About Richard Eriksson
Born on July 28th, 1978, Richard Eriksson used to be arrogant and self-loathing but he's trying to get over that. He was the subject of a a "blogger-to-blogger" interview a while ago, which gives you a very small sense of who he is. Richard used to work as a support cowboy for Vancouver-based Raincity Studios (previously with Bryght). He also writes for Urban Vancouver, a community site for bloggers and others from the Greater Vancouver Area. In his spare time, he cultivates nano-communities on the photo-sharing website Flickr, administrating the Vancouver Transit and Icelandair groups, as well the a group to document the protests around the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
As a youth Richard played soccer, baseball, and most enjoyably, basketball. As a fan, he cheers for the closest-geographically Canadian professional sports team. Therefore, the Vancouver Canucks and the Toronto Blue Jays receive the bulk of his CBC weekend TV viewing.
His father having been born in Iceland, he visits the land of fire and ice every few years, and keeps in touch with the local Icelandic groups through their various newsletters. He can be sometimes seen in Portland, Oregon, even hosting a rarely-updated community site about the city. He rests his head on the west side (just barely) of Vancouver, Canada, having been born and raised on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He visited China in 2000 (specifically Beijing and Changchun, with a stopover in Narita, Japan; you can read a travelogue on his personal site) and again in 2008 (this time Shanghai).
He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Simon Fraser University.