The Programming Butler

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Blog posts for 2004

My life is going through change-ez, change-ez

woh… what a month of may! started it out with finals, followed by graduation, and then three weeks of hard work… Finals weren’t bad (one in-room exam and four take homes), graduation was great (pictures to come lata) and work was freakin awesome! continue reading

posted May 31, 2004 by Hoyt

The Natural Unemployment Rate

I was in Money and Banking today and started toying with an idea about the natural rate of unemployment. This rate is targeted by the FED (as well as other agencies) when they make policy. The problem is that no one actually knows what the rate is… Many speculate that it is around 5 or 6 percent, but there is no way to KNOW what it truly is… continue reading

posted March 15, 2004 by Hoyt

First exam

ok, for law and econ my prof has given us the questions that will be on the test. so here they are and here are my responses. please leave comments if you wish, any criticism is very welcome… continue reading

posted March 10, 2004 by Hoyt

My first exam was a paper…

OK, the first exam for my Intro to Politics class was a 6 page paper, that we have to turn in today at 10am… I wrote it over the past 4 days and I’m not sure how I feel about it… It is a lot better today than it was yesturday, but it still seems disjointed… Anyways, if you want to read it just click on See More or on the perma link… continue reading

posted February 25, 2004 by Hoyt

encoding specificity

This is a bit of info from last semester that I forgot to share (I think)… Anyways, Lane was taking psychology at the time and came home one day talking about encoding specificity… An example of encoding specificity deals with recalling information, like taking an exam, and states that recollection works better if the circumstances surrounding the test taker during the exam are the same as when the test taker was studying for the exam… continue reading

posted February 23, 2004 by Hoyt

Did you know your bank is bankrupt?

Does your bank offer loans or mortgages? If it does you could call it a fractional reserve bank. Practically every bank in America is a fractional reserve bank. Currently banks are required by our government to keep 10% of deposits in their vault. The other 90% they can loan out and make a profit on. Technically they are liable for 100% of deposits, i.e. they are supposed to be able to give every depositor what they have deposited, in full… In reality they can usually only cover 20 or 30 percent of deposits. What am I saying here? Banks are bankrupt!!! continue reading

posted February 22, 2004 by Hoyt

The Last (as in final) Semester

It is already several weeks into school and I am just now posting what is going on… This is my last semester, my ninth semester, and I’m excited to be this close to done. continue reading

posted February 17, 2004 by Hoyt

Gigabit, is it worth it?

I’m not quite sure yet but I’ll find out, here are the details… A client had a network with 4 workstations and 1 server connected to a 10/100 Netgear Switch uplinked to a IPCOP box which is then connected to a cable modem for Inet… The server is running as a PDC (primary domain controller) and is running IIS (webserver) to serve pages from their main application, eThomas… It also does some basic Microsoft Windows File Sharing… continue reading

posted February 16, 2004 by Hoyt