Rob's Throughts on Tech, Rails, and Software Devleopment

Monday, May 23, 2005

Why Ride the Train

I was reading this article and I realised that I totally do what he talks about wanting. I ride the train to get things done. A lot of people have questioned my sanity in taking an hour long train commute each day. However I get a lot done during this time. On the train there are no emails, no internet, no coworkers and no printers which break every hour (I have printers next to my cube and a lot of people have problems with them. The best is a coworker who begs and pleads then curses the heratige of a coworker, highly amusing =-) Now I'm not saying there are no distractions. For instance the other day the Red Hats invaded my train (not the Linux company; that would have been cool). So I ended up chatting with old ladies instead of working. But most days the only thing I have to do is get my ticket looked at, which takes about 5 seconds. Then I'm free to work, read my book, watch a movie, whatever I want. Its a good life =-)

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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Da Da Da Duh Da Da Dum

Just got out of episode 3 it was good. Not great but good. There were a bunch of easter eggs. I really think they should have made the senator femal (though I like Jimmy Smits as an actor) We're just left to wonder who Laih's role model was. She definitely didn't inherit her backbone from her mom.


Friday, May 20, 2005

Why You Lucky...

This morning, I really wanted to call in sick. I havn't been sleeping well this last week and I'm just run down from the rat race.
Once apon a time I was a pretty big gammer. Between video games, stratagy and roleplaying, well lets just say it ate up a lot of time and money. So I was pretty jelouse sitting there on the train this morning listening to people talk about going to E3. There have been groups going up to LA the last couple days. Each morning it gets a little more tempting to just head up with them and try to sneak in. It is a really good thing I was getting off the train when Spaz called to tell me where he was. All I can say is there better be good pictures =-). He's the second person to call me today telling me they are doing something cool while I trudge off to work. I have got to figure out a better balance between work, side projects and fun time. More than that I need to stop waisting my fun time trying to figure out what to do. *Sigh* At least I can say my projects are coming along pretty well now. my inventory system is just about designed, I just need to code it up and my web gallery is still in the prototype stage, but I'm learning a lot about rails in the process. Ok, enough for now, time to get back to work. Oh and I started writing again last night, but more about that soon...


Thursday, May 19, 2005

Ready Steady GO!

Many of you have asked about my website. A select few had actually visited the thing before it went down last year. A LOT has happened since then. Items making the short list include, but are not limited to:
Graduation from college (2 attempts)
3 car accidents in 3 months
Moving to Solana Beach
Becoming a contractor (for a month ;-)
Going full time at ASP
Getting Engaged
In the last few months life has finally started to settle into a rythm. A hectic, I'll never get it all done kind of rythm, but a rythm none the less. So I'm back with a new blog, a new website and a fist full of new projects. Maybe I'll set up a poll about how long people bet it will last :-)