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About Me

I’m a sports addict, a big Alabama football fan, and a bigger Alabama basketball fan. I love to play basketball whenever I can find a competitive game, used to play racquetball regularly, and have an on-again, off-again relationship with softball. I used to play a ton of golf, I run whenever I feel fat, and I’ve tried to play ultimate frisbee despite my inability to throw a disc with any accuracy whatsoever. Also, I used to play tennis occasionally with my little brother, but then he grew up and, well, he’s really good now.

I’ve been happily married since May 2008 (see: @kcscrawford) and we live in Homewood, AL with our daughter and 4 pets (3 cats and 1 dog). When we started getting pets we named them after places one of us had lived. So Loosie was named for Tuscaloosa (Tusca-Loosie) and Curry was named for … Curry (where I grew up). Then Stanley came into the picture and we’ve since abandoned this naming scheme. Nestle is our latest fur-ball. She’s a chocolate lab, so we felt her name was fitting.

I’m an eternal optimist. I get frustrated by negativity of any sort and try too hard to maintain status quo. In real life I’m a poor conversationalist, at least when I’m around people that I don’t know very well. When it comes to software ideas that I have, I tend to suffer from analysis paralysis. It’s an ongoing fight to get myself to stop planning and just start developing. I do make concerted efforts to improve aspects of my life that I feel are lacking and I tend to use this site to extend that effort.

To learn more about my work history, just check out the things on my Professional Info page.
Feel free to contact me by using the form here, or just shout at me on twitter (@atcrawford).
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