Monday, July 16, 2001

Got A Wacom to Play Collapse

I came across THIS SITE a few days ago. I'm hooked on the Collapse game.

We finally took our Win2K midterm today, at least part of it. We got to school and power was partially out in the building. After climbing 5 flights of stairs (Man, I'm way out of shape), the instructor informs us that we will be late in taking the test, if at all. He hadn't printed the test yet. He found a printer and printed out the test, only to find the copying machine had no toner and nobody had any. So, he had to print all of the pages on the printer--he was bringing us parts of the test a few pages at a time. So, we didn't get to the lab part. We get to do that tomorrow. Oh, boy. Fifty questions in all. I know I messed up a few. Here's the problem I'm having: I'm one of those learners that needs the hands-on experience. I can't get the concept just by reading. I need examples. Marcus, on the other hand, can read about things and totally get it.

All I know is, I can't wait for school to be over. I know I have a lot more to learn, I just don't want to do it there.

I bought myself a Wacom Graphire today. I've been wanting one forever, but $100 was a little more than I could justify. CompUsa has a $30 rebate until the end of the month. Resistance was futile.

Leo LaPorte from TechTv is on vacation. I miss him.

Friday, July 13, 2001

Stiffy the Snowman

Check out this picture--

The place where my boyfriend, Marcus, works is having their annual "Christmas in July" sale, thus the inflatable snowman. We had some really bad storms last week and the poor snowman's head was ripped off. As you can tell, the repairman put the head back on wrong. LMAO I guess this picture circulated all over the company email. Anyway, the snowman was repaired correctly yesterday.

UPDATE: The higher ups there have no sense of humor. He's been told to get rid of all evidence of said snowman.

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Internet Bumper Stickers

I found the coolest site today. I'm sure I'm not the first to ever go there, but I thought it was cool.

Man, I'm tired. I got up at midnight (to go to work), stayed up until 10 p.m. studying for a test that never happened, got up at 2 a.m. to go back to work. I'm so not coherent.

Wednesday, July 11, 2001

I Haven’t Learned Jack

I got an interesting wake up call today. My Win2000 teacher gave us a pop quiz today and guess what? I know nothing. I knew my education was screwed up, I just didn't know how bad. It turns out that was what it was supposed to be, a wake up call. He didn't grade it, fortunately. I answered a whole 4 questions out of 15. He told us our study habits suck and he's right. Sad thing is, I had great study habits at the beginning. It just got pointless to study for tests that were multiple choice and straight out of from the back of the book. It was all I could do not to cry. I am in my fifth networking class and I don't know squat. I'm not going to be able to cram four months of stuff into 6 weeks. It ain't gonna happen. I don't know what I'm gong to do. I know I have got to make myself go talk to this new president. I've been screwed, not only financially, but emotionally as well. Maybe if I can get some sort of partial refund, I can teach myself or go to some other school.

Monday, July 09, 2001


I just want to say thanks a lot to all the Californians and Texans who moved to Colorado and drove housing costs so high that I, a native, cannot afford to live here. I make about $32,000/year (nothing to sneeze at) and I couldn't get a house on my income alone. How insane is that? I heard the other day that the median house price in the Denver area is now over $200,000! Even out on the eastern plains, where housing used to be cheap, crackerbox houses are going for better than $150K. When is this madness going to end?

Thursday, July 05, 2001

Independence Rocks

Happy belated Independence Day!

Tuesday, July 03, 2001

And So Are The Days of My Life

Wow, how prophetic was yesterday's post? The school's president got fired yesterday. Whoo hoo! Apparently the suits I saw wandering around the school yesterday were from the head office in Utah. My teacher showed up today, but we're unsure as to whether we will have an instructor on Thursday (no school tomorrow with the holiday). Supposedly the president promised him the money he was asking for to teach our class, but now she's gone and the interim president won't stand by anything promised the the old one. Oh, boy. Is this like living in a soap opera, or what?

Cheerier note: The job on the board I mentioned yesterday doesn't require Novell knowledge after all. There are a couple of other jobs that the placement person would like to submit my resume for. Guess I'd better get busy and get that updated tomorrow.

My poor dad is having a tough time learning this computer thing. He ended up getting himself frozen out of his credit union account. I hope we got that figured out for him today. He's turning into quite the solitaire player, though.

Monday, July 02, 2001

Possible Job?

I forgot to mention that while I was waiting for a teacher, I saw a posting on the job board for a seemingly cool job. I inquired about it and was told that I needed to know Novell. Well, Novell is not offered anymore. What kind of decent networking school doesn't offer Novell?