Some may not believe it, but I was a student at TJ and enjoyed it.
Education Can Be Fun! So for those who are interested, here's the
classes I took, for those interested in
Going Crazy in Four Years
Everybody is a freshman at least once.
Back in my day, freshman integrated was a choice. No longer.
- Spanish 2
- Algebra II/Trig
- Gym (a.k.a. "No Escape")
- Acc. Computer Science
- (integrated) Principles of Engineering Technology (a.k.a. "POT")
- (integrated) English 9
- (integrated) Molecular Biology
Ahh, summer. A time to sit back, forget the pressures of school, and
Let me just note for the record that although I may like math, I am not
a fan of three-hour evening classes, conducted in marginally
Sophomore: "Wise Fool". If you're a sophomore and think that you're
better then that, you are just like every other sophomore.
- Spanish 3
- Gym (a.k.a. Motor Coordination Not A Prerequisite)
- Analytical Chemistry
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Computer science
- (double) Humanites I: World Civ
This was the summer of parallel processing.
- Superquest Summer Seminar (Reed College, Portland, OR)
- ODU Parallel Processing Seminar (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA )
Some say that junior year at TJ is hellish. I prefer to think of it as a
Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to work we go!
I was an intern and random useful person at the American Management
Systems (AMS) Center for Advanced Technologies (CTG) in Fairfax, VA
(Virginia. Aren't acronyms great?), in their multimedia lab.
I did video and audio mixing and
editing, shot some video, learned how to play with lots of neat
and expensive hi-tech toys, worked with writing interactive hypermedia in
Windows Toolbook (It stinks. Use Tcl/Tk).
Senior year Ah, a time to relax. NOT! What with college applications, the Netvend project, drama, JETS, sysadmin at the computer systems lab, Al
Gore, and everything else, it was a very busy time. Oh yeah, I had some
Wow... four years of hard work, 72,000 miles of commuting, and reams
of paper have come down to this... a little blue cap and gown, and a bit
of paper suitable for framing. Again, wow.