From the Just a Gwai Lo website:
Born on July 28th, 1978, Richard Eriksson used to be arrogant and self-loathing but he's trying to get over that. He was the subject of a a "blogger-to-blogger" interview a while ago, which gives you a very small sense of who he is. Richard used to work as a support cowboy for Vancouver-based Raincity Studios (previously with Bryght). He also writes for Urban Vancouver, a community site for bloggers and others from the Greater Vancouver Area. In his spare time, he cultivates nano-communities on the photo-sharing website Flickr, administrating the Vancouver Transit and Icelandair groups, as well the a group to document the protests around the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
In the past, he edited the now-defunct Vancouver Webloggers group blog and MovableBlog, a blog about social technology, originally focusing on the content management system Movable Type.
He sometimes speaks at conferences and makes media appearances.