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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the death of blogs

Posted by on Feb 4, 2010 in technology, thoughts | 1 comment

Kristie and I were talking about this recently, and we are both in agreement.  Blogs, at least in our circle of friends, are going the way of the dinosaurs.  Now, I’m not talking about the blog format in general.  There are plenty of sites using the blog format that are headed in the opposite direction.  I’m talking specifically about personal blogs.

I’m just as guilty as anyone; my last post was almost 3 months ago and it was for a class.

The culprit: micro-blogging.  Twitter and Facebook updates are the new blog.  It makes sense though.  Who wants to spend their time writing out posts when they can just as easily (and more often more easily) make a tiny update.

Just a thought…

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school

Posted by on Feb 19, 2009 in thoughts | 0 comments

Is it weird of me to like school?

It’s not so much school as it is programming, I suppose.  And since my classes have programming projects, how could I not like them?  I’ll tell you how: exams.  If every one of my classes skipped the whole idea of exams and gave regular homework and projects, I would be a happy man.

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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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a little effort

Posted by on Jan 25, 2009 in fun/interesting, life, thoughts, updates | 1 comment

So, I’m putting a little more effort into this posting thing. Mostly because I feel stupid having a blog that I never post to, and partly because I just feel like it.

It was a few weeks ago, but I had a seriously good time in Chicago with sister. I spent way too much on food, but it was all soooo good. It was really great to spend some time with just me and my sister. We actually got to have some good conversation that went below surface level. Nothing really crazy happened while I was there (except I did miss my train back home and had to catch a later one, but there weren’t any incidents with that). We did find a really cool bookstore that had like more bookshelf space than it had walking space (and floor to ceiling books, I didn’t know it was possible till I saw it).

Classes are going well as usual. I’m mostly enjoying them, although they are still in the beginning stages so it’s hard to tell how I’ll feel by the end.

Well, I think that’s it.

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looking forward to

Posted by on Jun 7, 2008 in life, thoughts | 1 comment

It’s time for a good list (feel free to do your own, it feels good), so here are some things I’m looking forward to (and other sentences ending in prepositions):

  • The new building being completed — because I’ve been spending a lot of time there and it’s gonna be sweet
  • The new speakers coming in for the new auditorium — because I’ve done sound for too long with not so good speakers in a room with horrible accoustics
  • My kitchen being finished — because it’s been in process since December, and currently my stove is in the living room
  • Going to NC in July — because Kristie’s parents are fantastic, and I need to relax

Hmmmm…seems like I had more when I was thinking about this post.  Maybe I’ll add some later.  Probably not, though.

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