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Better day today, I know you're all thrilled to hear this. Project still isn't working--I added an opamp differential amplifier to the back end of the A/D converter resulting in an even bigger cluster fsck than I had yesterday, but that's how the story goes. Our (new) wireless transmitter came in today so that should be fun to play with tomorrow.

One of my professors recommended me for a job at an ISP in a town 15 minutes from here. Lots of money in a town where a house is 15 grand, good computer experience, but it raises the question, "How badly do I need to leave this place?" I love it here, don't get me wrong, but lately I'm starting to feel... i dunno. Like it's time for an adventure of some sort, or maybe pittsburg is my middle-earth and it's time to continue on to the grey havens of... chicago? Who knows. I've gotten this feeling only recently--a month ago I was still really sad and scared of graduation because I couldn't imagine leaving this place but now the idea has grown on me and I'm really thinking of what life will be like in the real world, what I'll add to a workplace. (i'm a team player, huh?)

I'd work help desk for a while to get trained, then I'd move up and shadow their main network guy, eventually splitting his job because he works insane hours now as the only technician. I could start part-time before I even graduate. Wow, that would happen fast.

Took wheel to bike shop for repairs today, it as $5 and the guy tightened my hub a bit and cleaned the brake disk and advised me to bring the whole bike in sometime for a general check-up. I'll put it on my list now that I know we're all friends.

Am getting two new korean (i think?) girls on my floor tonight. Exciting! I met them last night and they both seem nice although niether speaks great english. We deal.

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spacefem
Feb. 21st, 2002 06:58 pm (UTC)
heh, thanks, but i live in Pittsburg, not Pittsburgh. It's in Kansas :)

But I'm thinking I might not mind working in Pittsburgh, I'll check out that link. I've never been to the east coast, could be scary, but there's my adventure, huh?
fuxx0r
Feb. 21st, 2002 07:21 pm (UTC)
I am wondering how you fsck'ed an op amp.
sporkopolis
Feb. 21st, 2002 07:30 pm (UTC)
my version of adventure
usually consists of taking the trash to the curb.

know anything about guitar amps? I've got an old Ampeg tube amp from '68 that's buzzing a bit. I fear that its not a tube that going, but a capacitor... and you can't get replacement caps very easily... you have to get them from Russia... buts its a really nice amp, damnit!

don't move to Cincinnati... its an evil, evil place.
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sporkopolis
Feb. 22nd, 2002 07:22 pm (UTC)
Re: my version of adventure
cool! thanks!
(Anonymous)
Feb. 21st, 2002 08:31 pm (UTC)
things are looking bright!
ah so, lass, ye are a old one for wee age of 21, but that is still a very small number for a long life.

you talk of going to the ISP job nearby as a lifetime commitment. a couple of years there does not mean you will not wind up being head engineer in the nanotechnogy lab at cal tech one day.

you have too much creativity, intensity and smarts to be tied down to a drudge job. you may decide you like ISPs and wind up as (shudder) technology director of ATT wirelness or Lucent.......experience of most any kind just now should prove useful.....gives you a chance to get some of the blah "real world" (disgusting term I know) behind you and pack little more knowledge into thy already near full cranium.

who knows?

just always leave yourself open to the many possibilities you now see in a bright and new world just beginning to unfold for you.

you're going to have a very interesting life. :)

-envious topekan-

(who is getting very attached to his bird from south land on my desktop) :)
friedtoast
Feb. 21st, 2002 10:32 pm (UTC)
Hangul
Ahn yang haseyo (on yong hah-say-oh)- Hello
Khamsa hamnida (kom-saw hom-nee-dah)- Thank You
Chai ga - see ya

s'bout all I can remember
I don't know how to spell 'em correct in the English form and not sure if my pronunciation key is any good. But try those. You'll be a hit. Trust me on that one. Anyone that cares enough to try is cool :)

Gambatte yo! (oops.. .wrong language)
;)
friedtoast
Feb. 22nd, 2002 07:55 am (UTC)
Re: Hangul
ooooh, almost forgot an important one!

Moolai yo- I don't know!
electroly
Feb. 22nd, 2002 04:18 am (UTC)
> Like it's time for an adventure of some sort, or maybe pittsburg
> is my middle-earth and it's time to continue on to the grey havens of... chicago?

Milwaukee!!! :)
gattaca
Feb. 22nd, 2002 07:38 pm (UTC)
RE: milwaukee
Sclemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated!
(Anonymous)
Feb. 23rd, 2002 02:24 pm (UTC)
Help With Your Bearings?
>Like it's time for an adventure of some sort, or maybe pittsburg is my middle-earth and it's time.....

may i suggest a review of "The Music of the Ainur," Chapter 2 of The Book of Lost Tales, Book 1 for clues on the true path to follow, the beginning story of the creation of Middle Earth by Ilúvatar, lest you go astray.

tis said that Middle Earth lies to the east of wherever thy be.......but tis also said it lies in they own backyard.....

radagast the brown (-dazed topekan- and older than sin)
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