Found this text file from March 2012 while housekeeping on my webserver — an idealistic self-promotion essay outline I threw together to help someone write an idealistic self-promotion essay:
BAM, BAM, BAM, so you should hire me for POSITION NAME.
ME, ME, ME, ME. MEMEMEMEMEME.
ME 1: SKILLS, SKILLS.
ME 2: AWESOME SKILL.
ME 3: ANOTHER AWESOME SKILL.
ME 4: I AM A NINJA.
ME 5: I want to be THIS, THAT, EVERYTHING.
RECAP: BAM, BAM, BAM.
Call me toll-free at 1-800-HIRE-ME-NOW
That was a time (fresh out of high school) when I really thought I could go places on personal merit alone. Maybe I could have, but that’s not how I got here. I still like the idea of total self-reliance and being a go-it-alone rockstar who knows this, that, and everything, but who am I kidding?
Turned 21 yesterday. I guess most people do something special for the occasion, but I’m refreshingly busy interning for SpaceX in California; all of next week, I’ll be at a cyclotron facility in Indiana to do radiation testing, and the week after that will be spent hopefully playing with a flight control computer and designing a test data visualization and hardware control system (à la DRL, but for a rocket this time), highlighted by another SpaceX launch during the weekend.
The inside surface of my rims slopes upwards all the way up to the rim wall, so I had a hard time pumping up the Maxxis Ardent on the first few tries. I modified and finalized my taping strategy while pumping up the Specialized tire for the first time, so I don’t know if the Specialized tire would’ve been easier or not. Regardless, I was able to leisurely pump up both tires, without sealant, with just a floor pump and a bit of soapy water on the tire beads.
Per instructions on the bottle, I added 100 mL of sealant to both tires through the valves (with core removed). Small leaks at the valve stems were fixed by tightening the nut with a pair of pliers.
Gorilla tape nearly tore the skin off my hands. That stuff is really sticky.