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The Great UpdatingIf I said that it had been a long time since I updated this I guess that would be an understatement. I suppose that I owe everyone an update considering that it's been almost well over a year since I last posted anything and probably a hell of a lot longer than that since I actually gave any type of life update or anything. I'll try to keep this one brief but I suppose that those people who plan on reading it most likely will not mind a good read.

I suppose the best place to begin would be last year. Last May I graduated college with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics. I didn't really see myself pulling off a double major but somehow things always end up being surprising.

I am still living in Sioux Falls and things have been going pretty well. I am currently employed with a local telecommunications company (Midcontinent Communications, a partner company of ComCast) as a telephony technician. I was hired on right out of school and have worked for them since. While programming dial tone and working on phone switches may not be what I went to school for it is definitely not a bad job and the paychecks prove it. I don't really see myself doing this as a career but thus far it has served as a good starting point to further my career and deepen my pocketbook.

I currently live with my girlfriend and our dog in an upscale apartment on the city's west side and will with any luck be purchasing a house within the next 8-14 months. This whole recession thing has done wonders fro reducing prices of property. =)

Since I have been working full time and no longer have school expenses I have been able to upgrade pretty much everything from my PC to my car. I am pretty pleased about where I am going and continue to look forward to what lies ahead. My constant stress and angst that seemed to dominate my life during college are pretty much gone and I have now been able to focus on living and not having to worry as much.

I was able to replace my car back in November with a 2008 Chevy Malibu. Consequently this completed one of my life goals...which was to own a car during the year in which it was manufactured for. Additionally I was able to purchase it for $5000 below book....which is impressive considering that the book value was about $15,000.

I have also made a mess of upgrades to my PCs over the last year and a half. Posted below is my current system configuration:

AMD Phenom II X4 940
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3
4Gb Corsair XMS2 PC2-6400
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX 768Mb
2 X WD SATA II 200Gb
OCZ GameXream 600W
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (Beta)

Of the above components the 8800GTX is slated to be replaced in the next couple months. I haven't decided if I will be getting a Radeon 4870 1Gb or if I will cough up the extra cash for a Radeon 4870X2 2Gb.

Well that is about all I can think of to update. I'm not sure how often I will update from here on out...if there is ever an update again. Lately I've been busy with work and other things and I'm sure it comes as no surprise that my presence here has been scarce at best. I suppose that's what happens when you "grow up" though. I'd like to thank everyone that I've talked to here, you helped make up a chapter of my life which I will never forget. My contact info has remained largely the same so anyone I gave it to is welcome to contact me....I'd love to hear from you.

Until next time we meet.....

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Name John (Dark)
Occupation Telephony Technician
Birthday April 25th, 1986
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