Basically, Rip is a young journalist/writer/blogger located just outside of San Francisco. He used to be a reporter at a weekly newspaper, but those were different times. He's not bitter about it at all. Never has been. But, still, don't ask him to talk about it.
Along the way, he's either now currently or no longer at TechCrunch, Fast Company, Rolling Stone, Saturday Night Live, and a small literary agency, among others. Right now he's Googling himself probably -- that's not as gross as it sounds.
Check out this hilarious website he made with his friend Joanna, called The Comments Section, which showcases the best and worst of the Web's many comment sections.
But remember: He's not here to make friends, he's here to WIN.