Off Topic

I think, therefore I harm

About me

It's me!

It’s me!

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.

12 comments on “About me

  1. Herman
    January 20, 2013

    Dear Tom, thank you for following HoB. Much appreciated! I’ll be hanging around here…

  2. Trisha Dey
    January 23, 2013

    Hey Tom thank you so much for following my blog! 🙂

  3. Jacqui
    February 18, 2013

    I wish I knew C++. My school doesn’t teach that kind of stuff. I’ve tried self teaching but it gets too hard. I guess I’ll have to wait until Uni 😦
    Nice blog by the way 🙂

    • Tom Duhamel
      February 18, 2013

      Hi Jacqui, and thanks for joining!

      In high school, we had stupid computer science class. Though it was probably a nice introduction for some, it was boring for me. I didn’t learn much there, I was spending most of the time helping out other students.

      I went to college were I was introduced to C++. But the pace was way too slow for me, and the content outdated. I quit at the end of the first session. I’ve then learned everything I know by myself.

      Do you want to learn? Just do it. Get a book to introduce you to C++. There are even a number of websites which are really good for teaching yourself. Just read a bit, pick the tools you like, and do it.

      I did work in computers for a while, but I eventually made a choice to make it a hobby rather than a living. This space it is too small to explain my motives. But I’m still on the lookout for a partner who shares my passion and would like to join me for a project.

      If you are going to stick with me for a while, you will notice this: I always have too much to say!

      • Jacqui
        February 18, 2013

        I really should have a look around for a book. I found one once, but it was reallly olldd!! Do you happen to know of any good books out there?
        I am determined to learn!!
        And don’t worry, I never stop talking :P… haha!

  4. sledpress
    May 31, 2013

    Well, anyone who digs cats is fine with me!

  5. 메간 Megan
    October 13, 2013

    “The spoon doesn’t exist…” Nice 🙂

  6. DRangedinaz
    November 16, 2013

    Thanks for stopping by and the likes!

  7. Tracy Moore
    December 21, 2013

    Hi Tom~ Thanks for coming by my blog and liking a few posts. I like your blog and am going to hit the follow button right after I finish this comment.

    • Tom Duhamel
      December 22, 2013

      No problem at all Tracy. No need to thanks me, hitting Like to me is my way of saying Thanks for sharing 🙂

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