12-9-09

Well then! Finals this week and I had a nice day yesterday taking a test on the Classical period of music. Then we have the comprehensive listening test tomorrow which will be our full final. Ha! Maybe if I worked hard enough at it I could….never mind. I can’t even think.

Aaaanyway, we got like six inches of snow at the house. And it’s been below zero for something like a full day now. Well, it got down to -20 at our house at 6:00 this morning, and it’s now at 0. Wow. We also ran out of wood in the garage for our fireplace, so I had to tromp out to the woodpile and refill it.

What else? Nothing much. Mom and I are struggling with her blackberry version of Live Messenger. I’ve always loved the quirks of MSN in general. And that WAS sarcasm. Maybe I should switch over to Google 100% and make everyone else live with it. One email for every service on the planet is getting pretty annoying. I’ve got Yahoo for the Yahoo folks, Live for the MSN people and yesterday I got a GMail because my iGoogle (which is where I’m writing this from) was urging me to do so. But I really really like Google, so maybe I should consolidate.

Nothing else to report, other than the fact that the snow is AWESOME! Except it’s not warm enough to pack and make stuff. Maybe it’ll warm up enough tomorrow. We’ll see.

Programming

So I got a JFrame app the other day for a plugin on a program. I found out how to change variable values in a text file without a recompile of the java class. Here it is (I did not include the preliminary java declarations/import classes, but they must also be included as usual).

The var declare portion of app.java file

The config.txt file

After compiling the java file (cmd “javac app.java”), you will be able to change the initial value of varName by changing the value of WindowWidth in the text file. It works great!!

School

I started my spring 2008 semester today. And I’m position to tackle it.

This semester I’m taking Calculus 3, Physics 2, and Robotics. And after that I’ll have just 6 or 7 hours left for my AS degree.