OK, so I didn’t work for Initech. I couldn’t resist the Office Space reference. But as of 4:08PM CST yesterday, I am unemployed. Fortunately this time it’s only until 8:00AM CST on Monday.
I pretty much intended to just go in, clean out my desk, work as much as possible like I would any other day, and stay until someone came and told me it was time to leave.
But of course it wasn’t quite that simple.
Posted by Dave Farquhar on October 3, 2009
So I’m filling out 401(K) paperwork. I don’t like everything I see, but can live with it. I guess it’s what I don’t like that’s important. Or why I don’t like some things I see, that is.
Then again, some people may be wondering why I’m even investing at all.
Posted by Dave Farquhar on September 30, 2009
I found some DSL speed tips. They work. If you have DSL, you should read them and do the same.
Posted by Dave Farquhar on May 30, 2009
Steve Jobs: “We don’t
know how to make a $500 computer that’s not a piece of junk.”
Steve Jobs is either lying or lazy. I’m guessing he just doesn’t want to play in that space. Of course, you probably
already knew that.
Here’s how to make a really, really nice $500 computer. All prices are
Posted by Dave Farquhar on April 10, 2009
Today the Royals traded a relief pitcher to the Boston Red Sox for center fielder Coco Crisp.
Crisp is a bit overrated, as most Boston players are, but I have to say I like this trade on several levels.
Posted by Dave Farquhar on November 19, 2008
Charlie brought up the question of what the rich do with their money in response to the theory of trickle-down economics. This seems timely, as one of my coworkers and I talked trickle-down just yesterday.
Posted by Dave Farquhar on October 28, 2008
I took a phone call tonight from my old college fraternity. I’ve been trying to be nicer when they call asking for money. The organization and I see eye-to-eye on virtually nothing, but the poor pledges who have to make these phone calls every year have no control over any of that.
We actually ended up having a nice conversation about the transition from college to high school.
Posted by Dave Farquhar on October 1, 2008
I know a lot of people keep notebooks pertaining to their hobbies. Any time they find something good on a discussion forum or elsewhere, they made a copy, print it out, punch holes in it, and put it in the notebook. Some people even put their own notes, from experience or discussions, in there.
These notebooks are a good way to learn a lot and retain it–you may forget some things over the years, but reading through the notebook again will refresh your memory.
There’s just one problem with notebooks–finding the information buried within.
Posted by Dave Farquhar on August 27, 2006
In what little free time I’ve had the past few days (we have a project that has us in the midst of a death march at work), I’ve been messing around with LyX, a typesetting program for Windows, Unix, and most other operating sytems. I remember messing with it about six years ago, when there wasn’t much else resembling a word processor available for Linux, but this time, I’m more impressed with what I see.
Posted by Dave Farquhar on August 26, 2006
In case nobody noticed, it’s August. July came and went, and there’s no Gigabyte I-RAM on the market yet.
But there are a few benchmarks out there, and Anandtech has an article that, once you get past the usual rambling and over-the-top introduction, has some useful insights.
Posted by Dave Farquhar on August 5, 2005