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bio website nicholascloud.com
location St Louis, MO
age 32
visits member for 1 year, 6 months
seen Oct 22 '13 at 12:23

I’m a software developer in the Midwest, and I love my chosen craft. I believe that doing things right is better than doing them quickly. I also believe that, with enough practice and technique, those two things don’t have to be antithetical.

I believe in hero worship. I want to surround myself with people who are better than I am, because that is an opportunity to learn from them. I have an ego; which developer doesn’t? But I can eat humble pie in liberal doses. Self-awareness is the first step towards progress.

I am ambitiously lazy. I will work long hours to solve a problem that saves me ten minutes. I love to create things. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a system come to life. Unless it gets hit by lightning and develops paternal issues.

I am skeptical. I don’t drink the Kool-Aid. I rationally judge people and technology based on merit, not hype.

I have a very low tolerance for people who send chain-mail. I love to read. I am working on my inside voice.