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    About Me

    Post #: 46
    Post type: Page
    Date: 2023-01-15 07:14:04.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: About Me


    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: 49
    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)
    8x3.2GHz Apple M1 Macbook Pro running macOS 12.4
    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!

    dtkenmo 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 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. :)

    jay 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 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 so that I can try it on a test account and see what the issue is? Thanks!

    AllYorBaseRBelong2Us 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)

    loisrp 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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