I was tagged by Mickey a couple of weeks ago and just now am getting around to catching up...
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Five things you don't know about me:
- I was born in Reno Nevada but don't like to gamble. Not even poker or blackjack with friends. That might have to do with my relative ineptitude with gambling. Or maybe my ineptitude is due with a lack of interest. So no... don't ask me to poker at Tech Ed or other events.
- For the first 6 years of my professional career I worked for the same company... Under four different names and three different locations. The cause was a series of corporate buy-outs and spin-offs and included one transfer from Bellevue Washington to Daytona Beach Florida... Kitty corner across the nation and I had never even been to Florida when I accepted the transfer.
- I was one of the first 5 people to graduate with a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington. I first joined U.W. in the Electrical Engineering department and they founded CompE under EE. Since my passion was digital and not power or other electrical, I transferred. I didn't choose computer science because I started to program in sixth grade (can you say 8-bit CPU) and believed that any moron could program; I wanted to understand the physics of how computers worked. Although I still believe that nearly anyone can program, I know realize that not everyone can program well.
- I once owned a condominium within walking distance of the Microsoft campus in Redmond. Granted, it was a fair walk, probably 1-2 miles, but still walking distance. Heck, by today's standards I probably lived closer to the edge of the campus than the distance across the campus. I sold it roughly 15 years ago. If only I had held onto it, it might actually be worth something today.
- I'm not of the McKinstry bloodline. Or rather, there is a break in the bloodline. My father and his sister and brother were all adopted. So from my father's side I can only trace my bloodline back as far as him. That said, in my perspective nurture a big part in human development. Although my father, aunt and uncle are all very different, they are also all very much alike in all the best ways. Still it is a little unfortunate that I don't have any of the genetics from my 90+ year old grandmother.
I promise to get back to more real blogging soon. In the mean time, my turn to tag. I did a quick glance at many of the usual subjects but found that my delinquency cost me. Here are some friends that don't seems to have been tagged yet...