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Title: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 23, 2005, 01:13:09 AM
Well it appears I inched out Oldiesmann and get to be the first victim team member.

So let me explain a little of how this will work.  Jay along with some of the other team members put together a little survey.  I will answer the questions on that survey to give you all a feel for who I am.  Then you get to ask me questions for a week.  At that time Oldiesmann will lock and desticky this topic and put his up.

As far as my personal rules:
If I say something you disagree with, oh well.  I will express my personal opinionis on this topic and not hurting anyones feelings isn't a concern for me.  If you ask it I'll probably answer it, though there are some questions I won't answer.

So without further aido here is my survey answers.
Name: Michael “MikeMill” Miller
Age:  25
Location: Sacramento, Ca, USA
Position: Mod Developer

1. Do you have pets?
Yes, cats.

2. What is your favorite color?
Red

3. What kind of music do you like?
I enjoy all most all music except for rap since the mid 90s and modern R&B.  On a self assembled CD on random I’ve been known to go from Drowning Pool to Mozart to Enya and I have no problem with that.

4. What do you do on your free time besides spending time on SMF?
What’s free time?

5. What are your goals/dreams in life?
Shortish term is to get a bachelor’s and then master’s degree in computer engineering.  After that doing research in the same field.

6. What got you involved in SMF?
I really don't remember.  But it was an excellent way to learn PHP.

7. Who do you admire? Why?
Pope John Paul II for showing us all how much better this world would be if we replaced hate with love.  My brethren in the USMC, because they deserve it.

8. Are you into sports?  If so which ones?
Not so much anymore.  During my teens I did Taekwondo.

9. What is your dream job?
Robotics engineer for a DOD contractor.  Where else can you play with robots that make things go boom?

10. What was your first screenname?
My real name.

11. Do you have any piercings?
Nope

12. Are you a lefty/righty or ambidextrous?
Right

13. Do you have any tattoos?  If not do you wish/plan to get one?
Eagle, Globe, and Anchor on right shoulder.  Not sure if I’ll get another one.

14. Do you have any siblings?  If so how many of each.
3 older brothers.

15. What is your favorite website?
http://www.entropysink.com
Now if only I could get them to convert to SMF

16. Do you play computer games?  If so which ones?
Oh yes.  Mainly MMORPGs and some real time strategy games.

17. Do you play video games but consoles?  Which ones?
I have a PS2 with some sports and driving games but I don’t play them much.  PC games are so much better.

18. Are you married or planning to get married?
No, but hopefully one day.

19. How many languages do you speak?  If so which ones?
2.  Bad English and Worse English.

20. Do you drink?
On occasion.

21. Do you smoke?
No

22. Did you play hookey from class?
So much so I was removed from regular high school and sent to a continuation high school for a year.

22. Do you have a license?
Yes, this is California after all :)
  a. Do you own a car?
No but I do own a truck.
  b. Have you ever been stopped for speeding?
Regrettably I got pulled over twice in about 10 days back in November and they were the first times I had been pulled over.

23. Do you obtain a good amount of sleep daily?
Heck no.  I try to go to sleep at good times but it takes a while for my brain to stop thinking.

24. How do you sleep?
It depends on the situation

25. Have you ever been on an airplane?
A lot

26. Have you ever broken a bone?
No but in first grade I bent my collar bone.

27. Do you wear jewelry?  If so what jewelry do you wear?
No

28. How do you dress?
T-Shirts proclaiming my geekness and shorts/pants

29. How many keys are on your key ring?
4

30. What time do you go to bed?  What time do you wake up?
Generally sometime between 10 and 11, wake up at 5 or 6.  But that’s all subject to change.

31. What's the freakiest thing you have done?
Meh, I’m pretty straight when it comes to this.

32. Do you live alone?
Nope

33. How many hours a day do you spend in the computer?
Way too much at times

34. How many hours a day do you spend in SMF?
Whenever I’m at my computer I’m probably checking it every so often

35. What is your favorite beverage?
Mountain Dew and Dr Pepper.  Followed by Tea

36. What do you hate?
Yuppies (the demographic)

37. What do you love?
Programming

38. What is your religion?
Roman Catholic.  Though I’m going through the period of trying to balance my religious beliefs and my scientific beliefs.

39. What is your hair color?
Brown

40. How tall are you?
6 feet

41. How much do you weight?
Too much

Other Information:
Served in the United States Marine Corps from ’98 to ’02 as a Digital Telephone Switchboard Technician.

Ok that appears to be the end of the questionnaire.  So feel free to ask my anything though I do reserve the right to refuse to answer.  Due to Christmas I may not respond real fast over the weekend but I’ll get to it.

