Posts about Personal, page 6 of 6.

Excel Amortization Table

I recently purchased a new car - a 2006 manual Saturn Ion. As with any good car purchase I had to take out a hefty auto loan for most of the car's worth. Thanks to a large amount of student loans and a short work history, the interest on the car loan was quite bad. I began to wonder if and how I…

  • Category Personal
  • Posted September 13, 2009
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New Job and Car

The last few weeks have been pretty busy for me. To provide a bit of back story, I've been living in Appleton, WI with my girlfriend's parents working a few different contract jobs since May of 2009. While our income was enough to cover a few bills and loan payments, freelance web development wasn't…

  • Category Personal
  • Posted August 26, 2009
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Lake Superior Idea

One of my favorite parts of the waterfall project of summer 2008 was the planning process. Not only did I enjoy scouring topographic maps and satellite photos to find the quickest, safest, or most scenic route, but I also enjoyed achieving different goals; visiting every waterfall along Silver River…

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  • Posted May 29, 2009
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Future Side Projects

In my free time, I try to keep up with web development for my personal sites. Over the last year, the gem of my side work became the 'Waterfalls of the Keweenaw Area' website, a truly complete and detailed project. Due to this project, I learned more about Google Map API, KML files, and general…

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  • Posted May 16, 2009
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Life After College

I was never worried about finding a job after college. Both degrees I undertook (physics and math) have severely limited job opportunities compared to other Michigan Tech degrees (computer sciences, engineering, etc), but I was too caught up in student life to worry about a career. Working through…

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  • Posted May 13, 2009
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Moving to Wisconsin

After losing my job at Michigan Tech and testing out the job market in Houghton for a month, Katie and I decided that it was time to move. Several options presented themselves, including Seattle and Chicago, where friends offered free housing for several months until jobs and permanent housing could…

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  • Posted May 1, 2009
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Getting Fired

I was hired to work for Michigan Technological University after a short, informal process immediately after graduating in the spring of 2008. Starting under the department of Auxiliary Technologies as a beginning web developer, I was the sole manager for dozens of websites and web applications.…

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  • Posted April 26, 2009
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Blog Introduction

After introducing myself in the first post, I feel that the next logical step is to introduce the blog. While most blogs aim for a single theme, I'm hoping to use this one for three different themes: programming, hiking, and personal. These will likely change in the future as my needs and interests…

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  • Posted April 2, 2009
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My Introduction

Hello, world.

My name is Jacob Emerick, and I am a web application developer and graphic designer. I also enjoy the outdoors, a good challenge, and learning opportunities.

Though I was born in Camp Pendleton, CA, most of my childhood was spent in a small farming community in Michigan called Port…

  • Category Personal
  • Posted March 30, 2009
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Activity Stream

  • Blogged about hiking | Two Hikes in Show Low.
  • Read Reamde by Neal Stephenson.
  • Hiked 2.20 miles and felt good.
  • Tweeted | Preparing to enter a four day weekend of solo parenting. We’re gonna need more Zin in this house.
  • Tweeted | @hikearizona :dance:
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