Graduated! Now what?

Well for those of you who have found your way to my new blog location, (due to some circumstantial issues the old location has been terminated) welcome. I have finally graduated from college with my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with an emphasis in Computer Engineering. I have primarily used my free time to spend time with my wonderful little family. It makes me happy to have more time to spend with them.

So lately I’ve been trying to figure out what is next on my journey of life. I have a pretty good job that lets me provide for my family which is really great! The question is whether or not I’m progressing anywhere or if I’m doing the right things. I have all this knowledge and I seem to be wating around for life to show me what is next. I think I should really sit down and plan for my next move so-to-speak.

In the meantime it has been, and I’m sure will continue to be great to spend time with my family in the hours when I’m not working to provide for them. This has thus far been the greatest hours of my days, and hopefully some day I wil l find a way to spend more of my day with them, but until then I’ll continue to work on the software projects I have at work.

Long Time…No Post

Update from the trixtur front:

School started up again so I’m back to work ing on Saturdays. My older brother and his wife are moving to Autrailia…sounds awesome. My wife has been feeling kind of sick today so kr0w has graciously accepted to watch Caleb.

On the technical side of things I’m planning my Senior Design Project. I tend to keep most of it under wraps until I’ve completed it but I am using this chip and eval board to design it. I’m pretty stoked to be working with one of the new Cortex Chips. The one I’m using has a clock speed of a screeming 50 MHz.

As for school, I’m finishing up this semester with a Microelectronics course which has me quite scared, an Advanced Digital Disign with the HDL Verilog. This is a language designed for creating complex digital circuits. Obviously as stated earlier I’m working on my Senior Design Project, and I’ve also thrown a Software Engineering class in there due to the fact that I needed the credits and that was the only 2000 level course that will still count toward my degree. I know I’m being lazy…

The next four moths are going to be killer due to School, Work, and adjusting to the whole being married stuff. I love it though and would never trade it for the world! Wish me luck…

Provo, Utah openSUSE 11.1 Release Party

It’s that time again, and for those of you that keep an eye on my blog you’ve seen the countdown tag, openSUSE is releasing December 18th and decriptor has graciously put together a place for us to party and do some installing! Thanks to Novell’s Open Source Technology Center for offering us a place to meet.

For more information please visit the launch party site, and make sure to RSVP with decriptor!

Hope to see all of you out there, it should be a lot of fun!

The rumors are true

During this past weekend I made the great decision to ask Sara to marry me. She accepted! So for those of you who have heard rumors of me being engaged they are true. Sara and I have been talking and getting to know each other for a few months now and although we know that neither of us are perfect, we believe that we are perfect for each other. We are SO happy!

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Here are some pictures a know some of you would like to see. I’m sorry the quality isn’t great. It’s hard to take a picture of an engagement ring.

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Hello faithful readers! I must begin by apologizing that I have not posted in quite a long while and give an explanation. First of all I have started a technical blog that will be seperate from this blog so that those interested in technical things can just read that, and those interested in my life won’t be bothered by tedious technical posts. That blog can be found here.

The next reason for my absence from my blog has been my beautiful, smart, and talented girlfriend Sara. She is amazing and challenges me in many new ways. I love being around her and spend a lot of time concentrating on her. Some other less important aspects of my life are bound to suffer slightly.

This is a picture of Sara and me on our first date.
This is a picture of Sara and me on our first date.

Mozy supporting Utah and You

A question that I get asked a lot when I go to fix someones computer is: “Whats the best way to back up my data.” This usually isn’t a question that is asked when everything is working fine, but when something breaks one begins to worry about data loss. No one wants to lose their work!

Mozy is a Utah based company that has a great solution to that problem. They offer accounts for free for under 2 GB of data. If you need more it’s a small $4.95 per month for UNLIMITED amount of space. Maybe this sounds like a comercial, but it seriously will save you a huge head ache if anything ever happens to your machine…and things usually do happen to machines.

Why else would you want to be a customer of Mozy? They give back to the community. This summer Mozy was one of the main sponsors for the Utah Open Source Conference. I love everything Open Source so the fact that Mozy would chip in makes them an awesome choice in my book.

In short, get some assurity, Get Mozy!