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Cake-o-holic

Friday, December 30th, 2005

End of the year huh? I really don’t live me life by years. This is just another week. I’m moving for the 3rd time in the past 6 months. This time further North to Seattle. I guess the grad motivation actually worked and I got a job. Thank You Jeezy. Now i can get the big bucks right?

I just upgraded to Wordpress 2.0 and so far I have to say I don’t like it. The admin menu is ugly as hell. They should have stuck with the previous CSS. That brings me to me next endeavour. Intellectual Beasts, a collobrative blog that you can expect 1st quarter 2006.

I hope to be able to release some tracks from the long awaited Indie Project featuring a handfull of MC’s I’ve been working with for years. About 10 tracks have been recorded but most still need polishing. I may release a track or 2 in the coming month. Here is a snippet (save target or link as) of an unmixed track that was recorded about a month ago.

BTW Cake-o-holic is a neologism that Dame Dash invented to refer to himself. In his words it means “being addicted to getting money”. This is still no excuse for these old man glasses he is wearing at the tender age of 34!

Dame Dash

Coming soon as well should be my annual Best and Worst of 2006 in Hip Hop. Maybe some New Years pics as well.

Dec 30

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Grad Motivation 101

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

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“I see opportunity, I’m an opportunist!” – Young Jeezy

It’s been a while since I’ve updated. I’ve been sharping my skills looking for jobs. The reality of the matter is much different than the perception you get while you’re still in school. A few things I’ve learned:


Jump on EVERY opportunity of interest you get from an employer

    I’ve had some really great company email me saying they wanted to interview, but I played it like a girl and waited a day to return their email because I was indecisive about working for them. Once I emailed them, they never responded. Moreover remember recruiters aren’t your friends. Don’t slack.

Be selective

    Most companies that advertise positions for new grad most likely just want work horses for their mismanaged and overscheduled projects. I saw an Amazon listing that wanted new grads for a non-paid (the fuck!?) “internship” position. Amazon is notorious for imposing sweatshop conditions on young programmers.

Prepare, prepare

    There is nothing wrong with having prepared answers to expected non-technical questions in your notes. Think before you speak, immediately answering nebulous ( if you could be an animal, which one would you choose?) questions shows a lack of thought.

Other then that I’ve been living life as usual. Here are some pics….


Football Games


Halloween Raves

My new home?


Grabbin tits


Drunk outside of Indigo


Randomly hanging out with alumni
“I’m the snowman, plus I got that snow, man!” – Young Jeezy

Bizarro World

Thursday, September 1st, 2005


Great, so the power supply on my almighty Dell burns out and my 200 gigs of music and anime are not accessible at the moment. Time for a new computer. Anyways I finished my research for my professor and am officially done with my undergraduate career. I’m pretty sure I’m leaving this pathetic college town. Most of my friends are gone and taking a 10 to 15K pay cut by staying here isn’t what I want. Moreover I’ve noticed a few things this summer:

Downsizing

I’m getting tired of this group of friends I’ve been hanging out with this summer. I’ve been friends with most of them since I was a freshman but was able to limit my time with them. I don’t even like being in big groups; it perpetuates whole leader and follower model. For instance if you are in a group of 7 guys there are usually one or two who will follow the the defacto “leader” or leaders (usually no more than one third of the group). The mindless drones who have the need to be surrounded by their friends (aka
supervisors)
no matter how small the task. In my mind this behavior is feminine and it makes it hard for me to respect you as a man.

“I always wanted to do something that would change the world”

To paraphrase a popular quote from a young Steve Jobs. Immediate post-college life (at least for science majors) has much more pressure than school ever did. All this year I avoided confrontation with a serious job search. Iwas ignorant to the process of hiring when it comes to tech jobs. What I’ve quickly learned is that the real world is quite cut throat. You have companies hiring new grads based upon brain-teasers and monolithic standards of what the industry deems “intelligent”. This is actually an advantage for some one like myself who is not a Dean’s List member. On the other hand you realize that most things that matter to a hiring supervisor, you weren’t taught in school. That makes it easier to fuck up, if you’re not careful.

The Thrill Is Gone

The thrill of college life partying is done. Now the only way I can seem to get excited is seeing new faces and new places. This of course means more expensive bars and clubs. Implying the “big city” LOL. I was never much of a hardcore partier in school; I don’t like beer, and only really began drinking to calm my nerves in social situations. That’s changed though.

