I started this timeline as a reflection of years as I neared my last of being a teenager.
Here I’ll try to keep a timeline of events I find meaningful at the time, because looking back those events are easily lost.
Again, I’m really bad with dates. And school years go between years but we’re just going to ignore that.
I find this notable. What a time to be alive.
- Twitter since 2012
- Instagram since 2012
- Github since 2012
- YouTube since 2013
- Snapchat since 2014
- Reddit since 2015
- Facebook since 2016
- LinkedIn since 2016
- Pinterest since 2018
- Lukasmurdock.com since 2018
- Less Wrong since 2020
- Long Now since 2020 #11261
2000 Born and stuff
Born in Kettering Ohio.
2007 First coding experience
My Uncle showed me Ruby on Rails, but I couldn’t wrap my head around it at the time. (Date sourced from my Heroku account.) He introduced me to HTML and CSS, and I started to build small projects, but it took too much time to create simple things at first, so I quickly grew bored.
2012 First social media
Must have received my first Apple Laptop (mid-2011 13-inch MacBook Air) around this time as well.
Joined Twitter in December 2012. Seems notable. I’m the type of guy to create a Twitter account in 2012 but not post anything until 2015-2016.
Also created a Github account.
2013 Created YouTube/Google? Account
Google acquired YouTube so I’m not sure about the account structure and I’ll just attribute this to when I first signed up for YouTube.
Some favorite channels of the time:
- Corridor Digital
- Sam and Niko (now Corridor Crew)
- Ryan Higa
2014 8th Grade
In 8th grade, I was a part of the i3STEM Program, and my first, like “official relationship” or whatever, started.
The Ti-84 calculator gave way to my first genuine coding interest: BASIC on the Ti-84. I was on my calculator so much that my history teacher took away my calculator.
Used Final Cut Pro and Motion 5 to make Punkin Chunkin class video.
Started working at Chick-Fil-A.
- Cross Country (2-mile): 11:04 (avg 5:32/mile)
- High Jump: 5ft 6in
2015 9th Grade (First year of High School)
My first, like “official relationship” or whatever, ended.
- Cross Country (5K, 3.1 miles): 17:26 (avg 5:37/mile)
- High Jump: 5ft 8in
2016 10th Grade
Videos made with Final Cut Pro:
Quit working at Chick-Fil-A (on the spot. People leave managers, not companies.)
Decided to do volleyball instead of track (alongside Max and Ronny).
2017 11th Grade
Built my own computer. Took AP Psychology and AP Micro/Macro Economics.
The summer reading for AP Psych was Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. It’s the first book on my book list because I view this book and class as a propitious moment to come across this information.
Started dating Sabrina.
- High Jump: 6ft 0in
2018 12th Grade
Upgraded mid-2011 13-inch MacBook Air to a 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro.
Wrote articles and designed graphics for School Journalism class.
Was brought on to the Branding committee for the Olentangy Local School District.
Read Surely you’re joking Mr Feynman and Influence.
Started working at Infinite Smiles.
Personal Records: High Jump: 6ft 4in, won the Ohio Capital Conference Championship.
2019 First year in College
Graduated high school.
Built my own website lukasmurdock.com
Left Infinite Smiles to go to college.
Became a contractor at ABB.
2020 Second year in College
COVID-19 Hit. Contractors let go from ABB.
University told everybody to go home.
Took a trip to Colorado with Carter.
Purchased 2012 MacBook Pro and Upgraded to 16 GB RAM and 2 TB SSD.
Had second brothers weekend.
Joined Traffic Think Tank (TTT), hired by Adam at Loganix.
University continued to let students be fully remote.
Moved into new Florida apartment with parents while the house was under construction.
Flew for the first time on my own.
Left Loganix and TTT to work with Andre at Virra.
Moved into new Florida house with parents.
Built my first production web application with Firebase and Next.js.
University said, “you can’t be remote anymore; come back,” so I signed my first lease.
Moved into studio apartment with help from Grandparents.