About Me



Jeremy Reimer
Posts: 9280
Posted on: 2019-06-12 17:31:54.000


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. I tried the scary world of startups, then found a new technical writer job at an online game development company.

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.




None, although I did once have 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: 47
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 172 lbs (more muscle than a couple of years ago!)
Teeth: Still got ’em

Current computers owned

6x3.5GHz Intel i7 6900K running Windows 10 (BEAST)
2x2.0GHz Intel i5 Macbook Pro running OS X 10.14
4x2.8GHz Intel Quad Core running Linux Mint
Small form factor Zotac computer running Linux Mint
Raspberry PI running Raspbian
1MHz Z80 Heathkit H89 running CP/M (Hardware dead, software preserved through emulation)

Many of my old computers have gone to Silicon Heaven!

Posts: 2
Posted on: 2012-04-24 01:30:51.000
Why so few :-D ...and it's server not "sever". U find it... there is a search here, right?


BTW, no Hackintosh?

Jeremy Reimer
Posts: 9280
Posted on: 2012-04-24 21:36:57.000
Fixed, thanks.

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

Posts: 1696
Posted on: 2014-04-24 10:27:55.000

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


Jeremy Reimer
Posts: 9280
Posted on: 2014-04-26 11:20:12.000
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!

Posts: 10422
Posted on: 2014-09-19 03:29:55.000
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)

Posts: 25
Posted on: 2014-09-20 15:51:12.000
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:

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