6 Aug 2004 mmangino   » (Observer)

nutella: I just noticed you are also in Chicago and I read some of your back diary entries. I have one comment for you: Doesn't everyone hate the kidney? I took a physiology class in college that I almost failed because have of it was renal. My wife is an MD at childrens memorial and I hear her say that several times a year. In fact, I think I have heard every medical person I know say that at least once. Whoever designed the kidney didn't understand the beauty of simplicity. On an unrelated note, if you or anyone else in Chicago wants to grab lunch some day, email me at Michael_J_Mangino@bankone.com

Which brings me to my subject for today. I got a Blackberry last night. I carried one from 2000 to 2002 and didn't mind it. I finally got sick of carrying my palm pilot, pager and cell phone. I now have one device that does everything. I forgot why they call them crackberrys. In fact, with a color screen, a simple API and a builtin phone, this one is great! My number one feature is that it works with not only my corporate email, but my personal email as well. If only it did spam filtering. If you haven't tried one out, I highly recommend it. Be careful, however, since once you use one you will probably have a hard time giving it up.

I haven't done much with Python recently since I've gotten a little busy. I plan on taking a calculus class at DePaul, so I am re-reading an old calculus text. It is amazing how quickly it comes back to you. I've also spent some time getting ready for my first YCTP mentoring meeting. We are discussing networking and resumes. I like to interview, so this should be fun. I'm really excited for this.

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