Marketing, software, communication
History, entertainment, sociology, cooking, travel, nightlife
Ryan earned a Bachelor degree in 1998. He had a double major in Creative Writing and Technical Writing with a concentration in Computer Science.
He has spent over ten years creating and maintaining the supporting documentation and other material for software companies. This includes maintaining multiple user guides and writing over 1000 technical articles.
Ryan spent three years as the sole writer - technical and marketing - at a small software company that produces investment accounting software for professional investment firms. He produced everything there - knowledge base articles, website copy, blogs, brochures, email blasts, you name it.
Ryan started writing about his love for movies and music at his college newspaper way back in the late 90s. After college, he wrote reviews for various sites, and soon ran lefthandfilms.com, a site dedicated to the weird and wonderful films that don't find their way into the mainstream media. Unfortunately, the parent company folded during one of the early startup purges and Ryan was left without a permanent home. Since then, he's been seeking out the strange and beautiful in both movies and music and sharing it where he can.
He created the blog at an investment accounting software firm and has blogged occasionally for other clients.