25 Random Things About Me

  1. I love programming, computer science, data-structures and algorithms.
  2. I type using the Dvorak keyboard layout and my keyboard hasn’t jammed once. In your face QWERTY!
  3. My favorite sport is soccer.
  4. I’ve programmed two Facebook Apps (http://apps.facebook.com/telepictionary/ )
  5. One of my favorite jokes is about putting a moratorium on hiatus.
  6. My nose was once broken playing soccer (8 days before getting married).
  7. I’m married.
  8. I work for a bio-tech startup in San Diego, Stemgent, and have created most of the application logic for the commerce portion of the website (www.stemgent.com).
  9. I read a bunch of blogs, Google tells me: From your 16 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 640 items, starred 18 items, shared 7 items, and emailed 3 items
  10. I have a blog ( http://strd6.com )
  11. I used to be a professional gambler.
  12. I can’t whistle and can barely snap.
  13. I’m fast.
  14. The first programming language I learned was FORTRAN.
  15. I know more about web programming than a sane person would care to admit but still need to know so much more.
  16. I don’t like bananas, but I don’t mind food that contains bananas or even banana chips.
  17. I’ve created a turn based, tactical combat board game.
  18. I’m bi-modal about Magic: The Gathering (trading card game) and JavaScript (programming language).
  19. I’ve programmed a text adventure game based on Edgar Allen Poe’s Cask of Amontillado.
  20. I don’t have cable TV.
  21. I like to pretend I don’t read so as to appear cool.
  22. I like esoteric sketch comedy (Mr. Show, The Ben Stiller Show).
  23. I lead a frugal lifestyle.
  24. I skipped a lot of classes in college to write a play: Hamlet on The Moon (http://strd6.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/hamlet-on-the-moon.pdf) Couldn’t have done it without Graham.
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