Sunday, June 21, 2009

back to Berkeley for the summer

I just returned to Berkeley for the summer session. To save time, my parents already helped me move most of my things yesterday afternoon. The reason for coming back today is that I wanted to an extra day to relax at home.

As for the classes, I'm taking CS 61A and Math 128A this summer. Assuming everything goes to plan, this will be my last stint at Cal. I'll have to work hard as both courses look tough.

Speaking of academics, I've decided to enroll in the graduate program at St. Mary's College of California. Due to a schedule overlap, there is a period of five weeks during which I'll be taking classes at Berkeley and St. Mary's College at the same time. That means I'm extremely busy the next two months. So wish me luck - I'm going to need lots of it.

In other news...

Happy Father's Day to my dad and all other dads out there!

Currently reading: Numerical Analysis by Richard L. Burden

Thursday, June 18, 2009

two new laptops and a memory upgrade!

Dad just got two new laptops: an Acer Aspire 6930 for Mom and a Dell Studio XPS 1640 for himself. They each have a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB of disk space. Seeing that Mom frequently complains about her old notebook acting up, the new one should make her life slightly easier. :-)

On the subject of computers, I also gave my Dell Dimension 3000 a memory upgrade. The thing runs like new now. The difference between 512 MB and 2 GB of RAM is huge!

In other news...

Some time ago, I applied for the graduate business program at St. Mary's College of California. The good news is that I received an acceptance letter yesterday afternoon. Woohoo!

I'm still deciding whether to enroll. Choosing the summer session would mean taking classes at Berkeley and St. Mary's College concurrently over the course of five weeks. That would undoubtedly be demanding. The other option is to wait until I'm done with college, although the next enrollment window isn't until December. Decisions, decisions.

Currently watching: Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian