Sep 17

Ahh yes, I am finally done with the first Analysis paper. It took a total of 4 drafts over about 7 critiques. I am ready to turn it in tomorrow, I just have to wait and then go pick it up from the Kinko’s in Mira Mesa.

After I turn it, I’ll be more than happy to upload it to for your viewing pleasure. I was really excited in this paper, and hope it shows through the language and  overall format of the paper.

By the way, week 4 feels like it just flew on by. I don’t know about any of you, but this week definitely felt shorter than all the other ones. Next week we begin reading a novel, and finalizing the documentation phase for our Engineering senior project.

You can visit our engineering senior project at

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Sep 14

Just so you can see… here is my Honor’s Timeline for engineering. It is gonna be a long Semester!

Honors Timeline
Semester 1


Week 1 8/31 – 9/4:

Back to school

Regroup after MASEI

Week 2 9/7 – 9/11:

Assist in ordering parts for senior project, eBay, etc.

Week 3 9/14 – 9/18:

Google Site Optimization
Google Apps Accounts for Honors Student/Student Mentors

Week 4 9/21 – 9/25:

Google Site Optimization
Buffalo Check-In (organization)

Week 5 9/28 – 10/02:

Senior Retreat (no internet access)

Week 6 10/5 – 10/09:

Evaluate GoogleAdsense for

Work on the backend to (FTP accounts, subdomain settings)

Buffalo Check-In (RAID Check/Organization)

Week 7 10/12 – 10/16:

Joomla Reinstallation

Reread Joomla Manual

Week 8 10/19 – 10/23:

Set up Joomla Backend

Week 9 10/26 – 10/30:

Set up Joomla Backend

Week 10 11/2 – 11/6:
Populate Joomla Site

Buffalo Check-In (Organization)

Week 11 11/9 – 11/13:
Joomla Site Population

Week 12 11/16 – 11/20:
Joomla Site Population

Google Apps Refinement for Semester 2

Buffalo Refinement for Semester 2

Thanksgiving Break

Week 13 11/30 – 12/4:
Joomla Site Population (if necessary)

Refresher Training to Karl on using Joomla

Week 14 12/7 – 12/11:

“Book of Passwords”

Assist students with updating Google Site

Week 15 12/13 – 12/18:

Assist students with updating Google Site

Senior Exhibition IT

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Sep 10

My computer’s Hard Drive died. It’s knocking, so data recovery is expensive. About $2500. Honestly, I’d be happier with a new computer because all the data that I don’t have backed up I do have back ups in hard copy forms (maybe I’ll hire a data entry person, heh) and I can just spend a weekend or so doing that.

With that being said… I believe I’ll get a new computer for second semester (I’ll have Marget’s class so I’ll actually need a MacBook Pro). Christmas gift, maybe?

Now to retype up my engineering proposal. Fun…

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Sep 03

Enginnering is starting off interesting. Basically I have 10 weeks to build an autonomous radio controlled plane and program it so it flys by itself. Flys by itself…. And it needs to have an altimeter and proximity sensors and all that fun stuff and the onboard computer needs to know what to do with that information.

Interesting… This will be an interesting first semester. Ohh well, at least it’s a plane! :)

I’m staying optimistic. At least for now. Kelvin and I can do this.

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Sep 02

I am writing personal reflections for college essays/english assignment about someone in history or fiction that has influenced me. I really don’t know of a person in history who has influenced me or a person in fiction. I’m really uninfluenced by fiction.

I’m leaning towards someone in the aviation industry, but I’m really not influenced that much. Isn’t it bad to be influenced by people?


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