design class today. I think I am going to get very good with my xacto knife.
Flash was today too. It should be interesting. It is quite different from the rest of Adobe.

I am a bit sad that the prettiest trees on my street are almost completely bare now.
Sleep was elusive last night. Soon I will start keeping a dream journal. I started keeping one once but I didn’t keep up with it. Hopefully I have a nice vivid dream marathon tonight.

October 27, 2009

I am just about finished with an updated version of It is not very fancy, but it is a step up from the just the picture. Hopefully I will figure out an intuitive way to incorporate the mostly random and bizarre pages that live on my web-server like this one.

Yesterday, I attended a graphic design meetup at the Rochester public library. It got me excited about web design. This is fortunate because tomorrow I start the web design half of school. On the way back I stopped to listen to some live music outside of a music school. The first band I saw were some kids. They were decent for their age. The youngest member was the best. He was the drummer who looked like he was about 12 years old. The assembled crowd numbered about 10 people. The second band was a little older and they were terrible. The crowd dwindled to about half. The last band was absolutely fantastic, but for some reason only one other person stayed to about halfway through them playing. At the end I was the last one listening, and they thanked the “the guy on the bike” (me).

In other news, I want to learn how to speed read.