Over the next 15 mins or so, I thought to myself "this seems like a pretty cool, smart guy," and I wondered if he by chance went to my school (not many schools use the chemistry text we both reviewed).
My google search eventually led me here, and I couldn't help but notice that in the picture of Austin at the ballpark, he seems to be wearing a watch he reviewed on Amazon - the second review of his that I read. It seems we both had the same "retro geek chic" style-sense in watches! While I never got to really know Austin (and it turns out we did not attend the same university), I feel like I got a small sense of him as a person through his reviews on Amazon. He came across as smart, funny, and very likable. Reading about him on this site, I think we would have gotten along well had we ever somehow met - our college majors were very similar, and we're both weather geeks, classical music enthusiasts, and lovers of the outdoors.
It's a wonder to me and a testament to Austin that he still can manage to touch people.