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About Me

I am Nick Hodges and this is my website.  I am a Senior Software Engineer at Veeva Systems.  We provide health provider data to the pharmaceutical industry.

I'm a software developer at heart.  I've been a Pascal/Delphi developer for over twenty years, and still think that Delphi is the best development tool out there.  I love to read programming books, attend conferences, watch cool videos about new programming techniques, and generally trying to be an industry thought leader.  

I have a great wife and great kids.  I love my job, I work with great people. I love where I live. I love Jesus. Things are going pretty well for me, I'd say.

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Some Stunningly Fascinating Facts About Me

  • I am a rabid fan of the Android OS.
  • I was born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • I have piloted an aircraft (an FA-18 specifically) past the sound barrier, to Mach 1.03
  • I have never had a drop of coffee in my life and never intend to.
  • I was a Classical Languages major in college and taught high school Latin for two years
  • I was a Naval Intelligence Officer for 12 years
  • I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  • I was a high jumper at my small college, clearing a height of 6'4".

 

Some of My Favorite Stuff

Movies:

  1. Casablanca
  2. On the Waterfront
  3. The Bridge on the River Kwai
  4. Breaker Morant
  5. Titanic
  6. The Princess Bride
  7. The Man From Snowy River
  8. The Godfather

Software Utilities 

  1. Clipmate -- Manages your clipboard and never forgets anything you put there.
  2. Everything -- Incredibly useful file search tool.  Searches only by name, but I find that's what I want to do most of the time. 
  3. Evernote -- I use this to keep all kinds of stuff -- text, mostly, but all kinds of stuff -- in 'the cloud".

Books

  1. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  2. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
  3. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  5. Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austin
  6. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
  7. All the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
  8. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

Albums

  1. Born to Run -- Bruce Springsteen
  2. Making Movies -- Dire Straits
  3. Songs From Dawson's Creek
  4. Dizzy Up the Girl -- Goo Goo Dolls
  5. Nothing Left to Lose -- Mat Kearney
  6. Soul's Core -- Shawn Mullins
  7. Learning to Breathe -- Switchfoot
  8. Daughtry -- Daughtry

Television Shows

  1. The Wire
  2. Breaking Bad
  3. Smallville
  4. Friday Night Lights
  5. Weeds
  6. Sons of Anarchy
  7. The Office
  8. Veronica Mars
  9. Mad Men
  10. Lost
  11. Dexter
  12. Justified
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"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."    –  George Orwell

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General Disclaimer

The views I express here are entirely my own and not necessarily those of any other rational person or organization.  However, I strongly recommend that you agree with pretty much everything I say because, well, I'm right.  Most of the time. Except when I'm not, in which case, you shouldn't agree with me.