December 14, 2004

Payoff, however meager


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There are times when I seriously wonder if I picked the right major. Besides a few notable exceptions, most EECS people piss me off. Programming is fun and all, but after solving a particular problem in some amazing, insightful way, no one will understand or care. Its the epitome of thankless jobs in that respect. You can never tell non-CSers your accomplishments in any meaningful way. Of course, it does have its advantages, which became blatently apparant today… Mundane details linked below.

I went to the Campus Band concert on Sunday. I got hit with a violent wave of nostalgia for my band days, but I’m still glad they’re over. The band was great. Good job Katie.

School is hell. I’ve crammed so much time and work into the last week its insane, thanks largely to a certain EECS group partner who was miles away from pulling his own weight. The sad thing is how far I am from being done. I’ve still got math assignments, part of a program, 2 EECS exams on Thursday (beginning at 8 am on North Campus, god help me), and the real killer, 4 hours of math exams starting at 8 am on Monday. It really makes it blatently clear why I’m so ready to be out of here and at my new job.

If you’re looking for some new music, check out this site. They keep charts of indie bands, and you can download almost all of the top songs for free right from the site. Some of the music is damn good. Here are a few I’ve liked, in no particular order.

Here’s hoping my 2 weeks at home aren’t a complete disaster.

Testicleez! Another fine creation by the eminent Brandy Rumiez.
Brandy made this awesome picture after a conversation we had. Damn thats cool.

Warning, a healthy amount of boring mildly-technical crap follows.

My computer was freaking out. After running for about 5 minutes, nearly everything would cease to function. Explorer would crash, and no processes could be terminated by the task manager. The only ways to shut it down were attached to the front of the case. It was not a pretty sight. It immediately struck me as a hardware issue, although its been a long time since I reinstalled windows, and I figured that might take care of it too. I wasn’t sure though, and the last thing I wanted to do if it was a hardware problem was reinstall windows, as then the chances of me having anything close to a working computer for the rest of the semester were slim to none. So I kept messing with things. New drivers, virus scanning, error checking, etc. I was unable to error check one of my hard drives, and I got some weird error message. It so happened that the drive in question was my newest, so I doubted that it could possibly be the problem. That made me think back to all the causes of hard drive problems I’ve had, and the single most common issue is with the IDE cables. Already-long story made not-so-short, I swapped out the IDE cable to the new hard drive with one of the many many cables I have literally lying around in my closet, and voila! My computer works again, sparing me the days upon days of anger and frustration I would otherwise have suffered through.

Thanks, years of antisocial behavior, curiousity, and computing.

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2004-12-17 11:19:54

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2011-09-22 01:36:19

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You put the lime in the coconut and drink the artilce up.

 
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2011-09-23 01:29:37

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2011-09-25 11:07:58

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2013-09-11 12:18:53

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This is an aritlce that makes you think “never thought of that!”

 
2013-09-17 00:16:25

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2013-09-19 03:08:24

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Hmmm … “what you are doing is considered link spam” - I’m assuming you are refering to providing links to my posts in a Wikipedia page? to me was more along the lines of putting up large numbers of links often poorly related in order to increase page rank and come up in searches … but I’m not doing that (unless I’m missing something).Of course, the trick is deciding what is Spam and what is legitimate content. I would claim that the content I write in my blog is equivalent to what I write for publication / presentation. I would also say that if you put links to some blog posts, it’s hard to defend not putting links to others. But beauty (or spam) is in the eye of the beholder. My posts on eLearning 2.0 and eLearning 1.3 I think are in the good stuff category. So, maybe it’s just because I was the one to provide the links? Actually, I’m not getting it - what’s spam about this? Is there some kind of guideline for what is considered okay or not?

 
2013-09-23 01:51:02

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Jesse - I agree that an aggregator for eLearning related content would be good to have, but I’m not sure simple aggregation does much. You can certainly set it up pretty easy these days.Instead, what I actually believe will be the future of this is custom Digg-like functionality that allow ratings of articles and other content. You can more or less do this today by getting everyone to tag things a particular way using social bookmarking. But since the custom Diggs coming soon - several people are working on it - we can probably wait. As long as you got enough people going to rate the articles so that the good stuff came to the top.

