Continuum

Ahhhh, yes, the new John Mayer album that was released this past Tuesday I believe. I’m listening to it right now as I write this post. Actually I’m not even done listening to it once yet. The current song is ‘Gravity’. Actually, I remembered that I should get this album after watching the last episode of House. Mmmmm, I’m so glad that show is back again. It really didn’t seem that long ago that I was watching the season finale. That’s probably because university siphoned all my time. Oh well.

Well, I haven’t written anything in quite a while again. That’s mostly due to The Office though. No, not my work office. I’m talking about the TV show. Several friends were watching it over the past summer semester, but for some reason, I never got hooked like they did. It seemed too cheesy and lame for my tastes. This past weekend, I watched a couple episodes, right from the start and it really piqued my interest. So over the past 4 days, I finished up the first and second seasons. Needless to say, that’s a lot of TV watching. I can’t wait until next Thursday for the season 3 premier. I can’t believe how they left off in season 2!!!

This Continuum album is definitely lighter (so far at least) compared to some of the previous albums. He definitely has a different style of guitar playing in this album. It’s a little more… adventurous? Is that a good way of putting it?

Speaking of continuation, one of my most dreaded moments occurred this past week. I got an email from the PDEng 25 course. If you read my blog during the last co-op semester, you’ll have already heard me speak my mind about the course. If not, well, do a search for PDEng on this blog and you’ll find lots to read. 🙂 I’m sure it’s going to be the same BS this time around. From what I heard from last semester, PDEng 25 is like PDEng 15 on steroids. That means more time required to complete the assignments and even more BS. Really, they’re not setting up a good image of what the Professional Engineer is. Currently, if I had only these PDEng courses to base my opinion on, I would think engineering is about how little can you actually know and still produce a passable project.

I’m currently attempting to multitask between writing this entry, scrutinizing the new songs and working on the first module in PDEng. I have a feeling in the end none of the three are going to be finished with any sort of quality.

The first and actually the main project of this co-op semester was finally started this past week. Actually it was started late last week, but my supervisor was gone this week, so the other co-op and myself have been trudging through the details of the project on our own, with some guidance from a different director. We’re doing all we can without knowing the finer details that only our supervisor can provide. But at this point, I already know that we’re going to be meeting with all the product managers. These people are busy as hell and it’s extremely difficult to try and book a meeting with them. I’m pretty excited about the project though. We laid out a plan and I wrote it up. It looks pretty pro actually. I think the end product could be extremely useful to the whole department. I won’t bore you with the details, although I did read a 100 page research paper on mobile messaging and am in the middle of a 250 page research paper on wireless data trends. How fun. 🙂

Okay, it’s really time to get cracking at this PDEng assignment. This weekend is supposed to be really nice (weather-wise). It may just about be the last hurrah for summer. It’s supposed to be sunny and 25C+ so I’m sure I won’t want to sit inside and work on this crap. I know I’m forgetting to write about something I had on my mind, but that’s okay. Perhaps I can write about it tomorrow if I remember. These updates are getting really too sporadic for my liking.

Oh one more thing…. (the Apple launch was sorely disappointing in my opinion, but that’s not the one more thing) I’m ending this post with the song Bold As Love. The album doesn’t seem too bad. I haven’t paid too much attention to it, but at least nothing was so horrible that it caught my attention. Then again, with that said, nothing awesome has caught it either.

3 thoughts on “Continuum”

  1. You mean the totally remastered iPod nano (oohh, how I want a silver 4GB model…), the enhanced 5th G iPod, the launch of radically redisigned iTunes 7, the starting of movie downloads, and a sneak peak at iTV didn’t make you happy? Jeez, there must be something wrong with you…

  2. Hmmmmm, now lets think about this for a minute.

    iPod Nano: The only decently bright spot and the only reason is that they brought back the aluminum casing. Other than that, booerns.

    iPod 5.1G: I got 3/4 of the ‘improvements’ through a firmware update on my 5G. Brighter screen? Not worth $300. My 30GB is playing fine thank you very much.

    Shuffle: Crap.

    iTV: Did we even see what it’s really capable of? Like outputting 1080p for example? I didn’t read too much about it, but it seems to much like merely a media extender. Bleh.

    iTunes 7: I won’t even mention the fact that it’s so much like WMP11 (the more graphical representation of the albums, videos etc) but it’s also riddled with bugs if you’re read some of the tech sites. Not good.

    Soooo… any retorts? 🙂

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