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About Me

This section contains everything you ever wanted to know about this "Ray Barham" guy.

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Overview

My name is Ray Barham, I am 27 years old, and I am a computer nerd that can date back his beginnings to the good old days of the 90's. I am currently happily employed as a Help Desk Technician at Gearbox Software. Before Gearbox, I spent 6+ years working as a PC Support Specialist (or computer tech) at Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the fall of 2006 I married my high school sweetheart, Brandy, and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in computer science.

Personality and Work Ethic

  • I am a hard working, dependable, and fun loving person.
  • I have a strong desire to learn and overcome challenges.
  • I put a lot of pride and passion into my work.
  • For me, work is not just what I do from 8-5, it is a constant opportunity for me to learn and better myself.

Passions

  • Programming
  • Math and computer graphics
  • Games and game development
  • Computer troubleshooting and repair
  • Linux and BSD

Short Term Goals

  • Obtain a programming or IT support position at a prominent software developer.
  • Become proficient in a scripting language. More then likely Python and/or LUA.
  • Learn everything possible about OpenGL, DirectX, and computer graphics.
  • Write more application that utilizes math and computer graphics.
  • Try my hand at making a game mod. Maybe a UI mod for World of Warcraft.
  • Get involved with an open source project.

Long Term Goals

  • Obtain a senior programming or IT support position.
  • Obtain a masters degree in computer science, digital art, or some other related field.
  • Assist in the development of multiple titles.
  • Become a known and respected member of the programming community.
  • Travel as much as possible with my wife.

Interests

  • Gaming

    Like most computer nerds, I love video games. I usually play, but do not limit myself to: role-playing, action role-playing, action-adventure, first-person shooters, and real-time strategy games. Also, I love LAN parties and online gaming. Currently, I'm playing World of Warcraft, The Elder Scrolls Oblivion, and Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (when I get time).
  • Case Modding

    Something I have been playing with for a few years now is computer case modding. I really enjoy taking something as ordinary as a computer case and customizing it to what I want and need.
  • Sci-Fi

    Man do I love sci-fi. There are very few sci-fi shows and movies that I have not seen. There is just something about sci-fi. I guess it is just the nerd in me.
  • Other Interests

    Rollerblading, movies, traveling, history and discovery channel, adult swim (ATHF pwnz!).