Armin Sykes is a simple man with a simple life.
While he usually refers to himself in the third person as Armin Sykes, he usually credits himself as Armin D. Sykes, and can often be found that way out on the ‘net.
Armin was born and raised in the state of Oregon, USA, with the vast majority of that time being in the greater Beaverton area. He attended Cedar Mill Elementary School, Cedar Park Junior High School, and Sunset High School (graduating in 1987) before traveling off to Oregon State University, whereupon he got sick and tired of higher education remarkably quickly, tried community college for a while, and finally dropped out entirely. He occasionally entertains thoughts of returning to college to finish his education, but that seems unlikely any time soon.
Armin currently runs Miser Software, his programming company. He is best known in a few small circles as the author of GURPS Character Assistant, a program for role-playing gamers who play the GURPS game system; and as a former moderator of RPG.net, the number one independent tabletop RPG-oriented web site.