The DLI Chronicles

Herein are gathered in chronological order all of my DLI-related blog posts from when I was actually at DLI.

At least, herein are gathered the last few months' worth. During the first few months of my time there, I was still writing at the now defunct Killingmachines.org. After that spontaneously combusted (almost literally), I started a livejournal over here, which I kept going until I first set up sobrania.homelinux.net, which eventually moved to sobrania.net, which eventually came here.

In theory, I could probably find a way to import my KMorg entries here, and even my LJ entries, but I have not yet figured out how that would work. And frankly, it's not that high priority an issue.


The Many Joys of Phase IV

In which Sig leaves the DLI rabbit-hole and returns to the "Real Army."

Locked and Loaded

In which Sig muses on the impending PCS and CoG tour.

Наконец--I'm finished.

Finally, I am done clearing. It took way too much time, and there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth, but I did eventually clear S-1, and as far as the Battalion is concerned, I'm just some random Soldier--no longer their problem. Tomorrow morning I have graduation at 0915, and then I sign out on leave, at which time I'm free until April 8th, when I must report in at Goodfellow AFB to Bravo Company of the 344th MI Battalion to finish my training.

So what does that mean? It means I won't be on the intarweb much--possibly for quite a while. So don't expect much in the way of updates here, and when they do show up, expect them to be bitter and brief.

The news aggregator will keep going, of course, if you are interested in that.

Once I have more free time--end of the summer?--I intend to revamp the Russian section, maybe do some real reviews of the various sites and organize links and such in a more useful fashion. I have some ideas on how that might best be done, but as always, suggestions are welcome.

In the meantime, I have a LOT of packing to do, now that DLI is done with me.


Clearing: Scavenger Hunt for the Retarded

In which Sig does battle with military bureaucracy, and suddenly wishes he was back fighting Russian again.

And the final results...

Needed: 2/2/1+ (reading/listening/speaking)

Earned: 3/3/1+

I'll take it.


Это всё.

Конец курса. Последний экзамен--совсем уничтожен. Ничего ещё сказать.


One more to go

Our listening test was today at 1000, though I still had to get up at 0430 for PT. Tomorrow we have a platoon weigh-in at 0530, so I STILL need to get up early, even though the only thing on the schedule is my reading test at 1300--the very last test at DLI.

So how does one prepare to take the last test after a year of intensive study? By drinking beer and watching Children of Dune on DVD.


Ни так плохо, ни так хорошо.

Было ни так плохо как я думал, ни так хорошо как я хотел, но, я кончил устный экзамен, и это цель. По моему, я получил 1 плус.


Game time

Alright, OPI is at 1000, in a smidge more than 3 hours from now. I spent a good portion of the weekend govoriting with my droogs and I'm feeling pretty russkij. This should be interesting.

This is pretty much the dealmaker or -breaker for me, since I expect to pass the reading and the listening portions pretty easily. Once I take this, I've essentially finished the course that has occupied so much of my time for the last 12 months.

Gonna need some good coffee today.


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