As you may have guessed, I do not put much personal information on this blog. I have tried to keep this as close to a technical blog as possible, that way it does not lose focus. However, I have been tagged by Mona on the 25 things you may not know about me meme. Given that nobody is going to read anything but political news today, I figured it was the perfect time to publish this.

  1. I am a very private person. I am not a fan of telling people I barely know my life story. That’s a good way to start, right? 🙂
  2. Shockingly enough, I am extremely introverted in person.
  3. I also do not like crowds. They make me very uncomfortable.
  4. I am anemic. I have a genetic type called Thalassemia Minor which doctors swear causes no symptoms. They still can’t tell me why I have many of the traditional symptoms of iron-deficient anemia.
  5. I have asthma which is triggered by allergies.
  6. My allergies are mostly due to mold (which is almost everywhere), but sometimes dust (which is everywhere) can cause real problems in excess.
  7. I get migraines, and yes they suck.
  8. I wish I could spend more time with my family.
  9. I am married to a beautiful and understanding woman. Yanet, if you are reading this, I love you more than you know.
  10. I have two beautiful daughters who I do not spend enough time with.
  11. I have been working in the software/consulting industry for almost 15 years.
  12. I am 37 years old, and feel more like 65.
  13. I do not use my first name mainly because my parents never used it.
  14. I have had more problems with forms that include my name. When you include a first initial, people assume you are an idiot and switch everything around.
  15. Several times, people assumed I was a woman before meeting because someone “fixed” the form and my name became Diana J. Robert.
  16. I have been told I have a weird sense of humor.
  17. I have been told I was a bit too arrogant. I told them they just did not understand me.
  18. I am extremely sarcastic.
  19. Read that last one again, it is that important.
  20. I tend to say things that sounded fine in my head, but do not sound fine when told to a person.
  21. I have been told I am honest to a fault. Granted this was from a boss I had while in the consulting industry, so take that with a grain of salt.
  22. Code is my hobby.
  23. Code is my work.
  24. I believe anyone can learn to code. Please note that I did not say learn to code well, just learn to code.
  25. I believe you can learn anything about an application if you look at its data.

And with that the blog will return to its regularly scheduled programming tomorrow.