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John Riney
5 May
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Former boy genius - bitwhacker - hardware hacker - gamer - picture taker man - noisemaker - doer of things - geek of all trades. 'Atcher service, guvnah.

Pictures I've taken are featured on, and are used in the layouts of, various band fansites, like RiloKiley.net and FlyleafOnline.com. That's pretty cool I guess.

My < 20K Slashdot UID (16598) should prove my leetness beyond a reasonable doubt.


"You can't be stopped. You can only be contained." --Ned

"MOD PARENT UP - Hes teh funnay" --Anonymous Coward

"You are the finest piece of ass to ever walk into this bar" --Mumbles, a woman with an above average blood alcohol level and a below average number of teeth at the Ladson Tackle Shop

"You know, it's possible that you might be the coolest motherfucker here." - Newki (at Con)

"John was born on a hot, rainy day under a tin shed in a Peruvian white slavery camp. Put to work in the coca fields by the age of 4, he worked for the next decade, developing a vague distaste for forced labor and a dream of escaping the fields to become an optometrist. Seizing an opportunity, he savagely clubbed the foreman over the head with a spade handle and snuck aboard a panel truck carrying a load of pig entrails bound for the docks. There, he negotiated passage aboard a Japanese freighter in exchange for working as a cook and folk-singer. Free of bondage, he spent the next five years making tamales, performing the traditional songs of the Peruvian coca farmer, and seeing the parts of the world that have water on them. On his 20th birthday, John left the the Echimara Maru and took up work as a handyman in Bangalore. On his way to unclog a particularly pestilent outhouse, a crane delivering a load of computers to a third-floor office snapped a cable, crushing John under 25 computers and their assorted peripherals. Awakening two weeks later with a concussion and a 256 megabyte DIMM permanently embedded in his skull, he dedicated his life to all things technological." --I'm pretty sure I made this up
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