Let the probbing begin!
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: dtm.exe on December 23, 2005, 01:49:37 AM
Mike, what MMORPGs do you play?
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 23, 2005, 02:19:45 AM
None right now.  I played Everquest, City of Heroes, and World of Warcraft.  I tried Dark Ages of Camolot but never got into it.
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: dtm.exe on December 23, 2005, 11:58:57 AM
None right now.  I played Everquest, City of Heroes, and World of Warcraft.  I tried Dark Ages of Camolot but never got into it.

Ever tried Guild Wars?  If not, you should definitely pick up a copy :).
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 23, 2005, 11:59:41 AM
I haven't.  My issue with Guild Wars is that from the readings it appears to be very PvP centric, which isn't really my cup of tea.
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: dtm.exe on December 23, 2005, 12:02:15 PM
I haven't.  My issue with Guild Wars is that from the readings it appears to be very PvP centric, which isn't really my cup of tea.

There's more PvE than PvP, IMO.  I definitely feel like I'm compromising your topic.

/me continues the conversation by PM.
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Trekkie101 on December 23, 2005, 12:17:32 PM
/me comes running in, blazer tail trailing round the corner behind him :P

Mike! Hey!

So far your 25, which is 9 years older than me,

When did you first start programming
What language?
Do you like maths?

Ever watched Star trek?
Like it? lol

Ever visited Scotland?

Come on guys, its a once in a life time chance to bomb Mike with questions!
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: 1MileCrash on December 23, 2005, 12:24:30 PM
does your middle name start with an "M" too? that would be fing sweet.
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 23, 2005, 12:43:29 PM
When did you first start programming
What language?
I got my first programming book and compiler from my uncle at around 14/15.  It was an ancient version of C.  I played around with it until I join the Marines.  However I didn't really get into it until I returned home.

Do you like maths?
I enjoy math.  I just took a Linear Algebra course and that class was freakin cool.

Ever watched Star trek?
Like it? lol
Yes a lot :)  Though Voyager never really got me that interested.

Ever visited Scotland?
I have not.

does your middle name start with an "M" too? that would be fing sweet.
Nope, middle name starts with L
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: codenaught on December 23, 2005, 04:14:30 PM
Do you prefer Yahoo or Google, or some other search engine?

What kind of computer do you use?

What type of shoes do you wear and what size are they?

That'll be it for now. :)
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: JayBachatero on December 23, 2005, 04:39:07 PM
Do you have any hair in your head ot shaved cause of military?
What OS do you preffer?  Windows Family, Linux, Mac

I dont know what to ask. :P
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Deaks on December 23, 2005, 05:11:24 PM
Whats your religous path?
if you had 3 wishes what would they be?
If you had $1million to spend as you wish what would you spend it on?
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Joshua Dickerson on December 23, 2005, 05:16:50 PM
What rank did you achieve as a Marine?

Where were you stationed?

What got you interested in SMF?
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: beemer on December 23, 2005, 05:24:10 PM
OK Mike

Perfect Woman?

Perfect Holiday?

Perfect Vehicle?
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Trekkie101 on December 23, 2005, 07:04:26 PM
Answer to the ultimate question?
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 23, 2005, 07:07:34 PM
Do you prefer Yahoo or Google, or some other search engine?
Google.  Of course having it built into my browser doesn't hurt :)
What kind of computer do you use?
A Dell desktop.  2.8 GHz, 512 ram
Quote
What type of shoes do you wear and what size are they?
Quasi-hiking shoes, brown.  They go with most things.  Size 13, though that changes slightly depending on brand

Do you have any hair in your head ot shaved cause of military?
I keep my hair at about a medium length.  I can't let it grow out otherwise it gets too thick and starts to curl.  I used to have a mustache but shaved it off a few weeks ago.
What OS do you preffer?  Windows Family, Linux, Mac
My main computer is a Win XP, but I have a Debian Linux box also.  Don't really perfer one over the other.

What rank did you achieve as a Marine?
Corporal, E4

Where were you stationed?
Boot camp at San Diego, MCT at Camp Pendleton, Tech School at 29 Palms, California, then I was stationed at Okinawa Japan for 3 years.

What got you interested in SMF?
Rodcet Nife server's message board ran it so thats how I found out about it.  I got interested because its a nice piece of software
Perfect Woman?
I like too many different types of women to narrow it down.

Perfect Holiday?
If people would actually celebrate it, Veteran's Day

Perfect Vehicle?
If I had the money I'd probably get the Honda Accord Hybrid.
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 23, 2005, 07:08:19 PM
Answer to the ultimate question?
Thats already been established as 42.  Another answer that works for most:  3x.  Solve for x
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Trekkie101 on December 23, 2005, 07:12:35 PM
Answer to the ultimate question?
Thats already been established as 42.  Another answer that works for most:  3x.  Solve for x

This man is a genious, make him leader of all things SMF :P
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: codenaught on December 23, 2005, 07:18:17 PM
What's the feature on SMF you can't live without?
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 23, 2005, 07:23:37 PM
What's the feature on SMF you can't live without?
The package manager :)  Still some things I would like to see improved on it but IMO its one of the best/most important features we have.  It allows people who have no real knowledge of programming to customize their site.
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: JayBachatero on December 23, 2005, 07:29:09 PM
How about from an users perspective?
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 23, 2005, 07:36:39 PM
How about from an users perspective?
Quick reply :)
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: JayBachatero on December 23, 2005, 07:46:10 PM
How about from an users perspective?
Quick reply :)

Thats a good one but inline editing replaced that one from my list :P
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Trekkie101 on December 23, 2005, 07:53:00 PM
Do you use search when first encountering a problem, or post then search ?

Favourite smilie?

Role Model?

Best SMF friend?



Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 23, 2005, 08:09:08 PM
Do you use search when first encountering a problem, or post then search ?
Usally I search first, the post.  Often while making the post I find the answer
Favourite smilie?
:P
Role Model?
I prefer to see what others did well and what they didn't do well and learn from that.
Best SMF friend?
[Unknown] :)   Unless you mean another team member that is a friend.
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Amacythe on December 26, 2005, 02:27:08 PM
Are you disappointed that members haven't asked more questions?
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Deaks on December 26, 2005, 04:04:19 PM
Considering you skipped my post ill repost my questions

Whats your religous path?
if you had 3 wishes what would they be?
If you had $1million to spend as you wish what would you spend it on
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 26, 2005, 04:25:07 PM
Are you disappointed that members haven't asked more questions?
Yes but I'm hoping that it'll pick up now that the holiday weekend is over
Considering you skipped my post ill repost my questions
Opps sorry sloopz.  Didn't mean to :(

Whats your religous path?
Didn't I answer this in the first post?  Oh well.  Roman Catholic but still going through a part of my life where I am questioning my beliefs and trying to figure out how those beliefs fit in with my scientific knowledge and my own moral beliefs.
if you had 3 wishes what would they be?
I don't know.  Any wish would have to be carefully thought of.  While there are times I wished things could be different I don't know if I'd like to have them magically happen.  Certain things only have a true value when they are earned.
If you had $1million to spend as you wish what would you spend it on
Half of it would be invested in low risk ventures.  The rest would be spent paying off any debt, getting more reliable vechile, and paying for my education.
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Joshua Dickerson on December 26, 2005, 05:06:36 PM
Paying for your education? You didn't get the Montgomery GI Bill?
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 26, 2005, 06:50:43 PM
Paying for your education? You didn't get the Montgomery GI Bill?
That won't pay for everything
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Joshua Dickerson on December 26, 2005, 07:21:55 PM
Paying for your education? You didn't get the Montgomery GI Bill?
That won't pay for everything
Ever considered joining the National Guard? They pay 100%.
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 26, 2005, 08:11:06 PM
patella tendinitis in both knees is going to keep that from happening.
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Joshua Dickerson on December 26, 2005, 09:17:22 PM
patella tendinitis in both knees is going to keep that from happening.
They'll write a waiver for anything ;)
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: JayBachatero on December 26, 2005, 09:22:36 PM
What places outside the US have you traveled?

-JayBachatero
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 26, 2005, 09:25:11 PM
Oki and main land Japan.
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: JayBachatero on December 26, 2005, 09:28:20 PM
wow that was quick :P
How many kids are you planning to have? :P

-JayBachatero
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 26, 2005, 09:29:32 PM
Don't know
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: JayBachatero on December 26, 2005, 09:32:33 PM
Mc Donald or Burger King? :p

-JayBachatero
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 26, 2005, 09:37:07 PM
Jack in the Box In-N-Out (http://in-n-out.com/) :)
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Pause on December 26, 2005, 10:08:05 PM
Do you like cheesecake? If so which type?

Do you like Chicken Curry? If yes what strength? :P
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Amacythe on December 26, 2005, 10:32:39 PM
/me chuckles

Do you like buffets, fast food, or a nice place to sit down and be served?
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 26, 2005, 10:37:43 PM
Do you like cheesecake? If so which type?
Yes.  The one that is in front of me
Do you like Chicken Curry? If yes what strength? :P
Only have had it a few times.  Not sure of strength

Do you like buffets, fast food, or a nice place to sit down and be served?
Yes :)  They all have their pluses.  So usually it depends on the mood
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Pause on December 27, 2005, 02:21:26 AM
Are you glad to be a Team Member? ;)
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: redone on December 27, 2005, 02:23:15 AM
Do you follow any sports? If so, which teams?

