I was born David Harry Schroeder on December 31, 1954, and grew up in Sidney, Ohio. Graduated Sidney High School Class of 1973. Went to Yale. Graduated Class of 1977 in Pierson College. Wrote home computer games in the 1980's, including Crisis Mountain and Dino Eggs. I worked at Microsoft in the early 1990's as program manager for Access and FoxPro.