I’m alive!

And the site design is brand-spanking new. Comments are welcomed, or sign the Dreambook if you prefer. I’ll see it either way.

It’s hard to believe that this is the first journal entry I’ve made in more than a YEAR. I am dumb for not updating or anything! I graduate in June, and I’m starting to kick the job search into high gear. I can’t do that without a decent-looking flagship site, can I? NO.

Now I can send out resumes rapid-fire with no hesitation. Pow! Pow! Pow! Take that, potential employer! Resume to the stomach! OOF! Resume to the head! ACK! Resume to the groin! OWWW!

Seriously though, I like the green. You probably don’t, but I do. It’s a little disconcerting the first time you see it, but after a while it’s very soothing. I think it’s much easier on the eyes than black on white.

Like I said, I’m graduating next month. I’ll have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems with an emphasis in Interactive Web Development from Cal Poly Pomona. It doesn’t really mean that much to me, though. I realized about a year ago at this time that I should have majored in graphic design instead, but by that point it was too late to switch majors. I had already gone through more than half of the CIS classes and didn’t want to deal with the hassle of starting over.

What bugs me most is that I’ve never received any formal training in art or design or anything, which leaves me feeling like I just wasted the last four years of my life learning how to do things that I don’t really have much interest in. I think the only things I’ve picked up that might prove useful are basic ASP programming skills and the ability to crank out SQL queries like nobody’s business. I don’t really have any interest in programming applications once I’m out of school, although I suppose it’s good that I received some exposure to that.

I guess it doesn’t matter. A degree is a degree, right? Who cares. I probably picked the right field though. I think like 75% of my friends from high school are planning on going to graduate school after they get their bachelors degrees. Can you believe that?

Going to graduate school seems like the biggest waste of time to me. Starting salaries in the IT field range from 35k to 100k (and up!). Why waste entire YEARS of your life attending a secondary school studying to be a lawyer or whatever when you can make excellent money working with computers right out of college? It just doesn’t make sense. It’s easy money, People!

Anyway. I kind of got sidetracked there. I’m going to try and be as active with the journal entries this year as I was in ’97. I don’t even know if anyone comes to this site anymore. Let me know if you’re even reading this.

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