Wednesday, April 26, 2006

8 Months of Progress...

... apparently go a long way. I just bought a laptop, the Toshiba M65. I went to install Kubuntu 5.10 on it, and it FUCKING SUCKED. I had to bust my ass on it all night to get the damn window system to work, and then set up the wireless card. After restarting, the wireless card DISAPPEARED. It was still physically there, but Kubuntu denied it existed. I was very angry.

So, I downloaded the sneak preview of Kubuntu 6.06. It set up my graphics and wireless automatically while I ate a sub, smoked, and watched Star Trek. I am now very happy.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Leaving Worcester

Well, it's time I get ready to leave Worcester for good. My degree is complete, my apartment lease is running out soon, and most of my friends have moved on already.

I'll be moving to the Hartford, CT area. My job is near there, and I'm planning on taking grad courses at the RPI campus nearby for a robotics MS. It's a shitty, polluted, corrupt city... so I should feel right at home. I had been hoping to move to the Boston area instead, but I guess I'll postpone that plan a few years for when I'm ready for a PhD. Union Aerospace and most other big tech corporations will pay for my continued education, so I might as well take advantage of them.

This certainly isn't how I expected things to turn out. When I first got to WPI, I expected to leave exactly four years later with a Catholic fiancée, a high-paying job, and a down payment on my white picket fence. Sex, drugs, and industrial music were forbidden mysteries, God was just bashful, and the world consisted of Good Guys and Bad Guys. Things are a little bit different now.

All things considered, though... I wouldn't have it any other way.