I think, therefore I harm
My name is Tom Duhamel. I live in Longueuil, near Montréal, Québec, Canada. My native language is French (the Québec dialect). I have a 11-year-old son. I suffer seasonal depression and light diabetes. I have a good sense of humor and I smile more in the real world than on pictures.
I describe myself as a free thinker, an atheist and a libertarian (which in the end happen to be all related).
I currently work as a team leader (kind of a low supervisor) in the inventory department of a major convenience store chain. This position also makes me a professional driver.
I have a number of interests, which I like to write articles about. The original aim of this blog was to get a new place to post these articles, now that Knol is dead. I do not write about one particular topic, but rather mix them all together, hence the title Off Topic. I like to make people think.
I am an animal lover, with an emphasis in cats. I have three females of different ages and origins. You will see pictures of them throughout these articles. I have two aquariums, one freshwater and one saltwater. I also have a few rodents.
I have a general interest in computers. I love hardware and software. I am an enthusiast programer writing in C++. I am also a web developer fluent in the LAMP environment (Linux – Apache – MySQL – PHP). I can stand a video game from time to time, simulation and strategy games in particular, such as Civilization, The Sims and SimCity.
I am interested in history, and more specifically in ancient civilizations. I believe we can only build the future by looking at the mistakes of the past.
The spoon doesn’t exist.