Michael Milligan

Creator of Romance

Your job title?

Front End Code Exorcist

Which languages do you speak?


Which languages do you write?

English, Proper English, english with no capital letters, PHP, Javascript, CSS and Ridiculous French

Where were you born?

Ottawa, Canada

What was your first experience with the internet? What year was that?

Sending electronic messages via my local BBS — except to users IN OTHER CITIES. It was like Star Trek, man. Flying cars, here I come! (Shortly thereafter I accidentally ran up a $500 bill on AOL, and the internet became significantly less fun.)

Who you are? What are a few key points that make you, you?

I am a writer of code and also words. I mean, I suppose code is technically made up of words, so that's a little redundant. Let me start again: I am a writer of words. Wait, no, that doesn't say I'm a coder. OK OK OK: I am a coder who writes words of various types, some of which are reviewed by QA. Not these words, obviously.

Where in the world do you like to work?

In the safe confines of my basement dungeon, next to my disapproving cat.

What led you to work at Saucal?

Exciting projects + awesome people + Olga told me I had to

What is your favourite activity outside of work?

I ghostwrite novels in all kinds of genres, and make every single one of them silly.

What is your favourite food/beverage?

Japanese curry rice, and Screech. Not at the same time. Do not cross those streams.

Favourite quote or song lyrics they live by (or) that best reps you?

"Sorry! Sorry! I'm sorry! We thought you were someone else!"

Most interesting story or factoid about you?

I wrote the internet fable "The Pig and the Box", a bedtime story about the dangers of DRM, which was translated into over a dozen languages and downloaded more than two million times before I open sourced it and stopped keeping track.