@psychobunny Changing my username to Walter White. 😆
Born and live in the UK, I'm 23, been interested in web design since MySpace let you add code into the about us and CSS into interests section to customise the page, got my first paid gig building a static site for an education company, charged £400 for something that ended up taking me 5 months of changes. Got into php and shortly after magento, which is what I specialise in now, I've built 10-15 ecommerce stores for clients, left an agency last June where I was a senior developer with them to set up my own web design company, for better or worse. (I miss regular payments)
A drum n bass forum I used to visit with 100k members shut down due to costs, I created a replacement for the regular members, the original site was bought, so a few have gone back there, still got a small userbase, but with nodebb am planning on expanding into other genres, then utilising @psychobunny s blog comments plugin when it supports Wordpress and multiple blogs to reinvigorate discussions and take over the world.
And I have a slight addiction to caffeine, but that's a trending theme in development.
when it supports Wordpress
I've kept promising about this... I think it's about time I seriously consider working on this again It's blocked by a couple of major architectural changes, one of which was already done in 0.3x, but yeah I will think about it sooner than later.
@psychobunny Take as long as you need buddy, it gives my competitors time to update xenforo.
I'm Julian, I'm from Hong Kong, although I came to Canada when I was 4, so I suppose that makes me more Canadian than anything.
Started NodeBB with these two foreigners (except @baris is a citizen now, yay )
Ah, I like RTS games, though I'm absolute rubbish at it. Loved AoK, would definitely play again if it was less than $20 (I mean, I originally played AoK for free, so...). I owe @bentael at least one race in Need for Speed.
I actually majored in Music ( ) but have been programming since I was 13 or 14, when I wanted to make my Neopets storefront look nice, since they let you put in your own HTML.
<blink>all the way!
I like RPGs, some FPS, RTS, and anything else that looks interesting.
Oh, and I have a parrot named Pterrabyte.
Everyone has these long ass stories...
I'm Erik from the Netherlands (woo Amsterdam etc), currently studying for my Bachelor in CS. I have a little web development side business with a classmate and friend, even though I probably don't want to end up in that market.
My interest for programming started when I wanted to drop a level in ... highschool? I never know how to "translate" school systems. Anyway I couldn't change midyear so I had to look for something to kill half a year with, and programming sparked my interest.
Fun fact, I first started out with creating "cheat codes" for the PSP... So I know quite a lot of MIPS that I'll probably never use again. I have to admit it does come in handy sometimes when I want to "patch" certain Android games to get rid of their micro transaction currency...
Games? Anything that looks interesting at the moment and that I have the time for. Currently a lot of Gang Beasts in between (and during) classes.
Music? Really anything that suits my mood and the time of the year. I'm a big fan of Radiohead but I'll listen to anything that just sounds relaxing and "chill".
I'm Kamal, living in San Francisco California. Soon to be 34 years old, and am a researcher in the field of nutrition.
My cat has been featured on the front page of reddit, which makes me soooooo proud
I've been lurking on forums since BBS and telnet was the internet, but now it's time to launch my own!
I'm Trevor, 24, from Atlanta, Georgia. I design stuff.
Trevor that was so disappointing. Where's the story and drama! Lets hear it!.
and another child on the way
Congrats in advanced And you have a parrot, that's amazing. Maybe we should make it NodeBB's mascot
I'm Erik from the
Unfortunately, I'll always know you as Mr. Waffles I love Radiohead too btw Paranoid Android ftw
My cat has been featured on the front page of reddit
Pinging @baris you're his idol now
Well since you guys are disappointed in my short and sweet story, I'll make it more elaborate and excuse me but its everywhere. It is poorly written and I just woke up. -_-'
I've been on the Internet ever since I was 8 years old. My first computer I ever had was an old IBM with a Pentium 3 processor. I broke it several times in which case I fixed it myself due to the desperation of being on the computer and chatting on AOL with random strangers. Later on I was banned from AOL for talking shit in which case I moved on to Earthlink and finally Comcast. When I was almost 9 years old I started designing sites for fun using Geocities in which case I was just playing around with but was really not too good at it. On top of all of this I loved playing video games. My first console was a Sega Genesis and I remember the first game my mom bought me was Road Rash. When I was 10 I was really into the whole Pokemon thing for years to come. I was perhaps the youngest Member Plus on MSN Games in which case I use to play Age of Empires a lot. I have a pretty deep gaming background.
