9/13/13 Wants

I want more time. Someone needs to invent a personal time machine that somehow doesn’t age you, so if I use it several times a day I won’t die at thirty. Maybe a normal time machine should be prototyped first.

A machine like that would give me time to do homework, practice piano, read the many books in my queue, get ahead of my classes by reading the textbook, keep up with my Edx and Courseera courses, peruse Khan Academy, examine the various languages that interest me, try composing some music, learn more about Java and C++ as well as the web suite of tools (HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc.), examine Haskell, find out what discrete math is, work on my merit badges needed to get to Eagle, learn more about nanotechnology and try to penetrate quantum physics, learn more about circuitry and basic electronics (and build a Tesla coil!), get my ham radio license, find an examiner for my NAP exam, finish Deus Ex and start the other games in my queue, and possibly hang out with some friends once or twice.

I’m sure I’ve forgotten something; I might edit the post later.

EDIT: 10/2/13: I have completed Deus Ex. It was magnificent.

CDB

This last week I went to a Scout camp for a week. It is called Camp Daniel Boone. I took the merit badges:

Archery- Finished

Leatherworking-Finished

Fishing-Only need to catch two different types of fish to complete.

First Aid-Finished

The food wasn’t very good, plus they pile it all together, not really caringĂ‚ if they put rice on top of your roast beef. (Half- cooked rice.) My campsite was about close to a mile away from the mess hall (which also happened to be where most of the badges took place.) The water was really cold, yet we still found a way to have fun- Jump into the stream! (It was colder then the lake.) After a couple of minutes, though, you start to get used to it. Meaning that you went numb. The stream ran all throughout camp, and you could often saw people fishing somewhere (mainly on the short stone bridge.) There was also a place called Boonesborough, which took about 40 minutes to get to, walking. It was mostly uphill too. (Grr!) But there they had lots of arts and crafts that you could do, and they had a tavern! It had chips, root beer, and cream soda. (All for a one time price of 19.95! Call now to get a %20 discount! 865-567-4200!) I bought a root beer. It was a brand I didn’t see much often, but it was pretty good.