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Created on 2009-05-03 14:53:16 (#244784), last updated 2011-10-31 (311 weeks ago)

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Birthdate:Jul 1
Location:United States of America
A longtime Livejournal user, who has a good feeling about this particular LJ clone. From his LJ profile at [ profile] packbat:

I am a college student with a Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's of Science degree at the University of Maryland, working on a Ph.D. at the same institution. I am an incorrigible fan of online comics and blogs, a strictly-amateur poet, and a halfway-competent artist. In addition, I play the piano, DDR, and a lot of online chess - both GameKnot and Facebook. (I used to play NationStates, but I kept forgetting to log on. Ditto, Second Life) I am also, alongside [ profile] active_apathy (who is another one of those awesome Australian LJers), maintainer of possibly the only active Livejournal Nomic game, [ profile] nomicide. If you don't know what that means ... well, take a gander. We're always welcoming new players.

I can occasionally be found on forums and such as "peri_renna" (sometimes without the underscore), but did not choose that name for my LJ because it's actually from a book; in fact, [ profile] peri_renna is a sockpuppet of mine on LJ, made to segregate politics from less controversial issues like religion (eighth down on the page).

(Aside: This distinction has been erased at Dreamwidth. It was kinda silly, anyway.)

Another old handle is "umpelty" – AIM, Yahoo!, etc. Also, I choose to go by "Robin Z" on the Internet Infidels Discussion Board – for some reason it felt more appropriate. (Also: Packbat on both Everything2 and

I used to have my GMail address, robin.zimm at (you can fill in the rest), on this User Info page, but I'm taking it down in hopes of getting less spam.

Also, this Geek Code block is (probably) obsolete. The OmniCode block under it is more current, if barely.

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-----OmniCode Version 0.1.7-----
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anE.German&A.? hdd Lo39.01,-77.05 GM-5DN rl!.Metaphysical_Naturalist
LAEN(9)&AL.Lapine(1) CrL(9) EdE(8).Mechanical;University_Grad

One more sign of my descent into Internet culture: a couple of those little "support buttons":

Charles Darwin Has A PosseSave the Net

Finally, I am (no longer - Jan '08) a member of [ profile] convert_me. If you are interested in learning what I believe, or telling me I'm wrong, my convert_me challenge is here (and reposted on my journal here).

Friending Etiquette: I have no clue. Feel free to friend me; if I notice, I'll probably friend you back.

Also, please tell me: Truth or Happiness?
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