This is a bit old - you may or may not notice the date on this post but it's over a year old. That doesn't mean it's not useful but we all know how fast things chance on the web so there's a chance that techniques and technologies described here could be a little dated.

The Randomiser Interview #1 – Jacob Gube

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I’m sure you haven’t failed to notice that some people are quite well known in the web community, to coin a phrase the “web-rities“. Like celebrities from other walks of life people love to read interviews with them and well I thought it might be nice to have something similar on KamikazeMusic. However I didn’t want to be churning out all the same old interview stuff you can read from plenty of other places on the Internet and so the randomiser email interview questionnaire thingie was born.

How it works
It starts with a question bank of 20 questions some computer related, some a little different. Each interviewee will get 10 questions at random from the bank and then they get to add their own question, ergo we get to find out some more unusual things about them and a bank of fun and interesting questions is built up for future interviews.

The guinea pig
Having written for Six Revisions I asked Jacob Gube if he fancied giving it a test run, and he happily agreed, so here is

Random Email Interview number 1 – Jacob Gube
(please feel free to suggest a catchier title)
jacob gube
With lucky numbers
14, 4, 7, 17, 18, 5, 9, 2, 8 and 1

First things first describe yourself in a tweet – 140 characters – Go!

I’m a web developer/web designer and the founder and primary editor of Six Revisions. PHP > RoR, MooTools == jQuery & function > aesthetics.

On with the answering!

1. (Question 14) – If you were an animal what would you be?

I think I’d be a crocodile because I like to observe and think before I engage in a situation, but once I’ve made up my mind, I tend to execute quickly and decisively.

2. (Question 4) – What was the first computer you owned?

The first laptop that I owned was a Toshiba laptop; it was a hand-me-down from my dad. That was a long time ago; I can’t believe I still remember it.

3. (Question 7) – What’s your favourite joke?
OK one of my most favourite jokes is very cheesy/corny and childish:

Question: What happens when a dog loses its tail?
Answer: It goes to a retail store!

4. (Question 17) – Can you play any musical instruments? (If not what would you like to play?)

When I was young, I tried to learn the piano and guitar. I took a lot of music lessons before I finally realized that I didn’t have one musical bone in my body. I’d still like to try and learn the guitar though, and whenever I find a small chunk of time that I can devote to it, I will.

5. (Question 18) – What’s your favourite book?

Wow, this is a tough one – I’ll have to say 1983 by George Orwell, if I had to pick just one.

6. (Question 5) – Are you a sports fan? Who do you support/follow?

I don’t watch that much sports anymore, but when I did, I followed the Bulls and the Cubs.

7. (Question 9) – What’s your favourite album?

I have two old-school favourites, and they’re tied at number one: Aerosmith’s Big Ones and Warren G.’s Regulate.

8. (Question 2) – Where are you from and what’s the best thing about it?

I live in Bloomington, IN which is a college town. What I like most about it is that it’s such an inspirational town to live in; you can take a drive and get creatively inspired by the surroundings.

9. (Question 8 ) – What’s the best holiday you’ve ever been on?

Last year, around Thanksgiving, my best friend and I went to Las Vegas. It was great because there weren’t a lot of people that time of year, so you really get to experience Vegas without battling the crowds.

10. (Question 1 ) – What’s your favourite film?

One movie I can watch over and over again is Gladiator, I like the plot and the cinematography’s beautiful.

And the all important final question – what question do you want to add to the question bank?

When you were little, who was your favorite super hero and why?

A big thanks to Jacob for answering the questions and I hope you’ve all learnt something new about him, if you have chance you should certainly try and read some of his posts at Six Revisions.

The question bank is now at 21 questions and I’m off to hassle some other people into taking part.