Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
First and foremost, I'm a people person. I love 'em. It's easy for
me to completely adore almost anyone. I really, really love human
beings. Dogs, too!
Organic chem - I used to be able to plot some pretty damn good
syntheses, back in the day... yoga stuff, swimming, singing,
writing rhymes, public speaking, teaching, weird breakdancing
balance moves, drawing (charcoal, graphite, conte), making huge
messes, and stir frying with a giant friggin' wok cooker.
I love rhyming. I'm really good at it, and it's a really cathartic
experience to write it.
I dropped out of the chemistry path for the moment to pursue
programming more wholeheartedly. I'm just a newbie, but I've got
code runnin' in production at a big search engine company
monitoring and diagnosing and notifying other ASNs when BGP
sessions go kerplunk on our peering routers. I just started
programming three months ago, and it's my first ever program. 1500
lines of python, fully multithreaded, using BigTable, protocol
buffers, asynchronous RPCs, callbacks, kerberos, email, regex, and
Man, sometimes I love my job! Not planning on staying in it, as I'd
rather do somethin' focused on improving conditions for addicts,
even if I've chosen to skip the med school path. Life's fun like