February 2005 Archives

My Political Compass

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I don't normally do these, but I'm REALLY bored at work today.



Server Swap

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I have been switching servers all week this week when I wasn't being a student. So, this is really just a test... oooh! its Friday!

ear zit

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Oh wow. Things are busy, and I'm just trying to keep up!

I got an ear zit last week. Those things are the worst. It makes it painful to sleep, and then it makes me get dizzy if I try to pop it. Oh! Life is soooo tough!

Anyhow, exams are getting going in earnest soon. I have a securities & market making paper due tomorrow. The team is meeting tonight to finish it up. I have an auditing exam on Wednesday... I have TONS of studying to do.

Next week, I have a paper or exam, or both due every everyday of the week. Next Tuesday is going to be especially rough. I have a team paper and presentation due in Managerial Accting, a first draft of a team project in Intnl Finance, and an exam... in what class? I don't know.

Anyhow, in other things. I am in the process of switching web server companies. Ipowerweb has the worst customer service. I have spent 80 minutes on hold combined the last two times I have called them. The first time, I got a real live person, but they couldn't give me the info I needed to know about my server downtime. This was the last straw.

They guarantee 99.9% up-time, but then after it had gone down twice last week for over the .1% they are 'allowed' I called them up to find out what was going on, and they couldn't tell me how much time the server had been down. So I found a new webhosting company rather than paying ipowerweb for another year.

I'm in the process of migrating the pages and the MovableType installation. Hopefully it will work soon.

Well, as it is becoming my custom, I have a Bible verse. I was reading my Bible last night and came across an awesome Psalm. Here are three verses, followed by a verse out of Matthew 6.

Psalm 86

11 Teach me your way, O LORD ,
and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear your name.

12 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart;
I will glorify your name forever.

13 For great is your love toward me;
you have delivered me from the depths of the grave.

Matthew 6:34

34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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Sunny Day

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Its a beautiful sunny day outside. The temperature is probably in the mid fifties, and some of the hibernating squirrels have started scurrying around campus. Spring is heading this way, and that is awesome as I hate winter more than I fear fear.

Days like today are the ones that convince crazy people to go be hermits and live in the wild, scavenging berries and hunting deer and raccoons. I desperately wish I was outside enjoying the respite from bleary gray skies and cold wind, but I'm not. I'm stuck staring at this stupid computer for another five hours today.

Anyhow, if you can't tell, the stress of life is catching up a bit and I'm stuck without a day off this weekend.

The accounting exam I took last Thursday ended up being screwed up, like I thought. The professor explained that he will grade each exam and that he will be lenient because of the switchup in dates. I am hoping this rescues my grade into something workable, but I still think he ought to just give the exam again.

This past week was fairly uneventful. I didn't get a project all the way done on Monday, and I'm hoping I haven't torpedoed auditing for the semester. Our team paper we turned in on Tuesday should be better than the first one from Managerial, but we'll see.

Otherwise, there are no exams, papers, projects, or presentations this week, but a couple next week... so I have some group meetings to attend.

I have interviews coming up next week with Ingersoll Rand, S.C. Johnson, and MassMutual. I am really hopeful on the SC Johnson interview, although Racine wouldn't be ideal, its still essentially Chicago. My problem is I want San Diego weather and Chicago location... I doubt thats gonna happen.

Anyhow, with my wish to be enjoying nature, I looked up this verse:

Isaiah 55
8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,"
declares the Lord.

9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

12 You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.

13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree,
and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the Lord's renown,
for an everlasting sign,
which will not be destroyed."

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Ten Kinds of Busy

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Another weekend just flew by! I talked to L-Trayn via IM on Saturday night, and she mentioned that she had seen the site, so if I actually have a few visitors, I'd better post at least once a week or so.

Anyhow, I got sick this weekend. I spent a great deal of time in bed, or literally doing nothing on the couch/in front of the computer.

This got me in a bind for Sunday, and even though I did watch the Super Bowl, I probably should not have. Anyhow, I finished up a major assignment in my auditing class, only to have two group meetings today for papers/presentations due this week.

OK, nothing too new going on in life other than the fact that I re-arranged my work schedule which gives me Monday night off at the expense of Friday night. While this is depressing, I'm gonna guess that the extra time during the week will raise my grades a third of a letter. So, there is some good news to all this.

Hey, if you read this, send me an email and say hi. For now, I need to get running. I have an hour to go get my car, maybe some grub, and be back here for class followed by group work. OH! Tomorrow officially opens interview season for this semester... somebody PUUUUHLEASE give me a job!

Psalm 105
1 Shout for joy to the LORD , all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

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