Interview with Shawn Hogan (AKA Digitalpoint) Part 3 - After The Apocalypse

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Interview with Shawn Hogan (AKA Digitalpoint) Part 3 - After The Apocalypse

Our last interview with Shawn was about 8 months ago, just before he he spent some quality time as a guest of the Federal Government for eBay affiliate fraud. Shawn's out now, so let's see how he held up and what he has planned for the future.


So was stay at Taft Correctional Institution better or worse than you imagined? Did the time pass quickly or slowly? How did you spend your days?

It was pretty fun actually. No responsibilities, everyone (inmates and staff) was super nice, bathrooms/showers were super clean/private and nice, food was great, etc.

Honestly, if I just wanted to be lazy and be taken care of, it would be a great place to live for a longer period of time.

The hardest decision you have to make is along the lines of if you want to play softball or bocce ball. Or maybe you want to play pool so you can watch TV at the same time.

I always made carnitas and fresh guacamole for Charger games. :)

Morganna insisted I ask if you got any tattoos while you were "in the joint"?

Lol... no. And not sure you could find a tattoo parlor there to do it for you anyway. :)

How was the transition back to civilian life?

Same ol'... live in the same house, same car, same everything. Car insurance never was canceled, cable TV and Internet were still working when I got home, cell phone still activated, etc. Transitioning back to civilian life would be about the same compared to if you went on vacation for a couple months somewhere. Time to stop doing nothing and get back to work, because you have stuff to do.

What was the first thing you did when you got back home?

Honestly I don't remember... I think maybe I rewired part of my network at home because I had someone change it when I was gone to route around an issue. Was no longer an issue, so was okay to put network back to normal.

Did things go as planned with Digitalpoint and your servers while you were gone?

Yep... I figured there would be more (or any) issues without anyone monitoring anything or doing anything at the admin-level (server or site). But no real issues. Site just hummed along, no failures of anything (but even if there was, everything is redundant, so wouldn't have mattered). But none of the failover stuff had to kick in....

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Jan 11, 2004
When I started, a heart rate of 135 for an hour was pretty taxing. By the time I left, I could go hours with a heart rate of 165 like it was no big deal (which was the target cardio heart rate if you are 19... I'm 39). And yes, they give you good equipment with heart rate monitors and all that at camp
Ah explains the weight loss :)