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Moved. January 26, 2008

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Yeah, I moved to wordpress. You may wonder why. Well, it’s cleaner, has more options and I just like it a lot better. I’ve been slightly busy with school, and other things. The program I’ve been working on  has  been coming along pretty well. I just wish there were way more than 24 hours in a single day. The kids are growing like crazy, and the ground has been frozen for about a week now. Jennifer is working out on a regular basis now — I’m so proud of her. I know it’s not easy being a stay at home mom. You need a break from the kids once in a while, but she doesn’t complain and is the best mother in the whole world. I’ve been trying to follow the Zone diet lately, but not too strictly – I don’t actually ‘count” or track what I’m eating, but I do pay attention and try to make sure that whatever meals I do eat are pretty balanced. I really should keep track of it all, but I think that will require me to try and convince Jennifer to do the same. 3-2-1 Go!

$25 Oly bars, Work, and Why I Can’t Stand Online Courses. January 8, 2008

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Well, yesterday I called the guy in Bremerton, and I suppose the person that was going to check out the bar didn’t stop by, so I went to his house and picked it up (two dumbbell weight bars too). It’s in great shape. I’m pretty excited I found it for $25. Now I need to get some cheap bumper plates. I’ll do some reps of the front squat tonight, since I’ve never squatted with an Oly bar before, so 45 pounds should be good at least to figure out the proper movement.

Work started today. I guess it’s kind of a good relief to be back at work, but I miss spending the day with my family. I suppose I can’t be on vacation all of the time. I’ve gotta finish my SRO qualifications before the end of the month, which should be very feasible. So our schedule at work is pretty lax right now.

  • 0730 : Show up to work
  • Training in the morning for a couple of hours.
  • 1030 : Go to PT at the Gym
  • 1200 : Lunch / Shower
  • 1300 : Back to Work
  • Sometime after 1300 : Go Home

It’s pretty good. Some days I will work later, but it sure beats a nine-to-five job.

So I’m taking online classes at Baker College, finishing my BS in Computer Science. Overall, I recommend taking online classes, but when participation is based on number of posts per day (although I’m sure quality counts too) it gets quite annoying. For example, just today someone in the class posted this comment:

It is interesting that in Java to allocated memory for a named constant, you use the reserved word final . After analysing why the word final is used for named constants, I came to realize that final must stand for final value. This means that there is no other value, that the value will never change and that’s exactly what I named constant is. Through the execution of the program, the value of a constant never changes.

Another Student’s Response:

I like the word final. It is a very strait forward word to use.

You’ve got to be kidding me. That is your reply. I don’t know what the original poster is trying to say anyway, and to feel the need to respond. *sigh*

Well, enough rants tonight. Off to do some front squats. Tomorrow is Cindy, so that should be fun. Maybe I can convince my wife to do Cindy with me.

The quick and the patient. January 6, 2008

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Well today I was browsing craigslist, looking to start adding stuff to get my garage gym off the ground, and low and behold, some guy was selling his Oly bar, two dumbbell bars with a few weights and a belt for $25. So I called him about 2 hours after I saw the add. I swear I saw his post just as he had put it on. And what do you know, some guy already called him and was going to look at it tonight. Grrr. That’s the last time I wait to call somebody if I see a good deal on Craigslist. Here’s hoping that he doesn’t sell it tonight, and I will call him in the morning. Guess I better be quicker next time.