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Chronology

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  1. Born

  2. Moved to Ferguson, MO

  3. First word was "clock"

  4. Began preschool tutoring

  5. Brother Kurt born

  6. Started wearing glasses and eye patches to treat amblyopia

  7. Started kindergarten at Sts. John and James

  8. Started first grade

  9. Dad sold Riverview Pharmacy

  10. Got to stop wearing glasses (for now)

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

  12. Family bought Apple IIe

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

  14. Upward Bound summer school at SLUH

  15. Grandparents (maternal) accident

  16. Started school at SLUH

  17. Moved to Central West End in the city

  18. Started first job at Mail Boxes, Etc.

  19. Jesuit summer camp with survival training

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

  21. Established first internet email address

  22. Moved in with Colleen in South City

  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"

  25. Moved into Colleen's car

  26. Moved into crack house apartments in CWE

  27. Married Colleen

  28. Parents separated

  29. Evicted, moved in with mom

  30. Laid off from MBE

  31. Sporadic temp assignments

  32. Took GED

  33. Moved into Tower Grove apartment

  34. Good temp stint in marketing analysis at SBC

  35. Moved into Airstream trailer

  36. Bought 1983 Buick Skyhawk

  37. Started work at SJI

  38. Began classes at SLU

  39. Serious auto accident

  40. Bought 1985 Honda Civic wagon

  41. Moved to Forest Park Southwest

  42. Restarted SLU after medical cancellation

  43. Posted first webpage

  44. Started working at SLU (student lab manager)

  45. Bought 1984 Honda Accord from dad

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

  47. Discovered PHP/FI and decided dynamic web pages were the future

  48. Moved into nice apartment in CWE

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

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

  51. Started web development consulting (phobia)

  52. Bought 1986 Nissan 200SX

  53. Moved into bigger apartment in same building

  54. Started work at SLU as technology analyst

  55. Moved to Delmar

  56. Bought 1996 Mazda Miata

  57. Graduated from SLU

  58. Stopped consulting and hosting

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

  60. Hard drive crash with insufficient backups: history before this is less clear

  61. Bought house and moved to Tower Grove South

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

  63. Colleen leaves

  64. Dad diagnosed with terminal cancer

  65. Promoted to VP at Envision after merger

  66. Finalized divorce

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

  68. Bought loft and moved to Downtown

  69. Bought road bike

  70. Dad died

  71. Joined infūz as VP of tech

  72. Sold Miata to Kurt

  73. Broke off engagement

  74. Started dating Shannon 😍

  75. Bought 2006 Mazda Miata

  76. Moved to Seattle

  77. Started at frog design

  78. Declared Bus/Transit Driver Appreciation Day

  79. Bought house and moved to Capitol Hill

  80. Married Shannon

  81. Moved to Munich for 4 months

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

  83. Moved to Spaarndammerbuurt

  84. Shea moved to Amsterdam

  85. Left frog to stay in Amsterdam

  86. Registered The Artificial with Shannon

  87. Started working at AKQA

  88. Moved to Prinseneiland

  89. Joined The Artificial full time

  90. Moved The Artificial to the Herengracht

  91. Bought house and moved to Oud West

  92. Shea died

  93. Thunder moved in

  94. Fog moved in