Colophon

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Why hello there, I’m Andrew Ferguson and you’ve reached my website. I’m Seattleite, born and raised. I went out-of-state to attend The Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado where I graduated in May 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Engineering with a Specialty in Electrical Systems and an Area of Special Interest in Mechanical Systems. But now I’m back, and gainfully employed by an aerospace company that rhymes with “snowing” where I do cool things and help save the world.

I’ve enjoyed a presence on the web for many years now with both email (4th grade, 1995) and a website (5th grade, 1996). My space has taken on many different forms and many different names over the years, from Tripod, to XOOM, to Geocities, to hosting my own site, to now having it professionally hosted for me, it’s been known over the years as Andrew’s Web Site, Starbase 156, and now Andrew Ferguson dot NET. No matter what, I’ve always enjoyed having this little spot.

Pertinent facts you might want to know and commit to memory:

  • I hate using all forms of Internet slang, save abbreviations. Okay: LOL, LMAO, AFAIK, etc. Not okay: u, 2, b4, ur, etc.
  • I don’t like having conversations on text message, unless absolutely necessary (i.e. one of us actually can’t talk). If I suspect a text message will lead to a text conversation, I will call you.
  • I suggest you read The Nerd Handbook if you’d like to understand a bit more about me.
  • You may also want to look over my personality profile…I’d still call it applicable 4 years later.
  • Fill in the blank: “People who like _________ will love my blog!” Answer: random and passionate musings
  • I listen to lots of public radio, both over-the-air and online. I particularly enjoy: This American Life and Radio Lab. Although really anything NPR will do. And Too Beautiful to Live.
  • When I listen to music, it’s usually: U2, The Beatles, Queen, Dave Matthews, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, The Who, Panic at the Disco, Miles Davis, Chicago, Cake, or something classical.
  • I’ve watched every single episode and movie from the Star Trek franchise; yes, even the animated series. Yes, this scares me. Yes, I promise to never to do it again.
  • I’ve also watched every single episode of Sports Night, The West Wing, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
  • I don’t watch South Park.

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22 Replies to “Colophon”

  1. So I was bored at work and browsing your site much more in depth than I usually do. I came across your page, and thought you might want to update it since you are 21 now… And there is no mention of your new kitty.

  2. One of the great things about WordPress is that it tracks when you last updated a page or post. For this page, the last time I updated it was 2005-12-27 5:29 pm

      1. Hey Andrew,
        Yea, I saw that. I wasn’t thinking real straight.

        Is that a plugin or something that does that? I’ve been looking for a better way to format code on my blog as well. My code looks atrocious, and I have a lot of it in places.

        Cheers!
        Byron

  3. I’ve never actually took notice to the fact you’re from Seattle! A fellow Washingtonian πŸ™‚ I’m from Olympia. I need to check back at your blog more often!

        1. Agreed. You have to give me at least a little break though, I was out of state the last five years.

          If I were to go and explore Olympia, would you recommend seeing? Where should I eat?

          1. haha ok, break given. πŸ™‚

            As for Olympia it’s awesome… I’d definitely explore the downtown area, it’s my favorite.

            My absolute favorite restaurant is the Spar in downtown Oly. It’s a bar and cafe with nice classic bar food that’s been taken up a notch. It’s a part of the McMenamin’s (http://www.mcmenamins.com/) franchise thingy. Which is awesome! And if you get some beer at the Spar, get the ruby ale, it’s my favorite.

            If you don’t really want that kind food, there’s also Old School Pizzeria in downtown that is fantastic, I really recommend that too! (http://www.oldschoolpizzeria.net/)

            Then I love the shops downtown as well of course, like Archibald Sister’s has a bunch of random little gifts and trinkets.

            As for other things to do in Oly… there’s always seeing the Capital, woo hoo! Or Priest Point Park, on a nice day. (http://olympiawa.gov/community/parks/parks-and-trails/priest-point-park.aspx)

            Also, I definitely recommend going to the Farmer’s Market if you’re there on a Saturday… even though Pike Place is obviously better, it’s still really neat. And that’s in downtown as well.

            Let me know if you need anymore ideas! πŸ™‚ Olympia is so fun!

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