Seven Things

- I've lived in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal, Bergen, and New York.
While I learned to love big cities in New York, I intend to raise a family in the 'burbs or some rural area, just as soon as that family thing
gets started.

  • Photography, Running, and Cooking bring me surprising amounts of joy.
    Photography tends to be one of my few artistic outlets, it's great. The effort of running tends to center my mind, and work off some of this fat (I'm not fat mind you, simply drought and famine resistant). I love cooking, I want a garden.
  • I've managed a retail store, selling such wondrous items as: the flowbee, set it and forget it, turbie twist, and ginsu knives (but this method doesn't work with a tomato).
    Not only did I work there, I also did demonstrations, or "showcasing", it was quite exciting. For a time I could solve strange golf ball in a snow globe puzzles while hanging upside down on an inversion table in under 30 seconds (in fact that feat was televised).
  • I generally dislike ingesting warm liquid.
    Soups, coffee, etc. Not really a fan. I'll drink tea to be sociable.
  • I completed the second year of a two year computer programming program at Sheridan College while I was in High School.
    Night classes for the win. I was quite the hot shot Visual Basic developer for a time.
  • I own a 50" Television, but have no cable or satellite subscription.
    Cable company is stupid, I'm giving the money they were getting to World Vision instead.
  • Wearing that Kiss costume was actually my idea. As was the make up.
    I'm sorry. In particular I'm sorry to Marco's children, who (if I understand this correctly) cried a little when they saw the pictures.

My 7 Tags:
The first 7 people who read this (who haven't been tagged already). Leave a comment with your name in the comments. I have server logs, and we have.. people. Don't not leave a comment and think you can get away with it. We will find you.


  1. Christine(Post in comments)
  2. Philippe Gamache
  3. Jeremy Glover
  4. Jake Smith (Post in comments)
  5. Edwin F (Post in comments)
  6. Stuart Herbert

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1. I was born in NZ, and mostly lived there until April of last year, when I came to Canada. I live in Montréal, now. When I was about six, I kinda lived in Brisbane, Australia for a couple of months. I went to Geebung State School.

2. About a year ago, I discovered I was two inches taller than I'd previously believed. It's strange to go through life thinking you are 5'4" to discover you are actually 5'6".

3. I don't own a bed. In summertime, I usually sleep on my hammock. In winter, it's too cold, so I usually sleep on one of my sofas.

4. I haven't skied, snowboarded or made a snowman. I have been ice-skating once. I have only fallen over walking on snowy-icy pavements once. So far.

5. I both sang and played the guitar in high-school bands. I regret not studying more music. I don't know how to read music. Sadness.

6. This one time, someone used the donation thing on my website to give me a hundred bucks. No, wait, that actually happened twice.

7. When I got my current job, my employer talked to three references. All three mentioned something to do with me and food (deliciousness and/or boundless consumption thereof).
#1 Christine D. (Homepage) on 2009-01-06 02:02 (Reply)

I haven't setup my blog completely yet, so no one really knows we go.

Jake Smith (Dallas, Texas)

I am the oxymoron...sports jock and computer nerd.

1. I played 4 years of College Football as a Defensive Tackle at Midwestern State.

2. I didn't start programming until 2001 (PHP). I got tired of updating my html with stats from my football games.

3. I learned HTML by telling a guy who ran a fan site for Red Alert (game) that I knew I slowly screwed html up just to see what happened..then fixed I'm a HTML/CSS machine....btw this was back in 1997.

4. I love all types of Beer and I am currently attempting to try 200 different beers from the Flying Saucer (Beer Garden)....almost there.

5. I am currently addicted to Facebook.....Facebook why can't I quit you!!

6. After using a PC for years I am now leaning towards the apple cult....I guess I just want to be in the "in crowd" at Starbucks lol.

7. I made a new years resolution to learn a new programming languge...RoR or AS3....can't decide.....I'm sure someone will decide for me.
#2 Jake Smith (Homepage) on 2009-01-06 06:27 (Reply)

Love the Vancouver at sunset photo. That's an excellent shot. Do you find that all the best programmers also have an artistic outlet?
#3 Stuart Herbert (Homepage) on 2009-01-06 08:26 (Reply)

Hey I'll do it to night on my site... Do a real tag on me please.
#4 Philippe Gamache (Homepage) on 2009-01-06 13:46 (Reply)

Hi Paul,

Thanks for sharing. Tag! I'm it!
#5 Jeremy Glover (Homepage) on 2009-01-06 13:56 (Reply)

Goshh.... I was caught!

1. Born in Colombia and doing programming since I was in high school (yes, I worked on QBasic, fortran and pascal when I was 14).. Lately I'm working with PHP, .NET and Java (Python rocks!!!)

2. I love cooking and Aikido: they both relax my mind while in the doing.

3. I've learnt a lot while doing mistakes in live production servers (customer's!!!!) and left without a scratch.

4. Computer sciences exchange programme in Lenoxvile, Quebec in 2001. Fell in love with the town and Canada... so hoping to return soon for good.

5. Linux and Web development run through my veins.

6. I survived the Facebook, Hi5 et al, wave, could delete my profiles, now I'm happy. I can use my time sleeping, eating and going out with my fiance.

7. I don't want to tag anyone.
#6 Edwin F. (Homepage) on 2009-01-06 14:22 (Reply)


Thanks for sharing Paul.
#7 Simon Good (Homepage) on 2009-01-19 16:40 (Reply)

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Hi, I’m Paul Reinheimer, a developer working on the web.

I co-founded WonderProxy which provides access to over 200 proxies around the world to enable testing of geoip sensitive applications. We've since expanded to offer more granular tooling through Where's it Up

My hobbies are cycling, photography, travel, and engaging Allison Moore in intelligent discourse. I frequently write about PHP and other related technologies.