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27 March 2018
Career Advancement: The Highly Sought After Solutions Architect Role
Recently I attained the title of Solutions Architect in my career, which is exactly what I wanted to be when I embarked on this career path 16 years ago. Even though I’ve basically been doing the role of a Solutions Architect for a few years now, obtaining the official title and the official responsibilities... Read More...
27 August 2017
JK [DOT] COM Version 4.0 Launched: Rebranding and Refocusing
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you JK [DOT] COM v4.0 Things have been quiet around here. A little too quiet. Unfortunately, I feel that blogging has become a little passé and it’s something I keep meaning to stay above water on, but every time I promise to do more blogging, I set myself... Read More...
09 December 2009
Matriculating Into Columbia University, Moving to New York
I have the proud distinction of being able to say that I have been accepted to Columbia University (yeah, that Columbia...the Ivy League one) and will be finishing up my degree there. I'm still in shock that it's actually happened, that I get to fulfill my lifelong dream of attending an Ivy League... Read More...
20 December 2008
I'm Drowning in Paper, So I Bought a Tablet
So another semester has drawn to a close…this semester was my first full one; I did 17 hours and I can say one thing for certain: It’s a lot easier to focus at age 30 than it was at 18, and it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Finals were pretty gruesome, but overall it was a successful... Read More...
06 July 2008
School Starts on Monday
As of this coming Monday (7/7/2008) I am a college student once again. I am taking 6 hours worth of classes here at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2nd summer session. I also have other huge news to write about, but everything isn't quite nailed down yet so I don't want to jump... Read More...
06 May 2008
DrumSTRONG 2008: A Smashing Success -- Thank You Scott and Mason!
Three years ago, a friend of my family's teenage son was diagnosed with cancer, and was given fairly bleak chances of making it through the ordeal. It was a crushing blow to the family. For the full story, read the ESPN piece on Mason (he's the last story). Mason would go on to conquer the cancer... Read More...
09 March 2008
Broke The Mountain Bike Out Of Storage
I used to mountain bike. A lot. For some inexplicable reason I stopped a few years ago when other priorities manifested themselves, but recently I decided to start up again. While I'm not horribly out of shape, I'm definitely not the rider I used to be...but I aim to change this soon as the legs... Read More...
08 March 2008
Heading Back To School, Finishing Up My Degree
After a long round of thinking about the future, my short and long term goals, and my overall level of happiness, I've decided to finally head back to school to finish up my degree. For those of you who don't know, I dropped out of college my sophomore year to pursue my present career track in... Read More...
01 January 2008
Best. Wedding. Ever. Sorry Ladies, Matt Brandau Is Off The Market
A very good friend of mine, Matt Brandau recently got married to a wonderful woman, and I had the pleasure of attending. Here are some photos from the festivities . It was without a doubt the most fun reception I've ever attended...Matt is a professional bassist (shameless plug, he now plays with... Read More...
10 November 2007
eVGA 8800GT Video Card -- The Way Games Are Supposed To Be Played
The title of this post is a blatant rip off of nVidia's current tagline; I felt it rings more true than ever with nVidia's newest offering: Their 8800GT is out of this world when it comes to price/performance in video cards. The story behind how I got mine is more interesting than it should be... Read More...
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