strike it rich

November 25, 2002 under Computers, Hockey, Life, Programming, Sports

This weekend, I managed to turn a measly toonie into $33.80 🙂 For the first Saturday this NHL season, I came out a winner with Proline. Take a look at my winning picks.

My luck’s been good, lately, which is unsettling I suppose. I finished up some nutty projects at work. One of them was developing reports for Business Vision, our accounting database, with Crystal Reports. It was crazy. Business Vision has to be one of the most poorly designed databases I’ve ever worked with. Its tables are barely normalized, at best. Due to this, I was never able to use any of Crystal Reports‘ built-in routines because they depend on good database design. All of those functions in our reports are Chris Bellini originals 🙂 The other project involved developing web-based tests for our trainers. Grading of the tests is accomplished via a wicked Perl script o’ mine. The trainers’ keep the scores in Excel spreadsheets. They had some weird requests that would take some time to explain, but in the end, my 1337 Visual Basic skills made it possible to generate graphs and data on the fly to drop into Word documents 😉

It must be the weather. The heat is a drag, but this snowy weather leaves me feelin’ fine 😀

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it's canada, get used to it

November 18, 2002 under Life

Woohooo…grrrrr. We got a little bit of snow this weekend; perhaps 10 centimeters on the ground. It’s not too chilly and everything but the streets are snow-covered. Nice 🙂 But then I remember that I’m in southern Ontario now, and people have no clue how to drive in this weather. Today’s morning commute included a 15-minute crawl on Homer Watson Blvd. You take the good, you take the bad…

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hide the beer, strippers and ut

November 11, 2002 under Life

My weekend as a bachelor is over. Dena went to Crystal Falls for the weekend. She had to go to the baptism of her cousin’s baby ’cause she’s the godmother. Here’s a picture of her on her way from Toronto to Milwaukee. Ok so it’s not of her exactly, but rather an instance of the geographic location of the plane, courtesy of Trip.com‘s flight-tracking feature.

So what did I do this weekend? I read, did some research on the ACM‘s site (yes, I’m a member), listened to the new Sigur Rós album, watched hockey, watched football and played UT2K3…lots ‘n’ lots of UT2K3. I figured that I should. I mean, I’ve had the game since the day that it was released and I’ve barely played it. Coding with Crystal Reports for Business Vision (accounting software with a poorly-designed database) all day at work sucks the life out of me in way so that I don’t get near my computer at home. But I’m slowly getting back into the grove of 0wn4ge 🙂 Check out my 45 ping on a TDM server!

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snow

November 1, 2002 under Life

It’s snowing!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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