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by Dave Kellam

A Not-So-Vacation

As always, the plan to update more frequently is thwarted by the exact opposite behaviour. Work was busy for awhile, that was followed by an extra-long weekend that I spent enjoying the sun and trying to avoid sitting in front of the box.

I managed to get out and see The Matrix Reloaded. I’ve heard that pirated copies are floating around the internet, although I wouldn’t know where to start looking. You never know, having a copy might come in handy if you wanted to catch up on dialogue or story points that you may have missed (maybe what the architect had to say). I’ve read a fair number of comments about the movie, some negative, some positive. Lets say that I have both types as well. But I had that for the first one as well. I enjoyed it, and can’t wait for the next one. The To Be Continuted… was one of my complaints, but that’s not big… it just felt like half a movie. The next one will be here soon enough, it was nice to see a trailer after the credits, just to remind you that there will be more soon.

Saw Belvedere play at the Scherzo on Tuesday night. They were alright, fairly generic punk rock but they had a clean style. It was obvious that they had some label power behind them and were able to parlay that into better equipment and sound quality. The show was worth seeing, but i didn’t buy a cd.

Lastly, the article Computing’s Lost Allure is worth reading. Or at least worth skimming if you’re thinking about a future in computing. It really just reiterates a lot of the points that I have witnessed as someone caught in the middle. I like computing, I love knowing about computers and how they work. I’m not such a hot programmer. I tend to only get really motivated by assignments that I’m interested in and I never seem to have the motivation that it takes to start a program from scratch. It’s interesting being at the tail-end of a degree that has gone out of style, as the article indicates. I’m looking at grad school as a way to avoid facing an uncertain future, as well as looking at fields outside of business-style computer programming towards places that are looking for people with logic backgrounds. There’s awhile to figure it out still. I’m not too concerned. I know that I haven’t made a poor choice, computers aren’t going to disappear, the world is going to need people that know how they work.

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