Photo of George Hernandez taken by Bill Aube

Who is George Hernandez?

My Name

  • George Hernandez. George Lariosa Hernandez. George L. Hernandez. My full name.
  • George. My first name or given name.
    • I was named after George Washington, the first U.S. President.
    • In Spanish George is usually spelled Jorge.
    • In Catalan George is usually spelled Jordi, so there's a Star Trek the Next Generation connection.
    • The 16th most popular male first name in the U.S. as of the 1990 census [ref census.gov/genealogy/names/dist.male.first].
    • From George (given name) [W]:
      • "The name derives from the Greek word γεωργός (geōrgos), "earth-worker", "farmer", which became a name in Greek: Γεώργιος (Geōrgios), and Latin: Georgius. The word "γεωργός" is a compound word, formed by the words γῆ (gē), "earth", "soil" and ἔργον (ergon), "work". In Modern Greek, the form Γιώργος (Yórgos, [ˈʝo̞.rɣo̞s̻]) is commonly used colloquially."
      • "Although the word geōrgos was not used as a name in ancient Greece, it was used as one of Zeus's epithets in Athens: Ζεύς Γεωργός (Zeus Geōrgos), the god of crops and harvest."
      • George as a name has been used in the West since the 11th century, especially with St. George, the patron saint of England.
    • Female variants: Georgette, Georgia, Georgina, Georgiana.
  • Hernandez. My surname, last name, or family name.
    • "Hernandez" is my father's surname.
    • "Hernandez" is Spanish for "son of Fernando".
    • "Fernando" is a Spanish and Portuguese variation of "Ferdinand"
    • "Ferdinand" is also possibly means "ready to journey" from the Gothic fardi (journey) and nand (ready).
      • Ferdinand is a common English, German, French, Czech name.
      • Several rulers of Spain, Portugal, and the Holy Roman Empire were named Ferdinand.
      • 'Ferdinand Magellan (Spring 1480 – April 27, 1521; Portuguese: Fernão de Magalhães) was a Portuguese sea explorer who sailed for Spain. He was the first to sail from Europe westwards to Asia, the first European to sail the Pacific Ocean, and the first to lead an expedition for the purpose of circumnavigating the globe.' -Ferdinand Magellan [W]
    • Of course many Filipinos have Spanish last names.
    • The 29th most popular last name in the U.S. as of the 1990 census [ref census.gov/genealogy/names/dist.all.last].
  • Lariosa. My middle name.
    • My mother's maiden surname.
    • A Filipino custom is to take the mother's maiden name and make it the child's middle name. In the Spanish system one variation of my name would be "George Hernandez Lariosa". The American hyphenated equivalent would be "George Hernandez-Lariosa". See also "The Spanish System of Surnames" [users.panola.com/AAGHS/ARTICLES/SURNAMES.html].
    • The 40,158th most popular last name in the U.S. as of the 1990 census [ref census.gov/genealogy/names/dist.all.last].
    • One neat thing is that if I use the lowercase letter "L", then it almost looks like a divider (depending on the font). EG: GEORGElHERNANDEZ.
  • Initials. GH. GLH.
    • In the English alphabet: G is the 7th letter, H is the 8th letter, and L is the 12th letter. Same ordinal in the Filipino alphabet (1987/).
      • In Yin and Yang [W], 7 is yang and 8 is yin.
      • In the periodic table of elements: 7 is N=Nitrogen, 8 is O=Oxygen, 12 is Mg=Magnesium, and 78 is Pt=Platinum.
