A life well spent!
(Well, at least some of it.)
I arrive on the scene.
My IQ is tested and I am placed in the gifted program at school.
My Uncle tells my Mom and Dad, they should invest in a Commodore 64 personal computer.
When asked, 'What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?' I respond, 'A Systems Analyst, like my Uncle.'
I win the American Legion Scholastic Award.
I teach myself how to juggle 3 balls.
I teach myself how to juggle 3 clubs.
A friend teaches me how to edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT file on DOS machines, computers across campus begin displaying messages from me at startup.
I receive rave reviews in the role of The Dentist in a local production of Little Shop of Horrors.
I write a program to make a one line message appear on every machine in every computer lab at Indiana University of Pennsylvania simultaneously.
First time a product label I design for a client appears in GNC stores.
First time a web site I build for a client launches online. (Westinghouse QRMR)
First time I am an adjunct computer class instructor at Westmoreland County Community College.
First time I design for an international client. (Westron)
I have the distinction of being the only outsider to partner with the Carnegie Mellon University VR Lab / Alice development team, led by Randy Pausch (for a project funded by the NIH, creating VR experiences that could be performed while in an fMRI unit).
I am the webmaster for 4 major market radio station web sites in Pittsburgh (KDKA, Y108, The Star 100.7 and B-94).
First time I am hired to manage a department. (PMI: Multimedia Department)
First time my 3D modelling/texturing/rigging/animating skills are showcased in a TV Commercial (Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Dinosaurs In Our Time)
First time I instruct a class at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Institute.
First time I am asked to serve on the Pittsburgh Technical Institute's (PTI*) Advisory Board. *PTI is now PTC.
First time I solve a Rubik's cube (a lifelong goal).
I develop a card game called 'fwap'.
First time I do freelance design work for Microsoft.
To get more familiar with server side coding, I take a job as Lead PHP Developer for a medical simulation company. (KbPort)
Headline as lead singer with my band "Your Sexy Cousins" at the Carnegie Music Festival in Pittsburgh.
First time I work on a mobile app for a client.
I build a mobile game played by an arena full of people during a period break at a hockey game.
Perform first stand-up act at open mic night at a comedy club.
Release first indie videogame.
Publish first book.
Sell first screenplay.
Release first album.