Well, let's not be the partypooper..I was tagged bij Wouter and now have the hard job to find people who've not already been tagimized..
First, let's come up with five things you don't know about me (and I add: "when you know me through my blog" otherwise the first one's obvious :-). As everybody seems to brag about how young they started progamming and using computers, I'm trying not to do that 🙂 Especially since kids today start using computers at three or so, so in that respect there's nothing to brag about anymore…
1. I'm almost two meters tall (1.98 m) which is something like 6"4 (I'm never sure how to calculate this). Being tall has its advantages and disadvantages. For instance, you always stand out in a crowd, which can be either good or bad. Another "nice" thing is that shopping for clothes is always done pretty quickly as not a lot of stuff fits 🙁
3. I recently decided it was time to go and buy an XBOX 360 and the first game I aquired is Project Gotham Racing 3, which is actually more fun than is good for me 🙂 (If you look at the amount of sleep I'm getting…) I've always been a race games fan, and that's also what I play mostly at the Info Support game day we have once a year with a bunch of collegues. Some favrotie games include the Colin Mc Rae Rally and Need for Speed series.
4. To stay in the gaming arena: what I used to play a lot were adventures, but not just any old adventure such as larry; no I played the cool ones, created by LucasArts. Some of you might remember Maniac Mansion, Zak McCracken, Day Of The Tentacle, Sam and Max and the Monkey Island series. I thought they were hilarious. One problem though; at a certain point you start to think in the same twisted way as the game designers, which led to the newer adventures being completely finished within a week…. Pitty that these types of adventures do not really get made anymore 🙁
5. I like meat… and when possible large chunks of it 🙂 . People who know me now this. The biggest steak I ever had (and finished) was 1000 grams (35 oz) without a bone. The best restaurants I have had large steaks at I think are Daniels in Seattle and Morton's in LA.
Now to select my next tagging victims 🙂
Harry Nieboer – A requirements & analysis dude
Martijn Beenes – Into MSBuild and automating as much as possible
Marcel Meijer – C# dude at the Software Developer Network in holland