Well, hi. My name's Mickey. I'm *clears throat* years old, and my gender is *clears throat even harder*. So, umm, I'm in my 30s and I'm genderfluid. I use they/them pronouns. And I live in Australia.
I was so very tempted to somehow work the phrase "greetings from your humble webmistress" into this, but luckily common sense prevailed. Except here I am, still mentioning it in some sort of clever meta fashion. Anyway, I am getting sidetracked.
I've been around computers since an extremely young age, and I've been Online in some fashion or other since the late 90s, back in the days of dial-up modems and all that. Many years ago I even had a Geocities site. I forget what was on it, I think some combination of MIDI files and Pokemon. Since that time I've witnessed the rise and fall of various modes of online communication, culminating in the present-day norm of content being all under the auspices of a small number of very rich companies who run so-called "social networking" websites. So this site is something of a deliberate throwback, but also a genuine desire to return to more of a self-expression style of online presence. Which I guess is what Neocities is supposed to be about.
I've used the handle "micpp" in the URL for this blog. This is a name I've been using online since my earliest days of needing to set up accounts and such for things. It's derived from the first three letters of my first name, and then the initials from my middle name and surname. Yes, it's barely pronouncable (I normally would say it like "Mick P P") but honestly I've been using it for so long I can't really think of what else I should use as a username. Most people these days just call me Mickey anyway, because apparently we don't use online handles that much any more.
If you want to contact me, there's a bunch of ways of doing that. Over on mickey dot possingham dot net you can find links to most of them. I sort of feel like mentioning my MSN or AIM ID would have been appropriate here, but sadly those days are long since past.
Some fun facts about me:
- I lived overseas for a bunch of time growing up.
- My favourite computer game is probably TIE Fighter from Lucasarts.
- The first film I remember seeing in the cinema was Beauty and the Beast. This was also the first VHS tape I remember getting.
- I have a degree in Software Engineering and Discrete Mathematics. I don't really use it as such at the moment.
- I can't drive (yet).