first things first.first off, let's get the questions that everyone asks all the time out of the way. maybe this will stop the endless PM's...
Q: are you a moderator?
A: yes, and no.
Q: are you an admin?
A: yes. and no.
Q: so what are you?
A: i'm a developer for gaia.
Q: what does that mean?
A: it means that i program features for gaia. like friendslist, journals and the backend code for fishing / housing / township.
Q: OMG! you mean you actually work in the gaia office! where is it? is it cool?
A: yes, not telling, and yes.
Q: so... i have this problem. <insert problem> can you help me?
A: unless it's a problem with something broken in a feature that i developed, then no. we have a moderator staff who can help you with just about anything. they are your friends. submit your problem / complaint through the normal channels.
Q: I heard that you have an Angelic Fishing Rod. Can I have it?
A: nope, and no. the angelic rod was originally planned to be a part of fishing, and may be some day, but there are no plans for releasing it yet. i'll say this, though. it'll be REALLY hard to get. and no, i don't have one anymore. i had it just to make sure it worked the way it should, and it does.
UPDATE 05.29.08 - since it's been a while since i wrote said Q&A, there's been a few more questions that have been filtering in, that seem to be repeating...
Q: OMG, you work on battle? is there PvP (Player vs. Player)
A: who doesn't love pwning someone else online? personally, i'm a FPS player, so i'd love some PvP. but, at launch, there is no planned PvP. it's in the plans for sometime in the future, tho. and no, before you ask, i don't know when.
Q: did you take all those photos that show up in your signature?
A: hells yes. when i'm not rewriting the core of gaia, photography makes me happy. i've got alot more than what's in my signature up on my flickr profile, which unfortunately is a bit out of date.
UPDATE 09.01.09 - my gaia insider interview came out today, and while i felt the interview was really fun... there were quite a few more valid questions that didn't get answered. so... i posted in my journal with as many more answers as i could... call it the extended about me or something.
otherwise... live: silicon valley, from: boston, ma. i make websites because i like to. i don't like the shift key, so i never use capital letters UNLESS I'M ANGRY. and stuff. chicken.