Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Have you ever noticed that when someone tells you about their dream it is always a very significant event? The person who is listening could probably care less what you hallucinated, but you are completely sure that they must hear what happend. Well in order to further this stereotype I am going to tell you about the amazing dream I had the other night.

I'll spare you all of the details and the entire dream sequence and just get to the good part. I dreamed that I was in a western european city at night. The wind was very strong and was almost shooting straight up. I realized that if I held my arms out to my sides that there would be enough lift to carry me up into the air even though I still weighed about 200 pounds. But anyway, I had to make the choice between having an exhilarating ride into the sky and flying around like a leaf and risk being impaled on something after the wind died down or staying on the ground and being safe.

Obviously I chose to fly up into the air. I swirled around in every direction. I looked down and realized I was hundreds of feet in the air. It was exiting but also terrifying. I continued to fly around for a while free from the ground before the wind eventually died out and I was forced to try to make it to the ground safely somehow. I hit a huge pine tree and tried to grab on to it's branches as I plumited to the ground. I was unsuccessful and hit the ground back first. I didn't die though. I wasn't even hurt. I stood up and continued onto the next part of the dream sequence.

Fun stuff...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My brain stopped working!

I have two tests today. One in organizational behavior(which I just took and feel good about) and one in alternate energies. I studied last night until after 3am for the ob test and I studied for the AE test for like 3 hours yesturday. I'm going to get another four hours of studying in today before my AE test. The thing that sucked about it was that I had to get up at 5:20am to drive ashli to work were she opens. And, when I did the funniest thing happend. We were walking to the car tired and irritable and she said something to the efffect of "I can't believe I've done this three days in a row." And, I said "You will be happy when get your check because you have hours, like a lot."

My brain farted so bad I think you may still smell it. I remember thinking this isn't right, I can barely speak and I can't remember stuff well. I was having lots of trouble focusing and speaking. I was sleep deprived. So I went back to the apartment and slept for another hour and a half. I woke up at 8:30 and got ready for my 9:30am test. Now I'm finishing up my review for my 4pm test.

Agh! Me no like when brain no work...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The last 5 weeks of my life

Well maybe there not the last five weeks of my whole life(I hope). But they certainly are the last five weeks of my undergraduate life at Clarkson. I'm just taking it day by day right now so I don't stresss out. I still have to find a job and finish my degree so I have to focus on the prize. I have two tests tommorow. One of which is easy and the other is farely difficult. But, If I study I know I will do at least o.k.

I've just got to sprint this last part out...


PSpice is a circuit modeling program that I hate. I'm in this course called instrumentation and they require us to be experts in using it when not only have we barely been exposed to it, but we have never been taught how to use it! We have to teach ourselves it's ins and outs in order to complete senior level projects. And that sucks because I'm a slow learner and even though its a graphical language, there are so many ways in which your program can return errors without telling you why it is unbelievable. For instance, I designed a simple noninverting op-amp circuit below to have a gain of -500(shown in the previous post). So I put it in the program and vary the input from 0 to 1 and the output simply varies from 0 to the maximum negative saturation value of the opamp before it hits 1mV! THE WORST PART IS THAT I PUT IT UP ON THE ENGINEERING SECTION OF YAHOO ANSWERS AND THEY SAID THAT I HAD DESIGNED IT CORRECTLY!!!!!!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Break, Part 2

Oh man, there is nothing like a week of just lazing around to recharge the batteries. However, spring break is drawing closer to it's inevitable end. And, that is all right. I wish it could last longer, but I know that it can't. I'm going to have to get up tomorrow morning and trudge back to school and work. And you know what, I'm going to throw myself at that work like a fat man on cheesecake.

Speaking of cheesecake, I could go for some right now...

I actually don't mind working at kinney's

I know! I used to blog the heck out of the fact that I couldn't stand that place. I would drone on about how menial tasks and low appreciation test my patience. However, these days it seems that the menial tasks that I hate are therapeutic.

No I'm not crazy. At this point in my hectic, crazy, difficult life; being able to spend a few hours doing something I know I'm overqualified for is amazing. I have 110% confidence in myself and the quality of my work. I'm almost an expert at that stuff. So, time doesn't seem to tick by so slowly at work these days.

And you'll hear no complaints from me... (at least about that)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring Break

Spring break starts in just a few hours and I really need this vacation. But before it starts I have to finish DSP homework, go to class, pick up my regalia and go to work to cover a shift for someone else. But, its ok because it will open up the rest of the week for me.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

A friend died

A few days ago a friend of mine named Steve died. We weren't particularly close but I've hanged out with him on more than one occasion and we were more than acquaintances. From what I have heard he discovered that he had cancer recently and died approximately a week later. The really sad part of all of this is that he was only 24 when he passed away. He will certainly be missed by those he knew.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Summer Apartment Possibility

So my summer may not be as tragically boring as I once thought it might be. Ashli came home yesturday and told me that there is an opportunity for a very inexpensive apartment that a woman named Casey is the landlady of. It's a two bedroom apartment, so ashli, myself and hopefully virginia will live in it this summer spliting the bill three ways!

On the upside this place includes everything in the rent. On the downside, there is no kitchen in the apartment and we would have to go downstairs to a common area to actually cook. However, if everything is included and three of us split the bill I'm all for it!

Another summer in potsdam here I come...

Fraternity Initiation

For the past six weeks my fraternity and I have been pledging four new members who are hoping to gain entry into the Beta Chi chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma, at Clarkson University. They are all gentlemen and I respect them all. So, they don't have much to worry about as far as entry. However, they do have to complete the process and take the final exam. I hope they all pass, but I'm not too worried about that either. I'll be sure to post some pictures of all of us congratulating the new brothers as soon as they come out.

It's almost that time again...

There taking my email away from me!


I'm graduating in may and as a result they are going to be taking my email address away from me! I f@#@ing love my email address! I love microsoft outlook and I don't have it on my computer! You don't understand I'm addicted to email. I check it constantly and contact almost everyone through it. I've given the address out to organizations and all of my friends contact me though it to discuss fraternity matters.

On the bright side I have a year of access to it before they close my account. And, they will use a forwarding service once I get set up with a new account I like. For now I'm using yahoo mail as a secondary account . Until I've figured out if I can get back on outlook as a different user.

Speaking of email, I should go check it...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Tech Blog

I've gotten a site on for a tech blog that I want to start up. It is bassically going to have resources and interesting projects I've done. For instance. I might put up a document on how to solve a difficult circuit, instructions on how to solve for common attributes of a circuit I've used and project pictures/videos of things I've made.

I don't want it to be so technical that no one can go on the site, so I will have to make a bunch of cool projects that will wow people, but it is also supposed to be a resource for students of electrical engineering that are having difficulties with a system I've already delt with. I think I will start by putting up pictures of my senior lab's golf swing analyzer to start with, and go from there.

If you are interested in seeing the fetal state of the site feel free to click on the link below and it will take you there. And if you are paranoid about links, I've copied the url below as well.

Electrically Inclined

Later Taters...

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