General School/Work

Dropped courses, Stocks

So I got back my 373 midterm with a 20%…so not surprisingly I had to drop it. Now I only have 3 courses so far, which gives me alot of free time. I also switched 301 groups since my old group kicked me out. It’s not as bad as one might think since we are doing code swapping for the next assignment (which got pushed back). So school seems to be chugging along, I’m not happy about dropping courses but at least I’ll know that all my marks should (hopefully) be over 3.0 this semester.

I have an eye exam on friday which will give me a new prescription and I can finally get new glasses. An economics test is coming up which I have yet to study for. Overall my 3 courses give me alot of freedom. I should use some of this time to finish my portfolio and the rest of this website once I get off my lazy ass to do it.

My portfolio has been losing value but today the DJIA went up 300 points thanks to Citi. I sold off my CHL, BBY and RIMM, not because I didn’t think they would go up but because I don’t want to much borrowed interest. I’ve got about $800+ USD worth of borrowed money right now and I have to pay that off soon. On the other hand, AUY dropped quite a bit and I went in for 200 shares. Gold always comes down when stocks go up and the reverse. Also, FDX and PG are losing me tons of money, I guess I will go long on those, since they are big companies I have faith. Speaking of big companies, GE went up 20% and I have faith it will continue to go up so …. (goes in for 50).


Stressful much?

Today, my Oracle interview went over not as well as I had hoped…there were several times where I was at a loss of words for what to say, they asked me what problems had I encountered with my project team members, and the truth is just today I had received an email from them saying that they had a problem with me. I didn’t want to say that people didn’t like me for whatever reason, and I was at a loss for words on why I wanted a position as a QA specialist.
To add to my troubles, the interview was right before my midterm, so I arrived late for my midterm, and it wasn’t an easy midterm to do either, I feel like I BSed most or all of it. *sigh* I can’t afford to drop another course….=/


What fun the past couple of days have been….

1. I stayed up 24 hours to finish CSC373 assignment just to get it back with a 60.
2. I had to drop CSC309 because I misread the A1 spec and our group got 27/100 on it
3. My external hard drive failed and I have lost 500GB worth of data
4. My netbook adapter died and I am currently typing on my old laptop
5. My CSC301 group members want to kick me out of the group because I am ‘not being part of the team’ and apparently am ‘hiding things’ from them. I will get hammered on the peer eval.
6. My Oracle interview I couldn’t figure out what a QA person did and couldnt tell them about my 301 troubles.
7. I BSed the CSC373 midterm and am certain that I will get a bad mark on it and maybe drop it as well.
8. My stock portfolio fell 10% and I am suffering massive financial debt
9. My $130 Sennheisers broke and now I am out of a music outlet =(

Hah. If this is the worst that UofT has, I say bring it on. Strangely enough, despite all of this, I am quite optimistic about things. Perhaps I am used to it….