quasi random (kaolinfire) wrote,
quasi random
kaolinfire

perspective

1 year ago -- 2004 -- STRESS! Menial web development. I dropped my bike, and struggled with my name change. I worried about my wedding, my name change, my car problem (sort of), worked WAY too much, was in the process of getting rid of NFG, thinking about GUD, FINALLY MADE A BREAKTHROUGH ON MY ASTEROIDS GAME, joined Scrawl for flash and chat, thought about ideas for comics, agonized over Amy living in Los Angeles while I was up in Oakland...

2 years ago -- 2003 -- Had an art show. worked on poemranker. spent my own money to advertise NFG. Recovering from having dropped my bike. I appear to have been working on fiction of some sort. Veronica started working at Timbuk2. Doing 100poems. I sold a painting!!!!!!!!! Lots of nightmares. Thinking about NanoWrimo.

3 years ago -- 2002 -- I have no idea what in particular I'm referring to here, but it's a chat system of some sort. And hey, I used to play games!!! Hmm. Looks like this was the windows client for globealive.com. Really, that long ago?. I was traumatized when I killed a living creature I was afraid of. I bought my parents new computers.
so today I relaxed. it was good. I hung out with an old friend and we talked about this that and the other, had some YUMMY broccoli soup his daughter made, went for a walk around hidden lakes park, fed the ducks, went to a small art show... it was really good. As much as I hate the fact, I really needed it. relaxation, that is.
-- was this me? Was this you? What could this... OHHHH. This was richard. Yes, this was a wonderful experience. Okay, moving on. Happy memories. :) First issue of NFG finally due to hit print?

4 years ago -- 2001 -- Writing. Inspired to write skwerms, finally. worked on the chatroom for imaginaries! server network problems. at amy's place. donovon's crashing at our place for a while. starcraft, oh the evil goodness of starcraft. remembering 10 years prior, in flashes. Starting NFG! Using stylesheets for the first time. Got binary files into postgresql and set up a jsp server (resin). Hunting for apartments with Amy (and Rafael, perhaps). Noting a downslump in my stocks. 100poems. 6 months with Amy... =) =) =) And... I bought a television via ebay, and it was crap, and broke, and I really just screwed myself, there. I made it through 100poems my first try. And only that try. Things with Amy rocky but promising. :) Moved into the echo apartment a few months later.

4 and a half years ago -- 2001, March -- Hello, journal. Doing jsp in the closet at work (Metazoa). Thinking about my life. I'm happy I'm happy I'm happy I'm happy! Hung out on the beach with Metazoa folks.

I'll have to do this in six months to hit the 'odd' bits. :)

I really wish it went back further.

5 years ago -- 2000 !?

6 years ago -- 1999 -- The Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers' Co-operative was renamed to imaginaries. Site was redone, some. In... c? Or the c was just copied over? I really don't know. There was some c, at least. But I don't think I was doing extensive jsp yet. What was this?

7 years ago -- 1998 -- took over imaginaries somewhere in '98, according to accounts. Well, before it was imaginaries, really. The Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers' Co-ooperative. c, with my own flatfile database schema, before I really understood what a database was (even though I was doing some database work with mSQL at transbay).

8 years ago -- 1997 -- moved to Carrison St. Apartment with Kate, I think. I know that was in November or so, at least. Not exactly sure which year. Maybe '98? May of (this year, whichever it was), adopted Heron. Before that, a little bit, Aire and Telav (two elderly rats). They were so cute. :/

9 years ago -- 1996 !?

10 years ago -- 1995 -- moved out of the dorms at UC Berkeley after being there one semester ((okay, at this point I hadn't quite moved out; still, it was momentous. I was probably looking. At working at the Dining Commons of Unit 1 as a dishwasher. I think I was also doing a side job of perl + html at a company called Novomedia -- My first coding gig, though I'd done some shareware and tinkering and coding competitions prior...)). moved in to the Dwight Way apartment, a flat on top of a sushi bar that the owner had originally wanted to extend the bar up to; zoning laws prohibited that, apparently. But it was fully decked out. Went through a slew of roommates and made a slew of friends, here. Michael and Topac; Kevin, across the hall; we all worked at Transbay, at some point. Later, I think. Or I did, later, at least. I bought a new (old) motorcycle for my job "across the bay". San Francisco was a scary place to go to, so far away. '81 KZ 750. I killed that thing. :/

How can I figure this out better? Anyone want to toss memories into the pot? What was my life like when you knew me "way back when", and when... when was that, exactly? :)

Somewhere in there, I taught a semester of highschool computer science. Did a lot of system administration. Started playing with photoshop. Co-taught two Java courses at a Umea University, in Sweden. TA'd a course in Java. Learned about cognitive science... Joined the fantasy and science fiction writers' co-operative. Gave critters a try (that was just before the Summer in Sweden, because I remember failing to keep up then). Interned at LBL; wound up doing various grunt tasks, including basic webwork; and digital cleaning of MRI slides. I really could have applied myself more, there.

Hmm.

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Tags: 100poems, amy, comics, globealive, history, imaginaries, java, kaolin, livejournal, me, motorcycles, nfg, perspective, poemranker, sweden
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