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    Brace yourself  echo $newRAM;
    added Wed February 04 2004 at 12:42 AM
    Time for me to brace myself... another Wednesday is coming up. A million more things for me to do, and half the time to do them in. I have two tests tomorrow, which compliments rather nicely the one that I had today, the one I had yesterday, and the one I have at the beginning of next week. 'Tis the season for midterms...

    I actually do have a valid reason why there was no updates yesterday or today (This one will end up being broadcasted as tomorrow's time... it's too late once again). I was going to add two really cool entries today, but BYU's internet sucks. Or David's internet sucks. Or both. At any rate, I couldn't get to the site to make the entries, so they didn't get made. It's kind of a shame, since I really am trying to make an entry a day, if for no other reason than to beat Nubia;). Actually, the real reason why I'm going to try to make an entry (or more) a day is so that people can get in the habit of checking daily and finding something new. Whether or not it is something worthwhile is completely up to your disgression.

    Testing, testing  echo $newRAM;
    added Wed February 04 2004 at 8:27 PM
    1... 2... 3... Testing

    Okay, not that kind of testing. I'm not currently working on updating my site, so no new tests for a little bit. Plus, I don't think anybody ever does see my test runs, since I usually put them up and take them down at about 9 AM (London time). No, this is the kind of testing where Jo-Pete fails all his classes.

    Yesterday, I had my thermodynamics test. I think I may have actually done decently well on it. I got an answer for every question, and most of the answers *seemed* reasonable. I'm going to forecast a low-90's for the score. A few of the multiple choice seemed like trick questions, but I may have been overanalyzing them. For instance, on one of the problems, I remember reading the statement in the book, but I also remember reading an additional clause that limitted the statement somewhat. So, the statement in itself *was* true, but I'm not sure if he wanted us to mark false because it isn't *always* true. We'll see, but I think I have good grounds to argue my selection of true.

    Today, I took a dance test. I think I actually did fairly well. First thing I did when I got to class was find a girl to test with, because when we did the video pretest, I got stuck with a really lousy dancer. If you're struggling to keep your partner going the right way, it's hard to keep a good dance frame and concentrate on things that you need to do to get a good score. Because there are more girls than guys, some guys have to dance twice, which I did. The other girl I danced with was the same one that I did the video with, but thankfully that didn't matter since I wasn't being graded on it. And then I sat and had a nice conversation with my testing partner for about half an hour before I had to run to class.

    Test in Fluids today as well. I bombed it. the third question was worth 40 (of 100) points, and I had absolutely no clue how to go about it. I think that it may have been missing some information or something. The small comfort is that talking with people afterword, a clear majority of the class bombed it with me. Hopefully he throws out that question or something. I'd predict I probably got about a 60 on that test (I may have picked up a couple points partial credit, but I doubt that I got full points for the other two problems, because I probably made some silly mistake somewhere).

    Vote  echo $newRAM;
    added Wed February 04 2004 at 9:06 PM
    BYU's running their annual mock elections. Every year, 8-10 resume-building megalomaniacs hang up signs and pass out flyers and try to get us to check their name on a poll. Unachievable promises are made (I will "Evaluate the booting ordinance with the Provo City Council"... even though I have *no* power or sway within the city of Provo). Hypocricacy reigns ("Leave behind all the hype. We offer YOU ways to give back to the university and have it be important." We do realize that the excessive use of capitalization does anything but reduce "hype"). Popularity contest flair up as people try to look "cool" (as my roommate pointed out, they look like they're trying to be thugs... do we really want to be represented as a student body by wannabe gangsta's?).

    There's more to read. Read the extended entry.