About Me

Who am I?


A question that seems to plague me every so often.

My name is Michael Tougeron. I’m also know as Mike, Touge, Teivan, mtougeron, and “hey you!” It all depends on if you know me personally, at work, online, or online a few years ago. I currently work at CNET Networks, Inc. in the Entertainment business unit. I’m the “Manager of Engineering for Game Sites” which sounds really impressive, but just means that I run the PHP developers who code GameSpot.com, GameFaqs.com, SportsGamer.com, and GameRankings.com.

I live in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area in Concord which is the far East Bay. I have a house, a truck, a wife (Denise), my wife’s car, 2 cats, and a baby boy named Justin. I’ve always lived in northern CA, mostly in Sonoma County until 2004, except for that random summer where I lived in Indiana. BTW, I’m never going back.

I have a variety of interests including high tech, web developing with php & javascript, reading books, watching movies, fine red wines, board games, and a few other things that I can’t think of at the moment. My favorites:

Tech – TiVo (an oldie but a goodie)

PHP – memcached even though that’s not really PHP

JavaScript – frameworks; I’d be lost without them

Books – So many, but Neuromancer is probably my all time favorite.

Movies – Pretty much any sci-fi or comic book based

Red wine – My current favorite membership is to Eberle Winery

Board games – Twilight Imperium; so what that I haven’t finished a game yet (last time I played the game we went 14 hours before calling it).

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This post was written by Michael Tougeron on December 20, 2007