I first registered drunkoncaffeine.com in the Winter of 2005 during my second year at university. Well, actually I registered drunkoncaffiene.com before someone pointed out the spelling mistake and I registered the correct one moments later. The reason I did so was that my friends and I were in the middle of a coding spree in the last week of term, having completely failed to write our projects beforehand, so we were all writing 10-week projects in the space of 4 days amidst our exams. There was a lot of caffeine involved, and at one point I said the phrase “I think I’m drunk on caffeine” and hence the domain name was born.
It’s played host to a number of sites over the year – largely blogs that have been aborted after a short time. The first iteration of the site used an image by photographer Steve Bauzen entitled “Red Bull” with his permission which has remained the classic hallmark of the domain, but this time I might go for something a bit different.
Oh, I suppose you might want to know something about who I am, as opposed to what the domain is all about. My name’s Yoda – it’s a nickname that’s stuck since first year (real name is David Odie), and I’m an ecommerce developer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I hail from Shetland originally, and I got my honours degree in Computer Science from Heriot-Watt University. I’ve been to France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan, Australia and Spain – in roughly that order (someday I might cross the Atlantic).
In my spare time, I LRP – primarily in Empire and Stargate, role-play, play board games and occasionally run LRPs too. I used to run No Rest for the Wicked, which was a LRP based on the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
My favourite colour is blue, but I mainly wear black – I favour dark shades over bright ones. I cannot resist rum and raisin ice cream (I blame my Cornish mother for that). I like to listen to rock, metal, and epic instrumentals for the most part, but also some oddities like Once More with Feeling (Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode) soundtrack. I’m not even going to get into favourite books (there are far too many) but Brandon Sanderson is a legends. TV-wise, it’s an oddball mix of sci-fi, fantasy and comedy. Also, if you’re not familar with Zombie Orpheus, you need to go change that right now.
What else is there? I’m told I have eyes you could gaze into for hours, but I’ll let you make your own judgement on that. I may include a picture at some point but I don’t like photos that I take of myself, and I don’t have many recent ones by other people. If you haven’t already guessed, I’m a bit of a geek.
This blog will feature posts about my depression. I was diagnosed with severe depression in 2010, but I’ve probably been suffering for much longer. It will also feature posts about the LRPs I run, and whatever else strikes my fancy.
Also, I’m a Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer, which is cool. Never had a professional certification before.