Summer

I’m all moved in and my first day of work was Friday. It looks like i’ll be involved in testing space station software in a lab. I dont know too many details, but I think it will be a lot of fun.

I have a tiny little cube hidden on the 5th floor. It’s pretty neat to have my own desk. At the Space Engineering Institute, i had to share a big cube with 7 other students. Not fun at all.

Tomorrow will be my real first day where I get exposure to the stuff I will be working on. I really hope the summer turns out good. So far it has.

Updates

Wow, I haven’t touched this in a long time. I never forgot about it, just never got around to posting.

The summer went well. I had an awesome internship and plan on going back next summer and after I graduate. It’s really cool to be able to work on my two passions..space and programming.

So, news in my life:

The first weekend in August, I competed in my first road race event at an old Nascar track in college station. It was great! I was slow, but it was my first time.

My new apartment is really nice. Everything is great except the internet which is really slow, comes and goes, and has a policy against bittorrent and hosting servers.

School starts a week from tomorrow. I am taking Artificial Intelligence, Operating Systems, Intro to Marketing, and Engineering Ethics. Should be a pretty fun semester.

Additionally, my on campus job next year consists of doing something with autonomous robots. We’ll get to see how that goes.

Other than that, nothing much is going on. Houston was really fun, and I feel that I wasted alot of time there while I could have been seeing the sights. I also met a lot of great people, and reunited with some old friends.

I’ll try to keep this thing updated more often.

Catch up

Wow, it’s been a long time. I finally have a break! Today marked the official last day of classes for Spring 2006, so I’m all done except for finals. This semester flew by, rather painfully, though.

How about getting caught up here?

I can’t believe I didn’t mention spring break in my last post. No, I didn’t go to Cancun and do something crazy, but it ended up being a really good break. 30 Seconds to Mars (my favorite band since they came out in 2002) played in San Antonio, so I went. They are absolutely amazing live. The atmosphere wasn’t great, I couldn’t stand the other bands, but they were wonderful. I’ve been to concerts where you can tell the band doesn’t care about the fans, but they certainly do. Just amazing…

It’s a little weird to see them get airtime on the radio, too. As I said, they have been my favorite band for over 4 years, and no one I knew had ever heard of them before. Now, all of the sudden, they are on billboard. I hear them on the radio and almost every time, I look at my cd player not realizing that the CD isn’t in it. I know it’s not some amazing thing, but its cool.

Steph and I also went to Sea World. I had never been the before, but it was a lot of fun. I’m not a big show person, but they put on some very entertaining ones with neat stunts and nice choreography.

I also have an internship! I’ll be in Houston working with Space Station software. I got an apartment in the Clear Lake area (which actually touches the neighborhood I lived in when I was younger), and will move in around the 15th of this month. I’m really looking forward to it.

Yesterday, I met with my boss, and found out there is going to be an autonomous robotics program there next semester. Right now I am torn between doing that, and working with a professor in the Computer Science department on research involving the DARPA Grand Challenges. I don’t have enough information to decide yet.

Speaking of work, our research is done. If I post the results, it will have to be in another post.

I guess that’s all I can say. I doubt anyone reads this, but if you find any of it interesting, just let me know. Maybe I can update more.