I don’t know if this is the next big blog thing or not but I have been chosen to participate. Through the ether of the blogosphere I have been tagged by D’Arcy Lussier, who was tagged by Matt Ranlett, who was tagged by Brendon Schwartz, who was tagged by Shawn Wildermuth, who didn’t wait to get tagged by Jeff Pulver.
According to the storied history of this process I am supposed to tell you five things about myself that you, gentle reader, probably do not know. Mom, this is the point at which you should stop reading this post.
- I did not use a computer until my first year of university. I started my post-secondary education looking to be a math teacher and only took a computer course because it was required by all science students. I really enjoyed it and started to tak others as electives. When I didn’t get in to teacher’s college I switched majors to computer science. The rest, as they say, is history.
- I’m a horrible two-finger typist. It’s shamefull for someone who’s been in the industry for so long but it’s true. I hope to one day address this issue. I also hope to one day win the lottery without ever buying tickets.
- It takes my a long time to write anything (e.g. email, blog posts, articles, etc.). For example this post will take upwards of an hour. I have been getting better at it and plan to start adding more articles here to continue to improve. Hopefully this will lead to published articles and perhaps a book or two one day.
- I’m a pretty decent golfer when I get a chance to play. Right now I’m about a 16 handicap but I can get that down to 11 or 12 if I play every week. A couple years ago I went to four wedges, (PW, 53, 56 and 60) and that has really helped my short game. I rarely have to take a 1/2 or 3/4 swing anymore.
- From the chair in my home office and can see nine computers, two TVs, two DVD players, two XBOXes, a VCR, and a digital cable box. I would be embarassed to tell you what’s in the other rooms of my home.
There, now you know me like we have been friends forever. You can come by anytime and crash on my couch and I can ask you to lend me some money (please check your email, the request will be arriving shortly).
My last duty, according to the Blog Tag Manifesto, is to tap five more people. I’ll start with newly awarded MVP Chris Dufour. Since I picked Chris I’ll add his partners in crime at the East of Toronto .NET User Group: Jean-Luc David and Kate Gregory. To finish off the list I’ll go with two of my ObjectSharp homies: Barry Gervin and Bruce Johnson.