So who is this jeem guy, anyway? Let’s begin with the basics.
I’m a gay thirty-two-year-old geek-of-all-trades, living in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
During the day you can find me in a biomedical research facility, keeping the various bits of computer hardware and software and network infrastructure and research equipment running smoothly and making sure that everybody can do what they need to do with their precious precious data. I’ve been at this job since late October of 2007, and so far I absolutely love it. Prior to that I worked for a large local non-profit agency, where I did a similar job but really didn’t enjoy it.
Outside of work, my primary hobby is rugby. I play hooker for the St. Louis Crusaders RFC — that is the name of the position, seriously — and I can’t believe how great it is to be the crafty small guy among the giant forwards. Rugby can be demanding, though, and practices and matches and miscellaneous team stuff take up a lot of my free time.
Apart from the above, my interests include my neurotic-but-lovable dog Kooper, weightlifting, cooking, Linux, Wikipedia, music, licorice, subtle humor, proper spelling and grammar, punctuation, hiking, backpacking, travel, disassembly (and on rare occasion reassembly), and odd movies.
I edit Wikipedia with the username Jredmond. I also volunteer to handle incoming e-mail for Wikipedia and its parent dot-org the Wikimedia Foundation, and on occasion I’ll deal with the press as one knowledgeable in the ways of the English Wikipedia.
For the record, “jeem” comes from a trip to Montreal with a few friends. The local anglophones had no trouble calling me “Jim”, but said friends got a kick out of the Quebecois pronunciation “jeem”, and the name stuck.
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