I carry a penchant for dumplings, full frame cameras with a 50mm lens, and metallic fabric. I keep a running list of gender-neutral names for children/dogs. In my spare time, I watch my security cameras for critters playing around in my backyard, or clean off burnt pasta off my stove.
- Built my first website in 1999 using HTML4 and inline styling on Angelfire. When everyone wanted Flash websites, I quit development and got lost in Livejournal and Myspace land.
- Got back into development through WordPress theme customizations around 2008.
- Around 2010, I went deep into professional photography, shooting weddings and sports events. For at least a year, all I did was shoot exclusively with a Canon 5D Mark III and 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS lens.
- To fund my very expensive photography ventures, I worked as a human resources professional for about 4 years, full-time.
- Realized it was silly that I was working a job I didn’t love, to do something I loved, but on the side.
- Fell out of love of photography as a career/business, so I gave that up, sold 95% of my photography equipment around 2015.
- Quit my HR job in early 2016.
- Went back to school for 6 months to level up as a web developer.
- Got my first job as a web developer at the best web development agency ever. Met my life partner there too.
- Proposed to my life partner.
- In general, when I want something, I think outside the box to get it (if I don’t like the “usual path”).
- Bought a 97-year-old house (in the ground), managed renovations, and changed jobs within a 2 month time frame.
- Began to teach web development less than a year after learning it. Funner fact: Anyone can teach anything if they have any shred of MC skills and can break down complex concepts with life analogies.