March 24, 2005

A little of Everything

Right now is a little bit of everything.  I'm sitting here in the office right now, waiting to go home.  Here's a recap of what's been going on in a giant post, rather than the many small ones that I usually do.

Graduate School

I got into LBJ, but I am still waiting to hear about funding from them.  It is looking more like Bush all the time, but I will withhold a decision until this weekend and send out my letters to all the schools on the 28th.  Stay tuned.

R.I.V.E.R.

I got some bugs worked out of the system in an blitz of hacking.  It was glorious.  We have also been testing it on all the volunteers for CCY.  It is working like a charm.  In about an hour, I got excel exports up and chugging.  The underlying code is surprisingly extensible, yet there is so much room for improvement.

On that note, I found a website that will pay for you to move to Cambridge, MA for the summer to work on your start-up.  I thought this would be the ultimate opportunity to get something like eTapestry going in a much more better way.  We'll see.  I still need a solid partner or two and things will be getting going.

The Scariest Beyond

City Year is grooving along.  I'm glad Camp is finally coming and getting ready to leave.  The year is winding down.  I need to find my Buddhist way and carry on, but c'est la vie.

On another note, I stumbled upon the "Summer Founders Program" recently and fell in love with the idea that I could start my own corporation this summer.  See the previous section for more details--that's what I get for separating this post over two days.

General

In other news, I am slowly adapting myself to old technologies that are making me much more productive.  Through the site 43 Folders I have begun to realize areas for improvement and simplification within my life.  This makes things so much easier and streamlined on a daily basis.

For instance, I now use a PAA (Personal Analog Assistant) a.k.a. "Hipster PDA" for making notes and toting around miniature todo lists.  These notes then get filed away into the various files on the network at work or my Mac in the form of todo list text files.  To create these files (and many more files :)), I have taken back up my love for emacs.  There is a good Mac version--and PC, of course--that I use in my daily routine making life all the better.

That should be all for now.  Happy trails until next time....