|This is the last interview for this year (I may start another series in '08). Unlike previous interviews, this one is with a guest. He hasn't been on CCN in quite a long time, but he's the guy who started it all.
What kind of job do you have?
Do you like working at AOL?
How old are you? How long have you been working with computers?
Are you a coder? Do you use an IDE?
What languages do you know/program in?
Are you learning any new ones?
When did you become interested in computers?
What was it about the computer that interested you?
What is it about the computer that interests you now?
What kind of music do you listen to while you work (if you listen to music while working)?
What operating system(s) do you normally use? Why do you use them?
Do you use any other OSes?
What other things do you enjoy doing on a computer?
Do you prefer Email or Instant messaging when communicating with someone?
What kind of Email/Chat client do you use? What's it's name?
Do you blog? Often?
What are the specs of your home and/or work computers?
Do you have a game console? If so what is it and why did you buy it?
If you have a game console, what was your first?
Do you touch the graphics field of computing very often (such as modeling, or 2D art, etc)?
Do you have a favorite movie or TV show?
What other non-computer hobbies do you have?
How would you describe your relationship with Christ?
Okay, my relationship is in a state of flux. I am the questioning type. I don't just accept things without lots of study, and I find that it's easy to fall into things because of emotional draw more so than logical reasoning. I'm sure that it may shock many of you that I am an on-again/off-again Christian at best, but there's no point in lying about it. When I started CCN, I held Christian thoughts and values. While I still maintain those values, my thoughts and analytics have difficulty with the notion.
I do know one thing: I approach my belief in anything on when I'm NOT in dire straights. If I accept something because I'm scared, then is my acceptance true or just an knee-jerk reaction to get me out of where I'm at? "There are no atheists in foxholes." I 'accepted' Christ at a time in my life when I was going through medical issues. Things were bad, scary, I felt alone, etc. When things got good I no longer needed that relationship. And so I left it. And that's when my analytical mind said, "Hey, NOW is the time to really study and to really seek answers. If you accept Christ when you don't need Him, then you've really accepted." Maybe I'm wrong, but to me an emotional response will only weaken as the emotion dissipates. A logical response will have more staying power. To me, building faith on emotion is like building a house on sand. I'd rather build on something sturdier.
So I'm not saying that I've rejected Christ or anything, I'm just saying that I'm in a phase of questioning at this time in my life. And I most certainly do reject organized religion.
Anyway, while I still find the teachings of Christ strong and reliable, I find that notion of religion extremely flawed, non-biblical in most cases, and just downright dangerous. Thus, I now seek the truth in a more analytical, non-emotional way. If God is true, He will help me find the proper path that supports faith.
How do you imagine a way that you could use your talents and experiences to serve Christ?
What kind of geeky projects do you see yourself doing within the next couple of years?
3.9 (Should be 4, but my interview numbers got off somewhere earlier this year) Crazyishone
"Oh, bother," said the Borg. "We've assimilated Pooh."
Open source, open mind.
From: Houston, TX USA
|Wow! Awesome interview! I didn't know Krylar played World of Warcraft with his wife and son! That's great! The picture...is that from a renaissance festival or something?
To anyone that's reading this and not sure about college, I completely agree with Krylar. Stick with it! Once you get through you'll have soo many more opportunities!
From: SV, CA, USA
|very interesting interview. Some insight into the origins of CCN.
From: Great Falls, Montana, USA
|Great wrap up CPU|
From: Maesteg, Wales
|This interview has shocked me on so many levels.
From: MD, USA
A few things have changed since I answered them thar questions:
1) I upgraded to Vista and (he says with shame) I actually like it.
2) I'm using an new IDE for PHP called PhpED (www.nusphere.com) that seriously rocks.
3. We bought a Nintendo wii as well.[/edit]
Erm...think that's it. Thanks for everyone's feedback and points of view!
[This message has been edited by krylar (edited September 26, 2007).]