Computer Science

I am officially an undergraduate in the Department of Computer Science, working toward a second bachelor’s degree.  I have completed four courses and will begin working on my fifth, CS232 (Computer Architecture II), next week.  So far, I’ve done pretty well, but things will only get tougher as I go along.

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Classes

For several years, I have felt guilty about not taking advantage of the tuition waiver I receive for being a staff member at the University of Illinois.  I had often thought about pursuing a master’s degree, but could never overcome the overwhelming task of thinking about, let alone choosing, a major.  I always felt inadequately…

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Weight Watchers and health

If you don’t want to know about my weight loss and/or current health battles, don’t read this post.  You have been warned. Emily and I have been doing Weight Watchers’ tracking since the beginning of the year.  We did a really good job of closely monitoring everything for the first 7 weeks and we both…

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MIA

Yes, it is true that I have neglected my blog for a long time. It is also true that I never got around to that honeymoon post. I lost the Biggest Loser competition that was talked about in the last post…and the winner only lost some trivial amount of weight. I’m going to try to…

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Biggest Loser week 2

Weigh in for our “Biggest Loser” competition at work is on Wednesday.  I missed the week 1 weigh-in while we were in Mexico, but I was glad to see that I only gained about 5 pounds while in Mexico… Starting weight: 266.9 Week 1: N/A Week 2: 271.2 (+1.61%) Emily and I discussed our schedules…

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Biggest Loser

Undergraduate Admissions at the College of Business organized a Biggest Loser competition within their department a few months ago.  One of the secretaries in OIM heard about it a few weeks ago and thought there might be enough interest in our own department to run a similar competition.  There is a $20 buy-in (UGrad was…

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