Kane Husky

a random husky's ramblings

School, Work, FWA
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This semester started off with a really unhappy Husky. Sometime over the winter break, the registrars office at my school decided that a class I took over 2 years ago no longer fulfills a requirement that it had originally satisfied. You see, Clemson's General Education requirements state that you have to take a certain number of courses within Social Science, Arts & Humanities, Cross Cultural Awareness and Science & Technology in Society areas. My major also requires an additional Arts & Humanities class. Back in 2006, I took a class that met the STS requirement and apparently it had been meeting the additional A&H requirement as well. Like all college students, I assumed my Degree Progress Report was accurate, even though it states that it may contain errors (which I think is rather oxymoron). Anayway, I was looking over my report over the break and I had a feeling that something didn't look right but I couldn't quite figure it out. So when I got back to my apartment after getting away from family I loked over my previous report from my advisor and the current one online and noticed that one course had been moved and no longer met a requirement. So basically it was showing me that I would be 3 credit hours short of graduating in May. Obviously this pissed me off quite a bit so I went on a manhunt to get this issue straightened out. Many hours of talking to people, walking all over campus, back and forth between offices, I finally figure out what needs to be done to fix the University's mistake. I fill out paperwork, get the signatures I need, and now I wait for the final decision, which I am assured that everything will be ok. I'm not the only person that took this class and there are at least 2 other students in my major that took the same class as I did. Basically my right-paw friend that I work with and am pretty much around all the time had the same issue so we did some of the running around together; Power in numbers, as they say. My first few days of my final semester were chaotic and quite stressful, but it's calmed down a bit now and it looks like it's gonna be a decent semester.

Work has also started back up and it looks like we finally got the kinks worked out of the major issues I was having with particles not working. So now basically I have some particles to make for someone over in England. After that, I'll probably get to work on my officially unnoficial 'undergraduate research' project.

On a final note, what started out as an invitation to tag along with a friend to FWA has turned into my mate coming down from Canada for a week then us heading down to FWA for the weekend. So, that should prove to be interesting.

[Edit]: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention;
Jack Is Back!
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Software Pirating
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Former CIO sues Diskeeper claims he was fired for not participating in Scientology training

I don't feel ashamed for once pirating Diskeeper software. I don't use their software anymore, and I never will again.

I...
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...have a mate.

Things as of Late
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I've been really busy lately. I've mostly been getting ready for this weekend's trip to Pittsburgh for the MS&T conference. I finally got my poster finished up and printed off today. I may or may not post it publicly for you furs to see. I doubt anyone would be able to understand what it's about anyway. Classes have also been keeping me on my feet with a lot of work to do. I've been trying to balance my time online and the time I spend on school work, but I've been quite heavily involved in SL lately. I recently made my first land purchase so I now own my own land in SL. It's small but it'll do for now.That's what I've been messing around with lately in SL. Other than that, I'm getting prepared for the trip this weekend, so that means I'll be away for several days. That's all for now I suppose. Life goes on, one day at a time... :)

Husky Mistakes Newborn for Stuffed Animal
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WARREN, Ohio — A newborn baby has died in northeast Ohio after being attacked by the family dog as she was lying in a bassinet, police said.

The 3-day-old girl suffered bite marks and scratches and was pronounced dead Monday at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren Township Police Lt. Don Bishop said. Police believe the husky mistook the child for a stuffed animal.
Bishop said the infant's father left the room briefly and discovered the attack when he returned.
Fire Chief Kenneth Schick said the baby was in full cardiac arrest when the rescue squad arrived.
The animal was taken by the Trumbull County dog warden.
Police are investigating the accident. The family's name has not been released.

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I hope us Huskies don't get a bad reputation from human stupidity...

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This entry is NOT to/about/for any one person in particular. It's just something I want to say.

I can't count on one hand (maybe even two?) the number of people that have told me they care about me and/or they love me within the last month. As a result of this, I've had no other choice but to "push everyone away" and explain to them that I can't handle anything serious right now... considering what I've been through in the last month or so. I don't want anything personal right now. I have school and work that give me enough stress already. However, it seems like the more and more people that tell me their feeling about me, the more and more I get caught up in furry drama that I have no right being a part of. I'm tired of it all. I don't want to be the bad guy and turn everyone down and make them feel bad, yet... what am I to do? Some things were said to me tonight that have gotten me thinking... but I still don't know what to do... :(

Re: The Large Hadron Collider & the End of the World
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I think by now we've all heard about the "big" experiment scheduled to take place in just under a month regarding the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) by CERN. And I also think by now we've all heard the to-do about the world coming to an end as a result of this experiment. Now, any smart, intelligent, and probably even just someone with a bit of common sense would agree that the media is a joke, meant to be nothing more than a medium for drama and public scare. As an intelligent and common sense-practicing engineer and scientist, I assure you, there will be no black hole that swallows up the Earth. Don't be naive and fall into this whole media trap believing we are making a mistake by doing these experiments. I think the thousands of scientists working on this thing know what the hell they're doing. But hey, if they're (and myself) wrong, we won't be here for you to say "I told you so" will we? ^_~
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Tornadoes
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Last night, Clemson was hit by at least two tornadoes. One was on campus near the stadium and the other was near the research park where I work, which is actually in Anderson, SC. No one, to my knowledge, was injured but as you can see in the following slideshows, there was a bit of costly damage. Click the images to link to each separate slideshow:


The End of One Thing, the Beginning of Another
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There's a big change in store for me at work. Everything that I've been working on the last 6 months is being handed over to someone else and I've been assigned to a different area. I enjoyed the work I've been doing. I liked making the nanoparticles I was working with and it was definitely a cool experience that very few people get to do. This doesn't mean I may never work with them again at some point in the future, but for now I have to move on to something new whether I want to or not. Yeah I'm not happy about the change and the fact that my chances of getting publicity has suddenly decreased, but I have to look at it as more experience - and that can only be a good thing. I have one person to thank for all of this crap, but at the same time I am doing someone a favor by doing something they would rather not do. I do what I can to do favors for my friends and I guess this is one of them. I might be upset now, but in the bigger picture it's probably for the best - for everyone. I'll probably find that I'll like my new project. After all, it is actually directly related to my field of study. More about it later...
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Folly Beach: The Edge of America
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The Husky has made it to the "Edge of America."
Here's a shot of the beach from the house I'm staying in.

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