Category Archives: Personal Development

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 […]

Resisting the Allure of Instant Gratification

February 4th, 2007

My sister received a 25USD Borders gift card that she intended to use for another medical dictionary. I persuaded her to regift it to me, and I have been carrying it for weeks. I’ve been to Borders multiple times, and only the appeal of instant gratification kept me coming back. I have been wanting Richard […]