About

What? You want to know about me? That’s strange. Also writing about myself is weird? I don’t know.

So I’m one of those darned millennials. I was born in the late 80’s. I was homeschooled as a child, and I was intensely infatuated with computers. I started with Power Basic at around 10, Visual Basic 5 around 12, and C++ at 14. I’ve always loved video games and I’ve been trying to build games ever since my first language.

For a while, I considered being an animator instead of a programmer, as I spent a lot of time on Newgrounds as a tween/teen. But, I figured that I’m not so great at storytelling, so I stuck with the code.

I went to Longview Community College starting at age 14, and eventually went to UMKC to get my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. Throughout my 20s I’ve worked as a software/web developer as well as a college instructor – both adjunct (JCCC and UMKC) and temporary full time faculty (JCCC).

In my spare time, I like learning languages, drawing, writing comics, programming games and widgets, crocheting, sewing, and making movies for YouTube. I also do a lot of volunteering and I participate in activism when I can.


My Rolemodels

  • John Carmack
  • Tim Schafer
  • Ron Gilbert
  • Roberta Williams
  • Salman Khan
  • Bob Cotter (UMKC CS Teacher)
  • Cindy Herbert (MCC CS Teacher)
  • Jason Pallett (MCC Math Teacher)
  • Janet Wyatt (MCC Math Teacher)

Moosader.com

I’ve been building websites since the Geocities days, back in my tween years. As I learned more about web development, I would make custom webpages for myself. Though these days, my main website (Moosader.com) is obviously a WordPress blog. I just got tired of writing complex back-ends with PHP, ASP.NET MVC, and Django for it. 😉

The Moosader page has been around for a while, but unfortunately I never kept detailed records of the site when I first started as a teenager (therefore, I don’t have an exact version #).

Here are some old layouts…

(Yes, I have a bad habit of updating the layout every year. x_x)

website-2008a website-2008b website-2009 website-2010 website-2011 website-2012

My Favorite Video Games…

(Because I gotta put this somewhere… right?)

While growing up…

  • Monkey Island series (+ other LucasArts Adventures)
  • King’s Quest series
  • Diablo 2
  • Commander Keen
  • Jazz Jackrabbit
  • Quake 1 & Quake 3 Arena
  • Unreal Tournament series
  • Xmas Jetpack
  • The Incredible Machine
  • Metal Gear Solid series
  • Legend of Mana / Mana series
  • Beyond Good & Evil
  • Jak & Daxter
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  • Spyro the Dragon (Insomniac series)
  • Croc series
  • Oddworld series
  • Prince of Persia Sands of Time
  • Warcraft 1 and 2 (and Starcraft)
  • Fire Emblem
  • Shinobi II (GameGear version)
  • Harvest Moon
  • Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator
  • Monster Rancher
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island

These days…

This is based on what I’ve played since being an adult 🙂

  • To the Moon
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Portal Series
  • Half Life Series
  • The Walking Dead (Telltale)
  • Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
  • Psychonauts
  • Brutal Legend
  • Stacking
  • A Boy and his Blob (Wii Remake)
  • Orcs Must Die
  • Braid
  • Rayman Origins
  • Fable Series
  • Klonoa series
  • Draglade
  • Picross
  • Scribblenauts
  • The Guardian Legend
  • The Dig
  • Saints Row the Third
  • Bastion

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