7.20.2005

the grasp is weakening...

okay.. guildwars is dying down some... only two hours yesterday... down from the 8 or so most of last week... after this week i'll need to spend mroe time on school, welli shoud spend mroe time on school... andi sitll need ot post pictures... and i will at some point...

classes

acoustics... i guess its interesting... but there are two homeowkrs due everyweek... and the homeowrk is graded... i have not had graded homeowrk of this frequency ever and it's sort of pissing me off... i keep telling msyelf nad others it'll keep me sharp... but it's really jsut annoying me... the prof seem sliek a nice enough guy though...

computer netowrks... interesting at first, but tis' startingot feel like any CE class with me spending the entire hour day dreaming... one period the prof called on me and only me... then today he called on me again and had to ask my fucking name again, i was a bit offended... theni answered the question he told me no that's not right and said the same thing using slightly differnet words... have first lab for that class tomorrow... it invovles java... i have not used java for atleast two years now...

capstone, is gong okay... our group meets pretty much every day for some period of time... well not weekends... we have ot make a submarine that can maneurve thru an obstacle course... though the prof has yet to define the course... she saids it's autonomous.. but from a discussion on friday you simply pre program the course... thenti also has to pass an endurance test, it must keep running for 2 hours... the body is a paint ball refill tube... we can make it neutrally buoyant... and we can makeit water tight... this week we are workignon finding all the parts we will need... we are using rc servo motors for yaw and pitch control, easily controllable using a PWM signal... and a dc motor for the drive motor... speed can be adjsut also through PWM, this signal will ned to be ran through an optical isolator controlling a more powerful source... this is very similar ot how we controlled the throttle body last term... electronically it shoudl be pretty simple... controlling the motors should be pretty striaght forward using a PIC processor with 3 channels of PWM... the rest is mechanical design whichi really wam mroe owrried about...

evenings still spent eiher playing guild wars or talking to Liz... last weekend i wasup very late both nights tlaking ot her...

going ot the brickyard ausgut 7th.. have an extra ticket... khautz, you interested and able?

ordered july's cd;s finally, neither bandi had ever heard of.. rotersand and unter null... both have a german sound to them... i don't knwo about rotersand, but unter null is form washington state i believe... (netowrks prof, showed how to send an email using very rudimentary smtp commands, thought ti'd be funto write a german phrase, i know he misspelled a word.. andi think he used the wrong conjugation of it)... it's described as a female version of suicide commando... fthe tracks i heard i'm hard pressed to say the vocals sound very feminine... the other one in the quick blurb was comapred in someways to pink floyd... ::shrugs:: i listened to 30 second samples and wasn't appalled soi gave it a go... phil also ordered an icon of coil cd so wecould share shipping.. (flat $6, free with orders over $200) he didn't wanna try anything new...

meeting with group soon... ill try to post something tomorrow....

2 Comments:

k.hautz said...

Sweet Peaches! a post!
good to see guld wars losing it's power over you.
I had a class with that much graded homework...about 3/4 of the way through i realized that each assignment was only worth 1.5% so stressing about the difference between a 30/30 or 24/30 was pointless.
do you have Russell? he's world reknown for his work with acoustics.
thanks for the invite but i don't think i can handle brickyard at this point in the recovery process...
i was thinking about hitting flint some weekend in august...i wont really know if it's feasible until after i talk with my doctor next week. does liz still read your blog? Hi Liz!!
let me know how rotar sand turns out.

8:38 PM  
nkornbau said...

russell off term, i have ludwigsen... he did his dissertation on a a trombone... umm not sure if she does or not... i don't think with anywhere near the frequency of the past...

got rotersand today on the 3 track right now... i hear hints of floyd... but much more electronic than the samples lead me to believe...

5:27 PM  

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