IAmA mod of some subreddits, a novelty account, and was offered a job at reddit -- then I was diagnosed with leukemia. AMA
OneUpForDac.com <- More info there.
Yesterday, reddit was super awesome and made a blog post about me, here. It's about how I'm currently looking for a perfect-match bone marrow donor.
I'm also the secret novelty account, ThisWeekInGaming. So if you were wondering why that kinda stopped, yeah. TWIG was actually me and a friend of mine (and he did a huge amount of the work each week, but then eventually had to stop when he got a new job), and then I got sick and couldn't keep it up.
As far as working at reddit, I had applied for the Community Manager position alongside a ton of people, and was lucky enough to score an interview in SF at the reddit offices. That interview was awesome, by the way. What started with literally everyone in the office sitting around me, asking questions (almost interrogation style) ended about as good as an interview could - a late night of pizza, beer, and Die Hard on Wired's enormous HDTV.
I got the call while driving home from work that I got the job, and of course I immediately accepted it. After a few days/weeks of planning out the logistics of moving across the country, everything finally set into place. Chromakode even made me an awesome reddit avatar. =)
During all of this, I was feeling a bit run down and tired, and decided to get checked at the doctor's office. The news wasn't good. I remember how I was laying down on the couch at my parents' house when my mom got the call. Boom, it was leukemia, and I had to hit a hospital right away. That night wasn't fun.
Since then, I've had three rounds of induction chemo, which is enough to knock a rhino on its ass, but the third round worked and took out all of the blast cells (those are the bad, cancerous ones). Since the disease is really aggressive, though, it's likely I'll relapse, so the doctors want to send me to transplant right away.
But this is an IAmA. I don't want to give too much away in this opening story. I want you guys to ask whatever questions you have. Whether it's about having cancer, something about TWIG, what it's like to pee in bottles all day, or just about me in general, ask me anything.
Edit: I should mention that I don't actually have a laptop here, and that I'm typing all this on an iPad + keyboard, so apologies if I'm rather slow to respond.