Programmer

I’ve been a programmer since my tweens. Starting on an Apple II plus, then an Atari 800, then various IBM PCs, computers have been a central fixture in my life. There’s something comforting about ordering machines to do your bidding.

Allstate Workplace Division

Company: Allstate Workplace DivisionLocation: Jacksonville, FLIndustry: Life InsuranceDuties: VB.Net, Visual Basic, and C# Developer, Database Developer. When I started here, it was called American Heritage Life Insurance. I guess Allstate bought them, but that transition is a blur. The programming department at this division was huge. There had to be almost twenty of us, and that was […]

BellSouth Corporation

Company: BellSouth CorporationLocation: Orange Park, FLIndustry: TelecommunicationsDuties: VB.Net. Database Developer. Database Administrator. Web Server Administrator. My stint at BellSouth didn’t last long, only two years. Looking back, it should have been obvious they were winding down their business. It was my first consulting job after moving to Florida, and I thought I hit the big time. For

SuperStock Inc.

SuperStock, Inc. Company: SuperStock, Inc.Location: Jacksonville, FLIndustry: Online Stock PhotographyDuties: VB.Net and C# developer. Database Developer. Database Administrator. SuperStock was a fun company to work for, until the Venture Capitalists took over. I have to be careful here because the VC in charge literally threatened to sue me for $600,000 when I (allegedly) hurt his (alleged) feelings.

Leonard’s Photography

Company: Leonard’s Photographic, Inc.Location: Saint Augustine, FLIndustry: Media and MarketingDuties: C# developer. Database Developer. Database Administrator. I worked at Leonard’s Photography, a family owned business, for about seven years. That was easily the longest job stint of my life. The company’s main focus is school and military photography… think Year Books. They create merchandise as

I miss the Dot-Com era

I reminisce about the dot-com days when bipolar sociopaths started new businesses with that glint of insane pride in their eyes. The pride of a parent cheering on their barely adequate child at a Pop-Warner football game while fantasizing about them being in the NFL. These crazy, unpredictable entrepreneurs loved their companies. They would take

Make-Believe Multiverse of Reality.

My life is a make-believe multiverse of reality. I just invent stuff as I go along. This isn’t only about writing, but almost every aspect of my existence. I am a character, sometimes hapless, in an endless stream of comedy, drama, action, and romance stories. I live without fear of consequences when it pertains to

Microsoft C# (C-Sharp)

In the year 2000, I was forced to learn a new programming language, Microsoft C#, aka C-Sharp. As a decades long Basic and Visual Basic developer, abandoning something I put so much effort into was difficult. It didn’t take long for me to understand the immense power of this high-level programming language. Ordering machines to

Factotum

Factotum [ fak-toh-tuhm ]A person with an eclectic and diverse list of hobbies, activities, and responsibilities. In this case, a man with diagnosed, but unmedicated, ADHD and a storied history of rabbit hole researching until he knows just enough to pass as satisfactory. I embody the consummate definition of “Jack of All Trades, Master of None”. Unable

Business Resume

My online business resume displays an overview of companies I’ve worked for and job descriptions I held for the past 25 years. They range from teaching network security to software development in Minnesota and Florida. Company Business Type Job Description Bridgeman EngineeringJacksonville, FL Website Development, Marketing, and Hosting Co-founderProject ManagerSenior Developer Leonard’s PhotographySaint Augustine, FL

About Me

Childhood Adrian was born November 30th, 1968 in a small, at the time, town east of San Francisco, California. When he was six, his family fell on hard financial times and moved to suburban Minneapolis. While his father worked multiple jobs to keep his family fed, they hopped around the Twin Cities metropolitan area for

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