1. Deserted by an owner or keeper; abandoned. 2. Run-down; dilapidated 3. A homeless or jobless person; a vagrant.
Two weeks before I left Blizzard, I was taking a walk during lunch, and I hear a man yell, "GET A JOB, ya VAGRANT!" That man was Shawn Carnes, yelling from his car window. He had no idea I was thinking of leaving, and he made me laugh pretty good. :D
I need to make sure I don't have an ego just because I worked at Blizzard. If there's a tradeoff between having an ego and being a good programmer, I need to be the good programmer. I need to be open to learning from everyone.
Things would cost so much less if everyone was honest. You wouldn't need to have cashiers at the grocery store if everyone would just pay for what they grabbed. Those cashiers wouldn't need to be paid, and so if there was enough competition, the price of food would be lower. It's amazing how much expense we waste because we can't trust others.
My credit card company was begging me to take $19,000 at 0% interest for 8 months, so I obliged and put it in an HSBC online savings account that yields 5.o5%. That's $80 a month, and nearly risk free. If you do this, make sure to make the minimum credit card payment every month, otherwise they'll jack up the rates on you, and make sure the initial fee is reasonable. And I wouldn't advise investing this money in the stock market. ;-)
How do I know that whenever Windows tells me that it has downloaded important updates and needs to install them that my computer hasn't been hacked and it's just installing a big fat virus? Oh well, it's worked so far.