The bulb needs changing. And I’m not talking about any proverbial or symbolic light bulb. It’s the actual one in my room. Now, it’s flickering and it’s already starting to hurt my eyes so I’ll have to turn in for the night.

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Oh, wow… By the way, it’s October again tomorrow. The last quarter of 2013 is almost here. Funny how time moves. What’s more unbelievable is that… No, never mind. Everything is quite unbelievable in their own rights.

Ants.

How do you get rid of them? Find the source and destroy them. But what if the apparent source is way up? Get a ladder to get there, I guess. This is completely unacceptable.

Every day living here becomes more and more uncomfortable.

This is definitely one of those days when I strongly feel like moving out. And, right now, I really wish I could simply pack up and leave.

But I can’t. For a couple of reasons.

Why did I have to have this kind of sense of being good?

I’m trying to get my mind off of them but they crawl up all the time they’re disturbing me.

And why did I have to be the one to move my stuff out of the table? Why can’t it be sem break already? I so want to destroy these little creeps already.

So I couldn’t watch Macbeth in one go but I’ve finished it today. Despite all the poetry they spoke, how seemingly hard it was to catch at first, in the end, you gain an understanding of it. Now, I kinda feel like reading Shakespeare; which is simply odd for me.

I guess I should turn in for the night. The rain doesn’t sound good and there was a brief time of power outage earlier. I still don’t like the sound of rain like I used to and I don’t want to be in another power outage while I’m still in front of my computer.

I have Prim's algorithm that needs implementation, along with the implementation of the data structure of its graph. I’m not sure exactly which data structure we’re supposed to implement but I’m pretty sure that, if it was the answer to the previous assignment, we’d all have different data structures to implement.

Then again, I don’t have the image of the graph that the assignment is talking about so I’d have to check on it first.

Prim’s algorithm involves growing trees. Funny how that sounds like. It’s not funny to implement it, though.

But I will. Preferably before Monday even begins. For now, I’m just gonna call it a day.

Fibonacci heap.

And the book says:

“Although its efficiency is impressive, this data structure requires considerably more work to implement than the others, and this tends to dampen its appeal in practice. We will say little about it.”

Yeah, that was helpful. And I was just ready to learn about it given the curious name.

From Algorithms by S. Dasgupta, C.H. Papadimitriou, and U.V. Vazirani available at http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/%7Evazirani/algorithms.html

I thought Macbeth, the movie featuring Sam Worthington, was a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth with a modernized language. That is, with simplified English or the English that most people speak today.

Apparently, not. I was gravely mistaken.

Now, it’s so weird hearing them talk that kind of English while they are wearing so modern clothes and driving so modern cars.

Yeah, I could totally do this the entire day but I shouldn’t. I still have my classes to go to and another unit is about to begin. Plus, there’s still that graded quiz which I might miss already.

I am about to get myself so screwed up.

Right now, it’s best if I just prepare for school. I’ve spent way more time than I intended already. I should get going.

Not good!

I’ve totally ignored my 10:00 pm limit about two hours ago and now the day’s past and a new one has begun. I was so enjoying what I was doing I failed to note the time.

OK, maybe I didn’t fail to ignore the time, I simply ignored it. I still need to learn consistency.

I wasn’t quite sure what to do tonight but I saw something and I was… Moved, so to speak, to do something because I felt like I must. Yeah, for some reason, some things work that way for me.

Oh, and, I might have just screwed myself over in CS3304. I only just realized this afternoon that it’s Unit 3 already and there should be a graded quiz. I didn’t notice one but I might just have missed it. It was indicated in the syllabus but there wasn’t a single mention of it in the learning guide.

Right now, I can only hope that it was the syllabus that didn’t get properly updated and not the learning guide forgetting to mention it and me not noticing the quiz.

There is a way to recover those, right?

I remember something like that I found after I accidentally reformatted a very useful drive. I wasn’t able to use it because I just immediately used the drive after that accident but I should be able to keep from doing anything to this one.

And, the fact that it’s become read-only really doesn’t allow me to do anything. It’s like a nasty Windows virus, except it’s happening on a Linux machine. I gotta understand what’s causing this already or I’m bound to lose a lot more.

I hate data loss.

I hate this. I absolutely hate this.

They’re absolutely gone.

And that does it. I will have to reduce the role of my flash drives from data storage to the data transporters that they’re supposed to be.

I should have done this long ago, if only I could. Doing daily back-ups was to tedious for me I stopped doing it. But, even then, I still would have lost what I’ve added. It’s a good thing gedit does its own back-ups I was able to retrieve some of what I already wrote on the learning journal.

Oh, and for once, not being done at this hour is a good thing. At least, my efforts didn’t turn to waste.

I don’t know what other data I lost. It’s bad enough I lost two units worth of learning materials and one full unit’s, and a bit more, worth of work. I don’t think I want to know that I lost more.

So, now I absolutely don’t feel like studying anymore. I really don’t know what happened. I wish I could know so I could avoid it but, like before, it just happened. It just did. Without any sort of error message. Nothing. And I hate it.

Well, this absolutely sucks.

For some reason, my flash drive went at it again and had gone ballistic and turned read-only. I couldn’t do anything. I was just accessing some files and now they’re gone and did it.

This has happened before. But what makes this time so different is that I lost quite a bit of data.

I lost all of Unit 2 and Unit 3. And I so need to study for Unit 3. I totally have no idea how this could have happened.

I’ve realized, now more than ever, that writing is very much connected to reading. The more I read, the more I am capable of writing things. The words come more naturally, the phrases flow more freely.

Tonight, I made one of my first few attempts at a completed piece. It’s weak, much weaker than those I could have written a few months ago. But it’s a start.

Consistency is the key and I’m definitely using it to open all locks there are.

I’ve forgotten from when the Green Lantern movie was but, yes, I’ve only just seen it.

The “final boss battle” felt too short and too rushed. Like, there should be more of it. Or, there was more of it but was cut and put into “deleted scenes”.

And, I was like, they’ve ended Parallax so how are they gonna go about making a sequel? There’s always something like that with movies of this kind. Then, I remembered the yellow ring. They’d probably make something out of it if they’re making a sequel.

And, that is the beauty of watching the credits. You get some hints for the next one. He did wear the ring. He just couldn’t stop himself. I can only guess that he got a bit too insecure when Hal Jordan, a mere human, defeated Parallax when he, and a few other Lanterns, couldn’t.

Oh, the credits just told me that the movie was from 2011.