I've been using computers for anything I could get away with since I was five, and I've been fascinated with large-scale computer networks since I started using them in 1991. This fascination has been quite useful to me, in as much as I've based my career off of it; and even out of work, I enjoy little quite as much as a good technology discussion (especially when you mix in some politics).

Within the general category, I'm fairly broad-based. I write code, generally Perl or Ruby code to handle routine system maintenance or Usenet tools. I have a strong background in research and high-performance computing. I have interest and can discuss architecture and theory and a wide variety of other such topics. Most interestingly to me, I love to understand the social complexities behind the networks, both with the people actually on them and those that aren't.