I see these people around me trapped in this college mentality of going out and getting “WASTED” because it’s so “EXTREME!”. Much like their “extreme” antagonist counterparts in “Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle”. Case in point. Today my school just won it’s football season opener. I’m getting some coffee like an hour ago and a Jeep rolls by with 4 drunk fools screaming “GO DUCKS MOTHERFUCKER!” I had to ask myself, what was the point of that?

Women are still frivolous

I try every day, not to look at women like objects. I try and I try and I try to make an effort to see them more as respectable people with good intentions. But it seems girls I encounter continue to ruin for women as a whole. I’ll save the meat of this for an upcoming next post.

New Blog, New People, New Money

Monday, July 25th, 2005

So I’ve switched to the cookie cutter design of WordPress! In the near I should be personalizing the aesthetics more to my liking. Anyways at this particular moment in time I’m contemplating what digital camera I should “purchase”. By this time next week I should be in possession of a 5+ Megapixel camera that will buttress the many entries in this blog.

Moreover I will probably be reviewing Albums more often so look for that. Due to the fact that I’m on the job search right now I might have to slow down on explicit detail of certain situations.

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The End?

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

I need a new layout to correspond to changes in my life such as graduating college and shit so expect a different design soon!

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Raspberry Juice

Sunday, June 5th, 2005

It seems I start an entry then, just save it and never publish. That’s why I’m giving this entry a flavorful name that why I’ll be more inclined to complete it. Let’s begin the business before the pleasure.

I’ve recently been datamining the movie data of IMDb.com. Despite the acheivement of the IMDB I’ve found that it data rich, but information poor. Only 1.3% of the movies on IMDB have useful information. I’ll get into this more when I finish this project. My preliminary results are pretty intuitive (e.g. rental sales are usually 35-50% of theater sales), but I’m including more attributes and should hopefully have some really useful information I can sell to Paramount :biggrin

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Supersonic!

Monday, April 18th, 2005

It’s been over a month and I’m back. Hmmm what have I been doing? Being a whore, and taking classes, and playing soccer and working out.

I guess it doesn’t help that my laptop harddrive broke down a month and a half ago and I still haven’t gotten a new harddrive. Is it worth it to spend $75 on a 20 gig harddrive for a 7 year old laptop or just save up for a new one. I’m still deciding. But anyways that has derailed most of my web production.

I should be updating more regularly now. In the mean time listen to this song here


The 1980’s Destiny’s Child?


You see, the ‘S’ is for super,
and the ‘U’ is for unique
The ‘P’ is for perfection
and you know that we are freaks :hsugh
The ‘E’ is for exotic,
and the ‘R’ is for raps
So tell those nosy people just to stay the hell back.

Ahhh….Finals

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

I’m done with 2 of my 3. All I can say is that the length of my CS Final was quite outrageous :surprised. I don’t know my grade yet, but I’m sure I’ll need to take the option oral exam which my Professor so kindly offered us.

BTW I just found out I have 2 gigs of space webspace instead of 200mb. My incompetent host failed to update my account for the past several months.


Flickr Photo Gallery

Technical Difficulties

Monday, March 7th, 2005

I dunno what can I say. It’s been hectic…..on all fronts. I wish I could articulate it all right now but I question my own true intentions when doing that. You’ll probably see my pre-wrtten back-entries popping up soon. Anyways it’s deadweek and I’m supposed to be studying for finals so peace.

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Loungin’

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005

I swear I have like 5 entries I’ve written but haven’t posted it. I guess I’ve just been stressed with school and busy with activities to release them without context. So since the last entry I’ve had been furiously working on an a CS assignment dealing with the antiquated language of SML . In the end we were only able to solve 3 out of 4 problems :dunno

So last friday I went to a friends cocktail party. The invitation said dress “formal” of course I went in a suit and tie. it happened was a bad idea in the sense of utility. Fortunately I got to tie up some loose ends with the chick I’ve been astranged with. Alcohol is always the crutch for normally timid girls. Anyways the nucleus of the night was the open bar which I took great advantage of. Yadda yadda yadda, I’m at my 27 year old female next neighbors house at 6 am. “Pretty extreme” as my friend Nasim coined…

Then just one of my friends from out of town came by unexpectedly with his friends. So that meant teh day consisted of playing Street Fighter Alpha 3 and making beats. I ended up selling my first beat to them. Interesting. Here’s a link to a crazy freestyle session we had.