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from Virginia, USA - outside D.C.

  • Activity

    • Almost WDW Running Time

      5 years ago

      WickeeWickee

      I haven't posted on here in a while but there was something I'm excited about coming up. This week I'm traveling to sunny Florida to run at Walt Disney World Marathon weekend. I won't be doing a marathon but I will be running the 5K on Thursday and the Half Marathon on Saturday. I'm quite a nervous excited about it. I can't wait for some time away and can't wait to have completed my first half. Over the summer I ran 14 miles at the beach, so I'm confident I can complete it, even if my training has been lacking lately. I'll report back after, but wanted to share now.

      Florida, here I come!

    • Final Exam: Tower of Pimps

      6 years ago

      WickeeWickee

      I haven't forgotten about here. I've just been really busy, so the time I am on here tends to be consumption more than creation. I did need to add on post on here quick though.

      I was writing up my final for the class I teach at the community college. The class is a combination of things, but one part of it is programming in a language called Processing. We've covered some basic stuff, it's mostly about covering the fundamental concepts. So, for their final on Friday, I had to create a hands on coding portion. Here is what I came up with.

      Seabassass518ae73f8c9e8.jpg
      Yes, that's right. They have to code a tower of pimps.

      Not only that, when you hover over the base...
      Seabassass518ae76413554.jpg
      Dirt block for Ray!

    • 6 years ago

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    • 6 years ago

      WickeeWickee

      So. I'm working on getting fit. I started going the the gym at my new job. There's one on site that I can use for free and it doesn't suck, so double bonus there. I started a blog to try and help keep myself accountable for it. I figure if I try to keep myself on writing for it and I'm honest, it will help keep me on task. So far so good, but hasn't exactly been a long time yet.

      I tried to set myself some goals physically, not just the "reach this weight" ones. I have a short term goal of running a 5K. Not something that should be too difficult, but just something to be an accomplishment, because I haven't run one before. I've also started looking at the long term goal of running a half marathon, which will be a big change. Being the Disney fans that my wife and I are, I'm considering shooting for January to do the Disney Half Marathon. It's a big goal, but I do have time to really train for it. And, January will be my 30th, so might as well do something big and stupid for it.

    • Podcast Makes it Suck Less

      6 years ago

      WickeeWickee

      Love watching / listening to the podcast live. Works well on Monday night, I usually end up having a beer while listening and doing some sort of work. Last week was coding some fixes for a web app, this week grading homework for the class I teach at the community college. It helps the evening go smoother, when I have to spend it doing work. Being busy sucks.

      Being busy, with the Rooster Teeth Podcast sucks less.

    • New Job, New Tech, New Digs

      6 years ago

      WickeeWickee

      It's been a bit of a journey, but I've landed and started a new job. It's not with Google, as I mentioned early interviewing with them. Interview with them went pretty well, but they then wanted me to come back for another round of interviews, which would require special permission. I had already gotten an offer for where I was, and it was too good to turn down to go through the whole process again with Google on a maybe.

      Anyway, while Google would have been a great company to work for (maybe paths will cross again), this job will be great for me. It's a huge step up career wise. It's a position at a level for several years more experience, but I impressed them enough to prove I can do it, so I got the position. I'll be a senior software engineer working as a lead UI guy for NetIQ. I'll be working on a real interesting enterprise security product. I won't bore you all with the details, but it does some really cool things in the security realm. I'm really excited for it. I'm already working with a chief architect working on what could be the future direction for the product as far as the technology stack in a year or two. I also may get to prototype some dashboard interfaces for the iPad, as possible future product. I've had lunch with the VP, meetings with the architect, and a shiny new MacBook Pro.

      It's a bright looking future.

    • Achieve the Dream of the Hunt

      6 years ago

      WickeeWickee

      I've started watching a lot of Achievement Hunter videos over the past 2 months or so. Caught up on a lot of Let's Plays, Things to do in, Achievement PIG and HORSE. This led me to a couple of thoughts...

      1. I had really missed seeing / hearing Geoff. Now that I pay more attention to Achievement Hunter, problem solved.
      2. I have a much larger appreciation of Ray and Michael. I enjoy them in the videos.
      3. I have a much larger appreciation for the attacking of Gavin. I just wish we could more often see when he is tackled to the ground, flogged, etc. I like him, but he deserves it so much.
      4. After all the Let's Plays and Things to Do in Minecraft, I've finally started playing. It's something I've considered trying out for some time, but never got around to it. Just couldn't hold out any more watching all this stuff. Right now I just have the pocket edition. Logged a good amount of time in just that already. Eventually I'm sure I'll get it loaded up on my computer and Xbox. Dammit and thank you, Achievement Hunter for getting me hooked on another game that I don't have time for.

    • Dancing with Myself by Geoff?

      6 years ago

      WickeeWickee

      So listening to Spotify and Dancing with Myself by Billy Idol came on. And for some reason, it sounds a little too much like Geoff singing. Or like him doing a decent Billy Idol impression.

      I don't know if I've had too little or too much caffeine. Maybe I need a beer instead.

    • Score!

      6 years ago

      WickeeWickee

      Well, the waiting is over. Got the callback for the biggest one I was waiting for. I'll be going on-site for a set of all day interviews with Google. So excited. Amazing opportunity. Can't wait.

  • Comments (177)

    • meeka

      6 years ago

      Happy FU day!

    • RCFreeman17

      6 years ago

      Congrats dude, I'm a phillies fan too. Do you like any other Philly teams?

      • RCFreeman17

        6 years ago

        Nice, my dad was born in Philly and raised in south jersey. So we usually go up there for a couple weeks over the summer.

