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To be brief, I am a 30 year old, white, software QA engineer living in the beautiful pacific northwest. Currently I am working as a software quality tester for a large bank. I was previously a science teacher for two years, before that I was also working in the software field for a well known company.

I am a dabbler in many things, but I tend to master very few. I like to try almost everything though. I just don’t seem to have the stick-to-it-iveness that is necessary to become an expert at anything. I very often start things that I never finish. Let’s just hope this blog doesn’t go the same way.



1. Tina B. - May 25, 2007

I am a dabbler in many things, but I tend to master very few. I like to try almost everything though. I just don’t seem to have the stick-to-it-iveness that is necessary to become an expert at anything.

You sound like my son, over at ungodly cynic. A plug for his blog, smile.

2. Justin - June 13, 2007

Hi Joe, thanks for stopping by!

3. bluerat - July 9, 2007

For what it’s worth, I completely identify with your lack of “stick-to-it-iveness”. It frustrates the heck out of me sometimes. Other times I realise it’s actually the only way to get to be a well-rounded individual. How else would we do that if we didn’t try different things all the time?

4. religionandatheism - July 9, 2007

Fantastic blog, by the way. We’re going to put up a link to you on our site:

5. Joe - July 10, 2007


6. Shahrzad - July 20, 2007

I hope no finish. I liked your blog. Dont stop.. 🙂

7. Joe - July 20, 2007

Well I’ve lost the motivation these last few days. I’ll try to come up with something this weekend.


8. Ryan Rode - September 28, 2007

A Human Blog,

Hello, I hope you are doing well. My name is Ryan Rode and I work for Ashworth University, a nationally accredited, independent online school based out of the Atlanta, GA area. I recently discovered your blog and appreciate the insightful analyses you offer. I’m in the process of creating a general philosophy-psychology blog for our students that would cover some of the same types of topics you have such a deep grasp on. In fact, when I say “some of the topics”, I see our school’s communications’ somewhat void, because the Christian perspective if for the most part absent from our dialogue. I’m contacting you to see if you might be interested in the following proposal. In short, I think it would be very beneficial to our students if they could read some of your posts, but I would like to keep it under one big umbrella, mainly for our older students, a dedicated though slightly luddite base, who though learning fast, still struggle grasping rss feeds, hyperlinking around the Net, etc. For instance, it would be wonderful if we could use (syndicate) even a few posts in any given month. I would of course give you full attribution, provide your link, and promote your blog to our large student population. To clarify, I would never request to syndicate more than 3 posts in a given month. I realize you must be very busy, so I’m not even inquiring as to the creation of custom posts. For the time being, I don’t have anything to offer in terms of direct compensation, but with 100K+ active students around the world and several thousand daily hits to our website, I can guarantee that you’ll receive a lot of promotional exposure and gain many new readers over the following months. As an additional incentive, I’d also be very interested in promoting any products/services/events/causes you may want to promote on your own behalf. Well, there’s my proposal. Please let me know your thoughts. Keep up the great work. I appreciate your time and consideration. Thank you.

Ryan Rode
Interactive Services Manager
Ashworth University

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