Why buy new?

As i’m now into the first real number-crunching course (statistics) of my studies i had to get hold of a calculator. Now, of course you can’t just take your old, simple and cheap everyday machine when you’re about to crunch some serious statistical problem. And the calculator has to be one that you can have on the exam later on as well, which means that it can’t be too advanced either.

So after some quick google’ing and searching i found this gem!

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It’s a HP 10B all the way from 1987! It came with a well used users manual and an even more well used leather sleeve. Needless to say the batteries were dead but after putting new ones in it started up fine. Got it to a very affordable price on eBay, from a guy in the U.S.

Why do something the plain way when you can do it in style, right? 😉

The 6am special

Decided to get up in the break of dawn and crack the books one last time before heading off to the exam today (it actually isn’t until 1:30pm but anyway). I’ll get a few days of rest after the exam which makes it abit easier to get up at this unholy hour..

Got to brew some of that sweet sweet coffee here now (or black gold like i want to call it). Have a good one peeps!

Things are shaping up…

Sitting here with my text book in organization and leadership alongside a warm cup of coffee. My second exam is coming up on Monday afternoon so i decided to more or less lock myself inside my apartment all weekend for a last exposure to the course material.

From the debates around Frederick Winslow Taylor’s Scientific Management via the Human Relations school of management to modern leadership, the subject itself is quite interesting. I really like the historical emphasis as an explanation to where we are today regarding management and organization…with the risk of it sounding like a cliché it is important to know where we come from in order to understand why things are the way they are in today’s day and age.

In other news my new project group had our presentation this Thursday. Man that felt good…presentation and public speaking has previously not been my favourite subject, but always something that i wanted to get better at and in the future really be able to control. I’m getting there, slowly but surely. Practice in this case does breed success!

Lastly i hope everyone had a great Halloween and got at least ”one good scare” 😉

Take care and have a nice weekend people!

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