Where to Begin?
I am a time-travelling Renaissance man and occasional galactic saviour—but only in my head, through the books I read, and of course when playing Mass Effect. In real life, I am 23 years old, and as such I live in constant danger of becoming an adult even as I anticipate the day I can yell at kids to get off my lawn and look the part. My first real foray online began in 2004, when I signed up for Hotmail because I was jealous that my younger brother was using something called "MSN Messenger". I subsequently taught myself HTML and made my first website on the now-defunct Geocities platform. Since then, I have never looked back, and I spend a significant amount of my time working on web development projects (most of them my own). I also devour books like they’re a drug and even write fiction of my own—one day, hopefully, of high enough quality to earn publication.
What defines me? For as long as I can remember, I have been learning. I don’t just want knowledge; I crave it. I have spent almost my entire life in one type of school or another. Last year, I completed my degrees in mathematics and education at Lakehead University. (You can read my honours thesis online.) Now I'm realizing my dream of being a high school teacher—albeit somewhere I hadn’t quite expected: England!
I might be based in Britain now, but my hometown is Thunder Bay, Ontario. Online, you’re very likely to find me on Twitter and Goodreads. I also provide support for the message board services InvisionFree and ZetaBoards. One of the first communities I joined back in 2004 was the Star Trek™ Simulation Forum, where I still roleplay.