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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I have been getting more awesome!


I know. I know it's been awhile. I promised big things and fail to deliver many of you might think. The truth is that I underestimated a lot of the work that would be needed to get something like this up and running and giving me a good ROI.

Alright guys, I'll admit a few things here. I was a bit lazy, but it was mostly because a lot of the work at my real job (the one that has seen me get a pay raise recently) has been time-consuming. Moreover, I was in a situation where I was really confused about whether I should continue blogging or not. As you can see I have decided to go ahead and keep giving you information that you will come away feeling like you made some money just reading (or in most cases glancing) through it.

How have I been adding value to my life?

I have realized the importance of programming especially for something like what I have gotten myself into. In order to be a good programmer or to call yourself a 'sophisticated' programmer, you would need to know at least two languages. I have narrowed it  down to Java and C(C++). These are practical choices from my vantage point. Any good book on C++ (I recommend this one) will cover generic programming and object oriented programming. It will teach you how to program.

That is all you need really. You need to be able to program and demonstrate to employers and other business owners that you will be able to get the job done; i.e. programming. When you have shown a high skill level in languages such as Java and C++, it will ensure that your potential employers know that you have the programming skill and learning another language will be a breeze.

Trading this week

Tech stocks which are my favorite sector have been doing pretty well recently. I thought of putting my money on stocks like Ebay (the fundamentals look good) and Amazon (not so good fundamentals here, but definitely on an up trend). Given the holidays are here, what do you think about my choices of Mastercard, Visa and PayPal to name a few?

 

I thought I'll share a few treats here. This was me writing up this post at work (during a short break of course).
 
This is going on YouTube for sure!!
Let me a put a pic here to for good measure. Haha!
 
 
And what about that election. Will let you know my thoughts in due course. Until next time...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

What have I been doing lately

I had 75 views last month and I am just getting started. I didn’t really work that much to promote this blog and want to really get into doing that. I actually started doing this for fun and to write about stuff that I enjoyed. Just a way to relax and keep abreast of some of the topics that I was dealing with on a day-to-day basis.
As you guys already know, I am a big football fan and I am looking forward to the New York Giants – New England Patriots match-up. Also, Tom Brady is my favorite quarterback and it will be exciting watch the Pats take on the Giants, but I am still pretty undecided about who I am rooting for.

Photo courtesy of Big Blue View. http://www.bigblueview.com/2010/3/9/1365195/hakeem-nicks-in-retrospect

I really like the Giants and their explosive receivers in Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham and Victor Cruz so I think I might be inclined to go with them. I do have a funny story to share with you today. My roommate really doesn’t watch football and she prefers to relax and watch a movie instead. There is only one TV in the house and I was thinking of telling her either today or tomorrow that I intend to watch the Super Bowl on that TV. Before I could get to telling her, she knocked on my room door and was telling me that she was planning to cook some roast and mash potatoes for us to share during the game.
Ahh! What a weekend to look forward to!!