Putting on Some Programming Shoes

In my excessive boredom, I’ve decided it’s time for a hobby. After a bit of brainstorming and sampling different kinds (piano, shopping, movie watching, eating) I’ve landed on programming! Well, it actually started as hacking (different from cracking, mind you). I’m a very logical person who likes to tackle problems, particularly with computers. Not to mention, I can think of a million and one programs I wish existed. So, hey, I’ll just build them! I’m not aiming to be a master or work in the field, this will just be a few side projects. Something to do when bored.  Continue reading

Videos

Recently I have been working on a few videos:

This is a video from Spiel in Essen, Germany 2011 and BoardGameGeek Con in Dallas, Texas 2011. Hosted by yours truly! All other credit goes to (mostly) a certain Lincoln Damerst (my cousin)! Special thanks to Aldie of BoardGameGeek fame, big boss producer!

All Things Geek episode 2

Next is my very own Vlog! January edition. I ramble about video games, comics, movies and so on.

January VideoGameGeek Vlog

Other than the above exciting videos, it’s been a lot of sitting on the computer and shopping for clothes to wear in my new job. Continue reading

Doctor Doctor

In preparing leave, a lot is happening. Most importantly, I have been going to see every doctor under the sun to make sure I am in good health. During the month of January, I saw five doctors! I’m not really a big fan of going to physicals, but I know they are necessary. Although I had so many appointments, I ended up buying an agenda book just to track them all. So, 1 flu shot, 1 pair of glasses and 2 cavity fillings later, I feel much older than my age and it looks like I am all set to go.

Going to see the eye doctor, Dr. Ross of Winter Park, was pretty humorous. Continue reading

It’s Time to Begin, With One Foot in Front of the Other

Often when I explain that, come March, I will be leaving the nest and flying to live thousands of miles away in a country I have only had the pleasure to visit once, many are often awed and even inspired. I find this surprising, for many reasons. I believe (wholeheartedly) in deciding what you want to do with your life, and doing it. Simple. You can have anything you want, so long as you work hard enough for it. It has been a dream of mine for years and years to live in Japan. I worked hard to make that dream a reality and I am about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. It occurred to me that someone might actually be interested in reading this tale. So, here it is, the story of that journey.

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