Category Archives: Personal Development

Car Update Acquired!

October 29th, 2008

On February 7, 2004, I bought my 2004 Honda Civic LX sedan from Honda of Hollywood. I put down 3500USD, got a 2.9% APR, and received a total financing cost of 1571.70USD. It was my very first car purchase. I went at it alone, and needless to say, I got slammed hard. On July 25, […]

Phone Upgrade Acquired!

August 17th, 2008

The Nokia 3588i, activated on January 24, 2004, was my first mobile phone. At the time, I was working at THQ, Inc. as a game tester with the hope of working for one of their subsidiary game development houses and making it big at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Unfortunately, being a game tester who […]

Gym? I Hardly Know Him

April 10th, 2008

If the definition of “computer specialist” can be stretched to include software engineers, then software engineering qualifies for Heather Boerner’s list of America’s Surprisingly Unhealthy Jobs. Though Boerner states that computer specialist jobs are associated with issues of ergonomics and her article appears to equate unhealthiness merely with injury, it is worth considering a sedentary […]

Goal-based Learning

September 18th, 2007

“You dropped a hundred and fifty grand on a fucking education you could’ve got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library.” –Will, Good Will Hunting My experience in college can be summed up as an ongoing lesson on learning. College was an opportunity to learn how to learn. I am employing […]

Things for a Geek to Do

February 19th, 2007

Although I’ve been busy with a lot of work lately, I have been thinking during my commute to work about what I would like to do if I had more time. Here’s a list of things that I would like to accomplish in the first half of 2007: Investigate the use of Logical Volume Manager […]