After we got power, I had a great vacation where I stayed unplugged from the grid (mostly) and reconnected with family and friends. But it’s a new year. I notice that Long Zheng and Brandon LeBlanc both tagged me for their “5 Things you didn’t know about me” meme:
1. I got my first computer ~1984 and after playing the first game, I knew wanted to work at the game developer some day – the game was “Flight Simulator II”.
2. I sold my backup copy of same program to a friend, something I’m not proud of.
3. I was operations manager of a small communcations software company making the first Windows GUI-based BBS. I quit and went back to school after being told the Internet was a fad.
4. I once did a developer keynote in germany with a 103+ degree fever and delirious. At the end of the presentation I reintroduced myself.
5. I ran the only Windows-based mirror site for the Mars Pathfinder project in partnership with NASA’s JPL. And yes, the load was so great, the mirroring software so bad that I spent nights in the server room debugging it. We’ve come a long way.
P.S. – I’ll be at CES Sat-Tues. Ping me if others want to meet up, we may do a small dinner on Saturday.