Just thought I’d introduce myself and explain how I got here.
Me - 20 years ago ^
I’m just some ordinary, random guy from Wisconsin with a wife and two kids trying to eek out an existence in this world. I work in a small plastics factory as a trainer/supervisor that seems to get gobbled up by a larger corporation every few years.
My only small claim to internet fame is that I was once a beta tester for Xbox Live almost 11 years ago, and I was one of the first 10,000 or so on the service. I still have that account with the GT of Road Rash although I don’t play on it like I used to. There have been ill behaved, low life pond scum on there since the very beginning.
The reason I’m here is that a few months ago I ran across an excellent article on Ars called “How I launched 3 consoles (and found true love) at Babbage’s store no. 9”. I did a little digging around on the site about the author and liked some of his other articles. I was bored one day recently and did a little more digging on his bio page at Ars and found myself at his blog, which led me directly here. I thought about registering at the Chronicles of George forum but instead took a stab here instead.
I’m glad I did. I really dig the way this Discourse forum works from the the other boards I’m used to. I find dragging photos and YouTube links in the text box a joy to behold.
I have some mod and admin experience at two vBulletin forums but that are no longer around. One of them was a relatively popular one back in late 2002 when MotoGP was released for the XBL beta called XBLRacing,com. I was a mod there for many years until one admin made a mistake on the control panel and let a flood of spammers in. The site was on it’s last legs anyway but I was still sad to see it go. Forums in general seem to be a dying breed to me especially the smaller ones I’m fond of. I belong to many of them across the net but I only tend to post on the smaller ones and if I think about it, I’m really only active on one board right now although I do like the crowd I find here and at CoG.
Hopefully I stick around for a while. Thanks for letting me in your world and fire away with any questions you may have.