Archive for September 2008

.Bail-out.

September 27, 2008

This sums up what the bail-out does.. here’s to socialism in America,. cheers.

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.memory.

September 24, 2008

“Sometimes I wish that my memory wasn’t as good as it is, but I’m really glad that I haven’t forgotten.”

This is the thought that just randomly popped into my head today when I was spacing out in marketing class..

It’s so true.

I wouldn’t wield this statement as an advocate for holding grudges or forming some kind of maligned prejudice, but I think that the lesson here is simple–learn from your mistakes. There’s a lot of stuff that I have done (at the tender age of 21) that I’m not exactly proud of; I have hurt myself probably more than any other person in my life, save a few.

So what do I have left from it?

A memory.

A lesson.

And as much as some of the memories hurt, as much as they conjur up feelings of resentment and regret, they also serve as precious reminders.

Reminders of how to live and how not to live.

GMAT

September 22, 2008

I would like to go to business school after college,.. Why? I’m not really sure.. it just sounded like a good idea, and I thought that I would pursue it.

So, you know how you had to take the SAT to get into college? Don’t you just love standarized tests? Well, grad school isn’t any different come to find out. The GMAT CAT is the test for B-schools, and it’s a doosey.

Honestly, it really doesn’t seem like it will be all too bad, except for data sufficiency questions. They are pretty much the mother of all things confusing. I would like to think of myself as a very logical person and a good problem solver, but these things make me feel so inferior. So far in my practice, I get about 60 % right… and that’s actually considered good, lol.

Ugh,.. at least I’m starting to study for the test. I have no one keeping me accountable and usually when that is the case, I don’t do anything lol. I read about 100 pages of a study book tonight though, so I’m pretty proud of myself. : )

Here’s to the hours of studying I will be doing in the near future.. cheers.

Mac vs. PC

September 20, 2008

I’m going to try to keep this as brief as possible.

I am so sick of people with Macs who know absolutely nothing about computers.

“My Mac is amazing bc it is, and it’s white! Oh.. that makes it faster.. bla bla blah.”

The reason that Macs are perceived as being better than PCs is because they usually have better components. Contrary to the PC world, Macs do not allow other vendors (Gateway, Dell, Toshiba, Sony, etc.) to load their OS. This means that computers running the Macintosh Operating System are made by…. you guessed it, MAC (or they are hacked a la Collin Obremski). The OS really isn’t anything that special. Oh sure, it looks nice and they use a different file system, but there really isn’t anything that makes it any better. It is no more secure than any Windows system by virtue of the operating system alone (I have had a PC for 5 years and have never had a virus problem). The reason that Macs are thought to be more secure is because they have less of a market share and therefore less viruses are written for them.

If you ran Vista with the same components that ship with a Mac, then you would have very similar results. It’s amazing what having a good processor, motherboard, ram, etc. will do to the stability of an OS.

Running Vista on an E-machines with 512 ram will not yield desireable results. This DOES NOT mean that Vista sucks, it means that your computer sucks. Welcome to the real world.

I would love to see what would happen if OS Leopard was ran on the aforementioned E-machines system.

Conclusion: Are Macs nice? Absolutely. I would love to own a Mac.

Are Macs better than a PC? It depends. Not because they are Macs, more because they have better components. If you put the same components in a PC, you would have similar results.

So, please stop going on about the superiority of Macs… I’ve seen them crash and be slow just like any other computer. There isn’t anything magical about them, aside from their ability to turn their users into arrogant morons. jk.. well sorta.

Goals

September 8, 2008

So,. I have always been a goal-oriented person, but, like most people, I struggle to meet some of my goals because I don’t have someone to keep me accountable. I figured if I posted some of my goals on my blog (even though no one reads it), I might actually feel a sense of accountability.

So, my goals are to:

Run a mile every day
Do well this semester (something above a 3.71 or bust)
Be more compassionate
Respect myself
Be real and transparent
Be less apathetic
Become a better musician
Become more tolerate of other people’s ideas
Cease to speak against a church… of any kind
100 and 100.. every day
Read and pray every day
Be a good representative for IU-Kokomo
Learn to move on.. if even it still hurts
ROCK THE GMAT
Save money
Get out of debt
Sponsor a kid that is less fortunate
Mentor a young person
Be optimistic and real all at the same time

There’s the short list.. hopefully I’ll update it as things progress.

Andy Davis

September 6, 2008

Have you ever hears a song that just makes so much sense.. like it was tailored just for you? I have.

,.,…

September 5, 2008

My heart has a mind all of its own..

After many tests, trials, and shortcomings,

It’s tired, weary, and ready to rest.