I wrote this around 6 months ago, and somehow never published it BASIC (1980-83: CP/M MBASIC, Commodore, BASICA, QuickBasic, VB6; a little bit of AppleSoft and TRS-80) Somewhere around the holidays in 1980 or perhaps early 1981, I had my first encounter with a computer thanks to one of my parents’ friends noticing I was… Continue reading Programming Languages, as I learned them (pt1)
I recently realized that a very important aspect of what I have done for the past year in my day job is echoing how I got started in my career. That is, I spent a bunch of time last year and this year justifying a large technical project — in writing for a less-technical audience… Continue reading What I was doing at age 18
I spent an hour stuck in UCSC local traffic trying to get to class, only to be forced to turn around by (expetive deleted) protesters while a campus PD officer stood and did nothing. Then spend another half hour stuck in traffic getting away from campus.
Late in getting the pictures up, but back around the end of May some ducks came to visit on my lawn, came by for a day or two, then disappeared. Ah well. One of the few things I miss about the old apartment complex is the ducks and their occasional noise.
Loan funded yesterday, and purchase closed today. We’re officially homeowners, and as such I can now share pictures of our new house. Our New House
1) As of Friday, I was accepted for readmission at UC Santa Cruz, and will be going back to retake Algorithms and finish my MS this spring. W00t. 2) As of Saturday, we are officially under contract on a house. It’s here in San Mateo, really near work. Pictures are available but will not be… Continue reading An eventful weekend.
I tried Cuil today, and was generally unimpressed – Google still does a much better job of finding the relevant pages, whatever the index size. Further, in the absolutely critical job of ego-googling myself, Google has a lot more of my personal web pages indexed… as opposed to LinkedIn or various index sites referencing my… Continue reading “It’s an honor just to be mentioned.”
Heh. At least we got mentioned: The Public Elites Some schools didn’t make our list because their students are too good. The best of the best. NEWSWEEK’s Challenge Index is designed to recognize schools that challenge average students, and not magnet or charter schools that draw only the best students in their areas. These top… Continue reading HCHS Represent
From Recent Miscel… Marie said it would make me look like an egg. It sort of did, although this photo (taken after about 60 hours’ re-growth) doesn’t really show it.
The Acura being paid off recent, and the Van getting on my nerves significantly, we’ve ended up getting a new car. We picked it up today; it’s a very nice Subaru Outback. (click for full size)
Check out my Amazon wish list: (there’s also a not-terribly-visible link on the far right side at the bottom of the sidebar) PS, for family in NYC – if you get me the Mr. Beer, please have it shipped directly 🙂
97f today. Forecast on Yahoo was for a 93f high. Rather weak AC here in the office has it barely controlled to the lower 80s. Gah. I hope my air conditioner works at home.