San and GFM wrote this type of intro post so I figured I would do one too. It is entirely a cool coincidence that this five things post is on November 5th.
- My name is Gregor and I typically stylize my name online as gRegor. Why? A long time ago I was signing an email and I mis-capitalized it. I looked at it and thought, “Hey, that’s neat,” and kept it ever since.
- I live in San Diego, CA and work remotely as a web developer for a small company back in Indiana. I’ve been with the company for *counts*… twelve years (wow). I really enjoy it and it’s given me the opportunity to live in Chicago; Bellingham, WA; and now San Diego.
- I am a cyborg. I had a pretty wild heart incident when I was 28. Thankfully I recovered well, but as a precaution I’ve had a pacemaker ever since. It was replaced once since then and I have the old one. I wrote a retrospective about it.
- I took about ten years to get my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Partly in my defense: that heart incident happened toward the end and I didn’t go back for a couple years, during which I already got my current job. Better late than never!
- I used to book and promote concerts in Indianapolis. It kind of fell in my lap. My friend Tim once booked a Blindside concert and he was later offered a last-minute booking for Five Iron Frenzy. He offered it to me and I took him up on it. It was a lot of fun and I kept doing it for several years. It was rarely a money-making venture, though.