#TwitLight: Who are you, @DjDATZ?

TwitLight is a Twitter Spotlight posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Also have a look at all the previous TwitLights and you are more than welcome to take part, too!

It’s yet another Monday and it’s about time to cheer you up with the latest TwitLight! Today’s TwitLight is all about @DjDATZ and I can’t actually remember how I came across him first, but I do know it’s been way over a year!

He is obsessed with fast cars, an avid Formula 1 watcher [although he tends to watch the races weeks later with his dad], loves gaming and has a very strange taste in music with Tiësto! When I say that he loves gaming I actually mean to say that he’s completely obsessed with it! And don’t ask me to pronounce his surname! ;)

If you’re not following him already you shoud do so right now! Of course, only after reading his TwitLight in which he elaborates on some of the things mentioned above!

It’s an honour to present @DJDATZ!

1. Where are you from?
Originally, I was born in Croatia, which is a small-ish country in Europe. Most of my family is back there, we moved here when I was 3. Only my parents and my brother are here in Canada.

Currently, I reside in Toronto.

2. How old are you?
22, turned in July…

3. What do you do for a living?
I do 3 chief things in my life right now that have a direct impact on my living: I’m a 4th year Commerce student at UOIT (my last exam is next Saturday), I’m a lab coordinator for Manulife/John Hancock, and I’m an associate editor for 360Sync.com.

Love the job at Manulife and writing for 360Sync, and since school is going to be done VERY soon, I can’t complain.

4. What does your alias/nickname mean and how did you come up with it?
It’s really easy actually. The Dj part comes from some toying around I did with sampling of mixes and making one of my own, and the DATZ part comes straight from my initials.

5. What do you want to be when you grow up and has that changed at all since you were little?
Hmm, I always wanted to be a fighter-jet pilot or a race car driver. (F1 or anything with fast cars and nice tracks not NASCAR because NASCAR is not really racing to me, it’s simply “turning left.”) Well, I can’t be a fighter-jet pilot cuz I don’t have 20-20 vision, and as for a race car river, well, you definitely need to start early on that. So neither of those came to fruition.

My next goal: getting paid to play and write about video games! Almost there!

6. What song are you thinking about right now?
I don’t usually think. I wait.

7. Do you have a Last.fm profile?
DjDATZ37, the 37 is added on there because it’s my favorite number. I was kind of really late to the last.fm party, so someone beat me to the DjDATZ username. I’m thinking about looking into getting it from them…

8. What are you reading at the moment? [Book, magazine, website, Wikipedia article..]
Truth be told, nothing really. I don’t read much, I prefer playing my games instead.

9. Which video game are you playing these days and is it as good as you thought it would be? [provided you play video games that is!]
Right now, mostly some achievement friendly games. Recently I got ‘Splosion Man, so I’ve been creeping through the co-op campaign in that, played some Halo 3 to pick up the last 2 achievements I needed of all the available ones and playing some Gears of War 2 with friends like @Esko, @Goon360 and @Sedington86 [read his TwitLight!] to pick up some more of the achievements in the game. Also, I’ve been racking up my kills in Gears of War 2 towards the Seriously 2.0 achievement and I’m currently at 84,000.

Dream bike

10. What is the weather like at the moment?
We just had a massive rainstorms this weekend, but other than it being very dark, it didn’t really do much. This morning things seem much more calm.

11. What are your plans for the rest of the day?
Finish up with work for the day and recording our overdue podcast with Shane. (We’ve been trying to get together since Thursday and things on both ends keep throwing our schedules out of whack.

12. If you could replace anyone in any TV show, who would you pick?
Am I allowed to replace an F1 driver in an F1 race? :D

13. If you had the chance to work on the Enterprise [Star Trek ship!], what job would you have?
Never really followed Star Trek, so I can’t say.

14. Seeing that I’m a grumpy person in the morning I’ve realised I can’t live with people that are overly happy as soon as they wake up. Would you be a good flatmate?
Kind of, mostly because I hate mornings, and if I have a choice, I make them non-existant by sleeping through them. My girlfriend hates me for it as she’s an extremely-early riser.

