So, this is where Iâ€™m going to write some sorta bio or something.
But I havenâ€™t yet.
What does that tell you about me?
Okay, so hereâ€™s some stuff about me, without giving too much away.
- Iâ€™m in my 30s (more like 40s)
- Have lived in Victoria, BC. Kingston, ON. Vancouver, BC. Chilliwack, BC. and then finally, Vancouver, BC
- Iâ€™m married, and have been with the same woman for 9 years (more like 14 now)
- Two kids: boys, born early 2002 and late 2005.
- Iâ€™ve got long grey & brown hair, and itâ€™s been long for more than ten years, so no, Iâ€™m not cutting it soon. [Edit: Except that I did, so itâ€™s only shoulder-length now.] [Edit: Except that now it’s SHORT, for me, at least.] (and TOTALLY GREY)
- I WAS Desktop Enginering Support person for a Game Company of Note
- My first computer was a Commodore 64, then a C128 that I used until 1991 (still have it, and it still works, as far as I know).
- I know enough to make money supporting every OS from DOS 3.2 to Windows Server 2003, and have been doing so full-time since 1993.
- I can usually come up with a solid analogy for pretty much anything Iâ€™m trying to explain to a layperson. Except for reverse lookup zones in DNS. I still donâ€™t get that myselfâ€¦
- I enjoy chasing viruses and, more recently, spyware (hoping to coin the term Spyrus/Spirus or Spyral)
- Iâ€™m interested in cryptography and computer security in general (had a PGP key since 1992, I think)
- I think steganography will be the next big thing for secure communication.
- I collect audio playing devices like most people collect shoes.
- Same goes for little USB cameras, it seems.
- I install every weird little application I find, usually in order to embed it into my memory for later recall.
- I also do it to sharpen my desktop/server skills, by messing up my own gear, mostly so I know what it looks like when I see something similar on another machine.
- On a given day, I carry a Blackberry, an iPod Touch between two and seven USB memory drives (totalling something like 2.5GB), an RJ45 loopback device
- Iâ€™ve got WiFi 802.11G at home.
Obviously I don’t update this NEARLY often enough.