I’m older than I was a year ago! I’m now a full-time engineer at Two Bit Circus who I’ve been working with since last Summer. I still don’t own a motor vehicle. Last month I moved to Highland Park. My coworker lives in a 4-plex that he owns and I rent one of the 1 bedroom units. It’s a great spot and only a few blocks from the train station. I moved Hacker Drinkup with me. We’ve got a diverse regular group of people and no one lives in the same neighborhood. I’ve been better in the last year about posting projects here but it looks like I need to catch up again. In a few days, this blog, which gave me my career path, will turn 10 years old.
I am writing this on Adele’s computer in Lyons because we don’t have internet access yet. All the antennas etc. on top the elevator (where we get our signal) were blown off–surprise, surprise. So, other than that we are fine and Curtis has a new roof. Ted has his planting done, and I have a bit more before we head to Greeley CO for nephew Ian’s wedding. It will be great. All of our kids will be there. Take Care and we will get back to you all when we have internet again–no promises when that might be. lovelaine
[Here’s someone else’s video of the wreckage]
My name isnt Dorothy, but I do have a tornado story and I thought you might want to hear about what is up in Beaver Crossing after the 5 PM Mother’s Day tornadoes. Maybe not so much what is up in BC, but what is down. And Tornadoes was plural on May 11. F3’s for what it is worth. Continue reading
I turned 33 this year. If you’d like a comparison… just scroll down a few posts. Although the blog hasn’t changed, I did switch from ASmallOrange to WebFaction hosting finally. This last year was interesting, I worked on the television shows Capture on The CW and Killer Karaoke on TruTV. Now that they’ve both aired, I’ll probably write them up. I built custom hardware that the contestants on each show wore. Last month I sold my motorcycle which I had ridden less than 200 miles since registering it in California 6 years ago. In January, I sold my 1957 Chevy Panel Truck on eBay. It had become a drain on my bank account and spirit. It’s now on its way to France. I haven’t picked up a new vehicle yet and have been riding public transportation in the mean time. This month we’ll celebrate our 300th Hacker Drinkup. I’ve been attending monthly Spec.LA events where we show off technical projects we’ve been working on. I’ve also been buying more board games which we play every couple weeks. Sweetums is still where I post all the random things I enjoy; I did a daily project where I made a GIF for every single episode of Adventure Time. I’m still looking for work and next month I’ll have been in LA 6 years.
I turned 32 this year and we celebrated at Hacker Drinkup since our waitress Alia turned 40 and @n3wscott turned 29. I still live in Santa Monica and I’ve been unemployed for nearly a year. My last company, Tecca, closed last fall. I have been doing a lot of freelance technical work for friends’ companies like Virsix/Two Bit Circus and Angel Valley Media. It’s really interesting and fun work, I just wish I had more of it. I’ve been updating my LinkedIn profile as I go. I recently started a Tumblr for random nonsense that I would have shared on Google Reader Sharing if it still existed. On April 1st, I’ll have been in LA 5 years.
For the last few years, my friend pinguino has been celebrating her birthday at a party called NinjaPenguin. She’s often joined by other May birthdays like Dave, Jessica, and Erik. The party usually has a strong internet related theme. This year was Rise of the Breadcats, so I made two big foam pieces of bread with cat ears for people to wear and Grace made a breadcat piÃ±ata. One of the most memorable features of the party is often the cake; check out some of the past cakes below: Continue reading
Q: Eliot, how do you always have such a fine mustache on May 5th?
A: I have a yearly calendar reminder on April 1st to stop shaving.
No, it’s not a real holiday; just a fun excuse to grow a stupid mustache once a year. Here are photos of years passed: Continue reading
I’ve recently left my role as Producer with the awesome team at Tecca and I’m looking for new work opportunities.
What I do
I’m an online managing editor with 7 years experience. The majority of my work has been running diverse teams of remote freelance contributors. I’ve done everything from hiring and training full teams of bloggers to vetting CMS software to better serve both contributors and the audience.
At Tecca and Netscape/Propeller, I helped build out brand new properties. I worked with a team to shape their editorial voice and plan regular features. At Hack a Day, I ran all aspects of the blog. I hired and trained the contributor team. I performed site fixes and upgrades. I championed Hack a Day’s first venture into manufacturing custom hardware. For Syyn Labs, I contributed to new project ideation and guided hardware design and construction for large installations. Continue reading