15. What is the best website you’ve come across recently?
Twitter, Facebook, and 360Sync, each for it’s own reason.

Twitter for being like a massive group chat, Facebook for me being able to connect to people I haven’t seen in ages, maybe even over a decade, and 360Sync, well for obvious reasons.

16. How long have you been on Twitter for and when did you realise you were sucked in by it?
I joined in April of 2007, according to my TweetStats. (What?! It’s been 2 years already?!). I got sucked in in December 2007 when I realised how awesome it could be, and how many people I could connect with.

I think it’s also partially responsible for getting me this sweet writing deal at 360Sync.

17. Settle this question for me: PC or Mac?
I’ve always been for PC, but I cannot stand Vista. We still use XP on all of the millions of computers in my house. (Or at least it seems like that.) With the release of Windows 7, I believe Microsoft can recapture their customers.

As for physical hardware, recently I’ve been reading and hearing more on how awesome Macs are and I’ve been wanting to “Jump In.” (See what I did there?)

18. And another one: ice cream or cake?
Ice cream FTW. Unless it’s ice cream cake.

19. Fill this out however you want: “Today I am ____ and I ____, but ____, because ____.”

Today I am rested and I am grateful for the gf’s birthday surprise on Sunday, but I am sad more people couldn’t come out, because the weather was slightly crappy.

20. What do you want everyone to know about you, who are you, what makes you tick? [aka describe yourself]
I’m what you would call a “nice guy” and I’m all about instant gratification. I love my games, especially racing. And this all stems from my love for speed. Yes, I love my exotic cars and luxury cars, but more than that I love my sport bikes. I’ve got my bike license, but no bike as of yet.

My favorite three game genres (in order of preference) are racing, sandbox and shooters.

Gaming setup. Click image for bigger picture and notes on flickr. I bet you don’t know what’s in that bottle!

21. What is the last thing that you’ve felt proud about?
A presentation I did a couple weeks ago for a massive 4th project I did with a group of 6 other friends. I pretty much did the whole powerpoint behind the presentation, which took a total of about 8-10 hours, and it came out amazingly. I would love to share it with everyone, but we signed a confidentiality agreement at the beginning of the project. If we break the contract, they break our mark.

A couple things as of late: finishing up my course and consequently my Bachelor of Commerce (well, I’ve only got to do on final exam, and I only need to get 2/50 multiple choice answers right on that for the course to count for my Bachelor, so I’ll consider the course “finished”), getting my gamertag back and the start of our podcast over at 360Sync.

Regarding my gamertag, here’s the short form of the story: when my account was reverting from Gold to Silver, there was a glitch in the system, and Xbox Live couldn’t tell what membership I had, and wouldn’t let me sign into Xbox Live (via my 360) nor recover my account. After 2 weeks of regular support not helping, @jamileh was helping me out on a 1-on-1 basis, and actually fixed my account herself. Props go out to her!

22. If I wanted to stalk you on the internet where would I have to go? Feel free to mention any of your sites/projects/accounts here:

*sigh* You just had to do this to me didn’t you. I am all over the interwwwebz.

I’m sure there are way more, but you can find those if you like stalking me. I can’t make your life TOO easy.

I’ve got both AIM and WLM, but you’ll have to ask me for those…

23. Any more comments?
Thanks for an awesome survey! I tried to have as much fun with it as possible!

Thanks for taking part, it’s been awesome! And if any of the people mentioned in this TwitLight want to take part in a future one, just let me know!

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3 Responses to #TwitLight: Who are you, @DjDATZ?

  1. DjDATZ says:

    W00t! Awesome! Thanks again! And yes, I cleaned up my gaming area, took the pic AND made all the notes in Flickr JUST for this Twitlight! :D


  2. Cat says:

    Which I’m still impressed with! ;)


  3. It’s difficult to find experienced people for this subject, but you seem like you know what you’re talking about!



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