Monthly Archives: November 2006

Isaiah Triforce Johnson

The first buyer, Isaiah Triforce Johnson, had been waiting outside the store for more than a week. He wore a Nintendo Power Glove, a wearable controller that came out in 1989, while shaking hands with Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. Johnson said he had legally changed his name to include a reference to Nintendo’s “Zelda” series of games.


The Wii is amazing. Standing/sitting/sleeping in line was worth it, and after owning the DS Lite since it came out as well, I have to say I’m very pleased with the new generation of Nintendo.

Busy Week

Classic 170 reading for Tuesday. CSE 161 homework due Wednesday. Classic reading for Thursday. Classic paper due Thursday. Lab to do on Thursday. CSE 161 midterm Friday. CSE 121 assignment due Friday. Edward’s party on Friday? Wii comes out Sunday. Classic reading for next Tuesday. CSE 121 quiz next Tuesday.
It’s been a busy week so far, and it’s only Tuesday. It feels much later. Someone from 7 Studios, I believe the founder, came to speak to us in CSE 121 today. It was interesting. He’s a programmer who has been in the gaming industry for about twenty years.
No news on the CLC Lead or CLC positions yet. Everyone’s thinking Adam though. Ali said that I’m one of the few people he would have liked to become lead. That’s pretty cool.
I want to play video games. The Wii should be pretty cool, I think. We shall see.


It’s been a while since I posted last so I thought I’d write something. School’s going well. I’m taking CSE 121, Software Tools & Methodologies, CSE 161, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, and Classic 170, Women and Gender in Antiquity. All three are going well. I’m not worried about any of them, although the CSE courses still have a bit of work to them. Women and Gender in Antiquity isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, I enjoy it. To talk about women, they must be compared to men, so we’re still taught about both genders. I guess I thought it would be sexist/feminist, but it isn’t.
Work is going well too. Most of it consists of logging people in an Excel spreadsheet when they come in, marking paper print cards when they print, and writing in the “convo log” each shift. Shift’s are 1.5 – 4.5 hours long for me on the week days and 6 hours long on weekends. We also have to attend “programs” and run them, write for the CV Chronicles, etc. Not too bad. I play a lot of video games at work.
My second anniversary passed last month. Everything’s going just wonderfully in that department. Apartmentmates are all good. I hardly talk to Angel. Andrew and I talk and watch tv together sometime, but we don’t really hang out. Antonio and I hang out quite a bit now, which is good. I don’t really see other people much. I see Andy and Duncan every month or so. I haven’t seen Vincent, Jon, or Gabby in months. I see gemma’s roommates when I’m at her place. It’s fun there, and I really like her roommates. I also haven’t seen Herbert or Edward in months, and I’ve kind of been meaning to. Also I haven’t talked to anyone outside of UCI much. Alex slightly online, Christine slightly online, William slightly online. Dev came to visit earlier in fall.
That’s life woo