The Good News:
I got an A for my math 171A class.
Well, this is wierd: so one day our math professor come up to the class and say there’s a “super duper extra credit problem” (his words) and the first 8 people who finishes it gets an A for the class. So after class everyone hurries off and get started on the problem. Well, guess how long it took me to figure everything out.
All you need to do is to get a special software, enter the problem into the software, click solve, and you’re done. Awsome…… heh ~__~.
I picked up a new wireless mouse, and it’s great!
I picked up a Logitech MX700, a cordless optical mouse (I sort of caved in to my inner demons after losing a game in Enemy Territory for one last time and start throwing my old mouse around). everything about it is absolutely great – response rate that feels exactly like a corded wheel mouse, great freedom of movement (like 5m from the relay station, I think), and the docking station recharges the batteries so I don’t have to change batteries. The downside? It costed me a whoopin’ $60 – hopefully it’ll be worth my money.
The Bad News:
My Hard Drive is dying.
I’ve already said that the thing wasn’t doing great when I reformatted my hard drive last time – it was cranking its way through about 10% of the hard drive when it reformats (taking 4-5 hours alone to format that 10% of the system), and the system now “crashes” everytime I turn it on. Recently, more devestating things are happening : files in the system are getting corrupted left and right, and the hard drive sometimes are loudly trying to “crank out” data…
I’m already looking for a new hard drive, but it’ll cost me more money… which I don’t have to spend… I don’t have a job, I don’t want a job at the moment, and it’s costing me a fortune to maintain the machine when I’m planning to get rid of it in half a year.
I contributed $500 to the senior gift fund half-willingly.
*sigh* two words: female caller. Remember the Penny Arcade strip about a bunch of Linux dorks trying to install Linux on the X-Box? Yeah, it’s just like that. I was actually interested in supporting the senior gift, but $500… it’s a lot of money when I’m almost bankrupt right now. Not to mention I still have to fix my computer and pay for next quarter’s tuition (which will not be supported by financial aid)…