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About Me

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



Biography


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.

Kids


None.

Pets


A beautiful tortoiseshell cat named Zoe.

Education


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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About me

I'm a writer and a web developer. You may have read my articles at Ars Technica, where I write about the Amiga computer, video games such Starcraft, and the history of personal computing.

I write science fiction novels and short stories. You can read more about them here.

I'm also the creator of the rapid application development framework newLISP on Rockets, which powers this blog and a number of other sites.

I do a podcast with my friend Terry Palfrey called Knotty Geeks, where we focus on the 'big picture' impact of technology on our lives, with the two core themes being acceleration and convergence.

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