Hey, I suppose this’ll be my first tentative step into the wonderful world of The Straight Dope Message Board.
Since this post is little more than an introductory ramble, I suppose I should tell a little about myself, right?
I am a 16 year old high school student living in Ohio. Yeah, 99% of this board was rocking it before I was even a thought. I’m interested in computers, video games, etc etc. I don’t recall how I managed to find the board, but I’ve lurked for a few months, and I just now have worked up the courage to join up. In terms of interests other than technology, I love history, specifically the Roman, Byzantine, and European colonial Empires, and the Islamic caliphates have piqued my interest as well.