Paleocon

Once considered the scourge of P&C, I believe this heartwarming picture will indeed turn Paleocon's image from staunch debater to fluffy liberal can't-we-all-get-along-er. But just what is that mysterious substance on his face? Why does he seem to be so delighted? To find out, you'll have to read the profile to see the full image. Before you make fun, keep in mind he's known to slap punks around when lessons need to be delivered.

Who the devil are you?

A simple crofter’s daughter, who hopes to one day become Queen of England. Well, not really, but massive bonus points to whoever gets the reference.

I was born in Seoul, Korea but grew up mostly in the Washington, DC area. I did my master’s in Seattle (or most of it), lived in Taipei for four years, spent a year in Tokyo, and nearly got killed motorcycling through the Mekong Delta. Now I reside in the DC area again. When I’m not making trouble as GWJ’s resident firebrand, I’m relaxing by pounding a heavy bag.

What are you supposed to be doing during the day when you're reading GWJ?

Selling data circuits and telecommunications services. These include internet, private connectivity, VOIP origination/termination, traditional TDM services, telco colo, MPLS IP-VPN, hosting, hosted IVR, and all kinds of other stuff.

How about family? Kids? Pets? Particularly meaningful inanimate objects?

Getting married later in June. Neither of us is particularly fond of animals, though we don’t seem to have a problem with other people’s animals. Kids are a real possibility in the future, but both of us are at that age where doing so would require some difficult decision-making. It is interesting, though, that we seem to be getting most of the pressure from nieces and nephews.

What was your favorite game over the last year or so? Why?

I seem to be immune to the whole massive multi-player mania, so the game innovation situation for me has been pretty sparse. I am still playing Combat Mission and Civilization.

If I had to pick a favorite, I would have to be CMBB. A sales job is stressful enough that coming home and getting into a twitch monkey game isn’t going to help me relax. Nothing says “relax” quite like crushing Nazis under the treads of a T34 – and watching the results on instant replay.

Which game are you looking forward to most?

The new Fallout. The storytelling in the original two was extremely imaginative. I’ve always wondered why the second one wasn’t optioned into a feature film starring Bruce Campbell as the Chosen One and Michael Clarke Duncan as Sulik.

What is your fondest gaming memory?

Wow. There are tonnes, but watching the frustration on Robear’s face in a CMBO hotseat match in which I suckered him VERY badly comes to mind. Mostly, my fondest gaming memories have to do with opponents screaming expletives.

Finally, why do you play games at all? Why haven't you outgrown them?

Mostly to relax. I don’t spend a lot of time playing games, but after a week of getting beat up by customers, it’s often nice to grease some treads with Nazi bodies.

Thanks for taking the time to answer our hard hitting questions! Any last words?

Just that it has been an absolute pleasure to be part of the GWJ community. I know I’ve tested the limits of goojer propriety from time to time, but I’m glad those limits are there.

Comments

relaxing by pounding a heavy bag.

That's not a nice thing to call your wife.

[Color=white]Edit: I'm talking about sex here. Not spousal abuse.[/color]

Nice to know Paleo a little. I think his reputation has softened over in P&C.

Good to know you a little bit better. You've been a mainstay here. I hope one day to have my own Employee Profile here with plenty of porn and pooper putting for everyone.

Daaaang, Paleocon does look like a gangster.
I'm just kidding. Please don't beat me up, hyung nim.

To be honest, I saw you as a troll when you first joined the community. But I've come to really appreciate you analysis even though I don't always agree. Hope this comes off as a compliment and not as hopelessly pedantic

Good to know you, Paleo! And now I finally know which games you play

I'd say 'Pleased to meet you,' Paleo, but we've already done that bit!
I'm glad I've had the chance to meet you in person, because I can say I've met one of the 'fixtures' of the boards.

Paleo is one of our dearest friends. And just to ruin his rep a bit more 'cause I adore him, that vest he is wearing, is hot pink

Hey, did you just reference Monty Python's Flying Circus? "Give me all your lupins!"

That's an adorable picture of the two of you, Paleo. Takes a real man to wear hot pink.

Glad to meet you Paleo.

Mostly, my fondest gaming memories have to do with opponents screaming expletives.

Paleo, meet Rob. Rob, meet Paleo. Now you two run along and play nice.

Before you make fun, keep in mind he's known to slap punks around when lessons need to be delivered.

By "slap punks around," you mean end their lives and crush their souls in a game of underwater hockey.

I mean Paleo is a giant Asian teddy bear!

And, in seriousness, a terrific and brilliant guy.

Nice to "meet" you, Paleo!

By the way, I am surprised by the absense of any guns on that picture. I can't believe you weren't packin' at your own wedding!!

The purse your wife is holding in that pic, is that the one where she keeps your boys?

It wouldn't be a concealed weapon if it was visible in photos.

One simple photo and suddenly there's nothing left to fear

Glad to know you, Paleo. Congrats on getting cake-punched.

Nice to meet you, Paleo. You, uh, need my handkerchief?

Please don't shoot me.

Neat.

Nice to meet you, Paleo. You, uh, need my handkerchief?

Please don't shoot me.


Looks like he pissed off a seagull.

Nice to meet you, Paleocon. You're thoughts in P&C, I enjoy reading.

Elliottx wrote:
You're thoughts in P&C, I enjoy reading.

I think that might count as a verbal assault against wordsmythe.

He loves it.

Glad to meet you, Paleo!

Oh, if only you hadn't shown the full picture. The jokes I could have told about that thumbnail.

That's a great shot of you two. Bright colors for a bright future! And her hanbok is gorgeous, especially the embroidery. Whoever above said your top was hot pink seriously needs to check the gamma on their monitor, though.

It's nice to meet you without having to be on the business end of a contrail.

Nah, Momgamer, in real life it was a fluorescent pink.

Paleo is like, ^ _- and his girlfriend is like, ^_^.

On a more serious note, it is nice to see you.

Someone should tell Paleocon that dentistry is not something to try to DIY.

Rat Boy wrote:
Oh, if only you hadn't shown the full picture. The jokes I could have told about that thumbnail.

"Is that hair gel?"

momgamer wrote:
That's a great shot of you two. Bright colors for a bright future! And her hanbok is gorgeous, especially the embroidery. Whoever above said your top was hot pink seriously needs to check the gamma on their monitor, though.

Momgamer, Ro and I were at the wedding We saw both outfits in all their glory. The two of them were awesome eye candy. Paleo, hot pink is your color!

*runs and hides* Paleo has a key to my house.

Nice to meet you, Pale. Personally, I think you set a fantastic tone for P&C.

You seem like too nice of a guy to be afraid of Kansas!

Palecon, this seems like the best place to ask: what exactly are your political views?