My name is Benjamin, I'm 35 years old, and live in Vancouver BC. My post-secondary education was focused on music, and I graduated with a degree in Jazz Studies from Capilano University. The focus of work where I have been making the most money has been in public policy, organizing, and non-profit management.
I like playing most types of games, and am platform agnostic. This usually means the PC, but some games make more sense on other platforms. I really am into a wide array of games of all shapes and sizes. Most recently I'm making tepid pushes into DOTA 2 and League of Legends... we'll see if that sticks. If you feel like playing a game sometime (especially Europa Universalis 4... you wouldn't believe how hard it is to find people to play) feel free to give me a shout.
I'm also a gay gamer. I am a community activist for problems that affect people from the LGBT community both online and offline.
My degree is in Jazz, but I'm a fan of all types of music (as long as the performer is good). My biggest influence used to be Pat Metheny in my college days, but I would say the most significant would currently be Tom Waits. In addition to that, I really like the stuff Tin Hat does.
Other people of note: Harry Connick Jr. (listen to the piano albums... his hands are like a vaudevillian duo act), Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Maceo Parker, Jim Hall, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, John Scofield, Michel Camilo, Paco Pena, Tomatito, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, and Weather Report.