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All articles and content on this site were written by WolfMerrik unless explicitly specified.

With over 25 years in the culinary world, complemented by a degree in Computer Programming with honors, my journey spans from kitchen management to cutting-edge technology. As a seasoned writer and active member of the gaming community, I’ve cultivated a diverse skill set, including proficiency in various programming languages and a passion for emerging technologies like AI. Below is a small list of some of my credentials and experiences that define my authority in these fields.

Writing and Blogging

  • Writing Experience: Contributed articles to several online publications
  • Blogging: Hobby blogger for 10 years with articles published on various sites


  • Degree: Graduated with a degree in Computer Programming
    • Honors: Listed on both the Dean’s and Chancellor’s lists

Cooking and Restaurant Experience

  • Years of Experience: 25 years in cooking/restaurant industry
  • Management Experience: 10 years in various sous chef and chef positions
  • Versatility: Worked across all aspects of the restaurant industry

Gaming Expertise

  • Experience: Avid gamer since childhood
  • Community Involvement: Active in the speedrunning community for a decade, involved in community promotion

Programming Skills

  • Technical Skills: With a foundation laid on early DOS machines, my programming journey has evolved alongside advancements in technology. I possess proficiency in a diverse array of programming languages, including but not limited to:
    • PHP: Extensive experience in PHP for web development, leveraging its flexibility and power to create dynamic and responsive websites.
    • Python: Adept in Python for its versatility, utilizing it for various applications such as data analysis, machine learning, and web scraping.
    • C#: Skilled in C# for desktop and mobile application development, harnessing its robust features and .NET framework.
    • Java: Proficient in Java for its cross-platform compatibility, employing it for enterprise-level applications and Android development.
    • JavaScript: Well-versed in JavaScript for client-side scripting and interactive web development, enhancing user experience and functionality.
  • Experience: My programming journey began with basic languages like BASIC and has since expanded to encompass a wide range of modern technologies. I’ve navigated through the ever-changing landscape of programming paradigms and methodologies, staying abreast of the latest trends and best practices.
  • Current Focus: My current fascination lies in the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI), where I devote a significant portion of my time to exploring its applications and advancements. Whether it’s developing AI-driven algorithms or integrating AI capabilities into existing systems, I’m committed to pushing the boundaries of technology and unlocking new possibilities.

IT/Security Interest

My journey into technology began with a focus on IT security, sparked by a fascination with safeguarding digital systems. Intrigued by networking protocols like Telnet, I adapted to the evolving tech landscape of the 90s. From the early Internet days on IRC channels (shoutout to DalNet #phreak) to witnessing the evolution of security protocols. I always remained proactive in my pursuit of knowledge. Immersed in online communities, I gained valuable insights into cybersecurity threats and countermeasures. This journey solidified my expertise in cybersecurity principles, shaping my proactive approach to staying abreast of emerging technologies and threats.