Happy Birthday Michael Hanscom!


Well today is Michael Hanscom’s 33rd birthday!  Who is Michael Hanscom, you may ask?  He is the proprietor of the blog eclecticism who rose to fame, briefly, as the blogger who took photos of Macs being offloaded at Microsoft headquarters and who was promptly ‘let go‘.  He is also the guy who inspired me to start this humble blog and he also takes some pretty awesome photos.

Michael has helpfully published a short bio which I’ll take the liberty of republishing here –

Biography: The man, the myth…me.

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, I was exiled to Alaska at the ripe old age of two when the military sent my family to Fairbanks, Alaska. A couple years later we managed to escape to the comparitively balmy climes of Anchorage, Alaska, and there I stayed for the next 26 years.

In the summer of 2001, I finally managed to run screaming from the frozen wastelands of the north, and ended up settling in Seattle, Washington. Seattle? But it rains all the time there, doesn’t it? Well, first off, not really — winters are wet, sure, but the summers here are gorgeous. Just don’t let the word get out. More importantly, though — the best thing about rain is that it means that it’s too warm to snow. And I’m quite okay with that.

After living in two different apartments in the lower First Hill area since moving to Seattle, I now live with my girlfriend in the Northgate area of North Seattle.

In many ways, as far as interests go, I’m the sterotypical geek — big into computers, science-fiction, Star Trek, and things of that nature. However, I’m ever thankful that I did finally realize that I had a personality of my own (and a fairly winning one, if I do say so myself) and, while still a bit on the introverted side, I can function quite easily in the real day-to-day world. It’s a good thing.

For better or for worse, I’m most (in)famous for being “the blogger that got fired from Microsoft?? over a picture of Apple PowerMac G5s. All posts related to that little debacle can be found in the 15minutes [of fame] category archive, though the three most important are the picture, the day I was let go, and my wrapup a few days later.

Still have a burning desire to know more about me? Well, much can be discovered by reading through my weblog, or you’re certainly free to contact me through one of the methods available above.

So anyway, happy birthday Michael.  I hope you have a great day!

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