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August 27th, 2009 | Category: school

What I need to graduate UNM with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering:

ECE321L Electronics I
ECE322L Electronics II
ECE344L Microprocessors
ECE419 Senior Design I
ECE420 Senior Design II
ECE445 Introduction to Control Systems
ECE446 Design of feedback Control Systems

ME481 Digital Control of Mechanical Systems

CE304 Statics and Dynamics

This Semester (Fall 2009):
ECE 321L
ECE 419
ECE 445
CE 304

Next Semester (Spring 2010):
ECE 322L
ECE 344L
ECE 420
ECE 446
ME 481

My focus will be in control systems and my technical electives were computer science based.
Wish me luck.

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June 11th, 2008 | Category: General,school,websites/programming

Today I started my summer calc 3 class. Anyone who has had to repeat a class knows how utterly boring the first week or so of a class is. Once it picks up, it is not so bad but what makes this class worse is the fact it is FOUR HOURS LONG, it runs from 10am to 2:30pm twice a week for 8 weeks. I have already almost fallen asleep three times in the first day.

Recently I started a small to medium php system called smooth that is designed to allow anyone using php and mysql to create configurable forms using xml and css. This means that anyone with a little html and css knowledge can make a custom form for their site. Much like the code snippets that make up wordpress and drupal, smooth is designed to be fairly easily configured by the end user. I am not up to the drag-n-drop stage of development using javascript and ajax, (this would mean I would have to learn ajax modules) but the idea is sound, make a system that allows for more general application of the code.

The vacuum truck biz has been fairly busy, we have made about $6000 so far this month and have a job planned for tomorrow. We will be digging holes for PNM to set new electric poles in where their equipment is not powerful enough. As much as it is hard, nasty work, it make money and at the end of the day, you really feel like you have accomplished something.

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I passed! part 2

May 22nd, 2008 | Category: General,school

Get this, I actually managed to pull a C in my probability and statistics course! I was shocked to find I don’t have to repeat that damn course. There is only one more class I have not gotten the grades for, but based on my prior grades, I should pass that class fine. This summer I will be taking calc 3….. again. This time I will pass it. I want to get all this stuff done with. If I pass the physics and the calc this summer, I will have gotten all my math and physics classes out of the way. That is huge for an engineering degree.

In other news, this is the first day I have not been driving to albuquerque. Since monday tim and I have been working out in rio rancho on finding lines using the vacuum trucks. They were long, hard days but we made around $7000 or so for the business. It is good to see that your hard work can actually help the business afford you.

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