Category Archives: Ramblings

Week Update

This past week was quite hectic: after failing to recover my RAID 0 array, I decided to swap RAID controllers but that didn’t end up working due to incompatibility issues that is too long to explain. Summary: the Asus P4C800-E Deluxe motherboard with the Adaptec 1420SA RAID controller card do not like to work together. Inserting the 1420SA card caused my Intel RAID controller to not work (didn’t boot up my existing setup). I am pretty fed up of this whole matter (which has been going on for the past 3 weeks) that I have decided to buy a second computer to act as a permanent file server. I just need a proper 64-bit PCI-X slot to house the 1420SA card with 6-8 hard drive bays.

I have been taking a week off from training due to some slight pain in my right thigh. It seems to be healed now, so I will most likely go back to the gym either tonight or tomorrow night. I can’t wait! My stats so far are as follows; Squat: 240 lbs, Bench: 185 lbs, Press: 100 lbs, Clean: 131 lbs and Dips: 25 lbs. Now, I need to implement more cardiovascular exercises into my program to get rid of the excess fat and improve my circulatory system.

School Status

If the news hasn’t already been passed around yet, the major announcement is that I am dropping out of school for an indefinite period of time. Well, it’s more like a 1 year off thing from the looks of it, as I may pursue University again next semester, perhaps taking 1 class per semester during the day (I really can’t take night school… makes me want to try Modafinil out). Why did I drop out? I got really bored of the subject matter. I also fall asleep in class because of my long work hours with my dad. Anyway, I much rather concentrate on my dad’s business and work on Holiday Sources instead with my site partner. I can’t wait to see where it will take us.

My Software, My Life

Lately, I have been brainstorming about my future and I have come to realize that I am sitting on some very expensive real-estate. For those who don’t know, it is my dad’s point of sale software: “SPOS.” It is quite possibly the most feature-filled application out there that involves making sales. Honestly, for the price you pay for the software, I consider it a steal. My dad has pretty much though about this whole system inside-out: from layaways to credit notes, it’s all there. The only few changes that are left to make this good application great is implementing some optimization routines (such as using SQL instead of large table pointers) and making it look pretty. After that, I just need to market the hell out of it and I should be set. Of course, I should also write a better manual for it… that will take some time, but a lot of the base has been done.
I can’t wait to take control of my dad’s company in the future. I am the luckiest person on this planet to do so.

Back to School

I started school last night, this time pursuing Computer Science. My first class, Discrete Mathematics, was a bore and a half. I did Boolean Logic 3 years ago at John Abbott College, yet I am doomed to repeat it all over. Although, I did meet someone interesting in my class, so perhaps going to the course won’t be so bad after all.

Let’s see how I’ll be able to juggle full-time work with 4 courses. Most likely not well.