Last night our residence hall went out to eat at Mogger’s. We had about fifteen people going. There was no reservation though. We first sat in one area, and the hostesses started seating people in the same area that were not in our group. We then realized that there were not enough seats. The fourth floor resident assistant informed the hostesses and we were relocated to another location in the restaurant. The meal was rather uneventful from then on, though it took longer than I expected.
For my meal, I had salmon. It was a pricy meal, but my birthday was this weekend, so that was my excuse. Most people seemed to get burgers.
On the way back, I was in a car with the resident assistant, the resident assistant’s boyfriend, and another student. That other student received a call from her mom, and she told her mom that she was in an orgy. Of course, there was no actual orgy; it was just a case of telling someone you are involved in something they frown upon in order to cause a bit of fright. That was how I was in an orgy last night.

Facebook News Feeds

Recently, Facebook, a social networking site for students added a feature that showed brief happenings around facebook occuring with your friends. Many people are against this for privacy reasons. People do not seem to realize that this information is already available. Even if it is not available on Facebook, information can be obtained from different resources and put together. For example, I once needed to find somebody’s home phone number. That person did not have their home phone number on Facebook, but they had their address. I then looked up the person’s last name in the phone book. I did not know the person’s parent’s name, but I knew the address. I simply matched the Facebook address with the phone book addresses and found the right number. The world is networked people. Get used to it. The only way to keep information unavailable to other people is to not give it out. You can’t trust giving information to companies since they sell that information for whatever reason.
Additionally, if privacy is such a big deal on Facebook, then why do you have a grocery store card. All that happens there is that the grocery store pays you in discounts to collect information about your shopping patterns.

Eating boy scouts

This weekend, I went with a friend to spend some time fishing and hanging out around a fire. A few other friends and a large portion of his family and his fiance came as well. Being an eagle scout, I was rather confused when his mom said we were eating boy scouts. That turned out to be what I would call a hobo meal or a foil meal. Anyhow the meal was pretty good. We had some foil meals with some beef, potatos, carrots, and onions. We also had some fruit, cake, and ice cream as well. Later in the night, we had some smores before coming back to school.

Raped Apes

A rather strange phrase was brought up in class today, "raped apes." It was in reference to a reading for rhetoric of science. The engineers described were build a computer system that needed to be faster than something. It seems they chose "raped apes" as something that is fast for comparison. I wouldn’t want to know how those engineers know how fast a raped ape is. Anyhow, I though it would be an amusing blog entry title.

First Day

Yesterday was the first day of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology school year. It is my fourth year, though I will not be graduating this year. So far things are going well. I have all of my homework done with plenty of time to spare. I am taking courses in linear algebra, Web-based information systems, and rhetoric of science. It was nice to be surprised by some friends being in those classes as well. Rhetoric of science will definitely be heavy on reading. Linear algebra will be heavy on daily assignments. Web-based information systems will be heavy on project-type work.