Interview With Sheldon Bowyer

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Interview With Sheldon Bowyer

Tell us a little bit about yourself (age, birthplace, family, where you currently live, etc.).
I'm 36, divorced, and have a 10 year old son. I was born and raised in Southern West Virginia. Yes, the state of West Virginia, not Virginia. Very small area, maybe 1,000 people in our little town. Moved away during my time in the service, only to end up coming back home. Guess the saying is true for some.... "no place like home".

What is your educational background?
My education ended in high school. I graduated, got my diploma, and started on my 4 year plan for life. I spent 4 years in school, I decided I was going to spend 4 years doing whatever it is I decided I want to do, then 4 years to decide how the rest of my life would play out... the last 4 lead to the next question.

Tell us about your military background.
After my second 4 year tour (high school, then 4 partying), I had to grow up and be a man. Again, small town, not many opportunities arise for anything. So, I decided to go the military route. A good bit of my friends went in, many chose Air Force and Army.... a couple chose Navy. I decided at that time I wanted to be different, as I always try to do, and enlisted in the United State Marine Corps. I went in Jan 2001, left Jan 2005. Did my 4 years honorably, and once I was able to make the decision for the next 4, I decided it was my time to get my family and get out of the service.

What is your full time occupation?
I manage the warehouse for a hospital within the Purchasing Department. Lame. I should have lied here and said Freelance Basketweaver, or Cliff Climbing Guide... it is what it is though. Not all workers are glamorous.

How did you get into coding, style design and customization?
A long time ago, I joined a php-nuke forum some guy created. I loved the site. It was when you could first play Playstation online, so we had a site to play football leagues in. I ended up volunteering to help, ended up taking on more than I could handle. At that point it was sink or swim. So, I had to learn quickly. The owner then left, but asked if I wanted to take it over. I said yes, and after that, it was me constantly learning or attempting to learn things to make the site look how I wanted. After 5 years, site died down, everyone moved on. Then, about 4 years ago, started hitting some gaming sites (they all happened to be vB). Hated them. Only...

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Chaotically Proportional
Jan 6, 2004
He also modified the Audentio style we use at He has an exceptional talent for thinking outside the box and coming up with some fantastic new ways to present information within a forum.


Aug 21, 2011
I'm assuming Ape is short for April? What does she call you? :eek:

She calls me asshole too. Not sure how/why she puts up with my shenanigans.

Interesting read/interview indeed.... When is your book coming out Sheldon :p

I don't think many want to know much about what I have to say, at least reading from replies here at TAZ.

Even with the "dickish" attitud

Some call it "dickish", I call it blunt. I simply call a spade a spade, and have no issues telling my opinion (good or bad) on anything. I just refuse to sugarcoat.

I know this is going to sound like stupid, but who is:
Sheldon Bowyer?

No one important. I was interviewed while I did an old AdEx style. Nothing more.


Jan 19, 2013
Some call it "dickish", I call it blunt. I simply call a spade a spade, and have no issues telling my opinion (good or bad) on anything. I just refuse to sugarcoat.

I definitely agree. Some people are way too easily offended.