2007 - Present
I am a boring father of teenaged triplets. I still occasionally run a marathon or climb a mountain.
1996 - 2007
A rather adventurous period! I was really into peak bagging/mountaineering, and marathons and ultramarathons.
1992 - 1996
I served in the United States Air Force as enlisted. I was a B-52H/B-1B/B-2A Offensive Avionics technician (AFSC was 456x0 then 2A553A, which is called something else now) where I worked on cool aircraft and other platforms in a high-security, nuclear environment. I specialized in communications, navigation (INS and GPS), radar, low-light and FLIR sensors, and bomb/cruise missile targeting systems.
I worked in the Nuclear Personnel Reliability Program and held a security clearance.
I started dabbling in programming when I was 8 years old on a then state of the art TRS-80 Model III. I later worked my way through a bunch of 8-bit platforms, including Timex-Sinclairs, Ataris, and Commodores, before settling on a TRS-80 Color Computer 2 😔. In my later teen years, I started using an Amiga 500, which was an amazing computer and platform.