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Entries from January 2006

So, yeah. . .

January 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

So, a lot has happened since I last updated. 1) I’m now graduating in August. I talked to Dr. Walker, my thesis chair, and we both agreed that writing the thesis by April would be pushing it. The idea is to defend in spring term, then walk in August. This makes me happy, as life […]

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Tags: School


January 15th, 2006 · No Comments

So, today two proposals with my name on them were submitted to Lumos today. One is a panel in defense of Ginny (which should be WAY fun, if it gets picked). The other is a serious literary presentation which would be me, myself, and I. *gulps* Wanna see what I’m hoping to say? Click the […]

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Tags: Fandom · Harry Potter · School

Hello from Harry II!

January 12th, 2006 · No Comments

Well, it took pretty much all night, but Harry II is up and running. And he is screaming fast. Of course, he doesn’t have hardly anything installed at the moment, either– we’ve got Windows, of course, and Norton Anti-Virus (downloaded from BYU), and Firefox and Thunderbird, and Microsoft Office (I bought it today under protest, […]

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Tags: Life · Technology

It’s on its way!

January 9th, 2006 · No Comments

(notice the correct use of “it’s” and “its” in the title. :P) My computer has shipped! We finally decided on building one and reusing some of my components. Luckily I’ve got a dad who understands these things. For those who actually understand this stuff, specs are as follows: Case: Antec Solution SLK1650 Beige Steel ATX […]

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Tags: School · Technology

So that didn’t go the way I planned. . . .

January 4th, 2006 · No Comments

I was supposed to have a meeting today with my new boss and the guy who wrote the dissertation I’m working with, but– the boss forgot about it. So I drove all the way to Provo for next to nothing. I did get a couple of things done, though: I went to the library and […]

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Tags: Life · Technology

Computer Woes

January 2nd, 2006 · No Comments

Well, I contacted Dell via their customer chat option. It took a while, but was preferable to speaking over the phone with someone whose English is limited, which I’m sure is just as frustrating for them as it is for me. In any case, I was finally able to convince them that the cords were […]

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Tags: Life · Technology

Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2006 · No Comments

My laptop’s power cord has apparently gone kaput, so I’m back to using my ancient desktop (it’s six years old now, that’s like 87 in computer years). I’ll have to call Dell tomorrow about getting a replacement, and it should be under warranty. Since I plan on spending a goodly amount of time on my […]

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Tags: Life · Technology