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Right now, I'm reading:
35 strategies of war, A New Earth, and The Pragmatic Programmer

My favorite story of all time is:
the one I am writing right now, simply by living my life.

In bed I like to read:
scripts, web articles, drama, comedy, or books whose topic usually involve web programming.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
anywhere not named the New York Post.

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
Losing either my wallet, my cell phone, my house keys, or the eventual letdown of my trust in another person.

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“Founder, FK4L: Fat Kids 4 Life!”

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