Veritas Vos Liberabit – The Truth shall set you free

August 31, 2006

Kill your television!

Filed under: Personal — Dave Persing @ 1:42 pm

Yesterday, I did something I didn’t think I could do.

I canceled my cable TV. Shocking, isn’t it?

What brought this you ask? The proposal has been with the committee (read: Me) for a very long time, but I’ve not had the moxie to actually do it. I’ve always had an excuse as to why I need to have TV. 24 is on or some other fun-yet-completely-unnecessary show is on. It’s not enough. I shouldn’t let something as trivial as television block me from completing a change or achieving my goals. Period.

Finally, after a conversation with Toby on Tuesday night, I decided to do it.

There are several reasons for doing it:

1. I’ve been wanting to do more reading. Instead of doing something productive when I’m done with work in the evenings, I was heading home and sitting in front of the tube.

2. I’ve been whining about gaining weight. Considering my sedentary lifestyle, this really isn’t a surprise.

3. I’ve been wanting to get out and enjoy God’s green outdoors more often. Sitting at home doesn’t accomplish that.

4. I’ve been wanting to educate myself a little more on the ins and outs of management, marketing, computer programming, etc.

I finally realized that I need to start making changes in my everyday life. Granted, canceling television doesn’t necessarily accomplish this but it’s a step in the right direction! I think it will be easier to accomplish the things that I want to do without stupid TV in the way.

I’m excited!


Hello World!

Filed under: Geek, Personal — Dave Persing @ 11:46 am

This is my first post to a blog. Strange that I’ve been in the tech world for quite a while, but have been so far behind the times!

By way of introduction, my name is Dave Persing. I’m currently employed at a small software company in Bellevue, WA called TeamDirection as a software developer. We’re in the business of providing project management software for the layperson. There are other things we dabble in, but it’s beyond the scope of this post.

I’m the eldest of eight children (yeah, that’s 8 kids). I currently reside on Mercer Island. I have a wonderful girlfriend and awesome friends. Life is good!

Veritas vos liberabit literally means “the Truth shall set you free”. It’s a Latin phrase that I’ve admired ever since I started learning Latin in the sixth grade. And yes, that is a “T” not a “t”.
The blog is going to be about whatever I have to say. Be it geek-related, personal experiences, or anything else that strikes my fancy, it will be here. Mostly, the blog is for a personal record of things accomplished and observed.

Bear with me as I try to find the voice and style of the blog. I’m sure it will take some failures to get things right!

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