Benjamin Juang (ibneko) wrote,
Benjamin Juang

Life status update

Just so I have a record of where I am, what's going on, etc.

I've graduated. Somehow. With an BS in EE from UIUC.

I'm still manhandling Warbook, although as part of Social Gaming Network, I've gone from random dude who files timesheets for money to temp who hasn't gotten paid yet, and now hopefully to guy who's getting paid full time to work in a lovely location with nifty people on awesome things.

Social Gaming Network made iGolf too, by the way. Runs on the iPhone, does golf-y things. Not something I entirely understand, as am not major fan of smacking small balls with a large iron club just to see if I can put balls in holes. But that's just me. And it's doing well - 2nd on the list of free iPhone apps in just under a few days.

Most of my time.. eh, make that all of my time at work goes into the interesting system of Fluff friends, led by two very enthusiastic developers, one being Mike Sego. It's all in PHP, which... going back to, from Ruby, is like going from Java to C. But it's decently fun. And their userbase is ten-times ours, although... I don't interact with said userbase as much. :\ The warbook userbase is... well, was... more active, at least in the forums. But there's some really creative fluff users out there.

I'm currently looking for my own apartment here (ugh, expensive - we're looking at a price tag of $900-1000 for 2 mi distance studio/1 bedroom locations. $1200 for anything closer, in the rare case that there is something closer), but I'll have a more permanent address soon.

I still have a girlfriend, in Illinois. Visitation hours are around 58-60 hours, in one large chunk, monthly, thus far. Plane tickets aren't kind to the wallet. Le sigh. Still, 8 trips per year, maybe. Runs up to a very good Apple Desktop, but offers probably more concentrated happiness in a short period of time. Ah well, will save money elsewhere. Like cheaper food devouring (Mmmm, McDonalds, Subway, and Quiznos. Or cheap salad bars at Round Table Pizzas... aiming for under $5 for a meal, anyhow...).

Not progressing much in terms of security - I've got two security books by my bed, but they haven't been read, and I've already renewed them once. There's just so much to do.....
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