Software Engineer

Jason Hancock

last update:

I’ve been lucky…when my last hard drive started to go out, it made a slow whining sound. Luckily, I was able to get all the data off of it and onto another drive before it died. When I say all the data, I’m talking 80GB of digital pictures, movies, music, etc. in addition to all my school work from UC Davis and all my personal financial records and documents. After this brush with near-data-loss, I decided that I had better get smarter about my data management.

Laura and I went to the Calico Clean Up yesterday. Calico is a town about 8 miles North of Barstow along I-15. It’s mainly a tourist attraction. It is operated as an old ghost town. However, outside of the town are several 4×4 trails. Unfortunately, lots of people go out there and camp, shoot guns, and dump trash. Some organizations were threatening to shut down the trails, so a few people got together and organized a clean up.

cleghorn trail

Hmmmm….I’m 25 now. I’m looking forward to my car insurance dropping in price and being able to rent a car. I went wheeling yesterday. It was freaking awesome. Best trail yet in So-Cal. It’s called the Cleghorn trail. It’s off I-15 just north of the I-15⁄215 split. I was supposed to meet some people from yotatech.com out there, but they all bailed. Luckily, some Nissan people were out there and invited me along.

I’ve learned so much in the last couple weeks it’s amazing….I stopped thinking about learning PHP and MySQL and started doing it. I found a basic log-in system based on PHP and MySQL and hacked it apart, modified it to use a MCV (Model-Controller-View) architecture, then started customizing. I’m thinking about building a web based trip planner, with functionality like an e-vite to help coordinate large camping trips, while also helping each camper to keep track of what gear they need to be packing.

anza borrego

Wow…it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything up here. A lot has been happening recently and this site got neglected a little bit. Let’s see….I went wheeling with the San Diego Yotatech crew a couple weeks back in Anza Borrego park. It’s north-east of San Diego. It was a good 3 hour drive for me from Glendale to Julian (the rendezvous point), but it ended up being well worth it.

Wow…it’s been a while since I’ve written anything. I’ve been rediculously busy lately with work and my own little projects. I landed an interview with company owned by Disney that is responsible for making their internet games and websites. Hopefully that will go well. I don’t think my interview with Bitscribe went over too well as I have not heard back from them. I really was lacking experience in basically everything that they were looking for.

I have to report for my final day of jury duty in about 8 hours. I’d better get to sleep soon (it’s 12:30 AM). I just don’t know that I can sleep. Maybe it’s because of all the resume’s and BS I’ve sent out, I haven’t gotten a single response. Not a single email. Nothing. I had an interview lined up…too bad it was in Santa Barbra. Laura has her job pretty much secured.

jury duty

I was summoned to jury duty today. I was assigned a courtroom with about 35 other potential jurors. The court clerk came out and announced that they randomly selected 18 people to sit in the box/alternates. Of course, I was lucky juror #1. I made it through all the questioning and was sworn in as a juror. I can’t talk about the case, so don’t ask. I’m glad to be a participant in our legal system.

James’ party was a blast!!! We had a lot of fun. For those of you that don’t know, we took a 14 passenger Excursion limo out on the town Saturday night to celebrate James’ 25th birthday. It was the first time that I have ever ridden in a limo. We dinned at Chevy’s on the River then hit the bars. Good times enjoyed by all. The batteries in my Bluetooth mouse died today.

It’s 10:00 AM, on the money. It’s official….Hancock Web Solutions has been launched. I’m having some business cards printed up too…when I get them, you’ll most likely be getting one. I took the Ford out yesterday to go to the bank. I stopped at the grocery store, then went and got some gas, then went to the bank. While I was waiting in line for the drive up teller, she stalled on me and would not start.