If I had a newspaper, that's what it would be called, "The Technical Times". Yeah, I like the ring of that. I bring up technical times for a few different points:
1. Now that I am officially an IT guy, I consider it the logical choice. I am becoming more technical all the time. Hopefully one of these days when I get a couple large projects done, I will gracefully be able to make the jump to programmer too.
2. I went for a mountain bike ride on Sunday evening and I am becoming a far better technical rider than I ever have been. I suppose it is because I spend alot of my time riding with yahoos who like to go downhill as fast as possible with no matter to what is in front of them. I usually find myself slowly creeping behind. However, the last few rides I have been on, no matter what the terrain, I have been actually pushing myself to go faster down the hill and through technical sections. I tell you, carrying a little extra speed and peddling does make a difference. Granted, I am by no means a freerider or downhill guy, I like to classify myself in the "All Mountain" category. I can pedal all day, or I can cruise downhill and do some low level drops and such. Although they scare the crap out of me. Mainly because I made a trip to the ER last year from going off a drop head first.
My 10 year class reunion is over the 4th of July. I have to say that I'm a bit nervous for it. I haven't seen 98% of the people since I graduated. The others are mainly through e-mail. My biggest fear, forgetting their name.