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6 August 2011 @ 3pm

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Tagged. 7 Things. Redux.

It’s that time of year again. My esteemed colleague Tim Taubert tagged me for a 7 Things meme post. I am going to take a partial cop-out like Dietrich since I’ve already done one of these a couple of years ago, and despite my best intentions, there haven’t been that many exciting new additions to my life-history. Sure I’ve seen a few more places, gained a bit more forehead and improved my golf swing (and putting!), but these are pretty basic things unworthy of a blog post.

The Rules

  • Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post. (see above)
  • Share seven facts about yourself in the post. (see below)
  • Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs. (see below)
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged. (you’ll just have to trust me)

Things

So, in addition to my previous 7 things, I’ll relate just a few more:

1. I have two dogs. Dakota and Jester. They’re retired racing greyhounds we adopted through the great people at Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program. They’re great dogs and we couldn’t imagine not having them around.

2. NERDERY ALERT! I have another “secret” blog at http://n3wb.com/boolean. It’s not really a secret (I’ve linked to it from my tweetstream before) and I don’t write on it nearly as much as I used to. I tend to post nerdy reviews of technology and gadgets there or whatever else isn’t really suited to posting here which I use primarily for blogging about mozilla-related topics. Really though, I think that separation is totally fake and I should probably just combine the two blogs. But I can’t and probably won’t.

3. My first computer was a Commodore VIC-20 I got as a present when I was 9 or 10, I think. I graduated to a C64 shortly after that where I started to get into programming BASIC before moving onto 6502 assembly and Forth. After a brief stint with a monochrome PC that had a “turbo” switch, I upgraded to an Amiga 2000 which I continued modding and upgrading for nearly 8 years. By the time I was done with it, it had a 68030 accelerator card, 8MB of RAM(!) and, I believe, a 50MB hard-drive. I taught myself C (K&R!) from reading the Amiga ROM Kernel manuals in 1988-89 and building programs on a copy of the SAS C compiler two years before I had my first internet connection.

I am still looking forward to a new incarnation of the Amiga. Paradoxically, I also hope there is never another computer bearing that name again.

I think that’s plenty.

The Taggees

@mleibovic! @EnglishMossop! @deezthugs@Boriss@shorlander! @robodesign! @felipc!

You’ve all been tagged! (please forgive me)