Well, at least I have one fan out there in the blogosphere! Apparently Ron Britton, in-between battling religious extremism with his mighty keyboard, has decided to meme-slap me and my lowly mostly-tech blog. Cool. I've never felt so included in the blogosphere before. So, without further ado, I now present you with the rules of this particular meme, my responses, and the frighteningly chain-letter-like conclusion of my slapping others. :-)
- Link to the person who tagged you.
- Post the rules.
- Write six random things about yourself.
- Tag six people.
- Inform the tagees and the person who tagged you.
Six Random Things About Me:
I am a college drop-out. Yes, kids, you too can grow up to be an aspiring musician in a tech career, and no degree is required! Well, that's not entirely true. I have an Associate of Arts degree -- I just never finished college. I do hold a few certifications, and in my position as a systems/network administrator/engineer (whatever my position title of the day is), that seems to make up for it. Now, I don't encourage anybody to not finish college (especially in this age of the Bush Economy Legacy), but at least for those of us that grew up in the care-free days of the tech bubble, no degree is required!
I am a HUGE anime fan (Sorry, Ron, Japanimation just sounds funny to me). I've always dug animated features. Of course, all kids do. But when Disney's stories didn't appeal to me anymore, I found out that Japan makes animated movies and shows for all age groups, even *gasp* adults! Currently, my favorite anime evah (movie or series) is Eureka Seven. It just so happens I'm trying to find other interested artists to work on a fan-made OVA in the E7 universe. So far, the interest has been sparse. Maybe this post will help?
I am child-free by choice. ZOMG who will take care of me when I'm old?! Well, I'm trying my hardest to train my flock of parrots to spoon feed me, but so far, it hasn't worked. They do try to share their pellets, which is sweet, but it doesn't taste too good. So I must hate kids, right? No. Well, not too much anyway. ;-) I just don't want my own. My wife and I are happy with our flock of birds.
I was present at one of Bo Diddley's final recording sessions. He was recording a song with his daughter and her band that was basically a pro-Iraq War song back when America was in the "let's bomb stuff to feel better" mode after 9/11. Well... Bo knows a lot of things, but I'm afraid he was wrong about Iraq. Aside from the content of that song, he was an amazing person with a lot of words of wisdom. And his guitars... My god, his guitars were so freaking awesome! Built-in drumb machines, effects processors, etc. Bo was quite an amazing dude. His family was super cool too. So what the heck was I doing there?? My buddy owns a recording studio near where Bo was living in his semi-retirement and it happens to be a top-notch studio. I was there to take photographs to record the event for my buddy. And, well, because it gave me an excuse to sit in on a session with a (then) living legend. I will never forget that day! Like many, he died too soon.
I'm a Microsoft fan-boy, evangelist, and apologist. I'm still waiting for Bill to send me a free XBox 360 or something. Windows 7 is going to rock my world!
I am incredibly lucky and privileged to have found two soulmates to share my life with. My first passed away when she was 26 and left a huge hole in my heart. Luckily, E-Harmony helped me find my second a few years later. Now, we are one big happy flock.
So... Now who do I pass this meme onto? I'm just an insignificant little tech blogger in the great big wide world of bloggers. Well, I'll give it a shot. I don't really expect any of them to do it. :-)
- Mark Russinovich
- The Watcher (because maybe if Ron and I both slap him, he'll come back to blogging)
- Sadly, No!
- John J. McKay