Saturday, 30th of September, 2000
I tried running Lightwave 6.0 on my computer today, and it really doesn't run very well. The program works all right, but all the real-time rendering was nice ahd choppy. Now, I have an OpenGL video card, TNT2, so I decided to monitor CPU usage, cause with only a 350Mhz processor, that might be the bottleneck. Turns out, it is. It was using 100% CPU power most of the time. If I'm going to start using more Lightwave in the future, I'm gonna need an upgrade... The Athlon 650Mhz for $84 sounds very attractive right now...
Friday, 29th of September, 2000
Thursday, 28th of September, 2000
I was driving down Ladue Road today, when apparantly an acorn or something hit my windshield, and it chipped it. Woah. I had no idea acorns would do that.
Wednesday, 27th of September, 2000
The school's newspaper, Panorama, asked me to write a website review on TheSpark.com for their new "Tech Corner" section. Well, I wrote it, and I was very thorough, but it was too long, and they ended up cutting it. So now it sounds kinda messed up, detached... argh. I dunno.
Tuesday, 26th of September, 2000
Today was quite a wild day. There are so many reasons I could call today a "bad day", but I've decided not to. And I also have many excuses I can use to be in a "bad mood". I got to school later than usual, but it was planned, but then I found out that the Microsoft Word 98 problem that we were having at school was a lot more complicated than I thought. So that was frustrating. First class: Physics. A person in my lab group went off on me for no apparant reason, and got really ticked off, not just me, but was just generally very ticked off. But I decided not to be affected by it. I never got around to reading the novel that I needed to read for AP English, and today is the due date, and I had a quiz on it, and of course I didn't do so hot. But I decided not to be in a bad mood because of this, cause it's not pleasurable to be in a bad mood. Then I found out the score of an exam in German class, and it wasn't all that hot either. But it's ok, I'll work my grade back up. Then I took a few of my friends home from school, and one was extremely gripey and being a ridiculous back-seat driver. That almost got to me, cause it seemed clear that that person was totally ungrateful for me giving a ride, as I went out of my way to my violin lesson... but I decided to deal with that later, and not act on the immediate feeling of being pissed off, and just to move on with my day, because I didn't want to be in a bad mood. Well, then I remembered that I hadn't practiced the violin all week, and I was on my way to a violin lesson... I simply never found the time, and violin lessons are really not as enjoyable when I haven't practiced. But what could I do about it now... so I just went and got as much out of it as possible, and it turned out quite nice. I played a little of the stuff I should have practiced, and then went over a new piece, so it was nice. It wasn't until later that night did I realize how rotten of a day this could have been... somebody was being very gripey and told me about how all her friends and everyone she's talked to has been in a bad mood today, and how she had an excuse to be in a bad mood too. Then it struck me how good I felt, near the end of the day to be happy, and be able to say that I had an inspiring day, rather than condemn it of being a "bad day".
Monday, 25th of September, 2000
My domain name forwarder uses a frameset to mask the URL. Interesting. Well, all I have to do is break frames, and I can get back to real URLs again. Woohoo!
Sunday, 24th of September, 2000
Paint Shop Pro 7 is out. Time for me to send my $8 in for shipping and handling for the buy PSP6 get PSP7 offer.