So what is it about me that’s interesting?
Well I’m a tech junkie by birth. I’m currently employed as a ColdFusion programmer, however I also perform other tasks such as network administrator (which I have my MCSE for, like that means anything today), database administrator and project manager.
When I’m not working for the man, I LOVE helping out in the opensource community. I have a github page with a couple of projects going on and I’m
a member the lead developer of the ColdFusion on Wheels core team.
I’m opinionated but fair, outspoken but know when to be quiet.
How did I get the name RIP747?
A lot of people have asked me this over the years and I’ve heard some really creative guesses. The truth is that WAY back in the day I used to play lot of video games and enter into tournaments for them. Back in the 90’s it was very common for high score lists to only allow you to enter in 3 characters. I figured I wanted something that would be recognizable, so I started entering in RIP (Rest In Peace) whenever I got a high score. It also sounded cool when entering in tournaments: RIP vs so-and-so. After a while, it stuck, and that was my nick name.
The 747 part came during the age of pager. People needed to know who was paging them so everyone I knew had a code that they entered after the number they were paging the person with. RIP translates to 747 on a phone pad, so when I paged people I would do, 4075551212#747 or something like that so my friends knew it was me paging them.
When the internet started, I put them together and started using RIP747 to try to distinguish myself from everyone else. I soon found out though that I wasn’t the only RIP747 out there in the world :P Guess great ideas can come from more then one person after all.
— Start Hack from Charles —
Doesn’t it stink that you and I are twins and share everything together…like our passwords. HA HA HA!!!
So that is suppose to be a something about you that all the people in your community can take with a grain of salt. Well, what can I say…
1) You know you stuff when it comes to computers
2) You’re probably the best CF programming I have ever seen
3) You can’t play Street Fighter for crap (Guile will always win again Blanka)
4) You have the best twin brother in the world, except when he hacks into your WordPress account
5) You have 4 of the most dumbest, but cute as hell, dogs
There’s plenty more, but I don’t want to bore everyone. I was going to make a post, but I know your blog is published on many sites. Anyway, let’s see how long it takes for you to realize I changed your profile and yell at me. luv you bro!!!
— End Hack from Charles —