Back to school

Classes in Commerce start back up tomorrow. I’m taking three this semester – Survey of Algorithmic Languages, Intro to Databases, and Object Oriented Programming. It should be interesting. The good news is I’m now only 16 months away from graduating.

The school district still hasn’t hired anyone to help me out in the Technology Department. So if you live around here and would like to work with me, go to and click on “Employment” to find out about the position.

I guess I should go to bed now. I’d hate to fall asleep during the first day of class…

New Toy!

My firewire card arrived yesterday and it works great. For the non-techies out there, this is what I needed to attach my digital video camera to my computer. Now I can use my computer to edit movies.

This is actually my second firewire card. The first one I got was defective, but luckily I ordered it from and they’re very good about taking returns.

Now when I get a little free time maybe I’ll put some movies here. Anybody know what you call a gallery of movies?

Summer’s Gone

The students were back at school today. Whatever happened to summer vacation? I guess taking classes four days a week will do that to you. I did manage to make three A’s and a B so I guess that’s not too bad.

I’m taking three classes this fall – two on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, and the other Thursday evening. Luckily they’re all Computer Science classes so it shouldn’t be too hard on me.

I see no one commented on my cloud picture. Either it wasn’t worth talking about or everyone stopped looking after a month with no updates. I actually thought the picture of the eclipse on the piece of paper was interesting.

Oh well, my work order list was 6 pages when I got to work today and I managed to get it down to 5 pages by quitting time. Maybe if I get some sleep tonight I can mark off another page tomorrow. Hopefully the school district will hire some help for me soon. It’s kinda tough being a tech department of one…

Staring at the Sun

For some reason I’ve always liked taking pictures of the sky. Clouds are just fascinating to me. Yes, I still sometimes see shapes in the clouds.

Anyway, a few months ago (June 10 to be exact) there was a solar eclipse that was visible in the our part of the world. Paige and I went out to the walking track to get a little exercise and see what we could see.

Unfortunately, the sun went behind some clouds, and then set, before we could really see the eclipse. I did take a few pictures of the clouds that evening, and we looked at the eclipse using the old pin hole through a piece of paper trick.


I’ll eventually add a sky gallery to the site. I’ve taken lots of sunset pictures and just random cloud pictures.

In other news, I don’t have to go back to school until August 26. I really needed these two weeks off after taking four classes in the past two months. Also, maybe I’ll have time to add some more stuff to the site.