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« on: April 20, 2007, 08:25:09 PM »

Hey all,

I'm Amoun777, the extremely fortunate younger brother of perkiset (6-years apart).  I was in 5'th grade when my spirally-eyed, overzealous, lifetime mentor was grooming me to find my full potential in software design and development, imposing numerous different languages on me before I had the pleasure of completely learning and exhausting the capacity of whatever comfort-zone code I was swimming in – the nerve!! 

He has always been quick to jump ship, sometimes determining that the best tool for some specific, one-time job was in fact Object Cobol++# Builder with Foundation Classes, fearlessly employing the 4’th Dimensional ParaPascalHyperCardBase VIII expansion pack with JavAjax ScriptletBeans for “scalability” on the D-CorbaCOM Soap Services RPC wrapper farm.  My only concern was the re-entrant Smalltalk API calls it relied on.  Otherwise the decision seemed sound to me.  Of course, at 16 years old many decisions do.  In case my sarcasm isn’t clear, and in all seriousness, he is nothing short of a tech genius.  If you only knew the extent of my lifetime battle with debilitating narcissism, you might appreciate just how true that statement is.

I have my own personal style and approach as an architect that sometimes varies but usually we're either not too far apart, or just realizing we're on the exact same page but mine has this ugly bespectacled opportunist embossed on each sheet.  Yes, I drank the Microsoft punch when I helped grow a one-man shop into a 40 employee MS Gold Provider that was acquired by a ˝ billion firm in South Florida (ADS).  These days I don’t have a need to make miracles out of mud, as was the case with so many limited languages of the past.  Now it’s more a matter of effectively conducting an orchestra composed of numerous complex parts with more potential than ever to completely miscalculate the effects of rapidly scaling up (IE - design=RFd=Designer Downsized).

Moving from strictly software design and engineering over my 21+ years of experience, I’ve learned the fine art of retaining resources (sometimes referred to as “people”) who know the tools that are more commonly used, factoring in skill set availability, since perfect design elegance was – and still is – frequently in competition with the chances of success on large-scale projects, in my experience.  Try arguing software/IT design elegance (aka - doing it right the first time) as your justification to acquire funding for something a company needs desperately; with a CFO who sees nothing but beans, bonuses, and a bird in the hand.

I actually began as an Apple then Macintosh Nazi, later moving deep into the Borland 3.1 C++ realm and then MFC.  I've helped grow two successful startups and also have spent many years in mid and large companies such as Oracle, Risk Data, and now Digital Angel Corp (DOC: NASDAQ) as the Director of MIS.  My level of expertise in database design and various other technologies, especially as they relate to programming, still seems to be quite solid compared to most pure senior engineers/software architects I've encountered.  My true IT passion since I began on the path of n-tier development, however, has always been envisioning scalable designs from efficiency in infancy to massively scaled solutions without rewriting your way to success.

Adam

<edit>sorry A7 - forgot to mention the whole "Let's not share complete names here just yet" thing  Wink </edit>
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2007, 09:28:34 PM »

Thank god he never realized that I was the lazy one getting him to do all the coding  ROFLMAO

Humbled and grateful for you in my life.

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007, 09:55:54 AM »

Damn.  And all the while I thought perk knew too much.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2007, 10:48:47 AM »

Amoun777

This post is no good without perk naked baby pics. Crewcutted birthday party pics will do. Erm you guys were prolly mini hippies though huh?
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2007, 11:20:44 AM »

 Don't make me...

The tie-dyed pix of us peeing in the woods will NOT be shown today, we now return you to our regularly scheduled wankfest

 ROFLMAO
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2007, 11:39:12 AM »

busted I knew it.

baby perk in lennon glasses digging in his nose at yosemite while tofu granola burgers sizzle on the campfire
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2007, 11:42:25 AM »

 ROFLMAO YOU FUCK! You've telephoned my mom!
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2007, 11:53:38 AM »

 Devilish

She sent me this toy you desiegned

http://www.youtube dot com/watch?v=3g-yrjh58ms&NR=1

home movies perk style

http://www.youtube dot com/watch?v=UMf40daefsI
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2007, 12:08:50 PM »

 ROFLMAO oh you have WAY too much time on your hands.

That age reminds me of 8th grade where a 9th grader said he was going to bring over some honey oil and we'd all get ripped. I spent the next half hour looking throuhg my mom's cabinets... certainly we would've had some too!?!?!

 ROFLMAO
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2007, 02:06:52 PM »

A mini Perk  ROFLMAO
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2007, 03:53:39 PM »

"Thank god he never realized that I was the lazy one getting him to do all the coding..."

Back then God was repelled from me spanning a 2 mile radius so the "thanks" is all on my side of the short-bus.  But I beg to differ in one key area.  Perk has always worked his ass off, all the time, even if the effort was completely thankless and totally unnecessary.

From my perspective, he would come up with ideas that were sometimes brilliant, sometimes borderline, and sometimes a train wreck in progress.  I executed on his lofty design ambitions and, if the path was unsound, much debate about whether it was a design flaw or a launch problem followed and we would do what anyone with opposing thumbs would do: change course and succeed.  Let's face it, if anyone simply "stay's the course" while an ever growing steaming pile of nastiness is all they have to show for it, and everybody smells it, they should be shot on site - to purify the gene pool of course. 

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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2007, 03:56:28 PM »

 ROFLMAO Con was right - we should have a political board up RIGHT NOW!

 Smiley

Hey wait... "train wreck"  Don't make me...  ?
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