I enjoy exploring technology. Technology of all sorts, whether ancient, old, new, or futuristic. I love learning. I like making things and prefer to do-it-myself.
I own an Apple IIc+, a MicroVAX, an Apple iBook, a Replica I, and assorted Intel hardware. I use OSX, VMS, Linux, and ProDOS, and I tolerate Windows. I play with micro-controllers in my spare time, especially the 6502, 68332, and AVR. I think assembly language is fun and think the C++ FAQ is a good read. I’m a software guy but secretly love hardware. I’ve designed printed circuit boards and actually read data sheets.
I’ve successfully home-brewed beer.
I enjoy the outdoors, the more remote the better. I see the outdoors as an intersection between old and new technology and knowledge. I climb rocks. I orienteer with nothing more than a map and compass. I kayak. I hike, road bike, ski, and backpack. I’ve jumped out of a perfectly good airplane.
I travel in the U.S. full-time and have visited more national parks in the last 6 months than in the previous 20 years.