Monday, December 25, 2006

Recursive: adj. see recursive

My recursive New Year's Resolution:

"My only New Year's resolution is to not break my New Year's resolution this year."

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Math is why I'm a slacker

Brent: Maybe I need to put in a negative number.
Ed: put in nullity
Brent: Heh.
Brent: Thanks.
Ed: Anytime.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Damnit Jim, I'm an engineer, not a doctor!

I made the best gingerbread house ever! Annie worked with me for a while, but before we had the first floor walls completed, she had to quit because it was almost midnight. So I labored on and completed this masterpiece!

Note the red M&M above the door, welcoming visitors.

You can see some spare building supplies in the front right.

The back wall could use a little work, but that should be hidden most of the time.

All in all, a beautiful house.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Adventures in Anger

Ed: There is only one time I've been more angry, and that was in college when a girl I was totally disinterested in who was obsessed with me was telling her hot sorority sisters (and pretty much every girl she could find) to stay away from me, that I was her turf
Brent: Ha ha.
Brent: That's a great story.
Ed: great for you
Ed: not so great for Ed circa-2003

Monday, December 11, 2006

Mathematics at its Best

I was talking with Eric about turning age 18, and he said he bought lottery tickets.  I suggested it would've been awesome if he'd won a billion dollars. He stated that he had.

Eric: "But the zero sum amount was zero."
me: "Well of course it was. The zero-sum amount is always zero."

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Not me

Walking to lunch with my coworkers, we passed a restaurant named "Whiskey's." One girl says "I love Whiskey's." A homeless person we were just passing responded: "Everyone loves whiskey!"

Monday, December 04, 2006

What's the captial of Singapore?

So my boss is named Ed too, which is interesting. As with anyone I ask for help/clarification at work, I try to figure out my problem and make sure I'm not missing the obvious before I actually ask. I also try to group a few requests together so as to save the other person time. After reading over my questions to make sure I didn't miss anything stupid (as I'm still pretty new here), I sent off the email. Here is my synopsis of the interaction, in graphical form:

(for those of you technically inclined, yes that is the SQL Server Query Analyzer.)
(Also, my boss, who is like a billion times better than my old boss, was not mean at all about it. I just felt like a retard.)