It has been exactly 10 years since I graduated from ITT Technical Institute. I received my BS degree in Information Security – basically anti-hacker training (or hacker training depending on whether you are white-hat or black-hat). Here are some photos from my graduation ceremony and celebration dinner later that night.
Since it is now 10 years after my college graduation, here are some photos from my ceremony and celebration dinner
Going through a few old photos I came across these from a while back when my brother, my father, and I all went to play golf. I believe it was on a holiday, perhaps Thanksgiving. It is a very happy memory as it is one of the few times that we all got to hang out as a family on a holiday and do something fun that we still have pictures from. And as my dad has since passed these are very treasured photos and I would like to post them here for posterity.
Joe Connell, with his sons Justin and Jared Connell, playing golf
Although I don’t tweet as often as I post to other social networking sites, I still use Twitter sometimes. My twitter name is @connell_jared so please go ahead and add me. I don’t really know that many people who use Twitter so I mainly use it to follow people and brands that I like and am a fan of. I have some followers but who knows if they belong to people who really read the tweets of people they follow or the majority of them are just bots and my tweets are going into the oblivion of the internet, LOL. But anyways if you’d like to follow me on twitter or just check out some of the boring tweets I post, my name is @connell_jared. Yes, I know it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue but everything else was taken.
If you want to find me on Facebook, my name is jaredjconnell. Just click that link and be taken to my profile. I keep my posts private and I don’t accept all friend requests. Well if your a hot chick I’ll probably accept it. Hell, who am I kidding, of course I will. LOL Don’t just make a fake account with a hot girl for the profile picture to trick me into adding you. I used to spam for webcam sites for a living, hahaha!
I made this post because sometimes it can be hard finding people on social media. If you don’t know a person’s email address you may try to search for them. But what if you don’t know exactly how they spell their name? For instance the name Jared can be spelled a few different ways, such as: Jarred, Jarod, Jarrod, Jarad, Jerad, and so on. And with my last name, people never know how many N’s and L’s are in Connell. I’ve even had people think that my name is Jared O’Connell, LOL! Or even if you do spell it correct there may be a bunch of other people with the same name that show up in the search results. Luckily my name is fairly uncommon but there are still a few Jared Connells on Facebook. Sure if you went through all them you will probably see that I live in Las Vegas and you can see a thumbnail of my picture, but I usually obfuscate my face so it is harder to recognize me. I do this because I don’t want bots scouring the web, stealing all the pictures of me and building a facial recognition profile for me. Not that I do anything wrong but I just think it’s an invasion of privacy. You never know where your face might show up. It reminds me of a TV show I saw once where a character on the show had their picture show up on a poster for a drug that treats a very embarrassing STD and everybody immediately thought he had that STD. Anyways my facebook account is jaredjconnell if you want to add me just click here to go to my profile.