Having been following Mano Singham's Journal for a while now, I have finally set aside some time to start a blog. This is the first blog I've had that hasn't been exclusively devoted to update information for a project, so I'm not sure exactly what will appear in it. I hope to get around to updating the look and feel of the blog soon, but given the amount of time I've dedicated towards my homepage at Case, I am not all that certain when this will actually occur.
Midterms finished at exactly 5:00 PM today for me. I'm flying back to my hometown of Boise tomorrow for spring break to visit with family and friends. My intention is for this to be a working holiday, with perhaps more sleep and better food than I've been getting living in the dormatories. On this list of things to accomplish during break would be reading papers related to intrusion detection systems for the computer security paper (course EECS 444), reading papers related to point cloud representations of graphics, collision detection, and volume preservation for the computer graphics project (course EECS 466), and reading as much as possible of Building Web Services with Java by Steve Graham et. al. for my thesis work. Hopefully during the break I will also find time to study for the upcoming graphics midterm and find an Eclipse plug-in to design web services using Axis and/or Tomcat.
The first order of business will be to get home. Northwest Airlines seems to be unable to make up their mind as to when my flight is. When I originally purchases the ticket, I was supposed to leave in the early morning of March 5th. Approximately one month ago they called my cellular phone to inform me that a change had been made. They did not call the number I had listed as my primary number, and they did not send me an email in regards to the change. All I had to go on was the changed flight times and a confirmation number that I hastily scribbled down as the automated message informed me of the change. The Northwest Airlines page also does not have a good way to access your flight information if you had not created an account previous to buying your ticket. Not intending to stick with the airline, I had not created an account. Trusting the airline, to borrow a phrase from Douglas Adams, "about as far as I can comfortably spit a rat," I endeavored to confirm my flight schedule. Twenty-four hours prior to departure I was able to partially complete a transaction designed to print out my boarding pass only to discover that the flight had been changed back to early morning. This time there was no friendly call to my cellular phone, no call to my primary phone, and no email sent to inform me of a second change. I fully expect that after showing up tomorrow, the representative for Northwest Airlines will cheerfully inform me that my flight isn't boarding for well over six hours. The sun and relative warmth of Boise calls to me, but I could do without the intervening time spent attempting to travel.
Many apologies to Mano! Thank you Nicole for pointing out the typo, it's been fixed.
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