Five things about mePosted: December 25, 2006
- Most who know me know I’m Croatian. However, most don’t know I was born in Dundee, Scotland. My parents moved there temporarily during a housing shortage in Zagreb in the 60’s for a bit of fun living abroad. What’s Dundee best know for? Orange marmalade!
- When I’m dressed in my tennis gear, some people have said I can resemble Pete Sampras. I don’t really think so. But one year at the US Open as I was loitering outside the players lounge and Pete took a second glance at me as he passed me after a night match. Hmm.
- I currently drive a 1972 BMW 2002. But that wasn’t my first car. My first car was a Ford Cortina, briefly imported to the US. It looked like this.
- As for computers, my first one was a TI-99/4A. The first time I used a Macintosh was as an undergrad at the UW. I still remember sitting in the computer lab, looking at an empty desktop thinking, “now what?” So, much for the legendary usability.
- I got my first taste of working in the software industry working for Spry in Seattle on one of the Internet in a Box skus. They were one of the first companies marketing a consumer Internet application. That’s where I learned how to be a Program Manager. It was a fun time.