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This term is flying by. At 4 weeks into the term, I’m now at about 1/3rd the way through my courses and more than 1/4 the way through the term.

I had a brief look at the next Graphics assignment today. It looks sweet! We’re going to be implementing a puppet in OpenGL. It’s going to be a hierarchical structure of shapes, and we’re going to be able to move the joints of the puppet with do and undo functionality. Might be a bit tricky but I think it’ll end up looking fairly impressive.

Today I’m putting the finishing touches on my Graphics assignment that is due tomorrow. This is where I’m drawing a 3D box and manipulating it. It’s not that hard but, it is more difficult than it sounds. I’ll post a screen shot of the program sometime tomorrow.

I saw Shrek and Shrek2 last week. I think the sequel was a little better.

The Job fair is on Wednesday. I’ll be checking that out.

I’m still fidgeting with getting software for my laptop installed. I think I’m going to be ditching Fedora after this term is over, and going for something that is a bit more up to date like gentoo, or ubuntu, or I might try novell.

The last couple of weeks I’ve been playing a lot more pool. It’s a bit more fun when you actually get good at it. But really, the game isn’t that hard, just have to learn how to play.

Also I’ve been reading a lot about snowboards. I’m definitely going to be buying one before next winter. The internet is a great resource for finding out all the little bits of information on what kind of things to be looking for. If I have the cash I’ll try to get setup this spring when everyone liquidates their stuff.

The weather today is really nice. I’m hoping it’s the start of things turning around.

On Friday I spent a few hours looking into moving to New Zealand. I found an interesting company that helps immigrants find jobs and then move. It seems like the country is on the way up.. Only 4.8% unemployment, lots of growth, and they seem to be really trying to attract good people to move there. Plus, living in a country with sandy beaches, bungee jumping, surfing, and beautiful weather would be great. They have a cafe culture, love their coffee shops, and BBQing is apparently the thing to do every evening. Traditionally Christmas is a fire on the beach with roasted strawberries. I think I could handle that. But I might wait a year first. Try to pay off my student loan, and get some more experience.