YouTube made a mistake

Posted by on May 9, 2010 in life, news, thoughts, updates | 0 comments

As I’m sure you can guess, YouTube decided not to hire me.  While it does make the moving away decision much easier (and everyone that wants us to stay here much happier), I still think that YouTube made a mistake on me.

I found out Monday April 26th, and the following morning I wrote out a 1200+ word post explaining why I thought I was a good fit (yeah, I definitely didn’t post that).  While that might have made me feel a bit better, I’m sure that I’m the only person it would have helped.

Having had quite a bit of time to think about it, I still think that I would have fit well.  I have been a web developer for almost a decade (their main interface is a website), I know programming in Adobe Flash really well (hello?), and I’m all about Python (the language their backend is written in).  My only thought is that the interview process doesn’t do me justice.

Oh well, maybe I’m meant to stay in Lansing…

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it’s coming down

Posted by on Nov 4, 2009 in life, updates | 0 comments

I’m lucky that I even have time to post this, because I’m swimming in a sea of work where the bottom is several feet out of reach.

From work deadlines to school deadlines and even further to job hunting,  I just plain have a lot of stuff I have to get done in a short amount of time.  I’m not gonna lie, I’m kinda freakin’ out.

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extremely close

Posted by on Oct 25, 2009 in life | 0 comments

There are now officially 7 weeks left of classes until I have completed my bachelors degree.

I can’t help but wish that it would go faster…

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double duties

Posted by on Sep 17, 2009 in life, work | 0 comments

Heh, I said duty…

So, working and going to school is a lot of work.  It doesn’t help that my class load has turned out to be a little on the heavier side, but at least I’m working on some cool stuff.

I wish I had more time for friends.

Maybe someday…

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a tale of two books + a near miss

Posted by on Jan 29, 2009 in life, updates | 0 comments

I have been selling my books on amazon for a week or so now, and it’s kinda nice getting back *most* of what I paid for the books I’m not going to use again….

The real story begins last week when I sent out two books that were ordered at nearly the same time. I had to go to Meijer first to get some bubble envelopes to send the books in. Before I left I laid out the two books on the table. I printed out the packing slips and put them in the front cover. As soon as I got back from the store I put the books in the envelopes and sealed them up, making sure I knew which was which and that everything was in it’s place. Then I went over to my trusty computer machine and printed up some shipping “labels” to tape on the envelopes. Next step: to the post office. The package shipped out without any problems and I quickly went back to business as usual. Here’s the really fun part: apparently I shipped the books to the wrong people! I got an email a few days later saying “Ummmm, I got a book, but not my book. What now?” (quoting paraphrased to protect the innocent). So now I’m waiting for both books to come back “Return to Sender” before I can ship out the book to the one guy who did not cancel his order. Neat.

Now for the “+ a near miss” part (I sure am liking the double quotes today). I sold another two books since then, one going out on Monday (props to the wife for taking care of that for me), and the other one going out today. The only interesting part of this story is that on my bike ride back from the campus “post office”, I was at an intersection with a “don’t cross” pedestrian signal. I looked up at the traffic signal since the cars were stopped and noticed that the light was red. I proceeded to cross. I guess the guy in the far lane just didn’t realize that I was making a break for it because I swear there was a mere inches (6-12 maybe?) between the front of his car and the back tire of my bike. Whew.

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to those that do not know

Posted by on Jan 27, 2009 in life, thoughts | 0 comments

My sister wrote a great post on Sunday that helps to begin the explanation of why I am the way I am (and she is the way she is). We both have the tendency of communicating our negative thoughts and feelings. It’s not that we don’t have positive thoughts or feelings. It’s actually the opposite; we have mostly positive thoughts/feelings. The issue is that our ingrained way of dealing with those negative thoughts/feelings is by verbally expressing them.

So to anyone that thinks of my sister and/or I as negative people, we’re sorry that it seems that way.

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