I was born at 11:07am on June 10th 1993 at Flinders Medical Center in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Growing up I had literally no friends in primary school, I used to hang around my teachers and annoy them through out the day. When I was in grade 6 (2005), I had a self managed project where I started Gatetravellers, a website about Stargate SG-1. It took me a just under 8 weeks to complete the website, which was done in Macromedia Flash. The next year, I decided to redesign the website so it wouldn’t use Flash as not everybody has Flash installed and honestly Flash websites are horrible. In late 2006 I decided to switch to my own domain and my own hosting instead of using free sub domains, which is when I ordered gatetravellers.com. Since then I have been involved in many more projects which you can read all about over here on the portfolio page.
In late 2007 I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome along with Obsessive Compulsive disorder, Major depressive disorder, Agoraphobia and Severe Anxiety. This all affects my life in a major way and you can read about how this affects my life on the “Aspergers and me” page of my blog.
My current life plans are really up in the air at the moment, I’m unsure whether I want to move to the United States to live in either Seattle, Washington or Los Angeles, California or whether to stay here in Australia and move to Sydney. I’m still uncertain what I would like to do for a job, I’ve studied in a few fields at secondary learning institute here in Australia. Mainly web design and network administration and I’ve yet to complete either course due to medical reasons.
On the 1st of January 2010, I updated all of my online contact information, I am no longer using the alias Sheppard but instead using my real name. This was in a move to become more known as myself rather than a “Character” from a TV show.
On the 2nd of April 2011, I redirected all website traffic to the shaunlorrain.com.au domain as I started to incorporate the .au into part of my public persona. Emails sent to the @shaunlorrain.com domain will continue to reach me as they are forwarded to the @shaunlorrain.com.au email address along with all @shaunlorrain.co.uk emails as well.