I just had a fun day. For some value of fun, at least. I spent most of
the day fighting with CMSs for the Narrows Center for the Arts,
which is considering moving away from their antiquated website that some
guy hacked together for them. I mean, not that tables-based layouts
aren't still cool and all. Oh wait, they're not. So I was playing with
Joomla and Drupal to see if I could cobble together something
slightly less ugly. I ended up spending most of the day withing with
Drupal, the Drupal Content Construction Kit, and Contemplate.
Joomla's admin …
As my profile mentions, I come from Fall River, MA. Sometimes, I get
overly romantic ideas that it might be a place worth staying in. Then I
see something like I saw today, and I remember why it is that I spend
ten months out of every twelve 3000 miles away. :-(
I've only got one more week left of summer research. This time next
week, I'll be back on the East Coast. I've already sent my desktop off
to a cozy garage, and am posting this from my laptop. It was a pretty
involved process - I needed to move all of my RSS feeds from Liferea to
Google Reader, copy over my .vimrc and .emacs files, get a list of all
of my webcomics… But all of that's done now. So, yeah, now I'm even
less likely to post to this blog. Woo hoo.
So, yesterday I went to Jax Bicycle Center in downtown Claremont and
I bought a new bike. Yep, I'm completely crazy. But it's such an awesome
bike. Thin, barely treaded tires like a road bike, upright seating
position, and nice hardware. It cost a mint, but hopefully I'll put it
to good use. With PLs on Pomona next semester, I'll need it to get to
class. So, yeah, that's what I've been up to…
Not much else interesting to report. School is school. Meh. But, hey, at
least I got a new bike.
Social psychology taken to a new level?
Why pay somebody to tell you about yourself, when you can just ask your
friends to do it? That seems to be the premise of this site, which I
saw on an old note of Richard Mehlinger's (yes, Facebook is weird like
that). So, yeah.
In Claremont, Again: Musings
Today marks my first week back in sunny California. Actually, scratch
the "sunny" part – it's rained here almost every day since I arrived.
It's still nice to be somewhere where the average daily temperature has
more than one digit, though.
Class is exactly as I remembered it. Hours drag by, but days seem to end
almost without beginning in the first place. I'm staying on top of my
homework, which is a good thing. We'll see how well I can keep that up,
particularly when biology and STEMS (signals and systems engineering)
start to load it on.
I've also started …