so yesterday I noticed that I really couldn’t give my AOL instant messenger screen name to anyone at work for fear of someone pulling a sexual harassment suit on me. granted lasciviousChef isn’t a really horrible combination of words, I felt funny giving it to the people here at work for their buddy lists. the word lascivious is rooted in an erotic sense so you can’t really give that to your boss right? well, unless ya work in a porn shop or something along those lines.
so this morning I was going over some new screen names with devina and you wouldn’t believe how frustrating it is coming up with a decent one! after about an hour of failed attempts, diabolicalRoot was available. I had originally chosen binaryCodeLover, but that just invokes some strange imagery of a computer geek locked up in their room only coming out for bathroom breaks. 😆 at least with diabolicalRoot, it sounds sorta cool. doesn’t it sound like I belong in a comic book fighting spiderman with my evil sidekick spanky? (oh geez, I need help) for those of you who do not know, root is the top level administrative account on UNIX/Linux computer systems. systems administrators are very very protective of that account because you can do alot of damage if you take root. for you australians however, it’s the slang term for intercourse… as to how that was ever derived, I have no clue and I really don’t want to know…
the end meaning of my screen name is a sort of devilish administrator. ever read the BOfH stories?? hilarious! all hilarious. now that admin was completely cruel! feel free to add that screen name to your buddy lists if you so wish. it gets boring here at work sometimes. 😆
Hehe, got this lovely diddy from my friend Lin
HISTORY OF TEACHING MATH 1950-2002
Teaching Math in 1950: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?
Teaching Math in 1960: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?
Teaching Math in 1970: A logger exchanges a set “L” of lumber for a set “M” of money. The cardinality of set “M” is 100. Each element is worth one dollar. Make 100 dots representing the elements of the set “M.” Represent the set “C” as a subset of set “M” and answer the following question. What is the cardinality of the set “P” of profits?
Teaching Math in 1980: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.
Teaching Math in 1990: By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the logger makes $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the forest birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down the trees? There are no wrong answers.
Teaching Math in 2002: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $120. How does Arthur Andersen determine that his profit margin is $600?
i also updated my resume to reflect the newest changes to my new job and stuff. for those of you interested, it will be located in the about dave section later today. I was told once that every six months one should update their resume… for me it’s been a year, though i’d love to see how many people copy my version this time. see, back when I was a manager at the rutgers computer labs, I had to create my resume to apply for jobs in the outside world. so, I took a cool word resume template (the contemporary one) and converted it to html. then I updated it with my own info and most of the people around me “borrowed” it for themselves changing only their name. see, back then, we all did the same thing so it was no big deal copying good experience lines from each other… it just so happened that I had a lot of good stuff, so mine was copied most.
earlier this year, I was hanging out at the rutgers campus with a friend and we happened to see some of the newer consultants using my resume. in some cases, it was word for word! 😆 I then happened to mention this fact and they of course, did not believe me. lo’ and behold we got on a pc, I got the document properties and it was emblazoned with my name in the author section… hehe, see! those property pages are actually good for something!
well, anyway, I was happy to see my resume was helping others land good jobs. of course I would have appreciated some kickbacks ya know. 😆