It is rather funny now when I sit back and think about it. In early 2002 I was looking for some information on a piece of hardware (a sound card IIRC). I posted my question to the forums at OverclockersClub.com. At the time it was a fairly new site with only a handful of active members. The site has grown considerably over the years, and I’m proud to have been involved in that to some extent.
Back then I was a hardcore PC gamer, a modder, and an all around “PC enthusiast.” I had high end components, high-RPM fans which sounded like a tornado ripping through my bedroom, water-cooling, blinding LEDs and every component possible was overclocked. While I dabbled with Gentoo, Red Hat, and Slackware linux distributions, I never once thought I would own a system with Mac OS. In fact, I bashed nearly all things Apple. In my eyes Apple computers where like Cylons from Battlestar Galactica—shiny toasters that should be destroyed. Continue reading
On June 11th Farrah and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. Being the wonderful and sweet person that she is, she would have been more than happy with just spending some quality time together. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, and I would have enjoyed it all the same, I have to major character flaws: First, I am a hopeless romantic and second (and likely related to the first) if I am going to do something I’m going to go big. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine along with several former classmates walked across the stage at the Fountainhead College auditorium officially earning their degree. I want to congratulate them for their hard work getting to this point.
It has been nearly three months since my last post. Really though, not a whole lot has been going on. There has been work, more work, school and of course the wee man. Continue reading
For the past year I have been attending Fountainhead College of Technology as a distance education student. I graduated in April with an Associate Degree in Computer Programing, and was pursuing a BAS in Application Development. That is no longer the case.
During my time at FCT I had grown incredibly frustrated with the school. They have been incredibly disorganized, fairly un-impressive for a “technology” school, and really didn’t understand the different needs of a distance student compared to a residential student. After exploring options, I found a better choice for my continued education.
That choice is Strayer. They have impressed me since I first contacted them, and overall they abe been a pleasure to deal with. Program options, course selection, faculty, it is emensely better than Fountainhead. Oh, and they offer a MBA/MS program should I wish to continue that route.
I will be earning a BAS in Information Systems with a major in Database Development and a minor in Computer Programming. Classes start up in October which gives me a much needed break from school and some extra time to do stuff around the house and of course some family time.
The decision to change schools will mean it will take me a bit longer to earn my degree, but in the end I think it will be the most beneficial for me.