Thursday, May 21, 2009

...Work Now!

...and this is where I'm working now. Same organisation, different offices. Harbourview Plaza hosts the RHAA's headquarters.

Finally, some sunlight!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Work Today...

This is where I've been working for almost 6 years now. The basement of the Chaleur Regional Hospital...

(the purpose of this will be made clear by Thursday...)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Spread Your Wings!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Awesome Music Tuesday

Two of favorite music artists had major releases today.

On one side you have my favorite Christian Rock band Decyfer Down that released the sequel album to End of Grey, Crash.

And on the other side, you have the prince of Electro-Rock-Ear-Candy (the king is still Klayton), Blue Stahli (or Bret) released another single of his upcoming album (being produced by Klayton himself), ULTRAnumb.

ULTRAnumb is probably going to be my summer track of choice. Check out Bret's... uh, Blue Stahli's MySpace page for the full song!

This is "Flat"-out Annoying!

A little over a year ago, I got a flat-tire on a Sunday. The tire wasn't sealed properly on the rim. Would you believe the same thing happened again?... in the same timeframe as last year (less than two weeks after getting my tires changed).

One of those déjà-vu you don't want...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Write That Down!

Ahhh, the famous quote from "National Lampoon's Van Wilder". And a life-lesson that I should be applying more often...

As you may know from my other posts, I'm currently going through Volume 2 of the 3DBuzz XNA Xtreme 101 training videos. It is a very theory-video volume. After 11 hours through, I'm noticing that it's going a lot deeper than I expected. To the point where I realized I'm forgetting little details here and there.

Proof of this was the fourth Knowledge Review where we had to validate if a variable was numeric then process it. In other languages, there's a function like isNumeric() you call, then you execute some code if it is. It's a little different in C# with TryParse() where the If statement both validates and casts the number in a numeric data type, which isNumeric() doesn't do. This difference alone confused the heck out of me when trying to do the exercice by myself without any help. It's not much, but when you're used to doing it differently in 4 other languages, it hits ya' pretty hard.

So, I decided to scrub through the last 11 hours and take notes... something I should've been doing from the start!

EDIT: I almost forgot. I received numerous emails about the progress bars from people who didn't know what they meant (what the values were). Now you can mouseover the progress bars and see the percentage.

5 Years Already?

Today I recieved a pin as part of Employee Recognition Week for the five (and more) years I've been working for the regional health authority.

Me and my 5-year pin