Gawain, The Wizard

Today’s cautionary tale centers around Gawain, a promising up and coming young wizard. In fact, anyone who wondered about how promising Gawain was could simply ask Gawain. Gawain sometimes would go on for hours about how his spells were more efficient than anyone else’s spells ever were. Gawain would boast to no end about the entire spell families that he created. These spell families were so powerful, for the safety of the land he had to keep them very secret. He could not show anyone what he had created, but he could at least tell you about them.

Slowly, Gawain made his way around the land. Anytime he would encounter another wizard he would question them to gauge their talent. Gawain, knew he was strong in his magical knowledge so it was very easy to completely dismiss any new information or viewpoints as wrong regardless of the wizards attempts to prove their accuracy to Gawain. Through months of multiple hour arguments, Gawain ignored the opinions and knowledge of every wizard in the land. Gawain was sure that this had made him the most powerful wizard in the land. For he believed that looking powerful was just as good as having the knowledge and experience to back it up. Gawain was shown the error of his ways by a similarly promising, up and coming dragon one day on his way home from the magic factory where he worked as an apprentice wizard.

Afterward, many other wizards gathered to look at the broken and formerly promising young wizard’s body. None of them felt bad about the events at all. Many of the other wizards proclaimed, “We would not have had a chance if the dragon destroyed a wizard as powerful as Gawain.”

Hello world!

I have had this domain for about 15 years now. In the past I have tried to do the blog thing. I have never been successful at it. I am going to try again. I am going to write a facebook app tie in I think and I am going to link my Personal git hub account. There is not much on there, as most of the stuff I have worked on has been proprietary, but there are a few little things that I mostly never finished, because again I am lazy and irresponsible.  I am also going to try to post things from time to time. I have unique experience and I enjoy writing. That must be why I am almost finished with my PhD. I just love to do things to the point of ridiculousness. Geek Programming stuff will be here.. and other political rantings and rants about why music sucks now.. Just old people suff I guess. Oh, yes I am a Software Engineer and I am using WordPress. I do this for two reasons.

  1. I am freaking lazy and I don’t care. I have written a few very small, simple learning project blogs in Laravel.. and I have to say that Laravel for a framework allows you to do amazing things. I however am not willing to spend the amount of time it would require to do it the right way. I am a doctorial student and I work full time, with a wife and three kids. I am doing this the easy way in hopes that I might actually keep up with it.
  2. The old ass webhost that I got for this domain back in the day does not allow with my package the ability to have shell access in any way that would allow me to install anything other than what they have hookedup through cpanel. I have several other servers on Linode and Amazon that could very easily host anything I want as I have complete control and access to those. See reason one for why I don’t do that.I hope that I actually stick with it this time. I worked on securing this thing in the fastest, and least work intensive way possible..again see reason one for why.Cheers!