Saturday, June 30, 2007

Last Day of Work Yesterday

Well that’s that. The research job at RPI is done. It wasn’t a bad gig and I learned a lot of stuff, but it just wasn’t the place for me. I want to get out there and do something bigger. The life of a research assistant isn’t exactly glamorous by any stretch of the imagination. I haven’t made any strong ties in Troy, I know I want to do some more traveling before I take another job. Oh and I have tickets for Burning Man so, I am getting psyched for that.

So I guess I’ll head to the folk’s house. As much as I’d like to avoid that, I probably should to save money.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

39 Ways to Live and Not Merely Exist

Great list. As I am packing up and getting ready to travel, the ones that seem most right for me: Travel, Slow down, Rediscover what's important. All good things.

Ones I can’t get around: Stop playing video games. Umm, no. Be in the moment. I like being in the moment, but I feel like my life has always been about being in the moment. Traveling around so much when I was young, I kinda stopped getting attached to anyone or any place. I’ve met some amazing people, though. And if there’s one thing they tried to teach me it’s that you have to settle somewhere. You have to take a stand and make a choice and just be. Somewhere. For more than a moment.

39 Ways to Live and Not Merely Exist

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Coding Horror: In Programming, One Is The Loneliest Number

Great article/summary of articles by Jeff Atwood. Basically, keeping the code to yourself only keeps you from seeing what works and what doesn’t.

If you're serious about programming, you should demand to work with your peers.

In Programming, One Is The Loneliest Number

Friday, June 1, 2007


(I would turn down the sound unless you can understand Russian)

How cool is this? It sure needs a better name than Skycar, but how cool could it be to roll/fly into work in one of these? This guy Paul Moller has been working for decades to get thing off the ground (couldn’t resist). I love that this guy heard about the idea of a flying car and was like “yeah, I could do that.” Of course he didn’t slap something together and call it a day. If you go to the site, there was version after version. The current design is pretty slick and has some motorcycle styling too. Much better than the flying saucer models of the 70s. But he is still at it, and I’m sure there are still people telling him he’s a little crazy. Good for him for having a dream and having the guts to see it through. As one of my gym teachers used to say, “can’t means won’t.” Maybe his gym teacher told him the same thing. Now he just needs to finish so I can have my flying car. And I would need the money to buy one. Hmmm, I guess he has a little more time then.