About Me

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It's been a crazy ride, but here's the rundown. I started working in web development and journalism in July of 2003, when I launched VGRC.net, a briefly notorious video game news website that focused on harsh and controversial editorial coverage. This eventually led to the launch of ZeldaInformer.com in 2007, which now stands as one of the largest Legend of Zelda and Nintendo news blogs on the internet, and its sister site Gamnesia, which we launched in Feb 2013.

Running these two websites gave me my first taste in web development, as I handled virtually all of the technical administration myself. These credentials eventually landed me several freelance web development and server administration jobs, which allowed me to launch my own business, Zangaroa Enterprises, which I ran until the end of 2012 before shifting exclusively to freelance development work.

In the meantime, I also went to Oliver Wolcott Technical School, where I picked up certification from the National Home Builders Institute in the fields of carpentry and residential construction, which enables me to do handyman and home improvement jobs when the money is right.

After an epic two-year road trip around America, fueled by copious amounts of whiskey and accomplished in a 1992 Ford F-250 that I converted myself into a miniature RV, I found myself settled in Anchorage, Alaska. After a ten month stay I sold the truck and picked up an '87 Thunderbird, which went on another 10 month trip that saw me travel through western Canada, Seattle, LA, and Florida, before finally settling again in Austin, Texas, where I currently reside.

I have a big pile of books that grows faster than I can read them. I spend a lot of time listening to music and occasionally I write about it. I don't have the time for video games anymore, though when I get the chance I still enjoy firing up the SNES and playing through Super Metroid or Zelda.

Anything else you want to know, just give me a yell.