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About Me

Name: Matt Van Dusen

A/S/L? (A cliche question, I know, but everyone asks anyway) 30/M/Denver, CO, USA

Any siblings? Yes.

Any pets? Two cats, named Punkin and Felix.

Online time? Sadly, I am connected somehow pretty much 24/7 these days.

Online life? I am known to delve into many aspects of code, especially PHP and mySQL (the technologies that run this site). When I'm not working or dealing with code, I am known to play a variety of games, some of which are multiplayer and some of which are not.

Favorite movies? Too many to mention. Here are a few- Independence Day, Shrek, Men In Black, Apollo 13, Dude Where's My Car, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, SPACEBALLS The Movie, and Monty Python. Anyone who doesn't like Monty Python should be shot. Repeatedly. In the groin. With rusty sporks.

Favorite drink? Good old-fashioned H2O.

Favorite type of music? I don't really have a favorite. A better question would cover my
least favorite type of music: Country.

If you were unquestionable ruler of the whole world, what would you ban?: Internet Advertising, bad songs, lawyers and people who either don't like me or I don't like them.

Favorite vacation? I don't have time or money for a vacation!

How long do you spend online per day? A lot, but it's actually a lot less than it used to be.

Hobbies: My girlfriend, computer games, fixing computers, watching TV, the web, building the web, theatre, etc. etc. etc...

What made you decide to make a website? Because I could.

No, really, what made you decide to make a website? I wanted to. I had the available resources. I really really really hate some places on the web, and here I can rant about anything I want until I'm blue in the face.

So why don't you just use your blog? This website allows me to provide the information I want to, to the people I want to.

How many websites do you have? I used to have many. Then, Geocities was bought out. I wiped out all my accounts there, because I know they were going to wreck it. I was right. Currently, I own or operate websites on several different domains, including this one. I have run or designed sites for several other domains as well.

How long did the website take you to make? The current site started as an independent redesign project of a VERY crappy website, which had its code downloaded in March of 2003. I kinda slacked off on it for a year, then started developing it as my own in April 2004. The actual launch was in December 2005 as part of my final for a web design class I only took to keep full-time student status. Finally, the first full launch (v0.6.6) was officially released on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 5:58pm -0700 Mountain Standard Time. The current incarnation was begun August 9, 2013, and utilizes a framework I designed and built from scratch for some of my work-related projects.

How do you make money? I work for The Geek Squad, which is a group of over 20,000 active Agents who work inside Best Buy stores (for computer repair as well as automotive installation), inside our clients' homes (for computer repair, home theater installation and service, and appliance installation and service), as well as from locations of their choice (generally their homes) performing remote computer repair. I am in the remote computer repair division, working from my home to provide the best service possible to clients around the world.

Favorite color? Black. (Clarification: The color defined by hexadecimal value #000000.) I am also a fan of the color of blue defined by hex value #006699.

How can you ramble off hex values of colors? A long web design career.

In a relationship? Yup.

Do you have any enemies? Of course I do! I don't like having them. But I have just collected a few of the years. Due to people who either hate me for no particular reason (you know who you are) or they are fucking horrible bastards who hopefully will die a slow and painful death and rot in hell.

Ever killed anyone? Not yet and I don't particularly plan to either... unless you don't like my website. You like my website, right?

Favorite TV Show? The SIMPSONS, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Survivor, Mind of Mencia, South Park, Futurama, Family Guy, NCIS, Deadliest Catch, Mythbusters, Smash Lab. That's all I really ever have time to watch. Although, I guess that's quite an extensive list, compared to what used to be here.

What are you listening to right now? See last.fm for somewhat up-to-date information.

Favorite bands? Weird Al Yankovic, Eminem, T.a.T.u., Weird Al Yankovic, Linkin Park, Evanescence, Godsmack, Metallica, Rammstein, System of a Down, and anything else good!


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