Tired and OS X Mountain Lion

That’s right. I am tired. It has been a super long week and I am ready to just be done and enjoy a super long weekend with my extended family. I took 2 tests this week, had quite a handful of homework, and was just overall busy. Luckily, I only have 2 classes tomorrow, a lecture and a lab. Both are physics related, interesting and loads of fun.

The lecture is my Physics 123 for Majors and Minors. That’s right, I’m a physics major! It is a super fun major full of lots of awesome things and great opportunities to learn. In that class, we are currently covering waves and their properties. As part of this unit, each student was assigned a slinky to use for homework and during the lecture to help demonstrate basic behaviors of waves. Each slinky exhibits both translational and longitudinal wave properties, so it is very helpful for us as we learn. It is a way fun course, but also very challenging.

The lab that I have on Fridays is for Physics 145, a class where we use equipment to just learn how they work and how we should use them along with applying the scientific method to each problem. We’ve played with light spectrums, light patterns, and even with radio active materials with a Geiger counter. It too is a very fun class, and I get to work with one of my buddies to pull it off. We have loads of fun in that class and learn quite a bit.

On another note, did you all hear about OS X Mountain Lion, Apple’s newest version of OS X? Well, I read all about it this morning, and I have to say, I am super excited for the direction the OS is headed. Now, before any of you go all Windows fanboyish on me, keep in mind that I enjoy Windows too. I just prefer to use OS X as my main Operating System because I prefer it over Windows. I’ve used Windows for years and I know how it works, so don’t throw any arguments at me about how it is better, because I’ve already heard it or read about it. I’m also excited for Windows 8, but that’s another story. Also in the “other story” department is my interest in Linux. I’m a geek and a nerd, remember?

Anyway, the new version of OS X is called Mountain Lion and it fixes loads of things that Lion started. For one, it is going to close the gap between their iOS and OS X even further than Lion did. There are plenty of new features that’ll be lots of fun to have and play with, so I’m excited. My only disappointment about it is that it comes out in the summer and I won’t be able to play with it until I return from my mission (speaking of my mission, my papers are in and are being processed. I should hopefully have my call next week!). If you want to read up about Mountain Lion, just head over to Apple’s website or read all about it on Apple Insider.

Well, that’s it for this post. I’ll probably update some time later this week. See ya!

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