14 Dec 2005
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Impressive Feat: Laudamus Magnum Opum
The deal with my kid seems to have been delivered as we saw the report card came in yesterday. I was impressed with the result seeing no Bs, Cs or Ds.
I was reminded--again--of the bet I made last time, that I will grant a wish. Looking at the current standings, I owed a large sum of money and a wish.
The money is a bit considerable for the age, though it was earned through high test marks made during the schoolyear.
Coding in C
It seems that the kids are getting interested in C programming. Last time, we worked on getting the VS environment before moving to Unix command line tools. I'm hoping they get hooked on the Unix programming environment which might lead to getting connected to the C programming community later.
We did talk about the concept of self-sustaining models. A model wherein a family sticks together forming an enterprise. The first requirement is basically high grades (very high), followed by an entrepreneurial mindset. The first part seems to be followed, but the second might come later.
Regarding Orthodox-Gnostic Social Order (vis-a-vis)
Got into a chat about social orders comparing the two. That lead to another thread comparing corporate and volunteer based orders. My take on it was orthodox orders normally come out organized with members following a strict regimental setup, usually catering to the masses. On the other hand, Gnostics tend to maintain a low headcount lead by a mystical figure who happens to monopolize everything. [1
The chat about the Gnostic social order got sticky, though. One example thrown in was the Yeshuine order that later got mixed with the Essenes [4
]. That led to another interesting related argument.
Got upset during the finals. I was reminded by many that the team played very well and were happy with the results. Someone said I need to shake it off and be contented we got second place.
Damn it, I hate second place.