One Schlock's Requiem is the personal website of Jim Hendricks, me. I've been writing about things on the Internet for over 10 years. On this site, you'll find plenty of writing I've done over that time-frame about random things that had been in my head. Photos, too! This site is written in Java using Tapestry 5, Hibernate, and Tomcat. You can take a look at the code on github, if you'd like: github.com/theschlock.com/.
I grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, and attended the Arts Insitutue of Minneapolis for Computer Animation after I graduated high school. Turns out I'm a terrible artist. So, after 2 years of trying, I dropped out, and went to a real college, the University of Wisconsin Platteville. I graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, with a minor in International Studies. I also studied Japanese at the Nagasaki University of Foreign Languages in Nagasaki, Japan.
After finishing school, I worked for Widen Enterprises in Madison, WI as a Software Developer. I designed, managed, and maintained some of their Web Applications with 10-15 other developers. We wrote in Java and used open source technologies for our product.
After 6 years of working for Widen, I applied and was accepted into the JET program. I'm now an ALT in the city of Takayama, Gifu. I teach English in 3 elementary schools, and 1 junior high. I write lesson plans, speeches, and plenty of other English related tasks.
My Japanese is still pretty terrible, but I work on it as much as I can.