Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
From the department of awesome products I present edible shoe cream: http://www.terraplana.com/edible-shoe-cream-p-793.html
Po-Zu launched a totally unique product; coconut oil edible shoe cream! The cream is made with 100% organic virgin coconut oil and can be used in multiple ways; from cleaning your shoes, moisturising your face to eating it on toast and conditioning your hair. Its versatility makes it a great product to travel with; meet the Swiss Army Knife of cosmetics!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
I've spent the last week devoting most of my time to reading the comics and stories on this site. It is rare that I find something that is this good. Most geek stuff I find out there is complete pooh. The content on this site is awesome.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Some of the Tybrin employees where there, but it was for me to be interviewed by the client. I think it went well enough. He wanted to see my personality, work ethic, and ideals. He asked two of those open ended questions, which I always find kind of silly.
The first was how I defined progress. I talked a lot about reorganizing priorities to make bearucracies run smoother.
The second one was more or less designed to throw you off. He said, "A white rabit runs up a tree, falls, and then turns red. Why?" My response was because he died. Not exactly a PC answer, or probably the best one to give in an interview, but it's what came to mind. He said I was only the second to answer the question, with the other being, "How could a rabit climb a tree?" I guess that's good that I'm only the second to answer it. ...
I spent a lot of time discussing my personal opinions on work style, education, and personal experience with computers. I think I did well on each of these.
The interview was very layed back, and I think I did good at giving the impression that I am smart, layed back, and easy to work with. I think these are accurate impressions to give, and my current co-employees and employer would agree.
I really look forward to landing this job, first off because it will mean I'll be making real money finally. Second because it is the exact kind of work I really want to be doing. It is a mixture of different kinds of programming work, database, coding in multiple languages, and web design. They said the current push would be SQL querries, which is also good as I've been doing a fair amount of work personally in SQL and just took two classes in it. I feel that currently SQL is my strong point in the different things I would be doing at Tybrin.
So Kim and I are being cautiously optimistic.
Kim was feeling better, but not completely well, this morning and went to work. She had some very important things planned for today.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Last Monday I was playing with Arianna and she was standing. I let go of her hands and beckoned her to attempt to come to me. She took two steps forward and on the third she fell in to my arms. I was very proud of her and it was obvious that she was just as proud. She laughed and squealed and hugged me. In her own excitement she was unable to compose herself to enough to try again. She crawled around in a sense of accomplishment.
When Kim came home I told her all about it and she remarked that she got Arianna to walk last Wednesday and had forgotten to tell me. My heart sank, but in her defense, I am rarely home because of school and work.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
It turns out that writing a guide on how to program is pretty difficult. Deciding what to introduce, in what order, and how in depth to cover each topic is not easy. A large part of the time it has taken to write this is just me sitting and working out in my head how to proceed. Once I have come up with what I think is best, writing it is usually pretty easy.
The link is http://maxolasersquad.com/wiki/