User since: Aug 08, 2003 at 05:48 UTC (18 years ago)
Last here: Dec 12, 2018 at 03:49 UTC (3 years ago)
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Geez... A User's Bio. OK, here goes.

I maintain a site called Half-Life Prototype Developers Site (HLPD). It's a Wiki site if anyone would like to visit (If you do, at least play in my Sandbox for a little bit. HLPD happens to be a child site hosted by Planet Half-Life (PHL). Which is in turn hosted by Gamespy (GSI), which merged with IGN.... Bleh, now that's a mouthful. :)
Point is, HLPD utilizes Perl which is why I'm here to begin with.

I no longer maintain or even own the above mentioned URL for HLPD. I'm not even employed by Gamespy (as it was). And unfortunately, I have opted not to use Perl for any of my websites at this time. Through a long and trying unfortunate turn of events, HLPD and my volunteer work with Gamespy was wrested from me and left a sour taste in my mouth for Gamespy and Half-Life in general. I maintain several sites now, none of which leverage Perl as the primary language. If you wish to visit at least one, it's easy to guess. It's my name plus .com. Have fun. :)

As for everything else about me, there isn't much to say. I'm a student of all languages. I try to suck up as many langauges as possible. My primary langauge is VB (There's just something sexy about slapping a GUI together in about 30 seconds) followed, in no particular order, by C, C++, Java, XML, HTML, Perl, SQL, and some other stuff I'm probably forgetting.
Ultimately, I would like my name to at least appear somewhere notable on paper, but chances are, I probably die in the next 20 years and my name will be stored into some archive somewhere to be forgotten in about 15 minutes or the next reformat, whichever comes first.

Some people have this weird idea that I'm a Guru of sorts.... I would never call myself that. Everywhere I go, regardless of language, there is always some tidbit I find that I didn't know about. Gurus are the people that I ask. Gods are people who are Gurus whose names are known by even non-tech savvy people. Good examples include Linus Torvalds and Steve Wozniak. No, Bill Gates isn't a God, he's just a kick butt business man.