On Humanity

Professor Randy Pausch — Last Lecture

If you are hit­ting a “brick wall” in Life, here’s some points that can help you break­through.

Carnegie Mel­lon Pro­fes­sor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 — July 25, 2008) gave his last lec­ture at the uni­ver­si­ty Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McCono­my Audi­to­ri­um. In his mov­ing pre­sen­ta­tion, “Real­ly Achiev­ing Your Child­hood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to stu­dents on how to achieve their own career and per­son­al goals. For more, vis­it www.cmu.edu/randyslecture.

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Here’s the ABC Spe­cial that Diane Sawyer did on Prof. Randy Pausch’s sto­ry:


Earl the Super Hawaiian

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Awe­some. I was watch­ing Wipe­out and I Sur­vived a Japan­ese Game Show last night when the Super Hawai­ian — Round Table Piz­za Ad came. To my sur­prise, it’s freakin’ the homie Earl from UC Irvine haha.

I was try­ing to con­firm to see if its real­ly him and luck­i­ly found the video above at Youtube. Seems like he got in 2 out of the 5 new ads. Con­grats Earl and GJ!

Yourself in Third-Person

Have you ever been in a sce­nario where you were asked to describe your­self? I think in one occa­sion or anoth­er we’ve all been. Recent­ly, I was asked to do this on a web-form. Mind you, it’s hard for me to do that as I have a hard time talk­ing about myself. I guess I’m more of a less-talk-more-action type (cor­rect me if I’m wrong of course).

Any­ways, back to the web-form ordeal. I was asked to describe my “Cre­ative Work”. I replied with the fol­low­ing:

Self-thought web/designer com­ing from a Com­put­er Engi­neer­ing back­ground who recent­ly dis­cov­ered pho­tog­ra­phy and want­i­ng to fur­ther enhance insights and cre­ativ­i­ty by meld­ing both Tech­nol­o­gy and Art/Design.

Did I tend to what was asked of me? I think so, but in a gen­er­al sense of things.

From my mind to yours… Some­times it helps to be “me, myself, and I.”

When Will I Get My Economic Stimulus Payment?

We’ve all been asking/telling our­selves: “damn, I can use some extra cash right about now.” Well, your prayers and requests have been answered as the Gov­ern­ment will soon be send­ing some dough your way:

A. The Trea­sury Depart­ment will make pay­ments start­ing in ear­ly May. Ear­ly fil­ers, espe­cial­ly those who choose direct deposit, will get their pay­ments first.

If the IRS fin­ish­es pro­cess­ing your return by April 15, you will most like­ly get your pay­ment based on this sched­ule. If you choose direct deposit, this means your pay­ment will arrive on May 2, May 9 or May 16. If you do not choose direct deposit, checks will be mailed between mid-May and mid-July. For this ini­tial batch of stim­u­lus pay­ments, the pay­ment date will be based on the last two dig­its of your Social Secu­ri­ty Num­ber. [Updat­ed 3/19/08]

But be smart about with what you do with it—or, just save it. To give you some more info on what this whole ordeal is about, you may check out the fol­low­ing: