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Moved to New Mexico in 2004 after eight years of honorable service in the U.S. Navy. Has tinkered with a wide variety of home and personal computer systems ranging from the Apple II to the TRS-80 Model 100 almost since learning to read, and continuing to tinker today. Favorite PC: the Commodore 64. PCs used daily: modern IBM compatibles with a Unix-based OS and a Debian-based OS.
What I Do
I work tech support and PC repair for a small ISP in rural New Mexico. I haven't answered the dreaded cupholder call yet, but I've answered some doozies that come close. I've been told that I'm so skilled and courteous that if I were a doctor, most of my customers would trust me implicitly. Lies, I'm sure.
From October 2009 to February 2015, I was made a moderator at Fur Affinity Forums (FAF), where I went by the same name as I do here, ArielMT. From January to August 2011, I was a support administrator at Fur Affinity (FA), and I go by the same name there as here. FAF split from FA in September 2015, moved to Phoenix.Corvidae.Org, and renamed itself to Phoenixed Forums. I was made a moderator in October 2015, stepped down in February 2016, and rejoined the moderator team in April 2016.
Where I Am on the 'Net
- Plain old email, arielmt [at] thornton2 [dot] com, with or without OpenPGP. My public key is available on keyservers and by --auto-key-locate pka.
- Current fingerprint: 8D2B 3C25 CB3F 287A 9133 91A2 D9BE 2AE5 8BBA 0FDD
- Previous key revoked on 2016-04-17 (Starting over).
Social media contact
- OStatus (currently running StatusNet): arielmt.
- Twitter: ArielMTSpeaks. (Formerly mof18202, which was short for"Message of 18202." I am not the arielmt on Twitter.)
- The pirate flag in the background of my microblog accounts is my personal standard, not generic pirate colors.
Forums and similar sites
- Fur Affinity: ArielMT.
- Phoenixed Forums: ArielMT.
- Weasyl: ArielMT.
- Microsoft Answers Forum: ArielMT, which I can't really explain, given my rather severe dislike of most Microsoft's products.
- XMPP (Jabber/Gtalk/etc.): arielmillennium [at] thornton2 [dot] com - My preferred form of IM contact.
- MSN/Windows Live: arielmillennium [at] hotmail [dot] com - Abandoned due to decommissioning.
- Yahoo IM: arielmillennium
My Amazon wish list - If you feel like buying me anything.