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About Cochinoman.com

There are millions of blogs about gadgets, computers, gambling, chicks, restaurants, cars, movies, and websites. But this one is going to do it all. Stuff that I love and hate at the same time. Things that I live for. I live in Los Angeles, California so most of the restaurant reviews will be from that area.

Basically, I just needed a place to vent my feelings and let my creative writing skills come out. If the topics that I’m into is what you’re into, you should keep reading this site. If not, move on and find another one that meets your needs.  My intention is to write about the highlights that might be of interest to people who love the same things I love.

My favorite restaurants are Japanese and Italian, with moderate pricing. When the PS3 was announced, I sold my PS2 thinking I would quickly buy a PS3.  So, for a while, I had no gaming console. Well, I finally got my PS3 in August of 2008, so I can say that I’m a gamer once again. As of November 2013, I now also have the PS4.

I like cars but I’m not a fanatic and I can’t rebuild an engine. I just drive them. New gadgets are great but I don’t waste money on stupid fads. I used to be a professional photographer but have pretty much given it up, even as a hobby.

My promise to you is that what you read will be the truth as I know it. No sugar-coated reviews. If anything, because I tend to be a perfectionist, if I say something is good, then it’s at least great.

So for now, it’s just me complaining about a product, praising some good eats, or just rambling. In the future, I hope we can grow and get other like minded writers to join in on the fun.

If you might be interested in writing about any of those topics, please go to the contact page and send me a message.

Who is Cochinoman?

That’s a reasonable question to pose. I’m nobody but I’ll tell you a little bit about myself so that you can see why I have the point of view that I have.

Professionally, I have been a computer programmer my entire adult life. I’ve written everything from boring financial databases, assembly language firmware, to games and just about everything else in between.  I have one patent in digital film recorder technology and another in digital pen interface for handheld computers.  I’ve worked in the financial, computer graphics, electronic toy, and handheld computer industries.

So pretty much, I’m a gadget loving, game playing, nerd, geek and freak to the max. I love gadgets that make my life easier, because basically, I’m lazy.

Regarding my food background, from 5th grade through most of high school, I ate at expensive Hotel restaurants almost every day, sometimes several times a day.  It sounds great, but actually I hated it.  But because of this background, I’m super picky about the service at restaurants, as well as hotel service.

As for sushi, I started eating sushi as a child.  My sushi tastes have changed over the years but because I’ve had the best of the best, I know how it’s supposed to be prepared.  When I was in 7th grade, my friend was the sushi chef at the hotel restaurant.  He showed me a lot about food preparation and why presentation of sushi is so important.

Regarding my poker background, I’ve been playing since 2003 (yes, the Moneymaker factor), and have won several small tournaments, and have cashed at the main event of the World Series of Poker.  I like to play live games (cash and tournaments) because of the social aspect as well as practicing my reads. Since junior high school,  one of my hobbies was magic tricks, and I consider the skill set for magic to be helpful for poker. No, not for cheating, but for using psychology on the other players. I’m always learning and trying to improve my game.

Personally, I live in sunny Los Angeles, California.  I’m very picky about products and services that I use. So if I say something is good in a review, you can be sure that it’s no bull. Also, I tend to be a perfectionist, so I expect everybody else to be the same. That doesn’t make for great relationships. I don’t mind working hard, but I get bored easily. Not good for relationships. Yes, I’m happily single and plan on staying that way.