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Why do I do this to myself?

Posted on 02/19/2007 in Me
I went snowboarding again at Snoqualmie Summit today. This is the second time I’ve gone. Last time was about a year ago. Last time, I spent a month finding it very hard to sit down because I bruised my hip … More…

To Departed Friends

Posted on 01/23/2007 in Me
Eric: I miss you man. I didn’t know you as well as I’d have liked, but I considered us good friends. I hope things are better wherever you are now. To my readers: Don’t let depression go untreated. Go see … More…

It’s snowing really hard

Posted on 11/30/2006 in Humor, Me
Heard on Monday on the weather report on the radio: “I came out of the University of Washington on foot, and the snow was coming down so hard it was coming down in pellets!” I just wanted to call said … More…

Ice and Snow!

Posted on 11/30/2006 in Me
I’ve never done donuts in a car before. Woohoo! Winter’s here in Seattle, and it rocks. I’ve taken my new Subaru WRX Impreza Sport Limited Wagon around to a few parking lots tonight with my friend Aydin, and we wellied … More…

My music

Posted on 11/11/2006 in Me
OK, I’ll probably never live down the embarassment, but here’s a link to a couple of finished tunes I’ve put together. Well, kind of finished. The first one is as finished as it’s ever going to get – because it’s … More…

New Car Smell

Posted on 08/15/2006 in Me
Well, my Neon finally died. After owning it for 8 years, and putting 127,000 miles on the clock, the final tally came to: Reverse lights no longer worked When braking, the left turn signal would turn on solidly and stay … More…

New Photos

Posted on 07/05/2006 in Me
I’ve been quiet for a while… but I’ve got some new photos up online at http://www.flickr.com/photos/fleetingshadow 🙂 More posts soon…

Back in the USA

Posted on 01/07/2006 in Me
Just got back from my trip home to England. More later 🙂

Sad Fanboy Admissions

Posted on 01/02/2006 in Me
There’s one person who I’d really love to meet – namely Gigi Edgley. I was massively impressed by her performance in Farscape – she was captivating, with an amazing presence and motion in everything she did (it certainly doesn’t hurt … More…

Photos!

Posted on 11/16/2005 in Me
I’m finally getting around to putting some of my archive of photos online. You can find them at Flickr.com. Cool photos? Sure! The NSA ones are exceptionally cool. You don’t often get to see an Enigma machine up close, never … More…

Halloween

Posted on 10/31/2005 in Me
It’s that time of year again. This year I decided to put together my own costume, based on the movie Reanimator. (Hey, it seemed like it’d be much cheaper than doing a really good Harry Potter one, or a Prisoner … More…

Sideways…

Posted on 10/29/2005 in Me
Just a quick note to say that I just moved sideways from being Lead Engineer on the Tools team at Surreal Software, to become Lead Gameplay Engineer on the As Yet Unannounced NextGen Game we’re working on. Opa! I think … More…

I’m an Uncle again!

Posted on 08/07/2005 in Me
Welcome to the world, Mr. Jake Andrew Douglas Cooke. My sister has some more pictures up at her Fotki site: http://public.fotki.com/cuuky/jake/ Inscrutable looking bugger, isn’t he? He was due on my birthday, but apparently he was in a bit of … More…

Interview time again…

Posted on 11/23/2004 in Me
Well, I had an interview with Surreal Software (the guys who did The Suffering) today, and I think overall… well… I blew it. I stormed their pre-interview programming tests. Those were easy – 100% on the first 15 questions (Math … More…

Pumping Iron, Eating Food, and Starving

Posted on 10/28/2004 in Me
My friend Aydin and I are currently trying out a new muscle-building program at the gym, invented by a guy called Bob Myhal. It’s an interesting program that appears to be working. Most interesting is that fact that last week, … More…

Saved by the bell…

Posted on 10/01/2004 in Me
In an amazing reversal of fate … we’re back in business. Hurrah! Our CEO … boy… he cuts it fine. But he does a damn good job 🙂

Layoffs impending in 3… 2… 1…

Posted on 10/01/2004 in Me
Looks like we’re outta here. *sigh* Rock Bottom Brewery, here we come. Because, after all, there’s only one place to go when you hit rock bottom – and that’s Rock Bottom! I’ve loved working with the people I work with. … More…

I am the moon…

Posted on 09/05/2004 in Me
Apparently, I’m the Moon. (My sister’s blog shows that she is The Devil… which is highly appropriate knowing her… so I thought I’d give this a go). You are the Moon card. Entering the Moon we enter the intuitive and … More…

Look at me … I’m Doctor Zoidberg, Home Owner!

Posted on 07/12/2004 in Me
Welcome to home ownership. I’ve discovered that, like a lot of software, it’s full of bugs. Not the traditional creepy crawly insect kind of bugs – the other kind. Usability issues. Design issues. Downright mistakes. So Friday night we officially … More…

Welcome

Posted on 05/09/2004 in Me
Welcome to the Accidental Scientist. I’m Simon Cooke, and this is my blog. I’m a senior software engineer at a startup company in Seattle, where I program embedded and Windows software. I used to work at Microsoft (on the .NET … More…