Thursday, April 13, 2006

Yeah, I'm a nerd

I am nerdier than 97% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Well, I did it at work, in response to reading Sean's post. I wasn't gonna bother putting it on my blog, but after seeing it so much on MXNA, well...

So the ridiculous part is, I tried to answer the all the questions the same, and jumped from 95 to 97. See, it's like it knew I was going to post it after succumbing to peer pressure, and gave me 2 more points!

Monday, April 10, 2006

ModelGlue 1.1 released, 2.0 coming soon!

Congratulations to Joe Rinehart on the release of Model-Glue 1.1! Joe's been dropping bits of information about the upcoming release for a while now, and I know he's been working really hard, so I'm really happy for him getting this release out. Of course, I have a bit of a vested interest in MG 1.1, because it brings official support for ColdSpring, along with a few other bug fixes.

Along with the news on the 1.1 release, Joe also has declared the end of life for MG 1.x development, because Model-Glue 2.0 is coming, and from what I've heard in dark alleys and late night IMs, 2.0 will be a very exciting release! Funny, at cfObjective, during the frameworks round table (or open source comedy hour) the question came up wether the development of Model-Glue was still active, as Model-Glue seemed to be under represented. Since Joe had been forced to miss the conference due to the fact that he had bought a new house and was a little busy moving, I became the official spokesperson for Model-Glue. I assured everyone that development has been very active, and now you can see why!

It's a really exciting time right now, and not just for Model-Glue. Mach-II 1.1.0 was released recently, Fusebox 5 is in development, ColdSpring is moving closer to 1.0 daily (really!), Reactor 1.0 is almost out, Transfer, Tartan, cfcUnit, you get the point. These are great times for cf developers! Congratulations again to Joe!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

40 things about myself…

Last night my wife got this meme from a friend in Brooklyn. I thought it was a pretty cool way to know some things about your friends that you may not know. So today I hit up Sean’s blog and what do you know? He’s posted it there! So here goes my entry:

Four jobs I have had in my life:
  1. Retail Expert - One of a thousand monkeys
  2. Sealworks - Senior Software Developer
  3. Urban Folk Art - After college I was a struggling artist in NYC for a while, UFA was an art collective and t-shirt company my fiends and I started
  4. Krabloonik - Shoveling dog poop, really. Worked for a summer taking care of sled dogs, and yeah they pulled sleds.
Four movies I watch over and over:
  1. Blade Runner - Probably my all time favorite movie. I've seen it thousands of times
  2. Das Boot
  3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  4. 2,000 Maniacs - Although I haven't seen it in a long time, my friends and I used to watch it religiously
Four places I have lived:
  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. Brooklyn, NY
  3. Providence, RI
  4. Snowmass Village, CO
Four TV shows I love to watch:

OK, so this is tough. I really love tv, but I absolutely hate almost everything on tv right now. I for years believed that tv was a super important artistic device, one that MUST be monitored, at all times. Unfortunately, reality tv has completely destroyed it. So, my 2 cents aside, here's a few:
  1. Simpsons - What's wrong with me! I forgot to put the Simpsons!!!!
  2. Cheers - Man, I watched that show every day for years, and I still catch it time to time. I've had dreams I was hanging out in that bar!
  3. Coupling - Not on anymore, but still, funny as hell.
  4. How it's made - I don't know, it's fun to watch with a 5 year old
  5. C.S.I (I also watched Law & Order for years)
* Side note, I watched every variant of Star Trek...

Four places I have been on vacation:
  1. Czech Republic (Prague and all over Moravia)
  2. Salzburg, Austria (Vienna as well)
  3. Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
  4. San Fransico, CA
Four websites I visit daily:
  1. An Architect's View
  3. MXNA - Shortcut to everywhere else I suppose
  4. - I'm all over flex right now
Four of my favorite foods:
  1. Pork Chops
  2. Cheese, all cheese
  3. Svickova Na Smetane - Czech goodness
  4. Almost everything my mother in law cooks
Four foods I dislike:

Four? Man, I really like almost all food, but wait, there is..
  1. Beets - AHHHHHHH, run!
  2. Tuna fish salad
  3. Chicken salad
I like tuna, I like chicken, I guess I don't like mayonnaise!

Four places I would rather be right now:
  1. Czech Republic
  2. Barcelona (forgot to put that on the vacation list)
Ahh, I can't get four, I like where I live, and my job is doing well right now
Four friends who I have tagged to do this! Like Sean, I will just post this, do what you will!