Sudo's just my pseudonym (pun slightly intended), I really go by Avery. I'm a game developer and software engineer looking to create wonderful content of all platforms. I currently live in Kansas City with my roommate Clover and her two cats. I'll let her tell you more about herself over here, but here's more about me.
I've lived in California since I was 21, when I moved to Brooklyn for six months. It was beautiful, but God, those prices were absolutely ugly. I ended up moving to Kansas City where I reside for now, and likely for much longer. It's a nice, cozy town. The cost of living is cozy, too, I'm not giving that up soon.
My journey into technology began when I got my first computer for myself. It was an old HP Pavilion laptop that I got from my grandmother on my 12th birthday. It was nice to finally have my own Windows XP laptop (the best! at the time! i promise!), but there were many, many problems with it. I remember that to keep it from freezing, I had to take a clamp and squeeze the hell out of one side of it just to make sure it would still miraculously function like normal. At that point, when that laptop finally died, and I was given another hand-me-down, I finally told my father that I wanted a desktop for my next machine. We built one, and I was so happy, but quickly saw the lackluster performance of the thing playing games with my friends. I went to my dad, who knew plenty about computers, and asked him what we could do to make it faster. That was when I looked at the insides of a computer for the first time. It sparked something in me. Having this dusty rig lying down on the pool table in the garage, my dad replacing parts and carefully applying thermal paste, I suddenly felt like I was doing something important. I felt like an assistant surgeon with an artificial life under the knife in desperate need of saving. Since then, I've spend almost 10 whole years by the side of the great Google-sensei to open my mind to the world of tech and software and networking. I was so entranced at the complexity of something that makes daily life so simple, that I couldn't help but learning not just how to fix machines, but how to build them, make programs for them, make them talk to others, all this crazy stuff that I could never fully teach to my mother.
And fast forward a decade, and here I am now. Fixing all kinds of devices, making all kinds of software, and routing all kinds of connections. Because I love it. It's my greatest passion, and my greatest desire. While making money from it is a great bonus that I never expected to come this soon, the most invaluable thing I've received from all of this is a lifelong dream, a lifelong hobby, a lifelong journey, and a lifelong chance to really make the world a better place, using the very thing that made my place a better world.