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Tuesday, February 8, 2005

A few pictures from my ski trip

It took me a while to post these because I had to tweak a few of them.

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Yes that's 3ft of snow plowed over the guard rail
An evening view from my window at the lodge.
The most beautiful girl I'm not married to stands with her father.
We've just completed our 4th and final day of skiing.
While cutting my own path through a dense forest, I found this shelter.
And, the Oscar for best 80's outfit in a ski film goes to...
Funky hats are definitely in, but you get no steez for that coat.

I’ve discovered php-freelancers.com

Years ago I thought about creating a site where programmers could post profiles and businesses could post service needs. In order to be a great site it would have to be free to use and be supported solely by advertising. Since I hate the cost-per-click/cost-per-view business, I had little motivation to start the project. But today I discover that someone else did, and it looks like the ideal site for people like me.

Today I created an account and have began bidding on jobs. As a new user I have no rating or job feedback. Because I've always worked on secured or internal projects, my portfolio is just a bunch of login screens. Getting started is going to be difficult. I will have to under sell myself a lot until I get a few jobs completed. Overall I'm very excited about the possibilities.

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Believe it or not, I've never been to jail. Not even for a night. I quit going to bars by the time my fake ID was unnecessary, and I quit hacking into businesses and governments once they started paying me.

Now I just provide for my family and try not to notice politics. I get too angry when I watch how much of my income is taken from me, how it is used, and who is doing it. For the same reason, I can't bear to acknowledge celebrities.

After high school, I went to U of K but the outdated computer engineering curriculum and the seemingly endless amounts of money to be made with my internet specific skills drew me to larger tech markets. I have worked in Silicon Valley, New York City, and have settled in Atlanta.