Monthly Archives: October 2010

Developments in social networking…

In the past couple days, I have learned two things.

  1. mod_rewrite is just about the coolest thing I’ve ever had the pleasure of learning, and makes me want to have my own web server more each day.
  2. Social networks are pointless if you hate everything you get in your feed.  And they might be pointless anyway.

And so that is why I have both convinced by boss to allow .htaccess files to be used on my latest project and deleted a number of people on Facebook that I had either already hidden or didn’t care to see their updates or didn’t care to have see my updates.  I’m pretty sure that within a month, I’ll have deleted my Facebook completely.

I guess I’m getting tired of checking my Facebook only to tell Sav, “Why does Billie Jean think anyone cares about this?” or “Why does Billie keep commenting on my status?” or even “I didn’t even know my and Ms. Jean were friends…oh, I had hidden her and kept her from commenting on my status…again, why are we ‘friends’?”

Call me crazy.

Currently listening to: “Fireflies” by Owl City

Master of science…

After a month and a half of anxious waiting, the last 2 weeks thinking, “Late news has to be good news, right?” I was finally greeted by an email message:

Subject: View BYU Admission Decision/Enrollment

Monday, October 04, 2010

Dear CK:

The decision regarding your application to Computer Science MS is now available.

Please log in to the online application system. Once you have logged in, you will see a link to view the decision. If you have been admitted, you will have instructions to indicate your intent to enroll.

Sincerely,

Graduate Studies

My heart started pounding a little bit.  I didn’t like the idea of having to log in to possibly see a rejection letter.  What was that going to say?  “Thanks for logging in, but you’ve been rejected. Have a nice day!”  But I clicked the link, entered my username and password, and waited.  That took me to another page with another link to actually get the decision.  Luckily this is what I saw:

10/4/2010

CK Jay
USA

Dear CK,

I am pleased to inform you that you have been admitted to Brigham Young University as a graduate student. We look forward to having you join us for your graduate studies and trust that your graduate experience will be both challenging and rewarding.

And some more stuff.  But anyway after a few anxious weeks, it was a wonderful relief to hear this good news.

I’m excited and can’t wait.  Sav will be finishing up her B.S. in April.  Then she’s gonna put be through grad school so that I can support her for the rest of our lives.  🙂

Currently listening to: “Monster” by Lady Gaga.

Why I love my phone more than your phone…

Today, I didn’t feel like driving back home and coming back to pick up Sav after a group meeting.  But I didn’t feel like parking and walking to a building on campus to do nothing or just surf the internet.

So instead I parked in the Marriott lot and surfed the internet.  I only had to walk about 20 feet (around to the passenger seat).

Droid Does.

I’m streaming Pandora, reading my Reader, and checking my Gmail.  On my laptop.  Who needs a warranty when they’ve got a mobile hotspot?