Time Does Not Equal Money

Time Does Not Equal Money

You know those posts that have a title that is designed to be misleading, but it is technically true. Yeah, this is going to be one of those posts. I do believe that time and money are directly correlated, but I do not believe that this equation time(sec) = money($) is correct. I think the equation really looks like this x*time(s) = money($). Where x is a variable that changes in each situation. At different points in my life I have had more time than money, and others I have had more money than time. So x can grow larger and smaller depending on the situation.

ALL Font Tester Updated

ALL Font Tester Updated

I made the original All Font Tester to be able to see what a given phrase would look like with every font installed on a computer. Javascript has not ability to get the list of fonts on a computer. So I originally wrote the original program using Java to get the font list, and then pass the list to javascript to do the rest of the work. Unfortunately java has been hit with a lot of exploits recently. So it seems like browsers and Operating Systems have been really limiting the execution of Java. So I have had to change my script to run off of Flash. I used FlashDevelop, to write a very simple script to get the fonts, and then pass them to javascript. Luckily most of the code stayed the same, and it works much better now. Most browsers will now run the script by default instead of giving the Java warning. To try it out go here

A Computer Science Theory Class Was Actually Useful At My Job

A Computer Science Theory Class Was Actually Useful At My Job

I got a Computer Science & Engineering degree a few years ago. Most of the things I learned in school I have never used in any job. I never need to draw a finite state machine, or know how the path a hard drive takes to get at non-continuous data, or understand the caching mechanism of the L1 cache is, or Von Neumann architecture. Most of the skills I have needed in my job, I have learned on my own, or I have learned because the problem came up at work, and I had to learn the skill extremely fast. However, this week, I ran into a problem that would take me a long time to figure out the problem if I had not had my computer theory classes.

An employee was trying to get a sum total of several record together to equal 0, but even though the math was right it was coming up with 7.13249493E-14. This looks like a big number, but it is really just the computer’s way of writing in scientific notation  7.13249493 x 10-14, which is really 0.0000000000000713249493. This is a very small number, when I saw this I knew what it was.

What is the difference between cat5, cat5e, and cat6

What is the difference between cat5, cat5e, and cat6

I always get confused about the exact specification of these cables, so here is a detailed overview of them. I have had more involvement with this, because we are putting a new phone system at work, and we have different standard cables going through the office.

Body Language – Face and Eyes

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Photo by Orangeacid

The second component to body language is the face, and eyes. It is important when doing a presentation and even when talking to people to have correct body language. This post will help people feel more engaged when you are talking, and feel like you are listening when they are talking. This will help you lead more effectively, and to have better conversations with people.