I’ve not updated this bloody page in months, and likely subsequent posts will be next to zero. I don’t think, after 9.5 years of writing, bitching, and moaning, that I have the time or energy to actually sit down, write, and give thought to the things that irk me (this is why twitter exists). I will likely shut this down in the summer and let the wordpress blog wander, but just link to other projects.
Nevertheless, as long as this domain is still valid, I wanted to share two more things:
The first is that I’m just going to share photos of the transit adventures I’ve had (over the course of the last 7 years) into a tumblr scrapbook. You can see the collection here. I’m proud of the numerous amount of bus and transit related photos I’ve taken since Social Media has come about (and for what it is worth, it shows what a geek I am–and I am not afraid of that).
The second thing, is that over the last couple of years I’ve been asked about my twitter handle, @rookiephenom. This stemmed from an incident on Twitter in the fall of 2013 when my account was accidentally suspended:
— Dave (@rookiephenom) November 8, 2013
I’ve had the handle for the better of 5 years (originally called “TheDaveS”) but the name changed after a few months. In fact, I used it as a universal moniker, utilizing it from AIM, Skype, OKCupid (which I am not on) to Facebook.
The history stems from when I was in High School after my first year on the debate team. Honored with the title “Rookie of the Year” honors along with a top 4-ranking in the City of Chicago (and this is 2002 mind you), and then gave the nickname “Rookie2Phenom.” A name I’ve had and kept throughout the years, only to revive it when I returned to Graduate School.
Needless to say, the nickname will likely die with me. The blog and its content is kept in the shade (or for when I need to realize how ridiculous my neuroticism has been over the course of the last 10 years). At least I can now focus my attention on other non-technological and technological things in my life.
I still have this. Enjoy yourselves.