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Our new couches finally came today. Anyone want a nice blue sleeper sofa?

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An amazing thing has happened - I planted grass the other day, and it's actually been raining ever since. The last time I planted grass it didn't rain for 2 months. This time it started growing within a few weeks. Sweet.

More train photos for those interested.

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Ok, finally got my act together with some photos. First, the hail from a few weeks ago. Damn deductibles. Next, a visit to the UW yesterday. Finally, today we saw a train and went to Olbrich.

While doing all of this I managed to fill /home, but luckily I had over a gig of junk there to clean out. Time to build that new server...

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I started working here two and a half years ago. I started in this position two years ago. Both times I had to jump through hoops to submit to a government background check, since we're a DOD contractor. I got my clearance *today* (dated 5/1/06).

Ok then.

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I've been meaning to post for a while. Really, I have. But the last time I sat down to, Blogger was having issues. Since then, whenever I think I should post I'm not in front of a computer. Anyway...

Spring has officially sprung, thankfully. Berry Weiss is back in season, and we can sleep with the windows open. Sweet! The hail and its associated damage weren't exactly welcome, though (I'll have photos if I ever get around to uploading them).

We've been busy around the house. In recent weeks I've done various wiring, and most recently I pulled up the carpet in the hallway and second bedroom (our bedroom will happen at some point). The carpet itself was nice enough, but it was in rough shape, it collected dog hair, and Jake kept peeing on it. Not good. Hallway photos here. Hopefully in the not too distant future we'll get them refinished.

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DOB 2/16/79. I'm a web developer at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. I like lots of old music, including The Who. I spend a lot of time working with computers. And my favorite TV show (when I actually decide to watch TV, that is), obviously, is The Simpsons.

In May 2002 I officially graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in computer science. In 1997 (man that seems like a long time ago) I graduated from Washington Park HS. Yes, I know, that site isn't very impressive, and no, I haven't touched it for several years.

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One of the best experiences I have ever had was on a trip called Western Field Studies. This is a 33 day adventure throughout the western United States. Students travel on a school bus to national parks, monuments, forests, and places of historical interest and camp out (in tents or under the stars). I was a part of trip 25, which took place in the summer of 1996. A first for WFS was we took along a laptop computer and kept up a web site. That link will take you to the 1996 site, where there is a link to the current site.