About Me

Posted by: Jeremy Reimer on Sat Nov 27 14:11:42 2010.


I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 16, 1972, to Louis Elton Reimer and Gail Patricia (Edmondson) Reimer. Our family moved to Winlaw (close to Nelson) in the interior of BC when I was just one year old, and then again to the small town of Gibsons, BC when I was three. I grew up in Gibsons and went to elementary school there, but when it came time to go to high school I went back to Vancouver to attend Eric Hamber Secondary. Thanks to the Challenge Program I was able to finish in just four years instead of five, and started my B.Sc at the University of British Columbia when I was just 16 years old.

Some detours and interesting side-adventures later, I graduated with a B.Sc in Physics from UBC, and then got my Bachelor’s of Education from UBC a year later. I taught at Kester Grant College (a private ESL high school) and then Saint George’s Secondary for a year, then decided teaching wasn’t for me and went on to other prospects.

For five years I worked at a software development company in Vancouver as a software developer and technical writer. Right now I am exploring the excitingly scary world of entrepreneurship!

Marital status

Married since 2001 to my wonderful soul mate Jennifer. Quite simply the most amazing woman in the world. She is intelligent, gorgeous, caring, funny, and just all-around amazing.




A beautiful tortoiseshell cat named Zoe.


Bachelor of Science, Physics, University of British Columbia (1996)
Bachelor of Education, Secondary (Physics), University of British Columbia (1997)
Certificate of 2D and 3D animation, Vancouver Training Institute (1999)
Diploma of Technical Writing, British Columbia Institute of Technology (2007)
Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute (2010)

Vital stats

Age: 41
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 172 lbs (more muscle than a couple of years ago!)
Teeth: Still got ’em

Current computers owned

2x2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook running OS X 10.5 (CYLON_RAIDER)
2x1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo running Windows 7 (ADAMA) - sadly this died
4x2.8GHz Intel Quad Core running Windows 7 (TELEVISION)
1.8GHz Pentium 4 running Ubuntu Server Linux (ZOE) - retired web server
733Mhz Pentium /// running Xubuntu Linux 7.0 (GALACTICA) - flown into the sun...
800Mhz G3 AmigaOne running OS 4 (JEREMY) (Sadly R.I.P. )
500MHz G3 Macintosh iBook running OS X 10.3 (Retired)
133MHz Pentium running DOS 6.0 and Windows 3.1
25MHz 68040 Macintosh LC475 running System 7.5.3
8MHz 8088 Packard Bell running DOS 5.0 and Geoworks
8MHz 68000 Macintosh Classic running System 6
7.14MHz 68000 Amiga 500 running Workbench 3.1
1MHz Z80 Heathkit H89 running CP/M

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By dtkenmo on Tue Apr 24 01:30:51 2012

Why so few ...and it’s server not "sever". U find it... there is a search here, right?

BTW, no Hackintosh?

By Jeremy Reimer on Tue Apr 24 21:36:57 2012

Fixed, thanks.

No Hackintosh. I did have OSX running in a VM once, just to say I’d done it. Oh, and Rhapsody DR2.

By jay on Thu Apr 24 10:27:55 2014


I had a nice long post for OSY, but I keep getting an error when I attempt to submit it:

ERR: list or string expected in function replace : nill


By Jeremy Reimer on Sat Apr 26 11:20:12 2014

Hmm, haven’t seen that error in a while. Are you starting a new thread? Can you email me the text of the post (jeremy_reimer AT hotmail.com) so that I can try it on a test account and see what the issue is? Thanks!

By AllYorBaseRBelong2Us on Fri Sep 19 03:29:55 2014

Computers AYB has owned*

*not counting a basement full of old Macs he’s been selling.

(No Name) NEC brand Pentium MMX 166mhz
Win 95
48mb EDO RAM
2.1 Gig HD
2mb Integrated ATI Rage II
12MB Voodoo2
[status = sold to Computer Rennaisance before Y2K]

PII Celeron 400 -> upgrd -> CuMine Celeron 533 @ 800mhz on Abit BX board
Win 98->XP
256Mg RAM
20Gig HD
Original GeForce Video
SB Live
(first machine on which AYB smammed on OSY 1.0 - gave away last fall)

By loisrp on Sat Sep 20 15:51:12 2014

I had this error when I tried to post to OSY just now:
ERR: list or string expected in function replace : nill

Anyway, what I was posting about is this session at Vancouver Writers Fest, with William Gibson: