Mike is a college student and graphic designer from College Station, Texas. He currently attends the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division, where he plans to graduate in 2011 with a Graphic Design degree. He works for a local distribution company outputting the majority of their Point-of-Sale graphics. Mike is an avid podcast listener and web junkie, though BOL is the only podcast to which he regularly contributes.
On The WebEdit
Mike maintains identities on Facebook, Pownce, Digg, eBay, and posts his graphic art at DeviantArt. He is a fan of all things Google, being a regular user of Google Calendar, Mail, Reader, News, Desktop and Earth. He is a self-titled "Apple-picker", taking every chance he can to poke fun at Apple and the cult of Mac.
Involvement with Buzz Out LoudEdit
Mike has been listening to Buzz Out Loud since the summer of 2006. Mike's emails/voicemail have been featured seven times to date on the Buzz Out Loud podcast:
|451||April 12, 2007||iTunes EULA prohibits use in WMD applications|
|599||November 7, 2007||Palm software to outlive predictions; featured in Final Fantasy: Spirits Within movie|
|639||January 14, 2008||8hands application congregates social network information; Mike called a "social tool"|
|654||February 6, 2008||Mike defends eBay's decision to stop Buyer feedback; is riled by Tom Merrit for being an Aggie|
|656||February 8, 2008||Gizmodo reports Dell servers in upcoming Iron Man movie; Mike challenges Mac user from previous episode|
|701||April 11, 2008||Mike reveals his naivete by calling in to worry about BOL's imminent demise.|
|734||May 29, 2008||Mike proposes a burrito-inspired solution to the reported "Wifi allergies" and in-building networks. Mike is once again lambasted for his Aggie nature, and is also accused of being an alien.|