Posts in the Life Category

35 Years of Nicks Life, by the Numbers

Today, August 10th, is my 35th birthday. I have to say this is the first birthday where I've actually felt "old" I realize the many friends I have who are older than me probably think that is silly, but to me this seems like a real benchmark year. It makes me feel like I should come up with some numbers to quantify my life. Note I'm sticking to things that have numbers here, not listing specific life events unless it is to count them.

5 minute read.

Personality Test 2020

This morning as a team building exercise, the Engineering Team at Justia took personality tests at the website 16 Personalities and shared our results. In the early days of this blog (was called Cap's Log back then) I took some online personality tests from time to time and posted my results...

5 minute read.

Boredom, Insane ACTD Characters, and a Personality Disorder test

This w.bloggar thingy is pretty cool, nice to be able to work on the blog without signing into the site first and stuff, not to mention it makes it like writing an e-mail, all y'all that do this kind of stuff should give it a try. Ug today was absolutely boring, I normally watch a few Disney...

5 minute read.

Rolling up a New Character

After 14 years in Silicon Valley, I'm packing up and moving to southern California, to take on new challenges.

7 minute read.

Returning to Blogging

I revisit my blog after a busy May 2011 including going to Google I/O 2011 and what do I see as the last post on my blog, a short stinger post about Google I/O 2010. This simply won’t do. I’ve written other blog posts in the last year, they just haven’t been on my own blog. I’ve written a number...

2 minute read.

The Biggest Decision of our Lives

Last Sunday I posted the following message on my facebook . Naturally, many of my family and friends are curious just what this “huge decision” is. After consulting with both of our families, and some other trusted advisors, we have made our decision, and I can now share what the decision was...

4 minute read.

2006: A Nick Oddity

Every New Years Eve I find myself counting down the seconds until the next year hoping in my heart that the next year is better than the last. This year however I found New Years Eve very odd, because I cannot possibly imagine 2007 being as amazing as 2006 was, and I don’t even want 2007 to be...

8 minute read.

The infamous Carl Sandberg, not the famous.

Coworkers have recently encouraged me to get onto Facebook. As people who know me well know, I’ve never been a big fan of Social Networking sites, so I resisted Facebook for a long time, just as I resisted MySpace and LinkedIn . Actually, I resisted Facebook longer, as I just got my profile up...

6 minute read.

Happy New Year 2008!

Has it been a year already? It seems like such a short time ago that I sat up at 2 a.m. in a hotel room in San Simeon, CA writing about 2006. I claimed 2006 as incredible and, an “oddity” in my life as for the first time in recent years I was not alone and sad on New Year’s Eve. Tonight I’m...

3 minute read.

Personality Test

Well it seems both JMac and Mike decided today was a good day to take an online Personality Test , so because I am a follower (despite what my test results show) I took one of the tests too. Results inside. Advanced Global Personality Test Results: Stability results were low which suggests you...

1 minute read.

Generosity of Others

I am starting a new tag in this blog called Praises. Here I will report some good things that are happening in my life, this way I can hit the Praises category button and look back at the blessings in my life. Yesterday (well Friday, so now the day before yesterday) I was working at the SWDCMA...

2 minute read.

My Birthday

Well today was my birthday, I spent the vast majority of my day listening to Microsoft spokespeople telling me how great Microsoft is… But hey, it was a TS2 event so I get a free copy of Microsoft Office for giving them my time, and the seminars were quite enlightening. I learned several details...

2 minute read.

He's gone!

David left yesterday to go to Washington (via Canada since all the flights to Seattle and Portland were all overbooked). His flight was delayed, delayed, and delayed again, so that though his original flight was supposed to leave at 4:30, his flight finally took off at 8:05 and arrived Vancouver...

1 minute read.

My Situation compared to a year ago

I was browsing through my archive, reading from back in the days when I updated this blog often and I found an entry a little over a year ago (July 12th, 2003) where I took a Personality Disorder test and posted my results. The end of the results had a link to take the test so I thought it would...

2 minute read.

Say a little prayer

I ask all who see this to say a little prayer for JMac and his family as JMac’s grandmother passed away this morning. He will be flying out on Wednesday to be with his family in this difficult time for them.

1 minute read.


Well as I have already pointed out , I was at a conference this week that focused primarily on communication with others in a spirit of love and joy. I had already been disappointed that I am unable to communicate with my girlfriend as much as I would like, so yesterday I went to a Verizon...

4 minute read.

Billboards, Vegetables, and The Final Fantasy Equivalent of Charlie's Angels

Well, I'm slowly recovering from the flu. Last night after being caught in traffic for an excessive amount of time on I-20, I stopped at the Parks mall before heading home for the night. While there I paid up and picked up my previously reserved copy of Final Fantasy X-2 for PS2. I then went...

4 minute read.

Meetings, A/V and my new Laptop

Today was a very long day, I had to get up earlier than normal today to get to the office so that we could ride to Dallas and get there by 11:30 for a meeting with a long-time client of Metrotime. Shortly into the beginning of the meeting my cell phone rang, this is the first time this has ever...

2 minute read.