Ruben is a developer, system administrator, tech writer, and enterprise IT student at the University of Technology, Sydney. A third culture kid, he's lived in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, the latter he considers home.
Ruben has written Perl, Ruby and C/nurses code to automate payroll systems, monitor server resource use and simplify end-user cryptography. He has keen interests in FreeBSD, OS X and metadata, and has taken electives at university for data mining and digital multimedia. As a child, he worked as a voiceover actor for Discovery Channel, and sold computer parts at a former anchor store of Sim Lim Square.
He's the author of Rubénerd.com, a long-running weblog of technology and Japanese anime. He's an active Wikipedia editor and template developer with 2000+ edits, and was a proud admistrator of Whole Wheat Radio, an independent music database and webcast. In 2012 he was elected webmaster of Anime@UTS, Sydney's coolest university club.
Ruben is a member of the Australian Computer Society and the Golden Key Honour Society, though he's not a stonecutter.
In his spare time Ruben enjoys chatting with people on App.net, writing software to scratch personal itches, tinkering with retro computers and OSs, traveling, obsessing over South-East and East Asian food and culture, listening to jazz and podcasts, and spending time with his fascinating, super cute girlfriend Clara.
If he could have a superpower, it'd be the ability to have many superpowers.
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