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Chronology

This volume does not aspire to the name of an autobiography.…

The selection has been made in some cases from the importance of the matter. In others, from the celebrity of the persons concerned; whilst several of them furnish interesting illustrations of human character.

  1. Born

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  2. Moved to Ferguson, MO

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  3. First word was "clock"

  4. Began preschool tutoring

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  5. Brother Kurt born

  6. Started wearing glasses and eye patches to treat amblyopia

  7. Started kindergarten at Sts. John and James

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  8. Started first grade

  9. Dad sold Riverview Pharmacy

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  10. Got to stop wearing glasses (for now)

  11. Soccer and computer camp at SIUE, learned Applesoft BASIC on Apple IIe

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  12. Family bought Apple IIe

  13. Uncle "Mad" Tony gifted me with a 1200bps modem, started using BBSes

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  14. Upward Bound summer school at SLUH

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  15. Grandparents (maternal) accident

  16. Started school at SLUH

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  17. Moved to Central West End in the city

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  18. Started first job at Mail Boxes, Etc.

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  19. Jesuit summer camp with survival training

  20. Back to wearing glasses (this time near-sighted)

  21. Established first internet email address "wupost.wustl.edu!sempco!hgerwitz"

  22. Moved out of home and into Colleen's apartment in South City

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  23. Told by SLUH I was not invited back while not living with parents

  24. Involuntarily admitted to psych center with some really troubled "peers"

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  25. Lived out of Colleen's car

  26. Moved into crack house apartments in CWE

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  27. Married Colleen

  28. Parents separated

  29. Evicted from apartment, stayed with mom

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  30. Laid off from MBE

  31. Sporadic temp assignments

  32. Took GED

  33. Started living out of Airstream trailer at Colleen's parents in Overland

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  34. Good temp stint in marketing analysis at SBC

  35. Moved into Tower Grove apartment

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  36. Started work at SJI

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  37. Began classes at SLU

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  38. Bought 1983 Buick Skyhawk

  39. Serious auto accident

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  40. Bought 1985 Honda Civic wagon

  41. Restarted SLU after medical cancellation

  42. Started working at SLU (student lab manager)

  43. Moved to Forest Park Southwest

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  44. First webpage posted (http://www.nyx.net/~hgerwitz/)

  45. Started more part-time work, with Apple Partners as IT assistant

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  46. Moved to nice apartment in CWE

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  47. Started third part-time job, with Hermann Marketing as help desk tech

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  48. Started full-time work at Hermann Marketing as programmer analyst, left other jobs

  49. Started web development consulting (phobia)

  50. Bought 1986 Nissan 200SX

  51. Moved into bigger apartment in same building

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  52. Started work at SLU as technology analyst

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  53. Moved to Delmar

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  54. Bought 1996 Mazda Miata

  55. Graduated from SLU

  56. Stopped consulting and hosting

  57. Started at Quatrix as developer, quickly promoted to tech director

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  58. Hard drive crash with insufficient backup: history before this is less clear

  59. Bought house

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  60. Got serious about cycling, first Tour de Cure team

  61. Colleen leaves

  62. Dad diagnosed with terminal cancer

  63. Promoted to VP at Envision after merger

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  64. Finalized divorce

  65. Moved to friend's "spare" house (after selling mine)

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  66. Moved to Downtown loft

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  67. Bought road bike

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  68. Dad died

  69. Joined infūz as VP of tech

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  70. sold Miata to Kurt

  71. Broke off engagement

  72. Started dating Shannon 😍

  73. Bought 2006 Mazda Miata

  74. Moved to Seattle

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  75. Started at frog design

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  76. Declared Bus/Transit Driver Appreciation Day

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  77. Bought house

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  78. Married Shannon

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  79. 4 months living in Munich for frog

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  80. Moved to Amsterdam, for two year stint with frog

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  81. Moved to Spaarndammerbuurt

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  82. Shea moved to Amsterdam

  83. Left frog

  84. Registered The Artificial

  85. Started working at AKQA

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  86. Moved to Prinseneiland

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  87. Joined The Artificial full time

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  88. Moved The Artificial to the Herengracht

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  89. Moved into our house on Bilderdijkkade

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  90. Shea died

  91. Thunder moved in