End of 2007

I guess I should make an entry before the year is over…

Nothing much has happened since my last entry. I’ve been looking at apartments in San Francisco, and will be heading there this week (Thursday) to actually look at places.
Also, Em will be living with me (she got the job), which is awesome… especially because I absolutely *cannot* live alone.

I’m working on a computer version of Student Wars v2 so that I can play people over the internet with an application. This makes sense since I won’t be seeing many of the people who actually play card games with me very often. I’ve really only done the initial design work… I’m currently coding up the classes for the cards themselves. My eventual hope is to have the application link to my website and automatically download card images and data (for the application). This would make the thing very easy to use… download a lightweight client that will then go out and pull everything it needs to actually run from the internet.

Tonight is a new year’s party thing. Should be awesome.


Well, I’m back “home,” whatever that means.
I always have the problem of forgetting what I used to do with my free time whenever I start break. Then, by the end, I don’t want the break to end because I’ve found things to do again. Hmm.

I’ve been working a bit on Student Wars v2. The base set is finished… I should get around to posting it.

Pat came over yesterday. It was nice catching up with him and watching him play Metroid Prime. I don’t know… for most games, I still find it more interesting to watch people play than to actually play. It really annoys people back in Pittsburgh when I used to (blah, past tense… bad!) prefer to watch them play board games than to participate. I dunno.

Interesting thought: I’ve been re-reading some of my journal, and it seems that my mood (averaged over each week or so to allow for particularly bad/good days) fluctuates depending on my relationship status. I suppose this isn’t all that terribly surprising since I always thought that it was important for me to have a relationship (not for the sake of having one, but because I need someone to care for and to have someone care for me)… but having experienced one brief fling of romance and currently being in an amazingly perfect, committed relationship allows me to reflect back on all of this with less bias, I suppose.
I dunno.
I guess that’s a way of saying I have been contentedly happy for the past 8.5 months, and that not even distance can ruin that (too much, at least).

Leaving Pittsburgh

I’m sitting in the airport. My last hour in Pittsburgh is going to be quite boring. Meh.

The past few days have been amazing. I saw just about every person I know/knew in Pittsburgh and got to spend time with a bunch of people.


I’m not ready to grow up… :-\

Final #1 done… college done

I just got out of my OS final. Overall, it wasn’t bad. By the end, I was at the point of just not caring anymore (perhaps not the best place to be, but meh). I mean, I have a job, and it’s not like getting a B or C in OS is going to make them retract their offer. I kinda BS’d the last problem (worth 1/5 of the final, but meh).

So yeah, with that, my undergrad is over. At this point, I don’t think there’s any possible way for me to fail, since I only had to pass one of my two classes this semester to graduate and I’ve basically already passed the other one (Pen-based computing, which doesn’t have a final).

I am strangely sad right now, seeing the parts of my life over the past 3.5 years scattered around the room in various boxes or suitcases.
I really don’t want to leave CMU.


I leave for home on Sunday.
I wish Sunday would never come.

Job acceptance

Job offer (informally) accepted (formal acceptance going out later today, if I can get the paperwork completed in time).

Starting early next year, I’ll be working for Salesforce.com in San Francisco.

That decision was harder than it really should have been.

Now comes the not-so-fun task of finding housing. Epic fail.