Wednesday, October 19, 2005
- Napster-to-go: By using the ‘recommendations’ feature I was able to find the band Club8, who I’ve grown to love.
- Positive Surprises: I thought I was dinged on two of six interview requests for Hell Week interviews and then today when I logged in to choose my interview slots I found out that I got one of them. Fifteen minutes later I got an e-mail from the other firm offering an interview as well.
- PTI on my DVR: Or Pardon the Interruption, to those who aren’t in the know. This ESPN show is my new favorite half-hour on TV, and with my DVR I don’t have to worry about missing it.
- Spreadsheet Kudos: Yesterday in IFM I whipped up a spreadsheet for my Dynamic Markets class that turned out to be really cool. The professors were impressed, they said I was the only one this year or last to make it work (mad props to my neighbor in IFM, he planted the seed). Too bad I wasn’t able to capitalize on my excel skills to actually trade well in class.
- Helpful Classmates: Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be taking advantage of the generosity of my classmates to practice case interviews.
Things that I think suck:
- PCP’s: As in Primary Care Physician. My PCP at the HBS health center misdiagnosed a minor condition that I had been suffering from and actually recommended a treatment that was making it worse! Lucky for me, I had an open referral from last year to a specialist. I finally got in to see him today and he immediately made the correct diagnosis and put me on the right meds.
- Half Courses that are really Full Courses: My half-course professor admitted to us that she only took out one exercise that was in the full course. No wonder I’ve been so d@mn busy.
- My Creative Zen Micro: If it weren’t for Napster I would just sell this thing on ebay and buy a Nano. The battery life is awful, connectivity with Napster is an issue, and lately it has been stopping in the middle of random for no reason. A minor annoyance, except that it starts repeating the same songs after you push play again.