Numara training in Dallas, pt #4 
Thursday, June 4, 2009, 01:11 PM - School
Yay! last day! Training started as normal wit the exception of me checking out in the morning before i headed over.

We wrapped up and took the assessment test. I passed, yay! I promptly checked to see if i could get an earlier shuttle to the airport, i was able to get one and get to the airport in time to catch the earlier 5:50pm flight.

After the maze around the airport and a shuttle link to a terminal and back i found my gate and was good to go.

I made it home alive, and my wife brought me a pizza when she picked me up. wahoo!

I'm tired...

I helped her burn DVD's for her class video...

zzzzzzzzZZzzz......

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Numara training in Dallas, pt #3 
Thursday, June 4, 2009, 10:05 AM - School
Hello, day #3 has ended. I didn't feel like wandering the mall by myself again today, so i bummed a ride with some of the other guys from training. We hopped in the rental car and headed out to the restaurant area. We picked some Brazilian-Texas place. They had valet parking and people were walking in with suits. Ya, we found out it was 45$ a person for dinner. So we promptly left and went next door to Pei Wei. The food was good.

This is a picture of the huge bowl of soup a couple guys got when they ordred. It was enough soup for 3+ people and a couple guys got them for themselves. We shared one, and the big guy attempted to eat his.


Here are the crab and cheese wontons i got to share with everyone. They were quite good. The sauce wasn't the best. Still good though.


I got some fire chicken or something, it was rather good. The sauce was different than i expecred, but it was a nice change from pizza the other night.


This is the outside of the hotel as i am coming back from dinner, i was on the 5th floor, so i had a view of the tops of some buildings. Couldn't see much really.


Here is the lobby of the hotel in case anyone cares ;)





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Numara training in Dallas, pt #2 
Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 02:25 PM - School
I'm back! I'm in the middle of day 3, so i can now post about day 2.

I woke up to a nice gray cloud. When i walked into the training room it was pouring outside. Good thing i didnt have to leave the building to get to training.



Last night i took an earlier shuttle to the Galeria mall. Still the same mall, this time i tried to find specific store. The Mall directory was horribly out of date. The only two places i wanted to go were not actually there.

I wandered around for a while before deciding to walk to the next complex to the north. I got all excited when i finally found out how to get there. When i rounded the corner to the building i was hoping was a movie theatre, it turn out to be a furniture store. :( On to the next store! Furniture store >:( On to the next! Shoe store.. grrr! One more try! Lakeview teaching store. Wonderful. I turned around and walked back to the mall. On the way back i found a World Market behind yet another furniture store. Inside i found some bacon chocolate.




After my long walk i had pizza for dinner. Sbarro FTW! i saved my stromboli for my lunch the next day.





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Lame BYUI Faculty..... 
Friday, August 22, 2008, 01:40 AM - School
My lame Department Chair, Professor, Instructor, Acquaintance , Person getting paid to do nothing has yet to give me a grade for my senior project.



Granted i am not alone in this matter... another student does not have a grade yet either. He is special though. Because our faculty member messed up the internship, he started it late, so he has to finish before a grade can be given. UNDERSTANDABLE. Whats my deal? I'm not special... well, i am in another way. I'm 1 of 3 students who doesn't have a diploma because of slacking faculty. I am special!

I want to say thanks to all but one member of the CIT department at BYUI. Thanks for being prompt and fair with all my other classes/grades (i could argue about one instance... but i'll let it go). You were all good to me.

**update - My incident was upgraded to President Clark. Yes, that's right, to the top! He is known to get things done. I am happy to hear that someone is doing something.

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Stupid Java and MySQL java.io.CharConversionException... bleh! 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 09:24 PM - School
So i have to do java. (I'm using Ubuntu 7.10)

While attempting to connect to the mysql database i get the java.io.CharConversionException error.

After a few hours of searching i have come up with some solutions.

1.
Add these entries to your /etc/mysql/my.cnf


[mysqld]
default-character-set=utf8

[client]
default-character-set=utf8

2.
If that doesn't work, add useOldUTF8Behavior=true to the connection string. ie:

con = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mysql://localhost/test?useOldUTF8Behavior=true","user", "hey2dude");

Worked wonderfully for me.
Will i ever use this post again? I'm going to say no... :(



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