About

1969 πŸ‘Ά Born as The Beatles were quietly breaking up. I had nothing to do with it.

1977 πŸ“š Read β€œThe Hobbit” for the first of many, many times.

1986 πŸƒ Ran my fastest 800m in 2:01.1, a school record for 20+ years.

1987 πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ Graduated high school and started college at LaSalle University as an Accounting major

1989 πŸŽ“ Was asked to leave LaSalle due to a 1.77 GPA.

1989 πŸ“š Started as a FT employee at LaSalle’s Connelly Library.

1993 πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ Graduated from LaSalle University with an Economics degree.

1994 πŸ‘°β€β™€οΈ Got married and got a new apartment.
1994 πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό Started new job as an estimator for a doors, frames, and hardware company.

1995 πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό Started new job for Electronic Data Systems.
1995 🏠 Bought first house, a small row home.

1997 πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦ Had a son.

1998 πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Ran my fastest of four marathons: 3:19:58 in Chicago.
1998 πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό Transitioned from EDS to GMAC Mortgage as a Systems Analyst

2000 🏑 Sold row home and bought a small, single home.

2001 πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό Started new role at Aetna as QA / Testing Manager

2003 🏘️ Sold small, single home and bought a larger single home.

2004 🫀 Got divorced.
2004 ⌨️ Started blogging.

2006 ⌨️ Left Aetna to start blogging full time.

2007 πŸ’Ά Sold tech blog and stayed on as mobile writer.

2008 πŸ‘° Got married again, gaining a step-daughter.

2010 🍎 Inspired Apple to make the iPad mini. Didn’t find out about that until 2012.

2012 🎸 First tattoo: The Beatles logo.

2016 🏠 Sold large single home and downsized to a townhouse.
2016 πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό Started 18 month role at Google in NYC.

2017 ⚽️ Second tattoo: Liverpool Football Club logo.

2018 ⌨️ Started independent site AboutChromebooks

2019 πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Ended a 982 day running streak of at least mile a day.
2019 🧘 Adopted a minimalism lifestyle.

2024 ⌨️ Put AboutChromebooks on hiatus.