yea i'm not sure if anything I do qualifies as cool. I guess I've done a few interesting things.
Well I'm 32 now, still living in stupid cold dumbface Wisconsin of my own idiotic volition, made my way through an MCS degree, love software but hate working for the man so I started investing in rental properties about 8 years ago. Scooped some of those up in a small partnership with a friend and still trying to buy more. My 20's were spent rehabbing properties burning a candle at both ends. At one point I spent 6 months straight with my partner leaving work at 5 and working on rehabs till 11 p.m. 6 days a week. I moved from one duplex to the next as I bought them. Probably moved like 7 times in 7 years. At one point I lived in a bad area in a property I shouldn't have bought - but it was cheap to live there, at the cost of being in predominately poor mexican areas where cop raids were regular across the street, at times I woke up to my entire neighborhood being locked down by 40 squad cars split and posted up at every street, and lazy poor people who let their kids throw rocks at my cars from the across the street. They had annoying barking dogs and the only way to get them to stop yapping in the middle of the night was to yell "QUIETE" because the dogs didn't respond to English. I lucked out and rehabbed it up and was able to sell it for a small profit.
Learned my lesson on "location location location".
During the day I set technical direction for software for my employer, and by night I do remote software development as a sub-contractor, slowly building up some relationships so I can one day drop my day job working for the man and just independently contract on my own terms. With any luck I'll be using rental income to augment myself and be on my own schedule so I can go race cars whenever I want because that's something I actually enjoy doing.
married going on 8 years now, 2 kids. daughter is almost 9, son is 5 and loves cars about as much as i do, and a big-ass Bernese Mountain Dog named Boulder. I spend too much money on cars and racing for sure, it's 2016 and I still won't drive it if it doesn't have a manual gearbox. Call me old-fashioned. I still play guitar when I have time and want to embarrass myself. Continued playing soccer after college until I blew out my knee about 6 months ago, hopefully will start coaching soon to make up for that huge gap in my life. I coached high school soccer several years back until I started doing software for an investment company and I gave up giving back something useful to the world (Teaching kids soccer) for the sake of making a bunch of money. A mistake I am working on remedying.
Not much time for games anymore, but I still plug away at games when I can. Usually takes me months to beat something though. If TRR becomes a reality, I'll be forcing myself into it without question