 
2013-09-26 00:56:20

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2013-10-18 00:40:26

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The type of physician I would like to work for is a Pediatrician. Pediatrician’s spealcity is to work with children. I have been working with children for a long time mainly because I work at a daycare facility. I’ve got to a point where I feel like I can handle anything that will come my way with them. It would also leave me feeling good at the end of the day to know that I have helped in some way to make a child feel better.The type of physician I would not care to work for is a Epidemiologist. Epidemiologist’s specialize in epidemics caused by infections agents and also work with sexually transmitted diseases. I feel if I were to work in this type of spealcity I would be putting my self at risk of exposure to these infectious agents. Also I would be focusing a lot of my time on trying to not get infected instead of having a steady mind on what I was actually supposed to be doing.

 
2013-10-26 17:26:59

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Son of a gun, this is so helpful!

 
2013-10-28 09:29:27

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Good point. I hadn’t thought about it quite that way. :)

 
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2013-10-29 19:56:06

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Now we know who the sensible one is here. Great post!

 
2013-10-31 06:05:13

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Gee willikers, that’s such a great post!

 
2013-11-01 02:49:17

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Wow! That’s a really neat answer!

 
2013-11-05 04:35:55

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I thought I’d have to read a book for a discovery like this!

 
2013-11-05 09:31:08

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Too many compliments too little space, thanks!

 
2013-11-07 13:08:03

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I’m not easily impressed but you’ve done it with that posting.

 
2013-11-13 06:41:29

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It’s a relief to find someone who can explain things so well

 
2013-11-17 08:25:48

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This piece was a lifejacket that saved me from drowning.

 
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2013-11-19 04:04:03

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At last, someone who comes to the heart of it all

 
2013-11-21 19:31:27

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This shows real expertise. Thanks for the answer.

 
2013-11-28 12:54:16

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Your articles are for when it absolutely, positively, needs to be understood overnight.

 
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2013-12-01 02:33:12

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There are no words to describe how bodacious this is.

 
2013-12-09 08:25:10

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Hey hey hey, take a gander at what’ you’ve done

 
2013-12-12 23:02:23

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Deadly accurate answer. You’ve hit the bullseye!

 
2013-12-13 15:32:35

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That’s a clever answer to a tricky question

 
2013-12-22 06:30:55

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This “free sharing” of information seems too good to be true. Like communism.

 
2013-12-24 23:08:54

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That’s a smart way of thinking about it.

 
2013-12-26 18:36:32

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You’ve hit the ball out the park! Incredible!

 
2013-12-29 09:56:19

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Just do me a favor and keep writing such trenchant analyses, OK?

 
2013-12-30 15:49:42

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I can’t believe you’re not playing with me–that was so helpful.

 
2014-01-02 06:19:49

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These pieces really set a standard in the industry.

 
2014-01-03 03:59:01

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Hey, good to find someone who agrees with me. GMTA.

 
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2014-01-08 15:23:02

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Wow! Great thinking! JK

 
2014-01-12 04:25:13

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Heck of a job there, it absolutely helps me out.

 
2014-01-13 05:26:56

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I’m impressed you should think of something like that

 
2014-01-16 09:12:42

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Back in school, I’m doing so much learning.

 
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2014-01-24 01:16:08

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I think you hit a bullseye there fellas!

 
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2014-01-30 04:22:52

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Gee willikers, that’s such a great post!

 
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2014-02-05 22:38:56

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You’re the greatest! JMHO

 
2014-02-16 04:17:33

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Gee willikers, that’s such a great post!

 
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2014-10-31 13:31:20

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2014-11-01 23:38:57

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2014-11-02 22:04:28

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2014-11-08 19:17:29

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2014-11-13 08:39:58

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What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious know-how regarding unexpected emotions.

 
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2015-01-13 10:58:34

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2015-01-23 05:26:36

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