Seven Things

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John Whitcraft tagged me with the task of writing seven things about myself, and then tagging seven others. Here’s my list.

  1. I’m not classically trained as a computer scientist. I’m actually a political scientist. I learned PHP out of necessity, to solve a particular problem, and it’s become my career.
  2. The very first day I had my drivers license I locked myself out of the car. My mother, working for a Bible college at the time and writing the newsletter, used that story, so my experience is world renown.
  3. There’s not a genre of music that I don’t listen to; I like a little bit of everything. I’m an avid music fan.
  4. Though I have cable I rarely watch it. You’ll usually find me watching TV on my computer, or watching my boxed sets of the West Wing.
  5. I played the violin from the third grade until my freshman year of high school, when I switched to string bass. I’m also told I have a nice tenor voice.
  6. The first project I ever developed was a CIA-themed game, whereby players were supposed to fill in a very long biography. I sent one of my players to complete the task, only to have his entries truncated at the first apostrophe he entered. I then learned about stripslashes(); mysql_real_escape_string() came several years later, unfortunately.
  7. I’ve wanted to be a business owner since about 13, when I had this great idea to catalog all the businesses in my town and make them searchable on a map, with their phone numbers and such. Yeah. Google Maps stole my idea.

In the spirit of this, I have now been tasked with tagging an additional people. So, here they are…

Yep, six is what I’ve got. Running out of twitter friends to tag (who haven’t been tagged)!

Here are the rules, you six:

Have fun!

Brandon Savage is the author of Mastering Object Oriented PHP and Practical Design Patterns in PHP

Posted on 1/6/2009 at 9:40 am
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