Work and Space

I had been working on a custom feature addition to FlexSnap at work for the past few weeks which was keeping me off of my main project, and also off of working on the new MacBook work bought..   It came in in the middle of a project and it would have taken too long for me to switch to a different machine running a different OS.  But now that I’m “back in the saddle” I’ve moved everything to the Mac and can (hopefully) be full-time Mac at work now.

Tonight I’m heading with Howard over to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for open observatory night..  It’s not exactly astronomy weather, but we’ll at least catch the lecture…


This is a way-cool picture.

I just finished my DataComm 2 final… It wasn’t too bad, but one question had me running around in circles until the last few minutes…. It was lots of math that I had no rememberence of at all… But I eventually figured it all out (thank god for open book/notes exams).

I sold back a bunch of books that I had no use for today, for some play money for the next week or so. I might also need it to feed myself, since I am running low on debit (unless some over-debited soul wants to help a geezer out.. :P).

As this chapter draws to a close for me, I am left feeling very awkward. Each final milestone I reach leaves me feeling excited, relieved, anxious, and empty all at the same time. It is painful to know that the time I spend with my friends here will be it for awhile, but I look forward to spending time with my other friends and family back home. I guess any parting of ways is going to be bittersweet, and I have really been looking forward to this parting for 4 (6?) years now, but it is somehow still coming as a discomforting shock. Last night’s house meeting was particularly awkward and painful….

I will not miss Rochester, I will not miss RIT, I will not even miss CSH as a place. But as a smart man made me realize many years ago, CSH isn’t about the bricks, or about the workrooms. CSH is about the people, the great people, that make it up, both on floor and off. My comfort comes in knowing that the bricks can be taken from me, but the people will be there for some time to come.