It turns out that the second writing report for Instrumentation & Circuits Lab is really due on Thursday, which is quite different from tomorrow. I set up advertising with Google for Montessori World. It was a painless process and the interface for configuring advertisements was intuitive and simple to set up.
Completely redesigned the Montessori World website, after realizing that Montessori Academy had redesigned theirs. This time around, I used color wheel relationships to obtain a brighter looking feel for the site. A great piece of shareware software called Color Schemer helped me accomplish the color scheme for the site. I fully intend to register this product for the next website that I design.
Had dinner with Nicky and Stacie at Johnny Rockets, where we used a buy one get one free coupon to get a fairly tasty burger.
The evening was spent finishing up the lab from yesterday, followed by some studying for Microelectronic Circuits. Nicky, Stacie, and I went to the shady but inexpensive and mysteriously tasty 24-hour Chinese Buddha on 14th street. It’s attached to a hotel, for god’s sake. Where one ends and the other begins, no one can say for sure.
The newest version of MrProject has come a long way. I registered an account with DynDNS since Michael changed the address of
protomech.ath.cx. Cobb County sent us some information about their water system. Finished Homework 5 for Microelectonic Circuits. In the evening, we continued our Woody Allen marathon with Sleepers. Stacie also made an interesting dinner of Hungarian macaroni and cottage cheese with Kielbasa sausage.
Pop quiz in Microelectronic Circuits class. Spent the entire day working on Instrumentation & Circuits Lab homework, which I successfully completed this evening. I figured out how to use the graphical schematic editor for PSpice, after reading nearly 570 pages of the PSpice manual. Back and forth e-mails between the professor eventually led to a successful asymptotic Bode plot in both PSpice and Mathcad for the first order shelving filter, without having to hand draw the plots.
Needing a break, Stacie, Nicky, and I met up with Alex and Elysia at Rocky Mountain Pizza for a night of Team Trivia. We didn’t do too well, but got to enjoy some pretty tasty pizza and drinks. Adam’s rent payment via Paypal also cleared.
Spent most of the morning working on the writing report for Instrumentation & Circuits Lab. I also discovered some nice title page formats for LaTeX. Stacie and I left for her grandparents’ place in Augusta to have some time away from our tiresome apartment. We left sometime during the evening, and after few hours of chatting with the folks, got hungry and had a quick, but not particularly special, meal at the Shangri La Chinese buffet.
Had an unexpected quiz in Microelectronic Circuits. In Instruments & Circuits Lab, we gained experience using the Hewlett-Packard 54602B Oscilloscope. The Lissajous scope patterns were particularly interesting, though I couldn’t quite get them to work right for some reason. Mixing
GND can lead to some rather interesting events.
Stacie and I had a nice lunch at the world famous Fat Matt’s Rib Shack on Piedmont. It says so right on the sign. I don’t know about ‘world famous’, but it certainly was a very filling and tasty meal. To top it off, the place has a friendly, traditional Blues barbeque atmosphere.
After lunch, I left for Georgia Tech to meet with my buddy David and play around with amateur radios. David and I briefly spoke with a guy from Idaho. Because of antenna difficulties, I unfortunately didn’t get to do very much except for a few test messages. Regardless, I attained some familiarity with the equipment, and that’s never a bad thing.
When darkness ensued, Stacie and I had a late dinner at Waffle House and rented Hollywood Ending. I’ve wanted to see Woody Allen on the big (small) screen for a long time now, mainly because I’ve read so much about him online on various quotations pages and such. Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed.
Looked at the subject tests for the GRE (Graduation Record Examinations). While I’ll probably never have to take these, it’s a good benchmark of how much you know and how much more you need to know as a degree-seeking student. I practiced some more guitar in the evening. Later in the day, Nicky and I spent time at Alex’s apartment, watching movies, playing Playstation games, and having chili. Stacie was unfortunately detained at work.