The Nine Faces of Dave
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2005-05-28 23:08:08 (UTC)

life's so easy in the summertime

Yes folks, that's right, Dave's Summer Internship 2005 is up
and running, and boy does it look promising.

My project this year is a proof-of-concept demo for disaster
response simulations. The idea is develop what is basically
a computer game that can be used to train police dispatchers
and others for organizing police, fire department, and medic
response to various disasters. Things are moving slow right
now, but within a week I anticipate things will pick up and
I'll be working hard.

The summer is shaping up to be a lot of fun, I think. Work
looks like it'll be fun, and I'm back in the same group as I
was last year with a lot of the same people, so I know I'll
get on well with everyone there. Socially, the interns this
time seem to be a much more friendly and sociable group than
last year. That may just be my perception as a second-year
student, unfazed by institutional and bureaucratic matters,
but judging by interactions between first-years, I think my
view probably is based largely in truth.

For instance, one of the apartments had a little party last
night, which a) was a blast and b) never would have happened
so early on last year. I had a great time and met a lot of
cool people, and fortunately I don't think I weirded people
out too much, despite getting drunk and rambling some about
computability theory.

On a side note, what kind of drunk does that make me? Is it
fair to use the term "intellectual drunk?"

Anyway, the party was grand. In fact the only real drawback
I noticed was some dude who had way too much and was hitting
on a friend of mine (also a second-year) and rapping really
badly. That was hardly a deal-breaker though, and that dude
actually seemed all right, albeit not very good at alcohol.

My roommates are cool so far, and the apartment is actually
in one piece this year, which is a nice change. The layout
is a little worse, but it's nothing I can't work with.

I guess that's it for the time being. I'm sure there'll be
more in the near future, but for now...

This is Dave, signing off.