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I’ve settled (at least partially) back into my parents’ home once again. It’s very odd coming back. I kinda figured I’d be getting my own place and getting a good job. Making a decision to teach has thrown all of that out the window. For at least another couple years, I’ll be very poor and… Read more »

I Like My Hair

When my Mom wants to change something about herself, more often than not the first place she goes is for the hair. Well, unlike her, I like my hair: it’s short, easy to manage, and keeps me relatively cool. Most importantly, my hair has never been a cited reason for rejection by the chicas. Since… Read more »

Life Before the Internet

As hard as it is for me to believe sometimes, there was a time when I did not have access to the Internet. I have very good memories of what was going on in my life during this period, but I couldn’t tell you how I was able to find information on anything. Obviously, there… Read more »

The Aggressions of Various Programming Languages

In my experience, different programming lanugages have different ways of dealing with programmer errors. The following list, while not exhaustive, should highlight the tactics of some of the most popular languages (both past and present): QBasic – In keeping with the simplicity of its design, QBasic informs you of errors in nothing more than baby… Read more »

Latest and Greatest

I have nearly finished my Mozilla Composer Tutorial. It is the result of about three days worth of work. As you’ll notice, there’s a pretty lame Flash animation at the top. Believe me,I wouldn’t have included it if it wasn’t part of the requirements of the project. I’m sure it needs some revisions and I… Read more »

Joss Wheadon’s Emotional Rollercoaster

Joss Wheadon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel can make me feel very sad faster than about anyone. Me and my roomate have been watching the 4th season of Angel, and the first 3 episodes weren’t sad at all. This fact is very much unlike Joss, who normally bums us… Read more »

Mad Max

It dawned on me the other day that the Mad Max movies make no economic sense. Sure, there was plenty of scarcity, and scarcity is the thing that economics focuses on. However, in studying econ, you learn that people substitute more costly things for those that are less costly when things get the most scarce…. Read more »

Recognition

I found out yesterday that I was voted Outstanding Student in the Department of Information Systems by my professors. I don’t work hard because I seek accolades like this, but it does make all the hard work and extra hours of gleening my assignments for errors somewhat more tolerable. This is an acknowledgment that what… Read more »

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

I’ve seen every episode of Donald Trump’s reality show The Apprentice and tonight’s episode made me extremely happy! Omorosa is gone! I haven’t been this happy since Trump fired Sam. I didn’t hate Sam, I just thought he was an incompetent leader. Omorosa, on the other hand, was evil and self-serving. I realize the goal… Read more »

Bill Gates’ Snake Oil Sales

Click here to read the interview that Bill Gates gave to PC Magazine recently. After reading it, you’ll probably be wondering how this man has amassed more money than anyone in US history. Michael J. Miller, editor-in-chief of PC Magazine, did the interview, and I feel he asked some very good questions that we all… Read more »