Indeed, I was the second helping hand that Sonic took on this ship, back around september 1998. Damn, that's a long time ago, isn't it?
I left in 2000 (I believe) due to me not having time to do much (especially to fulfill my duties as co-webmaster), and because I found my interest in the C&C series going steadily downhill. I'm extremely impressed with the work you've managed to put into this site, Chris. I was back in 2000, and I'm even more so now. I wish I had your determination when it came to my assignments *grins*
I definitely would love to visit NZ, but it won't be for a good while yet. Money troubles as a student, plus the fact that I have a Master Thesis to finish, will keep me inside Melbourne's borders for close to a year still, I'm afraid.
I'm currently in my last year of education, heading towards a Master degree in Computer Science, with specialising in games programming and development. So my interest in gaming in general is strong as ever, and I owe much to my time here for getting my interested in things that go on behind the scenes, both in terms of getting a more inside look at the games industry through being a member of this community, and for getting my interest in making things on the computer that other people can enjoy (html was my first "programming" language, one could say).
For my first dodgy game, a Space Invaders remake, or tribute, head to my site and check out the news post. It's over a year old by now, and it was my first working game. I promise I'm better at it now, currently working on a networked game, a version of top-down Capture the flag. Anyway, enough pimping of my limited abilities, I'll step off my box. Later!