My Personal Life
I am Jamie Northrup, born in 1982 in a city that no longer exists, well not under the name it had when I was born there. The city of Frobisher Bay in the North West Territories of Canada is now called Iqualuit and is the capital of Nunavut, still part of the great nation of Canada.
I have been living in the city of Laval for the past 5 years, and Montreal for the previous 20 or so years, both located in the province of Quebec. I am married to a wonderful and beautiful woman since 2007.
My Early Internet Years
I started online back in 1995 with my second laptop (an IBM ThinkPad), first with Internet access, and basically used the world wide web to buy and sell hockey cards, which was a hobby slash business of mine at the time, and since the net wasn’t wide spread yet I made a pretty penny importing the stuff relevant to my local buyers and exporting what wasn’t.
If I’m not mistaken I had my first website back in 1996, something horrid to look at, but it had it’s purpose. Around the same time I opened my first eBay account and I was on my way.
The GBM Network Years
My first online company was called the GBM Network, which I started in the early 2000s, GBM standing for GingerBread Man, because I used to love eating those cookies and kind of had that nickname. It was basically a network of websites, none of which are around today, but it made some good coin in it’s day.
The company ended when I let the domain expire back in 2003 or 2004, and got picked up by a swatter trying to sell it back to me for thousands of dollars, at the time I had kind of let things slide a little since there were other things that were more important.
The Deuce Group Years
After a couple years with more or less a web presence, the Deuce Group was formed in 2006, my second and current company, which is basically a web services company, however it also has a network of websites which keep the income coming in.
As of summer 2010 the Deuce Group runs over 10 websites, and is actually in the middle of a transformation from web services company to something a little more relevant to it’s name. The current DeuceGroup.com website is a magazine style blog dedicated to web workers, but it will soon grow to build a group of web workers, like a community, but that will bring group members many benefits.
- Everything Hockey
- Listening to Music
- Surfing the Web
- Watching TV and Movies
- Favorite Actor: Jack Nicholson
- Favorite Actress: Jessica Alba
- Favorite Animal: Dog
- Favorite Athlete: Nathan MacKinnon
- Favorite Car: Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
- Favorite City: Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Favorite Color: Green
- Favorite Drink: Coca-Cola
- Favorite Food: Tacos
- Favorite Gadget: Microsoft Surface
- Favorite Movie: Boiler Room
- Favorite Musician: Drake
- Favorite Restaurant: Moxie’s
- Favorite Sport: Hockey
- Favorite TV Show: Billions
Well I think you get a pretty good idea who I am now, but if I missed something you want to know, just contact me via whichever means you prefer (E-mail, Contact Form, Facebook or Twitter).