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A unique opportunity for the experience of a lifetime

Hello friends. I’m moving from Houston to Los Angeles! This is a very exciting time for me, but I can only stand talking about the same topic so many times… I went ahead and compiled a list of questions (who, what, when,

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Lessons from online dating – relationships and instant gratification

Routine I’ve found that my occupation has a direct correspondence to the amount of new, date-able women I meet in my day to day routine activities. It turns out that certain occupations don’t offer an abundance of opportunities in that

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Texas A&M – Computer Science – Industrial Affiliates Program

Last month I had the pleasure of attending the CS department’s industrial affiliate program (IAP) for Texas A&M. One of my colleagues from Pariveda Solutions, Dave Morris, accompanied me during the two-day event. When you’re done here, you should go

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Why Texas is the best state ever

No state income tax It’s great – I love Texas for the simple fact that there is no state income tax. Being a grown-up sucks sometimes. Texas makes that easier. Outside of tax simplification, here are other reasons that I

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What music to listen to while programming (or working)

A subscriber submitted a post idea recently: “music to code to”. After each type of programming activity, I’ll give a brief background of what that activity involves in layman’s terms. I also tried to relate each programming activity to a

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How skipping breakfast has helped me maintain my weight

I first started skipping breakfast when I was in middle school. Some time during high school it became routine. Over the last year I would estimate that I have averaged less than two breakfasts per month. We all know the

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Why you should go with your gut (when setting your fantasy lineup)

Fantasy football can really suck sometimes. Don’t stray from your gut feeling… It can be the difference between a win and a loss. The last two weeks have been a disaster for my team. In fact, it might be about

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How to make evaluations using a decision framework

Lately I have been doing work evaluating different pieces of software. The process is quite simple at its core – you start with requirements, map the requirements to some software vendors, dive deeper into the metrics that will steer your

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What to do in the upcoming election

As I was perusing Facebook this evening, I ran across a funny picture that reminded me of the upcoming election. It introduces a drinking game wherein participants take drinks based on the frequency of specific phrases that each candidate uses

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Why I define my own religion

Disclaimer: I don’t mean to offend anyone, so I leave out specific religions and try to focus instead on the underlying principles. One of my favorite things to do during a slow, late night is listen to music, drink a

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