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Sep 18

Keep Your Altars Clean

Keep your altars clear. This is a saying from esoterica, and also from traditional religions. It means that wherever you worship, you need to keep the environment clean and neat. But as a pragmatic software engineer, I would extrapolate this to your entire environment. Lots of people (especially those of my ilk who develop software) …

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Aug 30

Incorrigible

In college I had a girlfriend who seemed to have a chip of some sort on her shoulder. She always wanted to prove to others how smart she was. And if you corrected her, she would fight you. One time someone told her that she was incorrigible. At the time neither of us knew what …

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Aug 22

Lots Of Things On The Horizon

This is that time of year for a professor when hopeful anticipation abounds. It’s the start of a new year and a new semester. In my computer science 2 class alone I will meet 225 new people. This is one of the best parts of this job: meeting lots of new and interesting people. Besides …

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Aug 07

A Year At University of Central Florida

One year has passed since I began teaching computer science at University of Central Florida. It has been an amazing year. UCF is amazing. Instead of teaching in classrooms, I teach in auditoriums. The students I get, for the most part, are very bright. The facilities here are top notch. The support resources for faculty …

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Jun 26

First Year at UCF

I am finishing my first year at University of Central Florida. It has been an amazing year. I love knowing that I am affecting tomorrow’s software engineers. I also love the opportunity that UCF gives me to continue learning. I am a life-long learner and plan to take advantage of all of my colleagues who …

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Jul 19

Downsizing and what is important

As the next chapter of my life unfolds, I am preparing to move to Orlando, Florida. This is my home state, and i will be about 2 1/2 hours away from family. I will also have a fantastic job teaching at University of Central Florida. As I sort through what to take, I am faced …

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Jul 06

The Heat of the Summer

It is two days after July 4th. This is the heat of the summer. This is the season I love the most. I am moving to Orlando in 26 days (actually Oviedo). That means I have had my last winter, at least I hope. I am looking forward to more warm weather throughout the year. …

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Jun 04

The right nutrition can change your life.

I recently started on a strict nutritional plan. It includes eating right, and is accompanied by a consistent exercise program of cardio and resistance exercises. Besides eating right, I have added some supplements that seem to be providing an incredible boost to me. Three times a day abouy 15 minutes before eating, I drink 2 …

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Jun 01

Take Time To Be

I have adopted the habit of starting each morning with a walk to the park. I carry a backpack with things such as my diary, daily logic puzzles, and MP3 player. There are several park benches I like best, and I sit on them with my backpack and meditate and take time to be. So …

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May 13

Creative Expression and Writing Fiction

One of my higher criteria is creative expression. I have an innate need to express myself creatively. In recent years I have written music to fill the need. I will continue to write music, but I am now ready to write fiction. I have years of writing experience with 23 published books and hundreds of …

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