Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Last Day

Not much to do today, but there will be free pizza. After presentations tomorrow, the best part of my summer will be over and I'll get to be buried in college applications and schoolwork for the rest of the year.



Gathered a little more data for infrared calibrations.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Last Monday

Last Monday at the CIS. So far, it's not going too ba-
I forgot my flash drive with my PowerPoint on it.

Friday, August 19, 2011

on building computers

I've got a big, 1200 word draft saved in here describing everything I've learned about computer architecture, hardware, and assembly since I started my first build about a year ago, but don't have the energy to finish and post it to a blog that only the other interns and those of you supporting this program will be reading. I'd rather set my own site up or do a series of video tutorials on YouTube or something. might get on it once applications are out of the way and all that.

winding down

Set my alarm to wake me 15 minutes earlier than normal today. It backfired, because I just hit the snooze for 30.

Anyway, last Friday at the CIS. Bob K.'s been leaving me time to work on my presentation and stuff, which is good. Pretty much done with my presentation, except for the title, which right now is just "Smith at the CIS." I'm going to talk not just about my research but also about my experience with the internship in general, so I thought a general title would be good, but I guess it wouldn't kill me to come up with something a little more interesting.

Will probably spend most of the day thumbing through the Fiske guide since I've been somewhat neglecting my college search as of late. Wouldn't kill me to knock out a supplement or two either.

(forgive any grammar mistakes or awkwardly-phrased sentences, I don't usually update my blog at 9AM when I'm still half asleep)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

the one thing about this lab

is the single window looking out into the hallway. It's irresistible to people walking by. Always looking in to see what's going on inside. What is even the purpose of a window in the middle of a building? Security? There's no window on the other side of the lab...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Look what I found!

I could store a whole Power Point presentation on this bad boy.
Edit:  I got pretty excited over this. Haven't seen one since I was five. I got so excited that I went on Newegg and ordered myself a box of fifty. Not a clue what I'll do with them, but there's an ancient box sitting in my dad's basement somewhere that's begging to have the floppy drive taken out of it.