For the first time in a year, I have started to update this website. There are many things to come, many which are related to numerical mathematics.
I just finished my first quarter of teaching math 112 at WWU. I feel good having been told that my class had the highest average out of the 1 p.m. math 112 courses, but pretty much all the credit goes to my students.
Teaching has made me learn that I'd probably be best suited working in industry. This isn't because I feel like I'm a bad teacher, but because I'd rather not grade papers and/or work off the clock. Ideally, I'd just like to come home at the end of the day and be done with work. With teaching, this is not the case.
I recently applied for a software engineering internship at Boeing, but haven't heard anything in reply yet. I'm sure that there are a lot of applicants, some of whom are more "qualified" than I am because they got a degree specifically in computer science. Although, ask any one of these kids to write mathematical software and they'll go cry for their mommy. Sure, maybe computer science majors know more about OOP and data structures, but when it comes to mathematics, most of these kids did horrible in linear algebra and can't even integrate simple functions. In other words, I feel that my future career (i.e. programming mathematical software) has job security.
But enough of that. I went to school in Japan again this past summer, and when I went to Odaiba (お台場), I took this picture of Rainbow Bridge (レインボーブリッジ) and Tokyo Tower (東京タワー).