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Au Revoir Coaxis/VCS!

Come this Friday (March 23rd), I’ll be having my last day at Coaxis Inc./Viewpoint Construction Software.  I’ve had a great couple of years at this company and quite sad about leaving.  The people have been the best part and how the company treats the people there is fantastic.

The reason I’m leaving is I’ve been given an opportunity to join another company in the Portland area.  The company is Urban Robotics.  A company that I’ve considered looking into for some time.  My buddy Bobby works there and told me so many good things about the place.  The biggest reason I even considered applying was seeing his positive attitude when it came to the work he has been doing at UR.  I could clearly see that he enjoyed what he is doing and I miss having that joy.

I’m not positive everything I’ll be doing, but I’ll be doing C++ development on 2D/3D image processing software primarily for the department of defense involved around aerial photography.  What all it entails, I’m not totally sure, but I know I’ll be challenged and using some skills I haven’t used in some time, so I’m truly excited and nervous about the change.  I’ll also get to work on new hardware and cool software.  Always good things!

My start date at UR is May 1st, so I’ll be enjoying a nice break between jobs.  During this time I’m focusing really hard on finishing up my pilots license, taking a couple trips, and doing a lot of stuff in the outdoors.  Should be a great break!

Here’s to whatever the future holds!  I’m so excited for my next adventure!

Jason ¬_¬


Adventures on the Big Island


This last week (Wednesday thru Tuesday) I was spending time around the Big Island of Hawaii with my younger brother, Aaron, and his friend Randy.

What a trip it was.  I saw so much during the short amount of time we were on the island and so glad I was able to get away. Read the rest of this entry

Weekend Half Full

This weekend I did a lot, and then I didn’t do a lot.  It was pretty great.

Friday afternoon, I had a study session with my new flight instructor.  It was a good time.

Friday night and Saturday morning I spent my time playing pool in the Portland Tri-Cups.  We didn’t end up winning, but I got an awesome patch for getting an 8-ball break.  In fact, because of that 8-ball break, I beat a much higher ranked player, two matches to his one.

The rest of Saturday I didn’t do a ton other than try to figure out what I wanted to do that evening and playing some video games.  I ended up finally finishing the Tales of Monkey Island.  This is a five-part game which continues one of my favorite video game series.

That evening I ended up going on a walking tour around part of Portland themed around Ghosts. It was a private event for Couch Surfers.  There were around fifteen of us, of that I knew around four or five.  Afterwards we went to the Green Dragon in SE Portland.  Nice bar with a ton of beers.

Sunday was very relaxing.  I finally caught up on some sleep.  Beat another game I’d been meaning to play through, Braid.  This game is a really awesome time-based side scrolling game.  I’ve seen a number of components used in other games, but never done so well.  It was a great game, though the story gets confusing in parts.

The rest of the day was spent watching the first episode of the prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.  The first season was awesome and made me really want more.  Sadly though, I found out the lead actor who played Spartacus, Andy Whitfield, ended up being diagnosed with cancer.  This really made me bummed because he is an awesome actor that I wanted to see a lot more of.  Well instead of cancelling the show, they decided to come out with a prequel (I’m hoping until Andy gets fixed for the sequel to Blood and Sand).  So far, I’m excited for the direction of the show!

The evening was coming close to an end as I decided to finally watch one of the movies I have queued up.  What was the movie of the evening, you ask!?  None other than… “Machete”.

I enjoyed this movie.  The story wasn’t the most interesting, but the portrayal of the characters was hilarious and all for fun.  It also has one of my favorites, Jessica Alba, who looked so damn good.  If you get a chance and want to watch an action movie with a bit of humor, then check this one out.

That brings a close to my weekend.  Nothing too crazy, but overall it was great.

How about yourself?  Do anything awesome over the weekend?  Tell me in the comment!

Going To Tri-Cups

Starting tonight, the pool team I’m the captain for will be going to the Greater Portland Area Tri-County APA Pool Tournament (Tri-Cups).

I’m very proud of the team and really think we stand a chance in placing in this tournament and moving onto regionals which would then lead to nationals in Las Vegas.

I wanted to share the address of the team where I’ll be keeping things updated that come to the pool team. Go to

It’s going to be one exciting weekend for me and the rest of the team.

Wish us luck as we go and play our hearts out!?

Coaxis Logo

Since I haven’t updated for a while, I figured I’d share what is going on.

As of yesterday, I have been working at my new job working at Coaxis (aka. Viewpoint Construction Software). I started on April 19th after leaving IGT on April 9th. The new job change was due to IGT deciding to close the Corvallis location and my desire to stick in Oregon. So far, it has been a wise decision.

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