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Ragnus and His Imaginary Friends (alleged friends) Below are 10 entries, after skipping 10 most recent ones in the "ragnus" journal:

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March 25th, 2009
03:30 pm

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This coming quarter i'm taking these classes at De Anza Community College:

1. Advanced Java (evenings)
2. Oracle Database (online)
3. Intermediate Problem Solving in C (evenings)
4. Distributed Processing with Java (evenings)
5. Management of Outsourced Projects (seminar that meets for 2 weekends in june)
6. Basketball (mornings)

Last Quarter (ending this week) I took:
1. Project Management
2. Project Planning (click to read my awesome 45-page project plan)
3. Java
4. Circuits Analysis

De Anza is a high prestigious junior college where working professionals from Silicon Vally take classes that enriching their skill sets and advance their careers. The instructors have years of industry experience, both as software engineers and as project/program managers, and executive consulting experience . The cost is only $22 per unit. I highly recommend De Anza College.

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December 27th, 2008
09:49 am

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Enforcement of Ethics in Real Life
A lot of you think that ethics do not matter, that ethics do not get enforced in real life. Let me show you one of many possible counterexamples:

When Michael Vick was accused of killing dogs, he lost his Nike contract long before he was convicted of anything. This is because the court of public opinion swiftly deemed his conducts unethical. Even if Nike didn't want to deal with ethics, they had to consider the verdict of their customers, who didn't want anything to do with this unethical person.

Businesses generally avoid blatantly unethical behavior, even if the businessmen themselves don't believe in ethics. They want to protect their reputation, because bad reputation means bad business, especially if they are dealing with B2C business. Some of you think it's okay to leer at 18-year-old girls. But you would not admit this when your real life reputation is attached to this.

Ethics serves as a supplement to law. What is legal may or may not be ethical. This is because the government have limited resources to deal with unethical behavior. So what is illegal is only a subset of what is unethical.

Why must we enforce good ethics? Because we live in a society that gives us certain protections. Unethical behavior undermines these protections. If we don't condamn posters on this forum leering at underaged girls, one day you might be leering at our own daughters. Ethics, in short, is what keeps a society from falling apart. We as citizens all have the responsibility to enforce good ethics.

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October 8th, 2008
07:29 am

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McCain walks like Dr. Zoiberg.

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October 7th, 2008
03:45 am

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October 3rd, 2008
10:07 am

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Why did Palin wink so much?

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September 20th, 2008
10:28 am

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I actually know two people who worked at Lehman Bros it crashed. I guess that's slightly more prestigious than knowing 2 people who died in Iraq. Only poor people have friends who volunteer for the military. I think only one of the 300+ people from my graduating class in high school actually enrolled in armed forces.

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August 25th, 2008
11:55 pm

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i broke my no-trolling rule for 5 minutes, wrote 3 sentences on San Fransisco, stopped reading the comments like 5 days ago, and they are still coming. 46 comments, only 5 was mine, and some of them were quite effort taking.

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July 21st, 2008
05:18 pm

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cigarettes taste like sunshine!!

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May 30th, 2008
02:37 pm

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Dani: My husband gets out of jail tomorrow
Me: But he just went in!

Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed

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March 23rd, 2008
07:59 pm

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boogie for jesus


this is me, at my church's bible study group.

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