Seven Things

February 16, 2009 at 12:28 AM | Uncategorized | View Comments

Seven Things You Probably Didn't Know About Me

Well, Andrew has finally convinced me to start using Twitter, so I guess the next logical step is to get on with being part on an Internet Meme!

So, seven things you may or may not know about me:

  1. I have a habit of zero-indexing my lists (although it's not my über-programmer brain coming out... Mostly I do it to annoy the unenlightened)
  2. I have been typing Dvorak for almost two years now (although I have yet to be convinced that it is *really* as fast as the stacked studies make it out to be... Maybe I'll give Colemak a try and REALLY confuse people!)
  3. I love helicopters (I got a mini remote controlled one for Christmas and I play with it almost every day)
  4. My oldest memory involving a computer is watching my dad make DOS count to 100 -- it was amazing (my second oldest memory involves playing a game where I had to help Daffy Duck organize a party for Mickey...)
  5. I first learned to program using QBASIC an old 386 sitting below a table in my grade six classroom (pretty soon I'd "fixed" the included snake game to give you 9999 lives) (actually, this was also my first experience with software privacy: I asked my teacher for a floppy disk so I could bring the game home, but she wouldn't give me one... It wasn't until recently that I figured out why)
  6. I love meat, but I prefer to cook veggies (maybe they are harder to get wrong?)
  7. I took gymnastics for almost a year when I was 14 or 15 (but I stopped when I realized that everyone else was in it for the competitions -- I couldn't care less about them)

And, hhmm... Friends with blogs...