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New Blog

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

I have started a new blog for my more intellectual pursuits:

http://awakeonarock.com/

So far I’ve written about one novel, a non-fiction book,  a short story, and a film.

I haven’t abandoned this blog, although I realize that my posts have been sparse lately. I’m still commuting to school by bike most of the time.

On a personal note, I’m a senior now, which is sort of hard to believe. I’ve been in and out (mostly out) of college since 1998, so finishing has felt unattainable. But now it’s within reach. Amazing.

I even changed my major (again) and declared a minor. Now I’m a Telecommunications major, focusing on video production, with an Informatics minor. There are a lot of amazing things going on at IU right now (including internationally renowned film director Werner Herzog visiting) and although I’m looking forward to being done with school, I am absolutely making the most of it.

I am also in the planning stages of a documentary. There’s no guarantee that it will get made, but I have high hopes. So I have a lot going on right now.

How is everyone else doing?

A few thoughts on the telephone (land line)

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Land lines, while they may seem quaint now, were the most influential technology ever to exist when they were first introduced.

Prior to the telephone, there was no available method of voice communication over long distances. Nor was there any available method of synchronous communications across long distances. If you wanted to communicate over a distance, the fasted available method was the telegraph, but you had to travel to an office to send a message, and it took quite a while to send, and a response might be long in coming. The same communication could be carried out in real time, from home, over the phone, in just a few minutes.

Sick — again

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

I’ve been sick again, for the last week and a half. I had a cold, but it developed into an upper respiratory infection. I haven’t even been commuting by bicycle, while I’m sick. I have done so in the past and I basically decided it’s not worth it. It’s just not enjoyable, and I end up thinking, “Why am I doing this?” So I’m not doing that. The timing couldn’t have been worse — last week was my busiest week of the entire semester, and I was sick the whole time. Ugh.

For now, I’m getting to/from/around campus by bus, walking, and rides from my wife. It’s times like this when I’m glad I have some alternatives to riding.

Next week is finals, and then I have a few weeks off before winter semester begins. I’m looking forward to a break, and I hope I’ll be well enough to do some riding by then. I am thinking that I would really like to do some wandering rides — take my time and just enjoy myself, nothing too intense. It sounds relaxing.

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