Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Invisible Walls

I hate running into invisible walls. In my apartment we have a hallway that runs from the livingroom to the bedroom. I have lived here for several months and use that hall regularly. Then for no apparent reason, I can not walk down that hall any more. I can see then floor and the door to the bedroom. And google is no help. Searching for "cannot walk down hallway" returns 273,000 results that don't help me.

finally after spending the day trying to get down that hall, I discovered it was a invisible wall. I know it was not there before because I walked down it yesterday. Now that I know it is a wall I can remove it. Problem solved.

When I find these invisible walls I almost scream. My blood boils.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Opening comments

My reasons for starting this blog is two fold. I want to record some of the programming projects I have worked on in the past. I also want to share my projects and thoughts with potential recruiters. So in a way, this is a type of resume.

Before I start talking about my programming projects, I should share a little bit about myself. I grew up in a small town in Nebraska. One of those small towns that has only one school. A place where everyone knows your name if you play sports.

I had an interest in computers and quickly became the computer guy. They had me running the lab, helping teachers post grades, teaching others programming, and the superintendent pulled me out of class to fix his home computer. I also ran a computer help ad in the local paper.

Then I was off to college. Computer science at the University of Nebraska. I wasn't ready for college when I went, but it was a valuable experience for me. The computer science classes were my favorite, go figure. I was able to work on several personal projects that got me where I am today.

College is also where I met my wife. I now work for a department at the university and live here in Lincoln. We are about to move into a larger apartment because we are expecting our first child in may. That is my next big adventure.

Now you have seen a glimpse of my history. It is just a small snapshots of my life. As I talk about the things I have worked on you will see yet another glimpse of who I am and how I think.