As fate would have it, the first math quiz/test that I’ve actually been prepared for in maybe 2 or 3 years was cancelled due to a fire alarm, and no time left in the class. I suppose it doesn’t really matter that much, as the studying I did will pay off eventually, anyways. The (e-)commerce is going alright; a little more work than I expected, but no problems. Now I just have to pull my pants up in my other two courses: physics and algorithms. And I’d better do it fast, as I’ve got 3 midterms in 2 days, next week. Yay.
John pointed out something that all the Gifu interns already knew: Sanyo employees have to buy Sanyo products. Yeah, they have a sign about this in the company cafeteria. Of course, I couldn’t read this sign (we all know my Japanese is only good enough to impress 4 year olds and 74+ year olds), but when somebody asked one of our coworkers about it, they explained it. Every Sanyo employee has a quota of Sanyo products that they must purchase, annually. Of course, coming from an open minded Canadian perspective, I was blown away! They even have to bring in a receipt! I believe that the somebody who explained this whole thing was Ujisan, who is probably the only actual Japanese employee that has no problem (and seems to enjoy) dishing out the dirt on her employer. Actually, she’s probably the only Sanyo employee that the interns could actually get a straight answer from. It’ll be cool when she comes out and visits!
Listened to some LUGRadio, for the first time. My impressions? Oh man! I love this stuff! ::mrgreen:: It’s a group of 4 British Linux geeks that sit around and shoot the shit about the latest developments in OSS and stuff. And it’s not nearly as lame as that sounds, or what I’d expect. I wanna go have a drink with these guys! (Yeah, I’d even drink beer…). The only problem is, because it’s listening to a conversation, it’s pretty hard to do much else while listening to them. So I came up with a great idea: I can listen to them on the bus! Yes, it’s my idea; I invented it. Mine. What a good way to pass the time. In fact, right now, I’m sitting in a library at school, waiting for a couple MP3s to finish being transferred to my Zaurus over terribly slow USB 1.1. Should make for a more interesting ride home. 😀 Apparently, there’s another radio show of similar nature, The Linux Show. Haven’t checked that one out yet. If you try LUGRadio, the later shows are much better quality than the earlier ones. Ironically, they’re made on Windows PCs… 😮
Oh, and I heard this song on one of the shows. Pretty funny. ESR writes and sings! (Other versions available.)
UPDATE: I’ve listened to a bit of The Linux Show, and they’re much more what you’d expect, i.e. geeky. “I’m what you’d call a hard-core gamer, and that’s really what’s holding me back from trying Linux.” At the same time, it seems way more noobish. I’d definitely go with the Brits, on this one.