I did get into the whole DJ'ing thing as well when I was 14 -16. I even DJ'ed at a few clubs and plenty of birthday parties when I was 17 and 18. At that same time, I was still into the whole web development thing. I've played around with almost every programming language you can think of yet none of them I have mastered. I've played around with almost every forum there is out there including enterprise ones like Jive.
To be honest, I have no interest in Social Media. The whole Twitter and Instagram thing to me are lame. Facebook is just as lame only I do have family on there that I talk to every now and then that want to hang out. I see them for networking purposes which is cool, I guess, but it really doesn't excite me too much.
I'm a pretty laid back guy, I don't really talk much and I don't get upset too often. I dress pretty casual and neutral most of the time. My favorite color is black although some people don't consider it an actual color. If you ask me a question expect a direct blunt response with no sugar coated bullshit. I believe I was put on this planet with a purpose - which is what I am still trying to figure out to this day. I am not religious at all - I think it's a joke. I'm always asked to go to church, but I see no real purpose besides getting out the house. The fact that I get pressured in going makes me not want to go even more. I see certain people that are so into going to change their lives but as soon as that door opens for them to leave they are the same person nonetheless.
Smoking weed makes me lazy and drinking makes me tired. I only drink Almond Milk, none of that dairy shit...
Well thats all I have for now. Theres more, like my college experience, and having a child for the first time.
You were probably expecting more talks on my design background and such. Well it says introduce yourself so I think that was more than enough.
I'm Josh, from UK.
Got a BSc in Digital Forensics and currently working for an IT company that provides internet, CCTV, Support, network installations. A bit of a do it all company.
Used to be into PSP hacking codes the same as @Schamper but only with a plugin developed for the PSP, tried to get into MIPS but didn't really have the heart to get my head around it.
I have some general knowledge about webdev, programming, servers, and tech as a whole but nothing specific.
Games don't really do much for me any more but I think thats because i may be getting to old for gaming, 23 isnt too old is it?
Congrats in advanced And you have a parrot, that's amazing. Maybe we should make it NodeBB's mascot
Thanks for the congrats!
We could do that. I'll take a picture of her and post it.
When I was 10 I was really into the whole Pokemon thing for years to come.
I'm the same age as you and I am still into pokemon. XD But I can only stand up to Gen 2. After that they just got really weird looking and not so cool anymore.
@julian I'd be down. I used to play AoE when i was like 14 or so, I loved AoM! played that loads when i was younger.
Chris - also from Canada. I've been into computers since before I have memories as I'd always use my neighbours or parents friends whenever we visited.I got my first computer when I was probably around 6 or so. IBM Aptiva, Pentium 166 with 16MB of ram with a 1.6GB hard drive. It had that awful Mwave combo modem/soundcard
From then on almost my entire life was/has been spent on a computer. I was on IRC by the time I was 9, and writing mIRC scripts when I was 11 and it kind of just escalated from there. My only other interest other than computers is cars as well as car audio. I compete in the former every year for sound quality. I guess I'm kind of interested in my wifey as well. And my dog.
I have lots of interests in this industry and there just isn't enough time in the day. Over the past 10 years or so I've started a few companies which are all doing well to this day (but not well enough that I am writing this on a beach somewhere). We do on site IT support for business (we primarily support mac/pc combo offices since no one else can) with one, we do webhosting with another (shared, vps, and dedicated). I do web design and we offer web development with another company. I love all things tech and this industry because it moves so fast that you can never really get bored.
I don't really do much personally, I spend most of the time working. The only games I play are MMO's and I've played them all and I've played them all to the end. Currently raiding in WoW while I wait for the release of WildStar and hoping that WildStar is as good as the betas have felt. Sometimes I go to movies.
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I'm Nicolas, a developer freelance from France. I'm 32, married and 2 children. I speak little (bad) English, that's why I participate little in the forum but I read you regulary
I develop websites and manage dedicated servers (Linux) since 2001, I developed mostly PHP but since I tasted NodeJS I make only JS
Now I develop multiplayers games and I addicted to caffeine and Spotify (as many developers ).
Oh! ... and me too a day I will go live in Canada
@Nicolab You should definitely visit Montréal! It is by far my favourite city in all of Canada (not that I have been to many places...). There is always something happening, some festival or other.
... plus they speak French, but Quebécois French, not Parisian French