I finally decided to register here, after getting out of my lazy mode. I think a few days ago and now getting around to editing my profile and now this post that I am writing.
I've been around since 1996, mostly I played around and tinkered with emulators and romhacking tools of the time. I can remember messing with ZSNES .400 and other versions that were not so user friendly as they are today. As I said, I mostly tinkered around with things, slowly developing some skill to where I am today, that's not to say that I am a real good romhacker, but I am still trying to learn new things.
I had several hacks that I had done back in the day but was too nervous to release anything back then, until I had lost many of them in hard drive crashes. Not to mention my lack of knowledge to repair a computer back then.
I think it was in 1998 - 2000 period where I decided to work at Zophar's Domain. I worked at Zophar's Domain for probably about a year and then moved on, tired of the things going on over there and the never ending virus attacks.
All through this time I hung out on IRC and chatted with many people and have been part of many channels as well as an OP of #romhacking on Dalnet, before the DDOS attacks. I was part of a translation group called Unknown Translations that was on the J2e domain back in the day when it was up and running. I went on my own after that.
I continued to translation hack and other miscellaneous hacks that I never released to the public. Then in 2003 I started NSF ripping and hacking. I've been ripping NSF's for the past 4 years with over 210 rips, I do believe. In 2003 is when I received hosting from Sliver-X and became part of the panicus network with other romhackers. Most of us continue to hang out on the same channels and discuss many hacking projects and other things.
Recently I came back from a leave of absence from the scene. Here I am again and doing some of the same things that I was doing before. I also have a couple projects that I am working on and they are slowly nearing completion. I've also updated my site with a new look on the old design, etc.
A little bit about myself.
I am from northwest Ohio, near Lake Erie on the border of Michigan. I listen to 80's to newer style heavy metal music. I also like game music obviously after ripping many NSF's files.
I used to read all of the time, many of favorite books include the following. J.R.R. Tolkien, Dragon Lance Series, Conan novel series, many more, etc.
My first game system was an Atari 2600. Ever since that day on Christmas Eve as a kid, I've loved video games and never stopped playing them. Also, I've played Dungeon & Dragons in it's various revisions through the decades until I stopped playing it just before the latest edition was released.
I used to play guitar quite often and had a decent collection at one time. I had a Kramer Vanguard V, Ibanez Les Paul copy, Fender Stratocaster, Charvette (cheaper version of a Charvel/Jackson made by the same company), Peavey Mantis LTD. And my best amp at the time was a Crate G-60 practice amp. I borrowed a stack a couple times or two from some friends of mine and jammed out, that was a blast of a time back in the day.
Well folks, that is about all that I can think of at this time.