    • In the Spanish alphabet: G is the 8th letter, H is the 9th letter, J is the 11th letter, and L is the 13th letter. Same ordinal in the Filipino alphabet (1976/1987).
    • In Egyptian hieroglyph transliterations: G is Egyptian hieroglyph for G, a jar stand; H is Egyptian hieroglyph for H, a reed shelter.
    • In the Phonecian alphabet: G is Phonecian letter for G, gimel, a camel, the 3rd letter; H is Phonecian letter for H, heth, a fence, the 8th letter.
    • In the Greek alphabet: G is Γ or γ, gamma, the 3rd letter; H is Η or η, eta, the 7th letter.
    • The Latin took the Greek gamma and eta to make C and H. At that time however, C represented both a K and G sound. It was Spurius Carvilius Ruga who ca. 230 BCE took the Latin C and added a horizontal bar to make the modern G.
    • GH is at the end of "ARGH!". Check out Aargh! [osteele.com/archives/2005/12/aargh].
    • In Morse Code: G is --., H is ...., and L is .-...
    • In NATO phonetic alphabet: G is Golf, H is Hotel, and L is Lima.
    • GH also stands for Growth Hormone [W]. Unfortunately there's a lot of GH spam and there are phrases like "GH deficiency" and "GH secretions" all over the web.
    • GH is also tied to the country The Republic of Ghana [W]. The word ghana itself means "warrior king"!
      • .gh is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD)
      • gh is Ghana's ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code
      • GH is the IATA airline code for Ghana Airways which ceased in 2004. Ghana now has Ghanai International Airlines (GIA), who is G0 in IATA.
    • GH stands for General Hospital, a soap opera, is the longest-running daytime American serial broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company television network.
    • On the telephone keypad: G=4, H=4, L=5, Z=9. This makes variants like 44, 454, 459.
    • GigaHertz is GHz. It also sounds like lots of pain.
    • Vincent van Gogh is like "Go GH"!
    • Mercuial, the revision control software, is called with "hg". I use it daily!
    • grubHub.com, the food site, uses "gH".
    • In ROT13 ciphering: G=T, H=U, L=Y, Z=M. This makes variants like: tu, tyu, tum.
  • Other people named George Hernandez in no particular order.
    • George Hernandez I (1863-06-06/1922-12-31) [W] [imdb.com/name/nm0379580/]. An American silent film actor. I'm so jealous that he has the Wikipedia entry!
    • There are at least five people named George Hernandez in show biz according to imdb.com/find?s=nm&q=George+Hernandez as of 2006-12.
    • George Hernandez [rngr.net/About/george]. A "Southern Nursery/Reforestation Specialist". Reforestation sounds cool!
    • George Hernández [georgehernandez.org]. Seems to be a Costa Rican Christina musician. As of 2006-12, his website annoyingly has a lot of pages "en construccion".
    • George Gemora Hernandez [saringhimig.org/director.asp]. A Filipino American conductor and music director who also sings bass and plays piano. A more famous George Hernandez.
    • George Hernandez [folsomcityinktattoos.com/George.html]. A tattoo artist in California.
    • George A. Hernandez [georgeahernandez.com]. As of 2009, this George is an insurance man in New Jersey. Sorry, George, but I've had this URL for a while now.

