One of my earliest memories is a tech-support call to help my friend install a modem in his dad’s new Atari 800 computer. I was seven years old. While I had no idea what it meant at the time I followed the pictures in the manual to move a jumper from one pin to another. Now I know that I was changing the Interrupt Request Queue for the mouse so that it wouldn’t interfere with the modem. And hey, once we reassembled the computer, it worked.
I’ve been a computer guy ever since. Graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Software Engineering. Moved through a few tech jobs. Now I’m a system administrator for a large organization that you’ve probably heard of but for whom I do not speak here.
I’ve been in to hobby gaming for almost as long, from my formative years watching my brother play Star Fleet Battles , then growing into my own with BattleTech , Shadowrun , GURPS , Call of C’thulhu , and eventually a little known game about underground tombs and flying lizards .
Most recently, I’ve become a licensed amateur radio operator because I didn’t already have enough hobbies.
I edit this website, and many other things, in VIM .