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I Love Solving Problems

Monday, September 30th, 2002 · 3 Comments

I love solving problems. That’s a big part of why I love technology so much. I just solved a challenging PHP/MySQL problem that I’ve been working on since last week. Now I have a truly functional (yet quite simple) CMS for my Web site — with good database design. There’s a main table for content and referenced table that contains the content categories. And I finally got the forms that manage the content to work splendidly. Next it’s time to create content and apply new design!

This morning on NPR I heard a story about West Coast ports, including Oakland’s, being shut down and locking out dock workers. This is crazy. West Coast ports from San Diego to Seattle are all shut down. Collectively, they brought in $300 billion in goods last year. It’s estimated to impact the national economy at a rate of $1 billion per day that the ports do not operate. I got to thinking about unions, how much influence they can have, and how inter-connected everything is. The ports being shut down affects not just the dock workers. Next, it affects the truck drivers who are paid by the load and cannot pick up their shipments from the cargo ships. Then it affects manufacturers and suppliers who build consumer goods and supply our stores. It’s surely impacting some of Autodesk’s customers in the manufacturing industry. So it could even impact me. If Autodesk’s customers don’t do well, Autodesk doesn’t do well. Then our stock price might be impacted and everyone’s job is at risk.

OK, enough of that, but you get the idea. The world and its daily operations are more connected than anyone realizes.

Tags: technology

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 fatima // Feb 18, 2003 at 7:01 am

    hii,i like thi guy called mohammed,he’s my cuzin,but the only problem that i’m facing is that he loves his girlfriend so much and there is no other gurl but ther in his heart,i’m trying to be his best friend by making him open up to me,since he and his girlfriend kind of broke up,what he says is that when they see eachother everything between them will be settled and ok,but he’s waiting for the right time,i was chatting with him online and i was trying to get closer to him,he was talkin about her,all i did was cry,imagine talkin to the guy u like and him talkin about how much he loves his girlfriend,i feel hurt,he doesnt have a clue i like him,i was crying and i’m sill crying,help.i dont think i’ll get him for me and there wont be a place for me in his heart.

  • 2 Peter A_nderson Sr. // Feb 18, 2003 at 11:47 am

    Dear Indigu:

    I think I may have found your soulmate. Her name is Fatima, and ….

  • 3 Shirin // Jul 9, 2004 at 4:56 pm

    Okay, first of all, that’s really sick– stop thinking about your cousin like that!
    Also, you need to get over him because he’s obviously not interested.