Hi, I'm Andy Rutledge and I live in Lincoln, Nebraska. This website used to be my blog, but now I pretty much use Facebook for any sort of commentary.

DataBank IMX

I've been interested in computers and programming since I was old enough to reach a keyboard. I'm a software developer by trade, and I work at DataBank out of their Lincoln office.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

I graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

Magic: The Gathering

I play Magic: The Gathering. My favorite format is cube draft; I've built my own cube if you want to check it out. I'm a big fan of painted/altered cards and put as many as I can get my hands on in my cube. You can likely catch me playing Magic at Hobbytown in Lincoln on any given day.

I am also a Level 2 Magic judge. I judge events in the Lincoln and Omaha area.

If you play Magic Online (Modo) on a touchscreen monitor or Surface tablet (or you just don't like using the keyboard), you might be interested in a little app I put together called PassPriority.exe. It's a small window with two buttons that submits F2 and F6 commands to the Magic Online window so you can pass priority and pass the turn without using your keyboard.

Rosewatta Stone

A few Magic enthusiast friends and I run a Twitter account called @RosewattaStone. We take a regular Magic card, run its Oracle text back and forth through several iterations of Google Translate, and the result is often amusing if not outright hysterically funny.

We try to post one every day. Here's the latest Tweet from @RosewattaStone:

Chicago Cubs

I enjoy watching sports. My favorite sport to watch is baseball and my favorite pro team is the Chicago Cubs. I've been a fan of the Cubs since I was six years old and have become a rather devoted fan in the last several years. I usually make it to a Cubs game or two at Wrigley every summer.

I also like to watch football; my favorite team is (naturally) the Nebraska Cornhuskers. I've come to enjoy NFL football more than I used to; I root for the Green Bay Packers. I'm also a follower of Husker Volleyball.

I also enjoy playing sports. I occasionally partake in a local bowling league, and even took home the gold medal several years back in the Cornhusker State Games. I've played softball during the summer with an office softball team. I've also been known to play ping-pong, foosball, and badminton from time to time.

Shadows Fall logo

I love music! My favorite band is Shadows Fall. I first heard them on Guitar Hero and I was hooked. I like most genres but most of all, hard rock and metal. I also play the guitar, acoustic and electric, just for fun. I'm working on writing a song, you can hear how it's coming along:

Andy performing standup

I enjoy attending Duffy's standup comedy on Monday nights and have even been known to take the stage and do my own routine. You can watch videos of my standup here.

Catch me on Twitter or Facebook:

and yes, this is about all of the web design effort i want to put into this page