Static Information

  • Born: 1968-10-22 07:45+08:00 (a Tuesday) at Philippine General Hospital [pgh.gov.ph], Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines. 2.891 Kg = 6 lb 6 oz.
  • Sex: Male
  • Ethnicity: Filipino & 1/32 Spanish. My dad is from the town of Bacon and my mom is from the city of Sorsogon (both of which were merged as Sorsogon City in 2000 with a population of 134,678). Sorsogon City is the capital of the province of Sorsogon, which is in the region of Bikol, which is at the south end of Luzon, the largest island of the Philippines.
  • Blood Type: A+
  • Hearing: Total Single Sided Deafness in my left ear.

Probably Static Information

  • Citizenship: U.S.A.
  • Education: University of Illinois, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Height: 172 cm = 5'8". Very close to 1 smoot. See also Length.
  • Marital Status: Married with three kids

Slowly Moving Information

  • Weight: 68 to 73 Kg = 150 to 161 pounds.
    • Army FM 3-25.150 Combatives:
      • Light Middleweight: Under 155 pounds = 70.3 Kg
      • Middleweight: Under 165 pounds = 74.8 Kg
    • Cage Rage:
      • Lightweight: Over 66 to 70 Kg = Over 145.5 to 154.3 pounds
      • Welterweight: Over 70 to 77 Kg = Over 154.3 to 169.8 pounds
    • Nevada State Athletic Commission and UFC:
      • Lightweight: Over 145 to 155 pounds = Over 65.7 to 70.3 Kg
      • Welterweight: Over 155 to 170 pounds = Over 70.3 to 77.1 Kg
    • Olympic boxing and IBA:
      • Welterweight: Over 64 to 69 Kg = Over 141 to 152.1 pounds
      • Middleweight: Over 69 to 75 Kg = Over 152.1 to 165.3 pounds
    • Olympic Freestyle wrestling and Greco-Roman wrestling, FILA: Over 66 to 74 Kg = Over 145.5 to 163.1 pounds.
    • Olympic judo: Over 66 to 73 Kg = Over 145.5 to 161 pounds
    • PRIDE Lightweight: Under 73 Kg = 161 pounds
    • SHOOTO:
      • Welterweight: Over 65 to 70 Kg = Over 143.3 to 154.3 pounds
      • Middleweight: Over 70 to 76 Kg = Over 154.3 to 167.6 pounds
    • WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO boxing:
      • Super welterweight: 148 to 154 pounds = 67.1 to 69.9 Kg
      • Middleweight: 155 to 160 pounds = 70.3 to 72.5 Kg
  • Body Mass Index = BMI = mass * height -2 = 72.5 / 1.72 2 = 24.5, i.e. within the Normal/Ideal range (18.5-24.9). For my height, my ideal weight range is: 54.7 to 73.6 Kg = 120.6 to 162.3 pounds. See also Health Units of Measure.
  • Clothing sizes. Sizes are silly. Absolute measurements should be used instead. EG: A size "Large" will differ between manufacturer.
    • Chest/Suit Size: 102 cm = 40" = 40R US/UK = 50 EU = L Japan
    • Chest/Width: 38 cm = 15"
    • Neck/Shirt Size: 41 cm = 16" = 16 US/UK = 41 EU/Japan
    • Sleeve: 84 cm = 33" = 33 US
    • Waist/Waist Size: 86 cm = 34" = 34 US
    • Inseam: 76 cm = 30" = 30 US
    • Hand/Glove: 20 cm = 8" = 8 US. Around palm.
    • Hand Height: 18 cm = 7"
    • Wrist circumference: 16 cm = 6.3"
    • Finger/Ring Size: 55 mm circumference = 2.165" circum. = 17.5 mm diameter = 0.689" diam. = 7.5 US = P UK = 15 Japanese = 56.5 French = 17.75 German = 16.5 Swiss
    • Head Sizes:
      • Head circumference (crown or hat size): 57 cm = 22.5" = 7 1/4 US = 58 Europe
      • Head circumference (chin to bregma to chin): 66 cm = 26"
      • Head height (vertically from chin to crown): 27 cm = 10.5"
      • Height to eyebrows (vertically from chin): 15 cm = 6"
      • Head width: 18 cm = 7"
    • Foot/Shoe/Sock Size:
      • ?/2013-12-03: 8.5M US. Roughly 26 cm = 10" long.
      • 2013-12-03/?: 9.0W US. Darn gout!
    • Karate Gi: Size 5.
    • Judo Gi: Size 4.
  • Vision
    • I'm near sighted with medium myopia (between -3 and -6 diopters). Things start to blur at around 30 cm = 12".
    • My prescription as of 2002: OD (right) -3.25 spherical, -1.50 cylindrical, 007 axis; OS (left) -3.00 spherical, -1.00 cylindrical, and 160 axi.
  • Home Location: 31st Ward in the city of Chicago in the county of Cook in the 4th district of the state of Illinois in the country of the United States of America. (See also politics below)
  • Work: Web/Applications/Systems Developer/Programmer

Interests

  • Of course none of my interests should take precedence over family, friends, and community.
  • Interactive, non-physical activities.
    • Web browsing and blogging. Exploring's the thing.
    • Writing, reading, and journaling.
      • I used to do this much more before I had kids.
      • At least I have the time to read the National Geographic every month.
      • Blogging has also become a pseudo-substitute for writing and journaling.
      • I don't consider most Web browsing the same as reading printed materials like
      • I've collected various quotations.
    • Geek Stuff. Science, technology, engineering, gadgets, math, computers, programming, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, space, and cutting edge stuff.
    • Computer gaming. I'm cutting back on this. Some of it is an extension of my interest in military arts and game theory.
    • Drawing. This is an under-developed talent of mine that I haven't had time to do in ages.
  • Non-interactive, non-physical, entertainment. There are "non-interactive" because I am a consumer of these items instead of a consumer and producer.
  • Physical activities.
    • Martial Arts. Good exercise and fascinating to do and study. Over 20 years of practice and counting.
    • Survivalism. Living during the nuclear arms race inspired the survivalist in me.
    • Biking. Before I biked all over: up and down Lake Shore Drive, to and from school, etc. Now I only occasionally bike on my lovely emerald green Schwinn Cruiser 4 with its big seat and coaster brakes.
    • Fishing. Entirely casual. Catch and release only.

Viewpoints

BTW: None of this information is ever used for my passwords, secret questions, and such --or do I? Ha ha ha! Social engineering is such a lovely oxymoron.

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