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Last night it rained and thundered throughout the night. This explains my evening very clearly; this morning at exactly 11:12 in the morning Central Standard Time I placed a draft copy of my master?s thesis underneath the door of my advisor. It was a rather anti-climatic end to a journey that has taken most of the last year. Of course I feel relieved and will be able to rejoin the world of the living. Now this feeling of relief only lasts until that draft of my master?s thesis returns to me edited, revised, and of course critiqued. I am not afraid of having my ideas editing, commented, and of course revised because I implicitly trust my thesis advisor.
Now what exactly do I mean when I say that we all want to change the world? When I was younger my goal was to be able to come up with one idea that would change the world. I just wanted to be able to do something that would make a difference in the world. The older I get not only am I less naive about not only the speed at which change occurs, but also the sphere of influence we actually have. Right now I am very tired; I am hoping the Red Bull Festival will soon end. Well I just wanted to check in and let everybody know that I am alive and will soon be ending my self imposed educational isolation. So watch out world, soon, soon, I will have my time back.
I have learned that perhaps the <a href=”http://www.wanh.blogspot.com/”>H</a> has turned to the dark side, and has forsaken the world of the web log. Personally, I have been hanging around my digital corner of the Internet since 1997 and was around long before it was socially acceptable to own a web log. I would like to extend my most humble and appreciate thanks to the H for the commentary on my master?s degree.
The words of the H say, ?best of luck in everything, you deserve it. i figured i’d give one final angry post before everyone graduates and moves away or does whatever not like i’ll know what anyone is up to anyway.? I want the H to know that it is not that we do not care about the Save the H Foundation it is that over the last year I have taken on a little to much school and not enough life. It is true that this is not an excuse; simply a choice that I made to made graduation my number one priority. In the end, I will probably be able to reconnect with most of the people who I was friends with before, and I will not have sacrificed the opportunity of a lifetime to gain my second degree in one year.
I am going to campaign for a new direction. <a href=”http://www.wanh.blogspot.com/”>The Save the H Foundation</a> will focus on bringing the H back to the wide, wide, world of the web log! The first priority will be a covert operation that will set in motion a grassroots revolution of the people in country south of the border. This will set off a chain reaction that will result in one of the largest uprisings in the history of modern civilization. In fact, this uprising will be so impressive that even H will wonder how it all started.
I have completed the draft of my final finance paper, ?Review of Legalized Gambling: Comparing Two Perspectives,? on state gambling revenues due April 27. I was on such a role that I went ahead and drafted my infrastructure management paper, ?Local Government Information Technology: Security Plan and Policies Best Practices.? I do not remember the last time I was so productive on a Friday night! I did get a chance to go to El Mezcal with Jaccie and Mr. Borys so the evening was not a complete and total case of self imposed educational isolation.
Charles Barkley said on TNT “I have never used email. People who use computers are just stupid.” Cheers to you Charles Barkley, you luddite you, feel free to look that up on the internet.
I will be writing until I am done. Determination is not a something to strive for it is something you have or you do not have. Now is the time. I will return when the projects are over.
Things Nels has to complete to graduate.
1. Finance paper on state gambling revenues (April 27)
2. Best Practices Paper (May 5)
3. Final Law Paper (May 11)
4. LDCHA Policy Issue Paper (May 19)
5. Professionalism Paper (May 22)
6. Thesis ?The Future of Community Labor Markets: A labor market test of the suburban exploitation thesis/hypothesis.? (May draft 5 final 22)
I was doing some research and in the middle of my work I thought maybe my internet was down. It turns out that in the middle of reading articles the national online database of journal articles for the Expanded Academic Universe.
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I have been in much better mood for the last few days. Probably because of a feeling that came to me the other day. That is right I have finally made my peace with the University of Kansas and graduation. Hopefully I will be able to finish the thesis that I am working on my motivation has taken a noise dive as I try to finish the last draft. I have feeling that this will be the week.
Mr. Borys got dragged out to the Plum Tree Chinese/Thai Food restaurant to get some Pad Thai noodles. From time to time I am a big fan of a good order of spicy Pad Thai noodles only the Plum Tree serves a sweet noodle medley. I then decided to ask the sever to kick it up a notch with some crushed red pepper swimming in pepper oil. Let me just explain that I got a very confused look and then a confused stare as I proceeded to fling pepper all over my noodles. Sometimes spicy food rocks!
Uncle Bill has generously decided to allow us to download a beta version of the new XP64 which is designed for implementation with the AMD 64 bit chip. Honestly I was a little skeptical about the whole process, but I liked the idea of being able to run my x86 32 bit applications and be able to run some 64 bit applications at the same time. Being able to do both at the same time is a huge advantage. The only practical reason to use a 64 bit operating system is for mathematically oriented solution implementation I use it for working on some large math problems and of course the Captain Fractal Project.
Why would Uncle Bill be giving away 365 days of free XP64 product registration? I know the answer it is rather simple it has to do with the fact that the operating system for Windows XP64 requires drivers that are 64 bit while it will run most software that is 32 bit x86 driver compatibility is a huge issue. So basically if you are not running a standard rig with an AMD 64 chip and a Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro nForce3 150 chipset you are going to have a hard time getting drivers. In fact the good people at Gigabyte don?t even bother to ship the 64 bit drivers with the motherboard. I actually had to force the driver installation on my Realteck TRL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC so that I could download other drivers from the internet.
The good people at http://www.planetamd64.com have some helpful information that allowed me to get through the instillation process. I will be putting together a full account of what I had to do to get the Operating System up and running with a complete list of links that were used here in the next couple days. Right now I am going back to the coding and recoding.