Last Thursday of Classes

Back to our night-time MM. It’s nice how things seemed to work out today. As I mentioned earlier, I got up a little early and did a little work for EE 106. I also went to EVK for brunch. In EE 106, our robot went fairly crazy and by the end our photoresistors just didn’t seem to work anymore. But at least we got through the maze somehow, though with some hiccups. I had my last math discussion, but R. Golovko will be having a review session on the 12th that I’ll probably attend. Then I worked some online and read Ted’s blog, which has inspired me to write about how I got into computers. Shelby IMed me reminding me about the TCF Christmas Party, which I’d completely forgotten about…

At 6:30 pm I went to a “free webspace” event put on by some HTAs (Housing Technology Assistants). It struck me just how unknowledgeable these people are. The girl doing the presentation only looked at this stuff 2 weeks ago. She doesn’t have a website. The other HTA there doesn’t have a website. The RA who suggested the event doesn’t have a website. These people know the general idea, but they have no idea how the real thing works and what’s really involved with buliding a real website. And there’s more than just technical stuff to it.

I went to the TCF Party with Shelby. We were lost, trying to find SLH (Stauffer Lecture Hall, I think it ended up being). Apparently it looks like a street on the map, but it’s not the same as SCI or ZHS. USC really has quite a lot of buildings, and it takes some careful looking at the map to see where you’re going. And there are a lot of resources and research centers open for use.

The Jimmy Eat World concert was alright, but I didn’t go. Jon tells me it wasn’t very good, definitely not as good as the CDs. So based on their performance in concert, they’re no longer his favorite band. To be honest I’ve never really heard of them actually until now. From the TCF party, I walked with Johnny and Jon around campus a bit, and we thought we walked past the band members of Jimmy Eat World and then we also walked with some other students we knew. We convinced Johnny to come work on his paper in Jon’s room instead of Leavey Library.

Back in the dorm a few hours later, my roommate was having a conversation with Art in the restroom, and then it moved to our room. I like to think I participated in the conversation. Overall pretty typical topics. But he mentioned talk radio, listening to it before going to sleep. Something I used to do. AM 640. This went on until 2:45 pm, and now we’ll probably finally go to sleep soon.

Sitenote: Who is Seeley G. Mudd?
There’s a Seeley G. Mudd building on campus at USC, and there’s a Seeley G. Mudd Building of Geophysics and Planetary Science on the Caltech campus, and there’s even a Seeley G. Mudd Library at Princeton. A quick search didn’t return anything about the actual person. Is this all the same person, and if so, who is this guy?

2 Responses to “Last Thursday of Classes”

  1. Michael says:

    Who is Seeley G. Mudd?
    Seeley Greenleaf Mudd (1895-1968) received his M.D. from Harvard University and was a practicing cardiologist before becoming a member of the California Institute of Technology faculty. He was later dean and professor at the School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. A member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California for many years, Dr. Mudd also served as a trustee of Pomona College, Stanford University, the California Institute of Technology, and the Carnegie Institute of Washington

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  2. Heath says:

    Dude, we have a Seely G Mudd Library at Lawrence University as well. Weird.

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