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Solid State Electronics = dislike so much. I don't know if it's because the class itself is hard, or if I'm just stupid. Probably the latter. It's too much like the non-mechanics physics, which I also didn't do too well in.

Oh well, it's over with. Hopefully. XP

Busey Bank has finally sent me my new ATM card. It took two walk-in naggings and three months after my first one expired. Sheesh, get your act together.

I think I'm going to watch a bit of anime, then sleep.

J-net lunch tomorrow with old officers, and then a meeting with the new blood afterwards. Then dinner with JAC people. Somehow, I don't see too much studying getting done. Buggers.

Then there's a free J-net BBQ sunday @ 12, Illini Grove. Yes, free. We made money this year, and people are insisting that we spend some of it.

Monday exam at 1:30 PM. Tuesday exam at 8 AM. Then I'll be done. At which point, I'll need to pack, figure out cosplay stuff, and uh, figure out what I'm going to do with my desktop... Since it's running a server, it needs to get moved home, but I don't know if I want to try to move the SVN repository home and set it up on the computers at home, or if I want to just bring the hard drive home and hope for compatibility... (damn old PCs at home.)
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...24+8.75 hours until the next crazy bloody exam of doom.

This exam (IB150) either went really well, or really badly. We shall see. I still hate how one three hour exam could mean the difference between a D or C and an A. It's stupid. (Granted, if I knew the material as well as I probably ought to, it should have been a guaranteed A. Or so goes that other reasoning. WTF anyways.)

I'm going to go take a nap. 4 hours last night, and almost 5 hours this morning is not enough for this kitten.
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CS440 was today.

It was ok, I guess. Could have been worse, but it could also have been better. Maybe if I wasn't stupid and actually reviewed more of the homework problems. Notably the last one. Some of the conceptual stuff was a bit odd, and required some BSsing, but... the rest.. if I kept my formulas straight, they should be alright.

Grading has been rather harsh in that class though. So it might be like the midterm, where I thought I did well, but I still ended up being below average with something like a 65-ish%. :\ Should have sucked up to the TA a bit more. And offered chocolates. Maybe. ^^;;;

Now for math, tomorrow at 8 AM. Oh joy.
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That makes two down, one to go.

8 hours of work tomorrow.
Need to also hit the bank to deposit rebate, call up discover card to cancel account guard ('cause I keep forgetting, and getting charged a few dollars extra every month for the service, which I don't think I need - those dollars could go elsewhere and be better invested.), pay the water bill, check my main bank account to make sure there's enough cash to pay the rent with... Oh, and call stupid people to cancel an order for 25 DVD+R's (free after rebate, but with $6 for shipping. Found the same deal for less shipping and at a better place, and the stuff is backordered right now too, so.. Blah)
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And yes, so the second set of hour exams are on us. Although this time, they're nicely spaced out at one per week, ECE210, CS225, and PHYS212. Annoyingly enough, CS225 didn't come out as well as I had hoped (the grade's a B-, but seriously should have been higher.) The problem there? Too much copying and pasting of old code, so I wasn't sure of syntax on the day of the exam, resulting in some made up crap, and a completely incorrect section, resulting in a loss of 'bout 15 points. Ow, yes. Stupid also. Frigging hell, this was supposed to be my best class. Although... I still prefer Java. And Perl.

ECE210... I'm going through and reviewing chapters 1-3 today, redoing all of the homework problems, plus the extra ones. I'm going to try and install the simulator thing to generate more problems and work on those. Hope the learning curve isn't too steep for that.

Another problem of mine is that I'm lazy. I hate... and I mean, I seriously despise memorizing things. Honestly, it's just stupid. If I just went and memorized some basic things, things that logically make sense, but still take too long to think out on the exams (or, god forbid, my brain freezes like it did for the first ECE exam, and refuses to think much at all)... life would be easier.

Physics. bleh, I've always hated the EM section of physics. I'll study more, but not for a while. This is the last exam of the three that are coming up.

Ice skating starts this week. Let's not break anything, kitty. I don't want to regret taking this class.

I'm not going to be on AIM much this weekend.

PC has been installed and it runs. I've sunk a few hours into the Shrine Maiden series (th07 and th09 - go look them up yourself). And I'm getting tired of it, which is good - I need to not want to play them, so studying can get done. Kinda like how I'm tired of Kill Monty, that kickass game that I've unlocked all difficulty levels for, and just about all other things, 'cept for Jen's various other uniforms. Too lazy to go do that, and can't seem to find it. ModelSim/Xilinx runs on the PC too, which is good. I need that. I need to install VNC as well, or figure out how to get it running so I can get in remotely, and free up 4 GB of Virtual PC WinXP hard drive space.

Chances are, this won't be the last post for this weekend, even though it should be. I do procrastinate on livejournal, but not for hours on end. 5 minutes here, 5 minutes there... no more than 30 minutes a day, I believe, on blogs in total.

I need to write some PHP scripts. Then I'll be able to add PHP to my resume. It's similar enough to perl - reading the PHP for dummies book, and about... 20% done. Good light reading. MySQL's next on the list.

I want to blow something up. Or kill people. Or at the very least, get to snap at someone and tell them to fuck off or die.

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