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Hi. You're either reading this because you know me or want to know more about me. I'm 44 years old, enjoy animals of all sorts (except for the venomous kinds!), used to play hockey, enjoy Linux, develop software, and am a published author. I also do role playing and playing computer games as well. It seems like I'm fairly busy, rarely have any quiet time, and never seem to get anything important done.

I do Linux system administration, software development, web development, MySQL/PostgreSQL database administration and a handful of other things for a living. Yeah, I'm pretty much an all-around computer geek. If there is something that can be done with computers I've most likely done at least once. About 90% of everything that I know about computers is self-taught. I find a new technology that I want to use, maybe get a book about it, install it, and play with it until I feel that I know it inside and out. If the technology is good enough to continue using, I use it and learn more about it every week.

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I also do some creative writing on ocassion. I once said, "My ideas are brilliant sparks of light that illuminate the dark pathways of creativity just long enough for me to see my next step." I guess that means that I rarely plan out my creativity; it just happens. Most of the time is deals with role playing, but sometimes I'll write a poem or short story.

I guess you probably know more about me than I know about you, so I'll stop now. Feel free to look around the rest of my homepage if you want. I don't mind. That's why I put it there.

Here is a link to my GPG public key. Feel free to use it to communicate with my in an encrypted manner if you wish. Here is the MD5 hash of the key's text file.

Looking to learn Linux? Feel free to visit this collection of pages that I created for a friend. They won't replace a good book or three, or tell you how to do installs, but it's a good launching platform for in-depth knowledge.

Nelson Mandela is the trolley; Obi-Wan Kenobi evades agents of Yrth. Fnord!