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Europe Journal and Photos

Well, I finally finished transcribing my journal from Europe, which was nothing compared to culling 700+ photos down to 442, editing, tagging, and captioning them. If you’re primarily interested in the journal part you might want to start at the beginning, but there are tags for individual countries too.

I guess finally getting some closure [...]

The Horror

Somehow, I don’t think they meant “you are right to continue…”

You’re doing it wrong.

A Modest Proposal

It is now readily apparent to me that I leave Purdue with no skills I did not possess upon arrival. There are some specific pieces of information I have memorized, to be sure, but most of those came from Wikipedia and Google searches. Fault does not really even lie with Purdue. It is, as [...]

Hey Purdue, read this!

I am just so pissed off at the state of education in this country. You’re expected to spend four years in school – if you’re lucky – and spend tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars for an education that focuses almost entirely on rote memorization. What’s worse, frequently it isn’t even memorization of [...]

Bienvenidos a la Selva

I took the worst exam in the history of exams today. I might as well not have studied. For that matter, I might as well not be in the class. It was like reading Aramaic.

Anyway, I’m in the middle of cramming for another midterm tomorrow morning so I’m going to keep this short. I [...]

4 Down, 1 to Go

Finals suck.

I’m done with all but the one I dread most – Linear Algebra at 1:00 Friday. After that, though, blissful freedom. Between the stress and the stress-induced sleep deprivation and the stress-induced headaches (those just started today), this has been about the least fun week ever.

At my Nuclear Engineering final today I [...]

Time Flies

Wow, I blinked and it’s March. After this semester I’ll be halfway through with college, or at least I hope so. I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun, and yet I still feel like I’m treading water here. It isn’t even the good kind of treading with the sweatshirt that gets you [...]


I guess the majority of you have spring break this week. You’re all lucky bastards. After raining all day yesterday, it abruptly got beautiful this morning. The sun is shining and if the birds would be singing if they weren’t getting blown away by the 45+ knot gusts. So, between the weather and the weekend [...]

Hey Ya

It’s been too long, partly because I’ve been sick and partly because I’ve been in kind of a funk. Maybe that’s the same reason; I don’t know. I finished up with this first round of midterms on Thursday and overall I doubt it went very well. I did get back the Statics test today and [...]

Another Day, Another A

Midterms are upon us. Or upon me anyway. Professors at Purdue can have them whenever they like so midterm “week” lasts from three or four weeks into the semester until finals start. It’s one of the less annoying things about this place. Oh well, at least the snow has melted.

My first Linear Algebra midterm [...]