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  1. Funny,  I went CS, but now wish I had gone computer engineering.  I don't like being limited to software.   The Arduino keeps me happy for now though.


    Yeah, I'm on the opposite end. I don't like worrying about the hardware! Arduino is really cool though. So much you can do with it for really cheap. Wish I had more time to tinker away on side projects.

  2. He went 5 for 5 with getting accepted.  He only applied to schools that wanted him for football, so that is kind of cheating though lol.


    He says he wants to major in Criminal Justice.  And go into law enforcement in some capacity.  Uncle GOB slept over here years ago and must have impressed him.


    That's awesome! 


    Honestly, the major going in isn't too big of a deal, depending on the school you go to. I thought I wanted to do electrical/computer engineering. Turns out I hate E&M and dealing with circuits. I changed major before finishing the common core requirements, so I switched no problem to CS. If I went somewhere else, I could've had difficulty having to switch into a different college or whatever, so I'm happy where I ended up. His options aren't limited at all really if it turns out he doesn't like the Criminal Justice classes.

  3. Problems?  Usually they just ask me inane esoteric questions which have no relevance on my job performance.  "If you could be any person in history, who would you be?"  I'm not sure what I answered, but it probably was a Viking with an axe.  Like Hagar the Horrible, so I can decapitate the likes of you!


    The worst are logic problems, because there's a fair chance you simply won't get the clever trick of looking at it, regardless of your intelligence. If you get it quickly, you look smart; if not, you might have just lost your chance at that job. At least with most technical questions they might ask there is some sort of thought process that you follow which shows your relative aptitude. Most logical puzzles you either get very quickly or are never going to get...gah. 

  4. Interviews are mentally draining. Never sure how long to think of a solution before just talking out loud about whatever (probably incorrect) thing has entered my head. 


    It's annoying because I can do harder problems much quicker when I don't have the stress of someone waiting for me to respond. Just let me listen to music and do things in my own time! And hire me. I'd like to be hired.

  5. How is school going?

    Good! I'm trying to figure out my plans for the summer, hopefully I can get something out of the career fair. There's a crazy amount of software companies there, which is nice. In the meantime I'm cranking out work left and right, but it's for the most part stuff I enjoy doing so it's cool.

  6. Those look uncomfortable.

    My previous pair of sneaks were Starburys I think, so coming from that...they were like the most comfortable thing ever. But I've realized running shoes are the greatest since then. In my basketball-playing days, I had bad plantar fasciitis. I run now and don't have any foot issues. Could be the different sports, maybe the sneakers, maybe I just grew out of the plantar fasciitis or something. Maybe Camby should play basketball with my running shoes...

  7. Give me my Nike Air Force IIIs any day.

    I spent a good five years where I rocked the Air Force ones--originally all white, then black/white swoosh/green heel, then white/black swoosh. The black pair was awesome...never looked dirty.They also had a bit of red on them:


    The Hornets Air Force III's are kind of cool.

  8. No, she has a boyfriend. Maybe you will start getting guys with the effeminate colors.

    Real men wear green!!

    But, more seriously, the color is nice because I run a fair amount on roads, and sometimes at night. The shoes are picked up by headlights...I don't have or wear anything else reflective, so I guess I'm being safer.

  9. Tell us more. Asics? I've paid a grand total of 99 bucks on my last two pairs.

    Nah, they're Nike Zoom Elite+ 5 (or so google tells me). I got mine for $40 from the Nike outlet store, but apparently they generally cost way more. I went for a run in them earlier, and I defo prefer them over my old pair; a lot more support and the midsole is narrower, which I like.


    I got my teenage daughter the same pair.

    I suppose she'll now be getting all the chicks?

  10. caffeine can be a nasty drug. not as much in tea but it works.

    I like early grey in the morning and sleepytime from noon on.

    but I can't drive without a good dose of coffee.

    I've never really liked any non-Irish teas. Probably because that's what I've grown up drinking. Sometimes I go for English breakfast tea, but that just tastes like weaker Irish tea. Earl grey, chamomile, etc. all taste weird to me. I don't know the last day that I've not had caffeine. I went the first two weeks of the semester without caffeine, getting 8 hours sleep a night, working out, etc. Soon after, sh*t hit the fan and I rewelcomed caffeine into my life...

    I don't think he came out against brown sugar or anything crazy.

    Not sure what brown sugar's put in, but I take my tea and coffee without sugar. And I hate most American-made pastries for being covered in sugar. So maybe I'm worse than you've feared...

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