Ryan's first exposure to TI calculators was his older brother's acquisition
of a TI-85. After Ryan got his first TI-83, his grandmother bought him a
TI-Graph Link in order to nurture his blooming fascination with programming
and mathematics. These two influences spawned Ryan's lifelong interest in TI
platforms, and he went on to acquire and become obsessed with nearly every
model that has been released. Thankfully, a slew of unbelievably talented
programmers have kept the community alive, preventing Ryan from going on a
Godzilla-style rampage across the planet's major cities.
Ryan is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Social/Health Psychology at
North Dakota State University. His personal interests include Interactive
Fiction, game design, statistics, coffee, and history. Earning the title of
"News Editor" at ticalc.org satisfies a personal goal in addition to "Stage
5" of his 1,035-stage master plan for world domination.