My name is Larry Monte and I’m a 54 year old male living in Ontario, Canada. I’m single with no kids and have spent most of my life abusing my body with various substances including alcohol, nicotine, and various other ‘recreational’ substances.
Over the past decade I have pulled myself out of that lifestyle…
- Quit drinking alcohol on June 21st, 2004 (after 10 years of heavy drinking)
- Got physically active in June of 2011 (was a potato previously)
- Quit Aspartame and Colas in June 2011 (nasty shit!)
- Quit smoking cigarettes on July 24th, 2011
- Purchased my bicycle on April 28th, 2012 (Best purchase of my LIFE!!)
- Quit eating animals on Dec 21st, 2013
- Quit caffeine on Jan 1st, 2014 (Took it up again in Jan 2017 – what the Hell! You only live once!)
All this has led me to a place where I love life, live healthy and have a huge respect for this amazing planet we live on. We’re only here for a short time and it pisses me off to no end I waited almost half a century to appreciate it. I simply cannot get enough of this beautiful country we call Canada.
I fully intend to live for several more decades yet. For this reason I have setup this web site to track my progression through the rest of my life. It’s really just for me, but you’re more than welcome to come along for the ride. There will be moments of pride, disgust, and general enjoyment of life.
- Pre-Web (BBS) alias: Ka Spel, StarLab
- DarkStar V3.1 BBS info: SkyLab BBS in the 416 area code (Toronto, Ontario) from 1987 to 1989.
- DarkStar’88 BBS info: SkyLab BBS in the 403 area code (Calgary, Alberta) from 1989 to 1991 (Western Canada distributor for DarkStar’88)
- Maximus CBCS (DOS) info: StarLab BBS in the 705 area code (Lindsay, Ontario) from 1996 to 1998 (FidoNet Hub for 705)
- Known as ‘StarLab’ in most forums.
If you know me from somewhere, drop me a line.
This page will be updated whenever interesting things happen.