Author: Dan Gerbec

October 15, 2012
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Subtitle: ...and other dumb stuff I doBefore classes started, my wife informed me that Louis CK was touring and that, as luck would have it, he was coming to Detroit on Friday, Oct. 12th. At the time, this seemed perfect... my last final should be sometime earlier that day, I thought. We'd be able to make it up to Detroit in plenty of time for a 7:30 PM show. So we bought tickets (Louis CK subverted Ticketmaster and sold tickets to his show directly on his website... awesome business savvy on his part).Fast forward to Day 1 of orientation for the SMF program.
October 02, 2012
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The fall at Ohio State is a special time. School starts in August (at least nowadays it does) and football starts in early September (unless it, too, happens to start in August). Football season is great for Ohio State (see my other posts for more information on that topic), but not just because I love Ohio State football. Football season at Ohio State means a lot of guest speakers come to campus. Maybe I'm attributing too much causation for the abundance of speakers in the fall to football season, but it's why I'd come if I were in their shoes.
September 18, 2012
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Back in March, before I had any idea that I'd be leaving my job to return to school full-time, my wife and I signed up for the Air Force Half-Marathon. On September 15th, my body had to cash a check that my big mouth wrote six months ago. My wife, her mom and sister, 15,000 of our closest friends and I walked or ran or otherwise propelled ourselves (there were a lot of wheel-chair racers and hand-crank racers, which I think is just amazing) for distances of 10K, 13.1 miles, or 26.2 miles.The day started bright and early. Alarm set for 5:15 AM. On the road to my sister-in-law's house by 6:00.
September 07, 2012
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Saturday saw the beginning of the Urban Meyer era at THE Ohio State University. A slow start was followed by several exciting scores (if you're a Buckeye fan, that is). Without looking at the archives of the 2010-2011 season, I can't say with certainty that the Buckeyes scored 56 points in their first 4 games combined last year (they must have, but the fact that I'm not certain should tell you something about my recollection of last year's offensive prowess). All in all, it was an exciting game to watch as a Buckeye fan.
August 31, 2012
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Just a quick blog post before my Thursday 8:30 AM class (BUSFIN 6221: Industry, Risk & Pricing with Prof. Brandl... I'll probably write a post about him at some point... he's a lot of fun in the classroom)...Most of you may not know that I got my BS in Electrical (& Computer) Engineering from tOSU in 2002 (I put the "& Computer" in parentheses because that was a name change implemented AFTER I chose Electrical Engineering as a major... I assure you that I am not qualified to program a computer, build a computer, or fix a computer).