If you haven't figured it out yet, my name is Nathaniel James Novak, a.k.a. Nathan, Nate, NJ, and just about anything that isn't derogatory!  I am a Sr. Systems Administrator for a consulting firm called Lante Corporation, working out of their Seattle office.  I am responsible for all internal systems operations for Lante locations in Seattle, WA and Denver, CO.

I graduated in May of 1999 from the 3rd-largest university in the North Carolina -  East Carolina University.  I earned the Outstanding Senior award from the School of Business for my academic work along with my extracurricular experiences while I was in school.  I studied systems development, databases, distributed systems, and the like.  On top of my classes, I was an intern for a year in the IT Department at DIMON International, Inc., the world's second largest tobacco processor.  I have served as the Network Administrator for the School of Business at ECU and a Network Administrator with Europa Sports Products in Charlotte, NC.  I started with Lante in February of 2000 working out of Charlotte, NC.  That office closed, but I stayed with the company - moving to Seattle.

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David Novak
My parents, David and Elaine, live in Matthews, NC - a small town right next to Charlotte.  They moved there from Connecticut in 1992.  My mom is the director of the University City Regional Library in Charlotte, and my dad is an abstract artist. Mom-sml.jpg (5252 bytes)
Elaine Novak

A spot for great quotes:
  • Scientists call it gradations of concentration: How can a gymnast do backflips on a four-inch balance beam with 10,000 people and Schubert blaring in her ears, and a golfer can't hit a stationary ball with someone clicking a camera shutter?
  • Get your mind out of the gutter - it's blocking my view.
  • That's it, no more free will.
  • The difference between ignorance and apathy? I don't know, and I couldn't care less.
  • The glass is neither half empty nor half full. It is twice as large as it needs to be.
  • Never play leap frog with a unicorn.
  • Don't squat with your spurs on.
  • Carpe Diem - Seize the day
    Carpe Noctum - Seize the night
    Carpin Denium - There's a fish in my pants
    Carpe Ovum - Seize the egg
    Cave Canem - Beware of the dog
  • You've reached the B&D Hotline. All our operators are tied up right now, so if you leave a name, screenname, a list of transgressions, and bark like a dog, we'll get right back to you with your penance.
  • Error 405: Reality.sys corrupted. Universe halted. Reboot (y/n)?
  • I always take life with a grain of salt, ... plus a slice of lemon ... and a shot of tequila.
  • We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much for so long that we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.
  • Insufficient disk space to receive AOL instant message, delete Windows to continue? (Y/y)
  • Hello, you have reached the automated answering service for (insert screenname) Your message will be answered in the order in which it was received. Your message is number 19,641. Please hold, your message is important to me.
  • If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, forget em', cause, man, they're gone.
  • What do you know about tweetle beetles? well.. When tweetle beetles fight it's called a tweetle beetle battle. And when they battle in a puddle it's a tweetle beetle puddle battle. AND when tweetle beetles battle with paddles in a puddle, they call it a tweetle beetle puddle paddle battle. AND... When beetles battle beetles in a puddle paddle battle and the beetle battle puddle is a puddle in a bottle....they call this a tweetle beetle bottle puddle paddle battle muddle. AND..... When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles....they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle.
  • Thank you for IMing (your SN)'s Psychiatric Hotline. -If you are obsessive-compulsive, please press 1 repeatedly. -If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2. -If you have multiple personalities, please press 3, 4, 5 and 6. -If you are paranoid-delusional, we know who you are and what you want. Just stay on the line so we can trace the call. -If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a little voice will tell you which number to press. -If you are manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press. No one will answer. -If you are delusional and occasionally hallucinate, please be aware that the mouse that you hold in your hand is about to bite off your thumb.

I know how you people think nowadays, so for all of you people who are wondering about my "vital stats" here you go...

  • height: 6'0"
  • age: 23 (b. 9/9/1977)
  • marital status: married
  • profession: computers (business systems, networks, telecom)
  • academic major: BSBA in Decision Science with a concentration in MIS
  • home: Issaquah, WA (15 minutes west of Seattle)
  • high school: Harding University High School, Charlotte, NC; graduated 6/95 Cum Laude
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