Life Update (Public Edition)

Yes Boys & Girls, It’s Jon’s Life Update.  As we end Q1 this year, I figure I’ll give everyone an update on the major events in my life: Last Tuesday my committee approved my thesis proposal.  This is a major deal for us acadamia nuts, as it means that now…

Follow-up

Just as a follow-up to last night’s post. It really sucks that the news was wrong (big suprise given last night’s “how long is the mine shaft” mistakes) and jumped to tell everyone the good news when, in fact, the news reversed by the end of the night. It amazes…

New Server!

Server is a very subjective term for me.  To me, a server is anything that runs services to be used by other computers.  Granted, this definition turns every computer I own into a server (since they run P2P apps (And I mean old-skool peer-to-peer windows smb networking kind – not…

Pop Quiz!

Ok, Here is a pop quiz. It draws from various websites that I visit often. First person to email me the answers gets twelve hundred screaming weasels in a bag or a twist-tie, your choice: If Strong Bad went back to 1936, he’d find a small, short, yellow creature called…

Nosy Nosy Students!

Tonight I was sitting at the end of the conference room table where I teach and had my laptop over to the side. One of my students came into the room and actually turned to stare at my laptop for about 30 seconds. Now I understand that they want to…