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anthony charles carroll

i’m the daddy

I’ve relegated the sandwich to the bottom of the page in leiu of some more relevant information about me.

Growing up, I moved around a lot. Places I’ve called home include Iowa, Texas, Minnesota, California, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Washington. I did a bit of html programming during high school before spending a year at University of Iowa in 1999. I enrolled for Journalism but left with a fierce love of film theory. I was offered a position at a video game review web site which was in its infancy, and did that for two years before going back to school at Penn State, this time for Media Studies with an emphasis in Film and Television. I spent a lot of time watching some very cool movies and a fair bit of time watching some very lame ones. While my media analysis skills were being honed during the day, I worked with the Floral Genome Project doing some pretty hardcore perl programming to pay the bills. A few years ago, I moved out west and finished my last year of college on the internet (through Penn State). Since there aren’t a ton of film theory positions flying around, I stuck with what I knew second best and pursued programming work. I started doing PHP for Point B Web during an internship and have been with them for the past two and a half (?!) years.

My favorite movies are Band of Outsiders, The Searchers, Night of the Hunter.

My favorite records are from Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Presidents of the United States of America, and Weezer.

My favorite books are mostly all about film.

I also like sandwiches, the French New Wave, water, thinking things through, television, and coding websites.

I can be found on facebook. Myspace too, but it sucks.

Oh, and Ali. Alizabeth is the gravity of my world. She keeps me sane, balanced, and in equilibrium. She is 100% love. Her perspective is endlessly fascinating and we are mutually amused and inspired by one another.

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Not quite sure what to put here yet, but i love sandwiches. This one here is a homemade peppered turkey, roast beef, and turkey bacon with colbyjack. Salt and vins on the side with an apple for my health. Coke Zero to top it off. Mmmm, lunch.

the sandwich.

I’m a programmer who likes to think of himself as a writer. I can also be found on a major social networking site.

9 Responses to: “Dad”

  1. Kathy (Swalla) Amos responds:
    Posted: July 5th, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    Tony:
    Sure love your website! The postings are precious and help me (us?) feel that we are right there with you!! My thoughts on Ali are…..
    a) she looks like a Swalla baby (my bias is showing)
    b) she looks just like you!!
    c) she is beautiful and your life will never be the same again….but will always be better for having her!!!!!!
    Know that my love and prayers are with you and your girls.

    Hugs,
    Kathy 🙂


  2. Katie and Rick Swalla responds:
    Posted: July 8th, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    Hey Tony:

    Just a quick note to say congratulations and welcome to young Alli. She is really pretty and we are delighted you’re all doing well. Hang in there during those long nights of sleep deprivation, this too shall pass. Hold her tight, kiss her often and give her a good squeeze for us! Love,

    Aunt Katie, Uncle Rick, Ben, Luke and Hank


  3. Jon, Michelle & Kate Holmes responds:
    Posted: November 10th, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    Hi Tony!
    Love the website! She is absolutely adorable and we can’t wait to meet her! Any plans to visit any time soon???
    Love,
    Jon, Michelle & Kate


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  5. Nare responds:
    Posted: October 10th, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Krista – Maria, thank you so much for letting me join you on Saturday, it was a lot of fun! I am so eectixd about being able to learn all of your techniques. It means a lot to me that you have accepted me as one of your mentees. xoxo


  6. Indra responds:
    Posted: November 30th, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    John,First the statement Building now will inecjt up to seven million dollars into the local economy in the form of wages and building materials, right when the construction industry needs it most is based on facts and numbers taken from the Kesner and High School projects:Over 9 million dollars was directly inecjted into the local economy for the new high school, with a local contractor participation rate of 52% for the Kesner project and 34.9% for the high school, with thirty seven different local firms participating in the project. See educationslaida.com for Local Contractor Participation Spreadsheets. These figures are limited to direct participation and do not account for secondary financial gains. It is anticipated that the Longfellow project will inecjt between $4,763,514 and $7,097,500 directly into the local economy in the form of wages, materials etc. It is aniticapted that it will be closer to $7 million because local contractors have the skill and experience to complete the majority of the construction on the elementary school.Second, four million dollars comes from BEST funds. These funds are revenue, not tax, from sales of oil and gas on public lands. Oil and gas owned by the people of Colorado that is sold. Third, Salida School children have excellent test scores and much of the credit goes to the teachers and the parents. Those test scores will only improve with a 21st century facility: “We find strong evidence that the school construction program led to sustained gains in reading scores for elementary students. Trends in reading scores are flat in the years leading up to construction, but turn upwards in the year of construction and continue to increase for at least the next six years. Neilson and Zimmerman, The Effect of School Construction on Test Scores, School Enrollment, and Home Prices (2011).Fourth, the school district has made cuts in the administrative budget. For example the assistant principal positions have been eliminated at the high school and middle school, the special education director position has been merged with the curriculum position and librarians have not been replaced as they retire. Longfellow was built in 1956, there have been no major renovations and no major systems have been replaced. It is one of the top five neediest schools in the state. The life expectancy of this type of facility is fifty years, which means Longfellow exceeded its expected lifespan in 2006. It has serious and fatal deficiencies that negatively affect the educational experience of our children and threaten their health and general welfare.3A is not about making parents feel good because they are not involved in their children’s education, that is simply not true in Salida. It is about taking pride in our schools and in our children and providing them with a 21st century education opportunity.Simply put – we can pay 30% less now or 100% later. If the bond does not pass now, we have little chance of receiving BEST grant money in the future and we will pay 100% with higher interest rates and higher construction costs.Vote Yes 3A!Best regards,Dan Zettler


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