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Aiming Higher

May 7th, 2015 Posted in Personal Development | Comments »

Many people interpret the phrase, “aiming higher,” as setting goals that are 110% of what is desired. A trivial example of this interpretation’s absurdity is setting the goal to fit one gallon of water into a cup. Aiming for an unattainable goal is aiming for failure. The trivial example shows it also wastes resources. “Aiming […]

New eReader Acquired!

May 15th, 2012 Posted in Personal Development | Comments »

Whenever I run errands, such as having my car serviced or getting a haircut, I usually bring a book with me for the wait. I already had a desktop, laptop, netbook, and smartphone, which are used daily. I figured that I can use my netbook or smartphone to read ebooks. The need for an ereader […]

Wherever the Wind Blows

August 24th, 2011 Posted in Personal Development | Comments »

The winds of change have scattered my team among several companies. The cohesive forces experienced between team members at my previous company have resulted in groups of people finding themselves working in new environments with others of our previous company. Two former teammates have relocated to a semiconductor company, and two others took up positions […]

Judging a Book by Its Table of Contents

December 23rd, 2010 Posted in Personal Development, Software Engineering | Comments »

I stumbled upon a draft of a book on programming languages, which from a look over the table of contents seems to cover topics for a compiler book. Robert Harpers’s home page links to his book, Practical Foundations for Programming Languages. Whenever I find the time to read up on programming languages and compiler, I […]

On Thanksgiving Vacation

November 21st, 2010 Posted in Personal Development | Comments »

2010 has been a very busy, yet brutal, year. I have used more vacation hours this year than any of my previous years of employment. By leveraging the Thanksgiving weekend, I am able to have nine contiguous days of rest from work at the cost of three vacation days. As is the case for sleep, […]