 ;)
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 27, 2005, 02:27:14 AM
Are you glad to be a Team Member? ;)
Glad doesn't begin to describe it
Do you follow any sports? If so, which teams?
Not really.  I'm pretty much disgusted with professional sports here in the US.
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Trekkie101 on December 27, 2005, 07:15:29 AM
Did you play a part in Larry Llama's demise?
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Leipe Po on December 27, 2005, 09:17:26 AM
what was the first script you have made using php & mysql?

how long did your first relationship lasted?

what errors do you most encounter?

do you also think hamsters are evil?

if you can point someone out to be on the team, who would it be?(any position)

what could be a another word for love for you?

how many times youfe cried since your alive?

witch part of the day you are at your best?

whats the strangest thing youve ever witnessed?

hmmzz well that will keep you busy for a couple of minutes i geuss :P

Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 27, 2005, 10:59:55 AM
Did you play a part in Larry Llama's demise?
/me hides the rifle
On advise from my lawyers I refuse to answer that question

what was the first script you have made using php & mysql?
Hello World, from a database :)

how long did your first relationship lasted?
2 years?  But I was really young at the time so it was a lot simplier.
what errors do you most encounter?
Misspellings, though the problem comes in when I notice it and start spelling it correctly half way through.  Becomes lots of fun when its a variable name.
do you also think hamsters are evil?
My cats certainlly don't think so ;)
if you can point someone out to be on the team, who would it be?(any position)
Not going to spoil the fun :)
what could be a another word for love for you?
There may be ways to say it in other languages but there is no other word.
how many times youfe cried since your alive?
Oh hell I don't know.  Though "Old City Bar" by TSO is pretty much a safe bet to make me water up.
witch part of the day you are at your best?
It totally depends on what I'm doing.  Waking up early is the best when I need to add "bulk" to a paper.  Late at night is when I do my best idea work.  Mid day is the best for troubleshooting.
whats the strangest thing youve ever witnessed?
/me shrugs
Nothing truely strange has stuck in my memory.
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Leipe Po on December 27, 2005, 12:34:04 PM

what was the first script you have made using php & mysql?
Hello World, from a database :)

ohh oke, so what was your first functional script then ???
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 27, 2005, 12:35:40 PM
No idea.
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Joseph on December 27, 2005, 03:49:42 PM
What 5 things do you most hope to accomplish during your life?
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 27, 2005, 03:58:32 PM
What 5 things do you most hope to accomplish during your life?
To lead a morally good life, to find true and lasting happiness, to find out why hotdog buns come in packages of 10 but hot dogs come in packages of 8, obtain a PhD, and to see SMF kick all of the other forum software butts.
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: HoTmetal on December 27, 2005, 10:21:56 PM
Ahhh, A Jarhead hmmmm, this explains alot.( j/k my pops was a  Marine)

Quote
19. How many languages do you speak?  If so which ones?
2.  Bad English and Worse English.

Right there with ya man... (Glade to see I'm not alone...)
Good to see a few Military guys[gals too if any] on the SMF team :D

So any idea on  who the next victim team member will be to tell their life story?? Oldiesmann ??
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 27, 2005, 10:25:04 PM
Friday
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: JayBachatero on December 27, 2005, 10:28:26 PM
Mike I think hes rushing you off :P

-JayBachatero
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: HoTmetal on December 27, 2005, 10:52:25 PM
Mike I think hes rushing you off :P

-JayBachatero

No, no... just trying' to see who gonna get it next... its kinda fun you know... I would of never guessed 1/2 the stuff from the contest... in fact, the only thing I was sure of what your real name, and only because you had sai it in a post I read right before the contest...

Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: JayBachatero on December 27, 2005, 10:54:58 PM
Yea I was like playing :P  Yea my name was all over the place :P

-JayBachatero
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: motumbo on December 28, 2005, 02:57:14 AM
MikeMill, that was really informative.  I feel like I really know you.  Since I know you so well now, could you lend me $100?   :P



Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 28, 2005, 04:17:52 PM
Sure just give me $300 collateral
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Deaks on December 28, 2005, 04:30:48 PM
Mike, have you got a picture of you for us all to throw darts at see?
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 28, 2005, 04:32:40 PM
Yes I have one.  Will I share it: Nope :)
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: charlottezweb on December 28, 2005, 07:55:57 PM
Don't think I've ever said "hey" so here you go :)

Good to have you on the team!

Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: jerm on December 29, 2005, 05:56:52 PM
left or right handed?
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 29, 2005, 06:39:05 PM
I'm not a stinkin south paw :)
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: HoTmetal on December 29, 2005, 08:31:02 PM
I'm not a stinkin south paw :)

<---- is a stinkin south paw..... :D

Kings fan??
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 29, 2005, 08:43:45 PM
Not really
Title: Re: Get to know the team: MikeMill
Post by: Thantos on December 29, 2005, 11:03:01 PM
Thank you all for your questions.  Now make sure you go haze Jay properly