2010 – A New Year, Some New Goals

Like most people, I assume, every new year I come up with a set of goals that I would like to accomplish during the upcoming year.  But I never seem to write them down, so I always forget what my plan was by the time February rolls around.  So starting this year, I am going…

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25 Random Things About Me

There is a meme going around Facebook where everyone is writing 25 random things about themselves.  I thought I would share this on my blog as well.  So without further ado, here are some random facts about me:   1. I get really annoyed when people spell my name wrong. In case you are not…

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Are Software Developers Really Engineers?

A few co-workers and I lately have been having this conversation.  The following hypothetical argument illustrates the con of the argument: How can we be engineers if we can’t agree on what we’re building? Do engineers have conversations like this: Engineer 1: “It’s a bridge.” Engineer 2: “No, it’s a span.” Engineer 1: “Die, heretic!”…

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Seven Years Later...

Today is the first time that I looked back on September 11, 2001 and thought "Wow, I can’t believe that was x number of years ago."  Seven years have elapsed since that fateful day, and yet I can remember the events surrounding that day like it happened only yesterday.  I am going to share the…

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What a day...

So there I am, sleeping soundly in my bed this morning (I was up late the night before).  I am then suddenly awaken by some complete stranger knocking non-stop on my front door.  At first I think maybe they will go away, but they continue to rap on the door.  So I manage to roll…

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Media Center University

I am going to start the completion of my basement in September and have spent a little time recently planning the design.  The main component of the basement is going to be a home theater room, as well as some home automation.  I recently came across a Channel 10 video series that is all about…

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When is 0 > Infinity?

Justin Burtch posted the undeniable proof that 0 > ∞

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Giving Twitter A Try

So I guess I am going to give this whole Twitter thing a try.  I have a couple of co-workers that use it and after poking fun at them for a few days I thought I would join in the geekiness. So if you are really interested in what I am up to at random…

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Interesting Probability Problem - Revisited

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about a probability problem that I found interesting.  The basic scenario was: Given a standard shuffled deck of 52 cards, you start at the top of the deck and draw cards one by one.  When you get to the first Ace, if you keep flipping, are you…

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Interesting Probability Problem

Here is one for all of the probability geeks out there.  A friend of mine posed this to me over the weekend: Given a standard shuffled deck of 52 cards, you flip through the deck starting at the top until you reach the first Ace (A).  What position does that A need to be in…

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