January 15th, 2003

beartato phd

(no subject)

Had a moderately useful day.

I deposited two checks (pay- and cashier's-), wrote one (light bill), diddled the interhousemate-bill-payment-and-miscellaneous-monies-owed text files appropriately, and discovered that my checking account is no longer hovering near zero, yay. (where "hovering near zero" is defined as "under a few hundred dollars between rent payments and paychecks") My sympathies go out to any readers with less sunny financial situations, but I am happy that mine has stabilised in any event.

Lunch at Sam's. On the way back to campus I stopped at the Carnegie Library and, on a whim, got a card. It really is pretty great for a public library. They had Chris Ware stuff, even.

Had a meeting with Frank. Became again aware of just how clueless I still am with respect to many things that actually need to get theoretically-worked-out and coded, but I think I have a reasonable piece to chew on for the next week.

Compilers was just a tutorial session about SUIF, the research compiler codebase we'll be working with in the class. I wonder, will people still, a hundred, five hundred, a thousand years hence, be sitting in stuffy rooms listening to lectures or reading books about Yet Another API To Do Some Particular Useful Thing?

Went to the grocery store. Got hamburger buns, some random ingredients and tools for my surely-disastrous soon-to-be-executed plans to try to make bread, and a new toothbrush. Came home, realized there was nowhere good to plug in the George Foreman, so I jogged over to CVS to buy an extension cord. I literally jogged the whole way, just to see how out-of-shape I was. Sadly, I got pretty winded about 3/4s of the way over there. Anyway. Came back home. Made a burger. It was tasty. Hopefully my early-in-the-semester tendency to not procrastinate and get homeworks done early will kick in this evening and I'll get HW1 for compilers done.