      • WickeeWickee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Yeah. I'm a Philadelphia guy all around. Originally from PA.

    • Nic_Pietron FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Arch-guy

      6 years ago

      FU? Cheers!!!

    • lumenoxo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Congrats on being Featerud user

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      6 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day! smiley13.gif

    • MrVash

      6 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • grlfrnd7310

      8 years ago

      You should post a new blog now that you have this app on your phone... <3

    • XP15223

      9 years ago

      oh yeah and are you at excited as I am for Boondock Saints 2????

    • brandy606

      10 years ago

      congraaaatulations on being FU

    • hatesgriff23

      10 years ago

      No problem. smiley8.gif

    • hatesgriff23

      10 years ago

      Congrats on being a FU. smiley8.gif

    • Hogmonkey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      congrats on becoming the featured user for today

    • Gael

      11 years ago

      That's the refrain! "Bettina, cover your breasts. Bettina, please put something on."

      It's about a German latenight quiz show hosted by this Bettina chick, who removes an article of clothing every time someone gets an answer correct. I don't understand all of the lyrics, but the ones I do get are quite funny. Sounds like they want them covered up cause they can't handle it. ;)

    • justbrit37

      11 years ago

      so i was browsing facebook, and i saw this guy and an eeyore with a funnel type thing... and i looked at the comments it was you!
      we have two friends in common

    • m3l

      11 years ago

      :) thank you for your picture comment

    • asianSmirk

      11 years ago

      ~thx~ for the comment

    • justbrit37

      11 years ago

      wee she's getting me free stuff, i wanna work in retail...

    • justbrit37

      11 years ago

      she was nervous cause of her GM and I gave her a hard time like i said i would i caused a scene like a little girl haha it was all in good fun though
      so she gets her second chance today

    • justbrit37

      11 years ago

      thank you :) surprisingly everytime if i want a quote that is the hardest part, finding something that won't make it seem tooo stupid

    • justbrit37

      11 years ago

      thank you :) I got bored, and hadn't played with photoshop in a while

    • justbrit37

      11 years ago

      Thank you!
      Hope you are doing well

    • tifers

      11 years ago

      This is the update as of 1:50pm.. it's calcifying almost perfectly even though the bones are not perfectly lined up. When I fell last Thursday the reason I was in so much pain was that I possibly broke up some of the calcified formation... but good otherwise. I cannot take my drugs often cause i get REALLY crabby

    • ulovekelly

      11 years ago

      thanx =)

    • tifers

      11 years ago

      I remember the snap sound more than the pain.. It kept me up last night...

    • Raven085

      11 years ago

      Yea I'm in there I saved it and edited it on paint circling me lol. Tried to put up a pic but umm im not to good at that stuff so i put a link of it in the blog above lol. :P

    • tifers

      11 years ago

      I agree
      Go Giants!
      I actually thought they would win by 3 pts too

    • Raven085

      11 years ago

      Yea I made it, =] When I get home im going to try and find a vid on youtube and post it. :D

    • LauriB

      11 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

    • tifers

      11 years ago

      haha, well at least you can admit it to yourself!!

    • tifers

      11 years ago

      Now don't you think you are special!!

    • tifers

      11 years ago

      I finally saw that on the NFL network in the athletic training room (they get all the cool channels)

    • tifers

      11 years ago

      HA!! No way!! I did not see that!

    • tifers

      11 years ago

      They made it further than the Eagles tongue.png

    • tifers

      11 years ago

      Well the Bears lost it too.. i had faith in them... I am so glad I didn't have tickets to that game

    • tifers

      11 years ago

      Hey now, my ex-fav team won instead.. that's okay... not really but I'll keep telling myself that

    • kelly1478

      11 years ago

      hey thx

    • tankgirlrr

      11 years ago

      thank you so much for the support, it really does suck, I'm already in pain so this shit is just icing on the cake. I'll be giving updates on my condition daily after the surgery, so stay tuned

    • dix

      11 years ago

      I'm going to Thursday's game.

    • demonhuntrX

      11 years ago

      WE ARE!

    • lisabet14238

      11 years ago

      Mmm....chocalate bazookas.

    • Raven085

      11 years ago

      Thanks hun!

      <3

    • macbeth267

      11 years ago

      yes! I hate notre dame...I live out here in Indy, a college student from Nebraska....It tortures me to hear how everyone thinks ND is the shit. Saturdays and Halloween are the only things I like about the ending of summer....back home people dont go out on sat. they watch football.

    • macbeth267

      11 years ago

      Yeah, I had to get and go to work this morning. Fortunately....I don't have much to do so, I've just been hanging around...I'll give it a break tonight but tomorrow...college football and beer....can't be separated!

    • macbeth267

      11 years ago

      So...did you get to being drunk, last night?

    • macbeth267

      11 years ago

      It was sort of late, it's become tradition to burn furniture at nationals....

    • lisabet14238

      12 years ago

      lol, i thought you were already on my friend's list. thats why i would comment , lol
      well..i'm glad now you actually are, ha ha

    • lisabet14238

      12 years ago

      texas is ok, well parts of it anyway, i love AZ so much more, lol

    • Gael

      12 years ago

      Have I mentioned recently that big green thing in the picture scares the living Christ out of me?

    • macbeth267

      12 years ago

      I'm just happy there were no pictures taken while I was doing something ridiculous....and thankfully about all I did all night was sit in a lawn chair in the driveway!

    • Caseyy

      12 years ago

      hey.

      thanx for the journal comment.

      you seem so nice, id like to be your friend.

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