I've been using this account as my primary for about a week now, and I'm think I'm settled on using it for the foreseeable future, so I guess it's time to do another post.

I'm a dad of four kids, and a web developer. I have a college degree in (or ) and had aspirations of being an actor. I kind of fell into web development as a career. It was a hobby back in high school, and I just needed to pay some bills after college, so I ended up doing this.

I always have aspirations to do other things, but for now, I'm pretty happy spending most of my time as a dad and husband.

Some day, I'd like to get back into , or maybe do some . I also enjoy and will, from time to time, post some , usually from somebody's .

I love , and usually watch at least one episode nearly every day. I like all really, though, as well as . I used to read a lot, but find I don't have as much time or mental capacity for it as I used to. I also enjoy watching , and have really been enjoying the new episodes of lately.

Feel free to follow me if you think we have similar interests, and I may follow you back, if I think likewise. 👋

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The film Speed is now as old as My Fair Lady was when Speed came out.

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Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. The truthis, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.

"Adulting" perfectly summarized.

I just had a final job interview with Zillow that I thought went really well.

But, tomorrow, they're going on a company retreat, which means that they won't give me a decision on whether or not they're making an offer for another week.

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In 1880, on the sixth of September, Mary Ann Nichols, known to her friends as Polly, moved, with her husband, William, and their kids to a home on Blackfriars Road, in London. They paid a weekly rent of five shillings.

Unfortunately, they had marital problems and shortly after this, William left Polly and took the kids with him. Over the next several years, she would live mostly in poorhouses, struggling with alcoholism, and supplementing her meager income from cleaning houses with occasional sex work. She would build up a fairly lengthy rap sheet, all related to drunkenness and prostitution.

In 1888, on the 30th of August, late in the evening, she visited the Frying Pan pub on Brick Lane. When she left, she happened to meet her friend, Emily Holland. Emily would be the last person to see Polly alive.

An hour after she spoke with Emily, a carman found her body on Buck's Row (now known as Durward Street), about fifty yards from the current Whitechapel Tube Station.

She was the third victim in a series of murders known as the Whitechapel Murders, but the first to be positively identified as a victim of a still unknown serial killer called Jack the Ripper.

On the other side of the world, in Kyoto, Japan, lived a craftsman by the name of Yamauchi Fusajirô. Fusajirô had previously worked in his father-in-law's business, which he had inherited, selling limes. But, due to the Meiji Restoration, playing cards, which had previously been banned in Japan, became legal, and he had developed an interest in card games.

And so, the next year on the 23rd of September, he founded a playing card company called Yamauchi Fusajirô Shôten. Using his skills as a craftsman, he designed a wood-block printing machine to print the cards, which were made of mulberry bark.

His company had another name, which is somewhat better known, however: Nintendo.

And this is how the birthplace of Mario and Kirby was founded the same year that Jack the Ripper was going on his killing spree.

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If a centaur is half human and half horse, does a baby centaur nurse from the human nipples or the horse nipples?

I don't know if this is some sort of bad omen, or sign from the gods, but I'm currently interviewing for a job at Dropbox, and my computer just randomly decided to disconnect from my Dropbox account, and signing back in was much more difficult than it should have been.

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Season 2 has released a teaser showing all the Endless.

"The Prodigal" I assume is Destruction. He looks pretty good.

I was most excited to see Delirium. I was disappointed, though. The actress looks the part, physically, but the costume, makeup and hair were all wrong. She looked like neither Delirium nor Delight.

I'm still excited for the new season, though. I'll just have to wait and see.

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