Yeah. Hi. You're probably here because you didn't want to get to know me by talking to me, or maybe you'd rather have something to talk about first, or maybe you're just a stalker creep. Either way, let's get on with it. Perhaps we'll start with some life story....
Now I'm 26 (I'm picturing my website, neglected, still saying this in like five years, maybe I can avoid my 30's that way) and happily living in a house full of nerds like me. All of us work for, attend, or help out with my festival, MAGFest, in some way. The Geek Code description of "living in a cave with 47 computers and Internet access, located near a Domino's Pizza" is quite accurate, considering not only am I walking distance from a Domino's, I've worked at two of them.
Speaking of jobs, I've held tons of those. In the past, I've worked at a handful of computer stores and internet providers. Eventually I realised that working a computer store for chump pay was stupid; I can get chump pay and not have to listen to people complain about Windows or the Internet or "the microsoft 4.0" by delivering pizza. This is actually quite rewarding and fun, because all you have to do is take people their food and ask them for money, and get paid. Then I did courier work for awhile, so I didn't have to wear down my own vehicle. Sadly, I have beyond terrible luck with cars, many cops love nothing more than harassing me while I'm roadtripping to a friend's place, and I got a little bit screwed by my courier job because they didn't stay on top of their own vehicle problems (long story) so I stopped that and decided to pursue my dreams....
You see, I've always had this dream of being able to make money by doing something cool with videogames, so currently I am struggling to be able to slowly make that a reality with the aforementioned festival. Every year I rent an entire hotel and cram a bunch of videogamers and cover bands into it, and we have an awesome time.
Previous involvement with videogames includes playing them since I was like 3, programming starting at around age 7, and messing with writing [game] music around age 12-13. Though it hasn't ever necessarily been that great, my music is in several "released" games and I even eventually got to the point where I released my own game.
Having said all that, I am still "hella poor". I sincerely appreciate every single click I get to that donation button in the corner, and every single MAGFest registration. All of this helps to support my "cause".
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This list has broken a few personal/friend/networking sites. You were so totally warned. And before you question some of the things on my list (example: Shaq), yes, some of them are simply for novelty and/or amusement. Don't hate so quickly.