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This may be my last blog entry for a while. Not that I've exactly been prolific as of late, but Blogger is turning off FTP publishing soon, and I haven't yet bothered to figure out an alternate setup. At any rate...

Since my last entry, I've (after a seemingly endless process) refinanced the house, interviewed and been rejected for a promotion at work, and finally (almost) dumped TDS. Yes, after over two and a half years of DSL headaches and no improvement in sight (with things getting worse, actually), I signed up for AT&T DSL a few weeks ago. While I had been stuck at just over 1 meg (and rocky) with TDS, I'm at 6 megs (and steady) with AT&T.

Not that AT&T customer service hasn't sucked (it has, to the tune of getting transferred a half dozen times while spending an hour and a half on the phone), and I haven't officially canceled TDS yet (I need to get the phone line moved over first), but all in all things are a significant improvement. AT&T only gives you 1 public IP address, but TDS now does the same, so there wasn't much reason to stay. In my heart I would have preferred to stay with TDS, since they are local and I have friends that work there, but in the end the quality of the connection was just too poor to continue staying with them.

At any rate...not much other news. Other than the lack of promotion, work has been good. After a protracted (nearly 6 month) battle, the developers finally have Firefox/Firebug. The bad news is a lot of code needs a serious overhaul. Job security?

Until next time...

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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.