Yup, I’m back in the good ol’ (read: hell hole) Mohawk Valley for yet another stay filling in for someone’s vacation at an undisclosed location (rhyme unintended). But I am doing better about this. I brought my laptop this time. It’s not helped me in the immense sense, but it has helped me as a notepad to find people and things, as well as work with trouble tickets. I can say that I’m at a help desk right now and somewhat bored, so once again I resort to writing in my blog that I only seem to update once a month. I’ve been too busy with other things such as school and work to really get a chance to sit down and speak my mind.
On the subject of school, I think I have a 4.0 GPA yet again. Looking forward a moment, this quarter, due to the number of test outs I’ve taken, I was originally supposed to have two classes. Well, I decided to take another test out to Composition I (GE 117) because if I took that I’d have three more classes available for me to take. Well, the three classes are all of the general education type, so it means they are commonly offered at night as well. My Java I course is on Saturday, so I figure, this may be the gate to a possible full time job if I play my cards right (as in 9-5 schedule). So I have class Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 untill 9:30 then on Saturday from 9 to 1:30. This should be good for me.
Now back on the subject of work, I have an internship (as he put it) for a technology company in Syracuse. Most of it sofar is web coding and heavy HTML. Now as I probably have said, I can do it, but I’m not good at design and am really better at things like PHP and SQL relations, which is my other job for…them. It’s been rough going, some things I stare at all confused and really don’t know what’s being asked of me. But then there are sometimes where I see code so atrocious it makes me want to puke all over the original coder. So I spent hours upon hours upon hours recoding the thing from scratch to get a similar look that wasn’t as buggy as the previous. It is a nightmare to look at some of the code, because it seems to fly everywhere. Most HTML and whatnot follows a logical order. In this site’s case, it didn’t at all. I managed to cut the average file in half with my changes. But I’ve got more to do for this guy and less time to do it.
Back on the subject of where I am now, I got to have great fun in the cafeteria during lunch break. I sat against a wall, plugged in my laptop and fired up Unreal Tournament 2004. It was the greatest lunch break of my life. Seriously, I cranked it up loud so people could hear the announcers praise my greatness. Double Kill, Multi Kill, Mega Kill, Ultra Kill, Monster Kill, HOLY SHIT!!! Seriously, I had a couple girls stare at the vending machines while I was playing and to break the silence these two girls had was: “WICKED SICK!!!” they go dead quiet, look at each other and walk away. It was so pretty. My friend is the instagib rifle. I had way too much fun with that. Though, I now feel incredibly tired as in sleepy. I hope I don’t pass out while working today.
So the guys I’m working for again are having a blood drive. Granted, I don’t quite remember when my last donation was (I hope I can give again), I’m here to figure that out. I think it’s important to not be part of the group that never gives twice. It’s a two day span for this, so if not today, maybe tomorrow? I think I’m going to go over in my break though, it’s already 12:24PM and my break ends in six minutes. Oh well, if I go over it’s just a small pay dock. I could probably stay later to make it up.
Or just don’t go. My time isn’t up yet. I have exactly eight more days until I can give blood again. I’ll look up a drive in the area or something to give to. Tonight is dinner with my Mom for the second week straight (really odd considering I’m at college). By the looks of things though, this person I’m “replacing” is taking a longer vacation than I was told. By the looks of things I will be here longer than I expected and that may hurt my attempts to get my other job I have the internship for. Well, I need the money, so I’m working this job for now and if it goes longer than it’s probably a good thing. I got my Verizon bill and basically said, I really have to cut down on my phone use. I hardly know where it goes, but now they’ve docked the rate for overtime all the way up to $.45/minute, which is ridiculous. I don’t really use my phone that much to begin with, what the hell happened here? Speaking of my phone, during this weekend escapade, I forgot my cell phone charger at my apartment, so my phone is dead. (If you’ve been trying to call, this is why.) So many things I have to do this week and school starts tomorrow night. Oh well, here we go.