Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Moved in?!?

Finally I am beginning to feel like i am settling in. I have been so busy the past couple of days that i forgot to turn the electricity on in my name and i was rudely awoken today with all of my appliances stopped. They charged $65 to turn it on today.

2 of the classes i needed to take this quarter to continue on in my classes had filled up by the time my transfer orientation had occurred. So now I have to wait until next quarter and i am not happy the way OSU has dealt with my transfer. I am smart enough to know which classes i need to take and could of scheduled my self. long before the classes were filled.

Oh! and i got the job i had interviewed for so thats a good thing i can't wait to start.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Job Interview

Yay! for working! Because i am moving soon I cannot continue to work in the same place so i am diving head first into the job market and have already had an interview. Its a campus part time job so it only pays about 7 bucks. If i were to get the job i would only expect to take home about 100 dollars a month. I am used to getting more then that a day So i am pretty bummed out about it but its REALLY close to where I live. I am way more then qualified to get the job so i doubt i wont get it but maybe i am setting the bar for myself too low? Well, I have moving and applying for loans to worry about so I will just see what happens.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Google Code Jam 2006

Oh, Shit! a competiton for coders? (click,type,click) YOU'RE REGISTERED!!...What have I done?

In my boredom I have forced myself out of my shell and have started to compete in something! Do I have what it takes? Can I handle another ego blow if I lose?

I tried to compete in the Google competition with the puzzles in the Davinci Code thing I was sure i was a shoe in for that and nothing :(

But this is different! I can do this.. wait.. only 1,000 winners go on! OH no! I can't be in the 1% of the coders that try for this. but maybe I am. Do I have the confidence to even try for the first competition?

What if i win! I would feel so smart I wouldn't believe it. 1% of the people that tried and I get chosen. Oh I can't stand the pressure why can't it be September 5th, NOW!

WAIT!.. topcoder competetion just for college students! (click,type,click) YOU'RE REGISTERED!!... Oh, Shit! What have I done?

Dell's Battery Debalce

Ha Ha! (laughed like Nelson from The Simpons) Dell for such a ginormous recall. Nobody can screw up like you do. But seriously you would think they would pick something up about this in R&D. Batteries getting too hot and and possibly setting fire!

Also, kudos to Dell for spreading the word. I am sure such a problem has been addressed more then a small blurb of a link on the start page has been used to get the attention of the 4.1 million batteries that need to be recalled. And of course it has been mentioned in a marketing e-mail sent to all of its home and office users.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Review for Windows Vista (Beta) - 3 outta 5 and thats not really it's fault!

Yay! for Windows Vista (Beta)! I haven't had this much fun poking around a $10 OS in a long time. Although it feels kinda stuck in here with not a whole lot of drivers to support my hardware or software to run it on (It makes me feel like i am using an old Mac!).


  • Fancy graphics such as this thingy and this other thingy
  • New and less confusing looking start menu
  • more games!
  • Those fancy graphics eat up way too many reasourses
  • Software isn't supported for Vista yet
    • Itunes doesn't support a 64 bit OS! bad Apple. BAD!
    • Google pack only supports XP!? Do i see evil in googles midst?
Alright so I have no idea how to give a good technical review for things but i try. Over all I really like the new OS and i hope that as soon as people start making software for it Vista will be a vision of tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

yay! Chinese Food

I love Chinese food. I don't know whether or not its because its usually smothered in sauce that has to be terrible for your arteries to eat or the fact that its usually found in all you can eat buffet style, but i doubt i have ever walked away from a Chinese meal unsatisfied. (well there was one time but it involves wasabi and the phrase "try the minty stuff")

Whatever Happened to the Computer Geek?

Have you seen what the PC has done? Look around you and you'll see those that "think" they know everything about a computer. Yet, all they do is read e-mails, make spreadsheets or documents, or make a blog and they have gull to call themselves Computer Geeks!

What ever happened to the non-socialite, goofy looking person who knows everything about technology or sci-fi and nothing about anything else? I'll tell you what! The one thing that only they were good at has become "mainstream"; so, they have been forced into other cultures ways of life. I hardly know anyone anymore who I can say is truly a Computer Geek.

First, I will talk of those whom I have seen on a daily basis and call themselves Computer Geeks. One of which i have seen shopping at of all places Abercrombie and Fitch. They talk about all the parties they got drunk at, all the women they've gotten with, and how much they would like to go to a sports event. Most of them play GOLF!.. Golf for crying out loud. This isn't geek behavior and yet they "work" with access and know its shit compared to any other Database creating/editing program. I hear them talking of networking protocols and i do believe they could pass a programming test. 10-20 years ago and you wouldn't hear of such things being said about the same persons. Some of them after "working" in front of a computer all day say they can't stand it anymore and wont do anything in front of a computer. for the rest of they day!

There are no longer just Computer Geeks anymore and I feel as though i am a dieing breed of person who wants to learn Assembly just so i can say i know how to write in assembly. Or one whom hardly sees the light of day because they have been sitting in front of a computer for most of it.

Yet the Internet is in high demand and computers are being sold for dirt-cheap. Strangely, enough though the demand for tech jobs is still rising even though it rated many times as the top five jobs to be in. They are so high that the people they are hiring are shit that think because they know a little SQL or can point and click they're way through a form tutorial in visual basic that they have a clue what’s going on.

Finally, I ask all of you true Computer Geeks to rise up again against the oppression and do not conform away. Go back into your closet and find your pocket protectors and get your shirts that need them. Take out those contacts and find your huge glasses and wear them proudly. Tuck away those dreams of getting that blond girl whom asks you to do her math homework. It's not flirting, she's that stupid. Chose your hero's based on brains not brawn (or the amount of money they have in their pocket) and remember whom shall really inherit the earth!

Intro pt 2

Yay! i get another break from my work. I am now going to talk about myself to give you a little bit of info.

My name is Aaron Greenberg, if you haven't figured that out already, I am a 22 year old Cincinnatian (the ohio kind). Although, i was born and raised in cincinnati, i am going to be moving to columbus in 11 days! I am moving because of my girlfriend (whom i met online) has convinced me it was best for us to have me transfer with her to OSU so we can be together for the rest of our lives. Yay! the rest of my life with my signification Other! We have been knownn each other for 3 years and she is the most important part of my life.

I am a geek to the core as you shall see and computers/programming is my passion. I currently work as a Co-op for GE, yes the same GE that makes your light bulbs or microwave or fidge, in the aviation section, in the data quality dept. Know the new GEnx thats comming out? I saw the first one being built for the first time!

I am also Jewish and very upset about the current war. I am not exactly a practicing jew but that for personal reasons. I have been to israel and i have visit the places that have been bombed. Do you know what its like to see a place where you have been turned into a crater?

that pretty much all you need to know about me

back to work!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Hello everybody and welcome to my new Blog!
This is going to be a collection of my thoughts and everything else etc
there as always will be more do come but now i have to get back to work