Saturday, June 30, 2007

Six papers, one midterm exam down....

...three papers, one final to go.

Our midterm exam for ACCT 509 was 26 pages long, one question per page. No one bothered asking how much we were supposed to write for each question. I think we just assumed the answer would be "write until you feel you've explained it."

After spending almost three hours writing for the exam, I was the second person finished. Wonder how long everyone else took, or if they got cut off at noon?

Friday, June 29, 2007

ACCT 509 Exam in 11 hours

Tomorrow morning is the midterm exam for ACCT 509. We'll see how that goes...

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thursday Evening Bike Ride

In lieu of going to the gym today, I went for a bike ride after work.

I headed up Cannon, not dropping below 4mph according to my spedometer, and on the downslope, I hit 44.5mph. Fast! Somewhere around 36mph is about the fastest I could reasonably pedal and keep up with the wheels.

I biked over to Santiago Oaks Regional Park so I could take a look at the burned areas from the fire a few months ago. Here's some pictures.

Also pictured is the Grijalva Adobe Site historical marker, on Rancho Santiago Blvd. I swung by there on the way back home, so I wouldn't have to go all the way up and over the hill on Cannon again. The historical marker could use some sprucing-up, there's a lot of exposed concrete that probably shouldn't be.

My average speed: about 11mph, for about an hour.

Reindeer room

reindeer room wallpaper

About a year ago when Kim and I went to Wisconsin, we helped Matt to start a project to remodel his "reindeer room" upstairs in his new house in Cudahy. The ceiling was water damaged, and along with the walls made not of drywall but some kind of pressed wood product -- it all had to go. More than anything else, the psychadelic lime green deer frollicking across the walls with flows.

We weren't able to finish the project, which involved raising the ceiling up to the rafters, insulating, rewiring the lights, and putting up drywall. To this date, Matt's been too busy to finish the project on his own.

I use the picture above as the desktop background for my laptop. What better wallpaper than wallpaper?
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

All moved over from Wordpress

I found a tool today that uses the Blogger API to migrate blog posts from a WordPress blog to a Blogger blog. I gave it a try, and it looks like it worked perfectly; all my old blog posts are now here on Blogger.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

ACCT 509 Research paper trends

Since I'm spending so much time lately working on research papers for my Accounting 509 class, I decided to take a look at just what my time is producing.
TopicWord CountPagesPages, all# ReferencesGrade
IT Funding1254459100
IT Portfolio Mgmt11223.54.51085
Shareholder Value188769.516
Total Spend Analysis3270101310
CIO Dashboard (in progress!)22837.58.58

No time for analysis right now...still gotta finish up paper #6!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Driving home at 700mph

Ok, I didn't really drive home at 700 miles per hour.

But I did take my old Quickcam and recorded my commute home from work on Friday. The original recording was about 25 minutes long, at 15 frames per second. It was neat to try out, but kinda tedious to watch. So I bumped it up to 150fps. Much nicer! It finishes in two and a half minutes.

Next time I need to try to aim the camera up a little higher (too much hood in the frame), and FOCUS! (not that you can tell how out of focus it is in this tiny pixelated video that blogger lets me post.)