Reflection of Middle School

In my three years of middle school, there have been ups and downs all over the place. It usually seems to follow a pattern too. My grades seemed to start off good, go down a bit, and then come back up by the end of the year. One of the best moments in those three years was the time I got on the stage and did an impression of Harry Caray for the talent show. Even though I borrowed the jokes from SNL, everyone thought it was a good impression. On a scary note, there was the time I burned a hole in a leaf in Mr. Baker’s class, and he got really mad. But I learned not to do that again. Even though it was fun. And field day of 7th grade was a lot of fun. I remember helping to perk up my homeroom for the tug of war by shouting “THIS, IS, SPARTA!”.I’ve learned a lot throughout the years and hope I’ll continue on that path in high school.

Austin Rivera

My Wonderful Place

My wonderful place would have to be my room for many reasons. It is the place I usually go when I have nothing to do or just want to get away. It combines the classic elements from the 1970’s which i wish i could have been around to see, but it also feels modern at the same time so I don’t feel like I’m stuck in this outdated prison cell. I also have my guitar in there so I can practice, get rid of energy, or be creative. It’s just about everything I’ve ever wanted in a place.

New Aluminum Macbook

I got an Aluminum Macbook this past weekend. First off, the specs are as follows:

2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

2 GB of DDR3 Memory

250 GB Hard Drive

Illuminated Keyboard


I’ve only had it for a day and a half and it’s already better than my HP. It runs extremely fast and quietly and is very easy to use. The new Multi-Touch trackpad is also very nice, though it does take some getting used to for somebody who is used to using a mouse 95% of the time. The 13.3 inch glossy display is beautiful and the colors are very rich, but that comes at the cost of the high glare. 

Overall this notebook is very practical, sturdy, and easy to use. I recommend to anyone who is in the market for a higher performance consumer notebook. Here are some photos.


If you want to see my video review, go to

The Presidential Inaguration Speech I wanted to hear.

Hello America,

         On this glorious day, we hand power down from one president to the next. A tradition filled with honor. Our Economy needs fixing, and it’s not going to happen overnight. But it will happen America. There is going to be some changes over the next four years. So we will hopefully emerge from this crisis as a much stronger nation both by means of the economy, and in our number of allies. And America; anything is possible.

Thank You

Beta Testing Windows 7

I recently downloaded Windows 7 beta and installed it in Virtual PC. The setup took about 45 minutes, which is pretty good for such a huge OS. So far it seems to be a lot like Vista, but without the clutter and instability, and this is just the beta (build 7000 to be exact). I also think the new bootscreen looks better than vista’s green progress bar thing.


The logon screen looks similar to that of Vista’s. It’s a blue aurora over the old green one (Vista has a lot of green in it).


The desktop has a cleaner, less cluttered look and feel. Aerosnap is a pretty useful tool that snaps your windows to certain areas of the screen such as the top for fullscreen or the left or right side of the screen for that half to be used.


I have yet to try the other features of Windows 7, but so far it looks pretty good. If you want to learn more or download the beta, go to

Deep Thought

Mac vs Pc is a big fight between 2 groups of computer users. Those who use Mac Machinces, and those who use Windows. PC stands for “Personal Computer”. But when you think about it, isn’t the mac actually a PC? Now that I think of it, what isn’t a PC?

Uh oh!

An airliner just crashed in the hudson bay 3 hours ago. Luckily, nobody died, but STILL! Those people must be freezing their tails off right now. I hope they get all get a nice big bowl of chicken soup and electric blankets.