Recursion and Cell Phones

Recursion is like having your cell phone forward to itself, then calling yourself.
Got it?
If you’re not a Comp Sci major, you’ve probably never heard of recursion. The simplest way to understand it is to look at some simple Visual Basic code that performs a factorial calculation. First, let’s take a look at how recursion is [...] . . . → Read More: Recursion and Cell Phones

Peak Bagging and Resumes

A friend of mine called me on? a hobby I have? listed on ScottDriza.com. I list “Golf, Weight Lifting, Writing, Peak Bagging, Running” in that order.
After reviewing that list, I realized it is not quite accurate. Instead, it should read:
Lunchtime Driving Range Golfer
Occassional Lifter of Weights
Fledgling Writer
Purchaser of Expensive Hiking/Mountain Gear
Treadmill Runner
Different companies are offering [...] . . . → Read More: Peak Bagging and Resumes

jacasso.com, DOW Near Record

I woke up early today. Very Early. Like 3 a.m. early. I woke up either because I was excited at the prospect of the DOW breaking the Year 2000 all time high, or because my son was screaming, “BLANKEEZ ON!” at the top of his lungs. After tucking him back in, I was still wired. [...] . . . → Read More: jacasso.com, DOW Near Record

Events in C#, Jessica Simpson

I got another version of the “your blog sucks” email. This one can be summed up as, “talk about software development already!”
This blog? relates to coding – no management technobabble, just some inapt references to Jessica Simpson. In the last few years I’ve adopted the last bastion of techno-snobbery: I’m indifferent to the language in [...] . . . → Read More: Events in C#, Jessica Simpson

Wives are like Software Users

A recent situation caused me identify striking similarities between the two.

Wives have EXPECTATIONS and when those are not met, they make DEMANDS. If those go unanswered they become IRATE. If they still do not get appeased, they will LEAVE in search of a better product.
In my personal situation, the EXPECTATION was that the water bill [...] . . . → Read More: Wives are like Software Users

Ping, BackTrack, Gimme Some Slack Jack

A blogging friend of mine IM’ed and basically said, “Hey man, your blog sucks. You should kill yourself before you write another line. I can’t ping it or trackback or anything.”
This particular guy is ‘mac guy’ AND a ‘cat guy’ but he does now how to say cool things like, “consolidate the blogosphere” (whatever that [...] . . . → Read More: Ping, BackTrack, Gimme Some Slack Jack

Life Insurance, Motorcycles, and Barbed Wire

November 10, 2005: I get a large? life insurance policy cuz I’m doing the responsible thing per Suze Orman.
December 25, 2005: My wife gets me the “MEXICO MOTOCROSS ADVENTURE” for Christmas (possibly encouraged by Suze Orman as well).
Luckily, my brother (a motocross madman) comes down for the day. We’re in rural Mexico. We’ve got unlimited [...] . . . → Read More: Life Insurance, Motorcycles, and Barbed Wire

FLOW (and a dude’s name you can’t pronounce)

I have the attention span of a shrew. Sometimes at night (when I’m tooling away on my laptop) my wife asks questions and inevitably gets mad at me.
Wife: Are you gonna fix the air conditioning this weekend?
Me: Yes
Wife: Are you even listening to me?
Me: Yes
Wife: Are you going to drown yourself in the bathtub tonight?
Me: [...] . . . → Read More: FLOW (and a dude’s name you can’t pronounce)

Overseas Outsourcing; Long Distance Relations

Prior to getting married my wife and I had a very successful long distance relationship. I was working for Merrill Lynch in Chicago and she was finishing her Physical Therapy Masters in Dallas. We didn’t have a “plan” to handle the relationship, but basically it went like this: (1) call frequently to check in just [...] . . . → Read More: Overseas Outsourcing; Long Distance Relations

Fluorescent Lights, Starbucks, and Management Effectiveness

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Day One (10:00 a.m.): I get a shiny, new job as a “manager” for the first time. I show up on my first day and the overhead light in my 8?x 8? office doesn’t work. (There is a small techno-industrial-I-shop-at-Sharper-Image desklamp and plenty of light from outside.)
The guy I will be working for bounds [...] . . . → Read More: Fluorescent Lights, Starbucks, and Management Effectiveness

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