At 1/31/10 04:32 AM, HazeStigma wrote:
These two words pack so much intense fail into them that it pains me to even read them.
Rewritten from the staff page for yours - and everyone's - information.
Ross was the first person Tom hired when he incorporated Newgrounds as a business in 2000, five years after starting as a hobby. A brilliant programmer, Ross coded the original Grounds Gold user system and automated Flash Portal that serve as the backbone of NG.
After the dot com crash, Ross left Ng to pursue his life-long dream of becoming a school teacher and was eventually replaced by LilJim. After getting that out of his system, Ross came back to NG in 2006 and worked alongside Jim to program the current iteration of NG, launched in 2007.
He left again to work for Yahoo! in 2008.
I was there when he left for the second time, so I learned what he did for this website and forged a great amount of respect for him. He's certainly done more for Newgrounds than some of the NG staff.