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Michael lives in sunny Mountain View, California. He started programming with an Apple //e in 4th grade, graduated from UCLA with a math degree in 1994, and immediately landed a job as a QA engineer at Symantec, working on the Norton AntiVirus team. He pretty much taught himself Windows and MFC programming, and in 1999 he designed and coded a new interface for Norton AntiVirus 2000.
Mike has been a a developer at Napster and at his own lil' startup, Zabersoft, a development company he co-founded with offices in Los Angeles and Odense, Denmark. Mike is now a senior engineer at VMware.

He also enjoys his hobbies of playing pinball, bike riding, photography, and Domion on Friday nights (current favorite combo: Village + double Pirate Ship). He would get his own snooker table too if they weren't so darn big! He is also sad that he's forgotten the languages he's studied: French, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese.

Mike was a VC MVP from 2005 to 2009.



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After posting about my bike ride[^] this morning, some folks responded and asked where I went, so I figured I'd make a blog out of it. I don't usually post about personal stuff here, because I figure no one really cares, but since y'all asked... Wink | ;)

I bought myself a bike a few weeks ago. I've had some bad luck with it, as the first time I went riding the back tire got f'ed up (turned out to be defective), and then the next time I went out I ended up getting sick and laid up for a week. Mad | :mad: But I've gone 2 weeks without a mishap now.

I live in Mar Vista, which is next door to Venice and Marina Del Rey. Basically it's on the border of rich neighborhoods that I could never afford to live in. Wink | ;) The nice thing is that it's near the beach, and there's a bike path that runs along the beach for 20 miles or so.

What I've been doing is picking up the bike path in Marina Del Rey and riding south to this bridge that's over this river that's used for rowing/kayaking events by nearby colleges. It seems like a good distance for me because I can ride there, rest for a few minutes, and ride back home, all in about 1 hour.
Since I'm just starting out with regular riding, I'm doing that 2 days a week (Tuesday and Thursday). I get up at 6 (not hard to do since it's already light), eat and stretch and I'm out by 6:30.

On Saturdays I'll ride a bit farther. Today I took the path north (opposite direction from the bridge) through Venice and Santa Monica. This isn't quite as nice because there are always idiots walking on the bike path, but whatever. Once I get past the Santa Monica Pier, the path is less crowded and it's a nicer ride. This morning I was there at about 9:30 and the marine layer was still around, so the water looked really nice.

That path is really the only place I ride. I have a road bike, and I'm in no shape to tackle mountains yet, so I'll keep up that routine until I start feeling better. I rode on the path when I was in college, and I could do the whole trip down to Redondo and back in about 3.5 hours. Give me a few months and I might be doing those trips again on the weekends. Cool | :cool:

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