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June 23, 2009

An update in the dawn of summer

Filed under: General — espeed @ 4:52 pm — Tags:

I don’t update my blog a lot so people don’t read it.  When people do read it they think it’s pretty lame.  That’s all fine, the purpose of the blog is to provide updates to people who care when I have time.

Since last time I graduated from MIT with a BS in computer science and have begun my summer job as a TA in the MITES program.  I have a great group of kids and look forward to teaching them something about programming and life.

This year we’re doing iPhone applications which means I get to learn something about coding for the Macintosh platform.  In order to facilitate this I bought a new Macbook Pro which came with an iPod touch.

I’ve also been accepted in to the Master of Engineering program in EECS here at MIT.  I’m deferring it for awhile though because I’m going to go work for Square Enix in Japan.

I have a lot of things I need/want to do this summer.  I hope I can manage to get some of them done. 😉

That’s all for now.  Maybe I’ll update more often in the future.

March 8, 2009

Life Update

Filed under: General — espeed @ 11:35 pm — Tags:

It’s a bit unfortunate that it’s so easy to see how bad I’ve been about updating this blog.  A quick glance down to the last post shows almost a 7 month hiatus on my part.  With such a lapse in my main form of communication with other possibly interested lifeforms, you might think that I’ve been keeping people up to date through other more traditional methods.  This is not the case.  Various forms of activities, each more pressing than the last, has made me one of the worst correspondents of all time.  I don’t feel like doing work so I guess now is as good a time as any to break one bad habit.

I’ve decided to make this entry more of coming back post than anything else.  A flashback episode to get us caught up to events more relevant to the status quo.

I survived the last semester of school pretty well.  It was my hardest term but also my best term with respect to grades.  This was also the time of my main job hunt (I have to leave school eventually) which required me to fly all sorts of places which gave me less time do work and turned one A into a B.

Now, I’m into another term which I’m supposed to be taking easy, but at the same time have all sorts of added responsibilities and unsurprisingly still no real time for my various hobbies and pet projects.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to catch up a bit in the near future and develop some kind of sane schedule before I graduate.  I’m not holding my breath.

Future posts will cover my future after MIT, spring break, and maybe other stuff less related to my life depending on how much I care to share.

Wish me luck.

February 22, 2008

My current classes

Filed under: Uncategorized — espeed @ 3:41 pm — Tags:

So, I’ve been pretty bad about posting but I don’t really care because I have plenty of other things to do when I’m not posting.

A lot of times when I post, I just talk about everything since the last time I posted, which is in general not the optimal way to post. Post get long and have all sorts of different topics. What’s the point of having categories if every post has all of them.

So this post will be about my classes. I only have 4 classes which is the smallest number of classes I’ve had since the forced credit limit my first semester at MIT. It’s actually pretty nice not having to do work every second of the day. Even so, it always seems like I’m rushing to finish things, but I write that off to inefficient use of time.

Now for my classes:


December 22, 2007

Sunrise, Sunset (FA07 Post Mortem)

Filed under: Uncategorized — espeed @ 4:23 am — Tags:

So, I was having a blast writing all sorts of colorful prose for this post and then realized that long posts are crappy mcCrapCrap, and this is my attempt to improve upon that.

My semester is over.  It is again best described as mediocre in terms of results, which seems to compound my growing belief that I can’t cheat time.  Here’s a list:

  1. Secret to School:  Always attend classes, ALWAYS.
  2. Grades are a poor measure of understanding due to their arbitrary nature.
  3. Thus a Corollary to 1: Become friends with the people who assign grades.
  4. 5 classes + 3 jobs + 2 extracurriculars == A not sustainable schedule.
  5. Patrick H. Winston is a good person and a great teacher.
  6. I like coding quite a lot.
  7. Square-Enix?  I still have hope.

So, it was still a lot of lines, but concise, and not as full of my usually verbose pageantry.

December 6, 2007

General December Update

Filed under: General — espeed @ 8:50 pm — Tags:

Well, it’s been slightly more than a month since I last posted and sadly the reason isn’t that I have little to say just that I have so little time to say it.  I keep a list of things to blog about but I never get around to the interesting things because I’m just trying to talk about the less interesting things which make up the majority of my life.  So, in the interest of that, here’s a recap.


October 21, 2007

The future is now

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So this post is a long time coming and I apologize for not writing more, but to be honest I’m always extremely busy, and never really have enough time to do anything.  The topic of this post will be the future, and how I’m preparing for it.  Topics include, The changing of my major, and job prospects.